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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2013, 06:21:02 PM »
Deductive reasoning is slightly better than guessing, no?

Which is irrelevant to my point, which was an answer to your asking what you'd win if you guessed (or deduced) correctly.

Except for the "assuming you guessed correctly"  comment.  ;)

I didn't guess.
Actually it doesn't. One could conceivably be all-powerful but not exceptionally intelligent.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2013, 04:15:52 PM »
Everyone wins.

The literal translation of "Olhos que não vêm, coração que não sente" is "Eyes that don't see, heart that doesn't feel". From there it's not a huge leap of logic to conclude that it means "Out of sight, out of mind". The single comma and repetition of the word "não" (which basically means "no") should also have been a dead-giveaway.[1]

Next word: Amem

Meaning in English:
  • Amen
  • Cry (verb)
  • Explanation
  • Toy
  • Love (imperative, third person, plural)
 1. IMO, anyway.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2013, 04:29:47 PM »
amar, amor, Spanish again.

I think it means love, the third person command thing.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2013, 11:37:47 AM »
I also guess "out of sight, out of mind" because of the sentence structure, the repetition, and the final word "sente", which sounds as though it has something to do with the mind.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2013, 10:53:04 PM »
A priest tried to hug me once. Just once[1]

Deductive reasoning is slightly better than guessing, no?
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2013, 11:36:21 PM »
This is kool.

Toy is my guess.

Now I will look it up and see how wrong I am. I thought it sounds quite simple. Basic words start out our vocabulary. Oh how wrong I will be after trying to be so clever.


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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2013, 11:44:13 AM »
Sorry for the delay. I'm not good at judging time.
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amar, amor, Spanish again.

I think it means love, the third person command thing.

"Amem" is a form of the verb "Amar", which means "to love". "Amen" in Portuguese is simply "Ámen".

Next word: Graduação

Meaning in English:
  • Graduation
  • Grading
  • Grate
  • Number of diopters
  • First and fourth options

This one has a twist to it, which I'll explain once the time is up.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2013, 06:21:03 PM »
Grate.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2013, 01:23:19 PM »
Everyone loses. The answers were "graduation", "the number of diopters" and "the first and fourth options". Let me explain:
"Graduação", in Portuguese spoken in Portugal, means "the number of diopters", whereas in Brazil (where they basically copy the English language and call it "Portuguese") it means "graduation". Note that this was the only time I would've accepted Portuguese spoken in Brazil as an answer.

Next word: Aquecedor

Meaning in English:
  • Radiator
  • To die
  • Row
  • To heat up
  • Bubblegum
  • Brakes
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2013, 04:34:47 AM »
Radiator. "Aque" someting to do with water. radiators are water filled....

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2013, 07:55:03 AM »
It is indeed "radiator", but not for the reason you think. "Água" is "water" in Portuguese. The word/prefix you're looking for is "aqua"; not "aque", although we do have a word, "aqueduto" (aqueduct), which is indeed related to water.

Next word: Dormir

Meaning in English:
  • To eat
  • To drink
  • To sleep
  • Toy
  • Music
  • Drumstick
  • Drum
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2013, 08:11:32 AM »
sleep. Reason being; the english word dormant comes from the latin "to sleep", dormir is quite similar so possibly has the same latin root...

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2013, 08:35:02 AM »
Sleep, I guess. It's the same in Spanish, isn't it? Unless it's a trick question to make us complacent. But none of the other choices seem to fit.

Yes, another English word with the same root would be "dormitory". There are probably others as well, but that comes immediately to mind.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2013, 08:52:47 AM »
Yes, another English word with the same root would be "dormitory". There are probably others as well, but that comes immediately to mind.

I recon we've got this one nailed  ;D

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2013, 07:58:02 AM »
Everyone wins.
Two bits of information: I know of no verb in Portuguese that doesn't end in "r". I also know of no word in Portuguese that ends in "r" that isn't a verb.

Next word: Puxar

Meaning in English:
  • To push
  • To pull
  • To kiss
  • To speak
  • To watch
  • To see
  • The fifth and sixth options
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2013, 08:09:36 AM »
you've already given us a clue for this one

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Olhos que não vêm, coração que não sente" is "Eyes that don't see, heart that doesn't feel".


