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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #145 on: September 13, 2013, 04:43:09 PM »
Sleeve.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #146 on: September 13, 2013, 10:15:11 PM »
Ha. Maybe one of these days I will be confident enough to give a one-word answer to a question rather than feeling the need to build a thesis around it. At least you came up with the same answer I did. I feel a little bit better now.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #147 on: September 14, 2013, 08:08:19 AM »
The correct answer was "the first and second options".

Next word: Detectar

Meaning in English:
  • To detect
  • Detector
  • The first and second options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #148 on: September 14, 2013, 01:41:01 PM »
I'd go with "to detect"...it feels like a verb form. And I'd suspect that detector would be something more akin to "detectador" .

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #149 on: September 15, 2013, 05:12:54 AM »
jynnan tonnix wins.

I'd go with "to detect"...it feels like a verb form. And I'd suspect that detector would be something more akin to "detectador" .

I was thinking about using "detector" instead of "detectar", since the former is more similar to its English translation: "detector".

Next word: Concrecto

Meaning in English:
  • Concrete (the adjective)
  • Concrete (the substance)
  • The first and second options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #150 on: September 17, 2013, 11:05:48 AM »
The answer was "Concrete (the adjective)". The word for the substance is "betão".

Next word: Lixado

Meaning in English:
  • Screwed
  • Fucked
  • Polished
  • The first and second options
  • The first, second and third options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #151 on: September 17, 2013, 01:35:19 PM »
Polished, as in smooth.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #152 on: September 17, 2013, 02:09:48 PM »
It is often said that Americans lack the ability to speak foreign languages.  This is in large part because there is simply little to be gained from the effort to learn different language.  Especially through the 19th and 20th centuries.  As an American I could travel much of the world and do business virtually anywhere with out the need to speak another languange.  We have a huge geographic area where there simply is no benefit to speaking a 2nd or 3rd language.  Were I to live in Europe, in the 20th century I would need to speak english and for ease of travel 500 miles in any direction I probably would do well to speak another language. 

I don't fault anyone for speaking multiple languages but During the years I was in school it would have been wasted effort to learn another language.

To be polite during my trip to Germany I did spend a week learning polite german and "Wo ist die Toilette" type of stuff.  If I were to live in Germany there is no way that I would ever try with out learing German.  I find it offensive that people live out their lives in America with out the courtesy of learning the primary language.  My great grandfather saw to it that his children and family spoke the language of their addopted land.  Besides being polite it is also critical to success.

Rant off :)

With America fast becoming just another player in the world I am having my children learn foreign languages.  It is the wise thing to do,  just as it is the wise thing for kids in Europe to learn languages for success.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #153 on: September 17, 2013, 02:18:46 PM »
The answer was "Concrete (the adjective)". The word for the substance is "betão".

Next word: Lixado

Meaning in English:
  • Screwed
  • Fucked
  • Polished
  • The first and second options
  • The first, second and third options
  • None of the above


I would go for polished or sanded.  Eu lixado a minha madeira.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #154 on: September 18, 2013, 07:09:24 AM »
It brings to mind words which imply a smoothness (lissome, glissade) which it may or may not be related to, but feels as though it might. So I would say polished as well....though come to think of it, there is a certain smooth and polishing movement to the other choices.

I don't know whether you mean "screw" in the literal sense, though, or as a synonym for "fuck", or whether they do, in fact, translate as synonyms in Portugese as well. If they do, I would be tempted to say all three options, but otherwise will just go with polished.

 

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #155 on: September 18, 2013, 01:16:40 PM »
The answer was "The first, second and third options".
"Lixado" can mean that either something was "lixado/a" (more or less: someone scrubbed it with sandpaper), or it can mean "screwed". While it is uncommon, it can also be translated to "fucked", although "fucked" is usually translated as "fodido/a".

Next word: Cadeira

Meaning in English:
  • Chair
  • Class (the school kind, but not the group of people; the kind where topics are taught)
  • Course (as in a college course)
  • The first and second options
  • The first, second and third options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #156 on: September 18, 2013, 01:26:34 PM »
I have no clue on that one.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #157 on: September 18, 2013, 01:28:38 PM »
I would go for polished or sanded.  Eu lixado a minha madeira.

The proper verb tense in that sentence is "lixo" (I sand my wood), unless you meant "I had/have sanded my wood", in which case you're missing the "to have" auxiliary verb.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #158 on: September 19, 2013, 02:48:00 PM »
The correct answer was "The first and second options". When used in a school context, "cadeira" usually refers to a college class.

Next word: Raro

Meaning in English:
  • Weird (male)
  • Weird (female)
  • Rare (male)
  • Rare (female)
  • The first and second options
  • The third and fourth options
  • The first, second, third and fourth options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #159 on: September 19, 2013, 04:49:22 PM »
Weird, male.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #160 on: September 21, 2013, 09:35:49 AM »
The correct answer was "Rare (male)".

"Raro", while similar to the Spanish "raro", means "rare", and is a male term.

Next word: Narciso

Meaning in English:
  • Narcissus (the plant)
  • Narcissist
  • The first and second options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #161 on: September 21, 2013, 10:16:53 AM »
since the flower is part and parcel of the myth, I'll say both.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #162 on: September 22, 2013, 06:14:02 PM »
I'll go out on a limb and say none of they above. A narciso is a man who uses illicit substances while wearing women's clothing and looking at himself the mirror. Or while taking selfies on his phone.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #163 on: September 23, 2013, 07:16:06 AM »
But aside from the illicit substances, and possibly the women's clothing (is that a necessary component?), the man gazing at his reflection and taking selfies would fall under the narcissist label in English as well. And it seems that in any case, the etymology would be the same. That's where I get confused, sometimes, because as languages evolve, a word which, even in the not-so-distant past might have been more or less synonymous with a similar word in another language, it has come to have another, more specific definition since, and ended up as a whole different animal.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #164 on: September 23, 2013, 04:00:18 PM »
The correct answer was either "Narcissus (the plant)" or "None of the above". Let me explain:
Until very recently, I was unaware that "Narciso" was also the Portuguese name for "Narcissus". I was only aware of the plant.

Next word: Arma

Meaning in English:
  • Arm (the limb)
  • Arm (imperative, second person, singular)
  • Weapon
  • The first and second options
  • The second and third options
  • The first, second and third options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #165 on: September 23, 2013, 07:36:19 PM »
Pretty sure it is second and third. 

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #166 on: September 26, 2013, 01:59:14 PM »
Quesi wins.

Pretty sure it is second and third. 

Next word: Azedo

Meaning in English:
  • Rotten (as in rotten food; male)
  • Rotten (as in rotten food; female)
  • Spoiled (as in spoiled food; male)
  • Spoiled (as in spoiled food; female)
  • The first and second options
  • The third and fourth options
  • The first and third options
  • The second and fourth options
  • The first, second, third and fourth options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #167 on: September 26, 2013, 02:59:26 PM »
No idea, but on the assumption that it's something to do with being rotten and spoiled, do words of that kind get applied to bratty children as well?

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #168 on: September 26, 2013, 03:08:19 PM »
No idea, but on the assumption that it's something to do with being rotten and spoiled, do words of that kind get applied to bratty children as well?

I can't answer that without giving away the answer.
NOTE: I fixed the penultimate possible answer.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #169 on: September 26, 2013, 09:51:22 PM »
Didn't think you could, but you can let us know after the answer is revealed.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #170 on: September 27, 2013, 08:29:37 AM »
number 3...

acidus is latin for sour, spoiled (i think) is derived from sour, Azedo (possibly) comes from acidus and it has an "o" on the end...

Hmmm... tenuous much :)

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #171 on: September 29, 2013, 12:37:29 PM »
The correct answer was "The first and third options".

"Azedo" is mostly used for (male) liquids, whereas "podre" is used for (male and female) solids. Although, technically, they can be used interchangeably, it won't sound right to most native speakers.

Next word: Fã

Meaning in English:
  • Fan (the electrical device)
  • Fan (as in someone who likes something)
  • Fa (the musical note, also known as "F")
  • The first and second options
  • The first, second and third options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #172 on: October 03, 2013, 02:35:14 AM »
Just posting to see if I get any replies before I move on to the next word.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #173 on: October 03, 2013, 03:44:56 AM »
Hadn't seen the new word!

As "Fan" is a contraction of fanatic I don't think it is number 2. I'm ruling out 3 as I think that is an americanism.

So 1 it is...