So it can't be 5, 6 or 7  ;)

Again I'm gonna go with the "it looks a bit like" approach which leaves me with to push or to pull.

Errrr. Flip a coin and I'll go with: To Pull...or Push :D

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2013, 08:37:57 AM »
I'm trying to go way back to my high school Spanish classes (35 years ago), and it seems that "to push" might have been "pujar", which, since both j's and x's get pronounced as h, would make this very close to the Spanish as well. And closer to push than to pull in English as well, come to think of it. So I'm guessing Push.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #46 on: August 06, 2013, 02:27:14 PM »
you've already given us a clue for this one
<snip>

I was hoping you wouldn't notice that.

So it can't be 5, 6 or 7  ;)

However, don't be so sure about that. "To see" and "To watch" are two different verbs in Portuguese, although "ver" can mean both.

Again I'm gonna go with the "it looks a bit like" approach which leaves me with to push or to pull.

Errrr. Flip a coin and I'll go with: To Pull...or Push :D

I'll flip the coin for you, if you tell me which is heads and which is tails.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2013, 06:02:54 AM »
you've already given us a clue for this one
<snip>

I was hoping you wouldn't notice that.

So it can't be 5, 6 or 7  ;)

However, don't be so sure about that. "To see" and "To watch" are two different verbs in Portuguese, although "ver" can mean both.

Again I'm gonna go with the "it looks a bit like" approach which leaves me with to push or to pull.

Errrr. Flip a coin and I'll go with: To Pull...or Push :D

I'll flip the coin for you, if you tell me which is heads and which is tails.

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I'm sticking with it either being Push or Pull. Given what jynnan tonnix has said its probably going to be Push.

I'll let you flip the coin for me though ;)

Tails

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2013, 06:13:21 AM »
I'm sticking with it either being Push or Pull. Given what jynnan tonnix has said its probably going to be Push.

I'll let you flip the coin for me though ;)

Tails

I flipped it, assuming tails=push, and it came up heads, so I'm assuming your answer is "pull".
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #49 on: August 07, 2013, 06:28:52 AM »
I'm sticking with it either being Push or Pull. Given what jynnan tonnix has said its probably going to be Push.

I'll let you flip the coin for me though ;)

Tails

I flipped it, assuming tails=push, and it came up heads, so I'm assuming your answer is "pull".

Yep i'm going with Pull.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2013, 10:45:12 AM »
empujar, Spanish for push, I'm going with push. I learned that word while helping women give birth.... :o
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2013, 04:08:34 PM »
Mrjason wins by pure dumb luck.

Yep i'm going with Pull.

"Puxar" (pronounced sort of like poo-char), while similar to "push", actually means "pull". It is yet another "false friend".

Next word: Palavra exdrúxula

Meaning in English:
  • Word whose most emphatic syllable is the third to last
  • Word whose most emphatic syllable is the second to last
  • Word whose most emphatic syllable is the last
  • Word that has an accent in the third to last syllable
  • First and fourth options
  • None of the above
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« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2013, 04:48:11 PM »
I say none of the above. That is a magic spell from Harry Potter. Thought you would sneak that by us, didn't you? :? >:(
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2013, 05:55:05 AM »
I have no idea where to even start with this one  :-\

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2013, 06:03:06 AM »
I have no idea where to even start with this one  :-\

That's the point. :P
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #55 on: August 08, 2013, 06:43:57 AM »
I have no idea where to even start with this one  :-\

That's the point. :P

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ok.
I'll go with "Word whose most emphatic syllable is the last" because I don't see anything that resembles a number in the phrase...

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #56 on: August 08, 2013, 07:23:44 AM »
Well, the "palavra" part would be word, but after that it just starts looking Greek. I'm going to go with "none of the above" just because the only discernible root in there would be the "ex", which suggests "outside". Though I know that's probably entirely wrong.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #57 on: August 08, 2013, 01:30:00 PM »
Well, the "palavra" part would be word

Indeed.
Small bit of trivia:
In Portuguese (and other languages), words have "genders", if you will. "Palavra" is feminine.

but after that it just starts looking Greek.

I assure you, it is Portuguese. All will be revealed in about three hours.
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