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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #174 on: October 03, 2013, 06:24:47 AM »
I missed the new word as well...

I don't think "Fa" as the musical note is an Americanism. I've heard it in other languages as well.

There's not an option for only 1 being the right answer, neither is there one for only 3 being correct, and as you say, it doesn't make sense for "fan" as a contraction of fanatic to be the right answer either, so I'm going with "none of the above"

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #175 on: October 03, 2013, 06:28:37 AM »
There's not an option for only 1 being the right answer, neither is there one for only 3 being correct

Yes there is, for both of them. Each option is an individual answer. If you want to say that just the first option is correct, simply say "the first option is correct". If you want a combination of the individual answers, you're going to have to choose from the combinations listed. If the correct answer is a combo of the individual answers, then one of the combos I provide will be correct. All this, of course, is assuming I don't make a mistake.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #176 on: October 03, 2013, 06:43:01 AM »
Ah...ok, I misunderstood.

I'll go with option 3, then. It probably could be option 1, but I have no idea of the etymology of fan as a cooling device, and I just feel like going the musical route instead :)

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #177 on: October 03, 2013, 06:47:49 AM »
Didn't think you could, but you can let us know after the answer is revealed.


I almost forgot about this. "Azedo" is not used in any expression regarding people, as far as I know. "Podre" is used in "podre de rico" ("filthy rich"), but that's it, AFAIK.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #178 on: October 04, 2013, 03:40:35 PM »
The correct answer was "Fan (as in someone who likes something)".
The word for "fa" (also called "F") is "fá", and the word for "fan" is "ventoinha".

Next word: Rápido

Meaning in English:
  • Quick (male)
  • Quick (female)
  • Quickly (male)
  • Quickly (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 #179 on: October 04, 2013, 04:54:21 PM »
Quickly, male.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #180 on: October 06, 2013, 05:22:21 PM »
Second trap you've fallen for, nogodsforme. :P
"Rápido", in Portuguese, means "quick (male)". "Quickly" is "rapidamente".
The suffix "-mente" is the Portuguese equivalent of the suffix "-ly". Also, words with the suffix "-mente" never have acute accents.

Next word: Cartão

Meaning in English:
  • Card
  • Cardboard
  • Carton
  • Cart
  • The first and second options
  • The third and fourth options
  • The first, second and third 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 #181 on: October 06, 2013, 06:59:28 PM »
Uhhh. Carton? My language mojo is blown.... :P
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #182 on: October 08, 2013, 11:10:35 AM »
The correct answer was "The first and second options".
"Cartão" is used for both cards (in which case we say "Um cartão"[1], or "O cartão"[2]) and cardboard (simply "Cartão", without any articles).
Don't feel bad, nogodsforme. I know the English, Portuguese and Spanish languages well enough to be able to trick you.

Next word: Do

Meaning in English:
  • Do (imperative; third person; singular)
  • Do (imperative; third person; plural)
  • Of
  • The
  • Of the
  • The first and second options
  • None of the above
 1. One/A card
 2. The card
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #183 on: October 08, 2013, 11:17:54 AM »
I think first and second options, I'm sure thats what it is in spanish and I'm guessing its similar in portuguese

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #184 on: October 13, 2013, 01:43:33 PM »
The correct answer was "Of the". "Do" is a contraction of "de" and "o", where "de" means "of" and "o" means "the (male)". I omitted the male/female answers for the sake of brevity, but I'll try to include them when possible from now on.

Next word: Ganga

Meaning in English:
  • Ganja
  • Jeans
  • Genes
  • Denim
  • Gangue
  • The second and third options
  • The fourth and fifth options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #185 on: October 18, 2013, 01:56:20 PM »
Just trying to see if I can get some guesses before moving on to the next word.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #186 on: October 19, 2013, 04:25:33 PM »
Ganga as in marijuana?
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #187 on: October 20, 2013, 04:52:37 AM »
The correct answer was "The fourth and fifth options".
Ganga is mostly used for "denim", but it can also be used for gangue. There is no direct translation for the word "jeans". We call them "calças de ganga" (literally: denim pants).

Bonus round: What gender is "ganga"?
  • Male
  • Female
  • Genderless
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #188 on: October 20, 2013, 04:30:40 PM »
Trying logic, I will guess male gender, pants being more male attire?
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #189 on: October 21, 2013, 07:26:22 AM »
Female, it ends in an "a"

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #190 on: October 21, 2013, 07:58:51 AM »
Mrjason wins.

Female, it ends in an "a"

Next word: Duche

Meaning in English:
  • Douche (male)
  • Douche (female)
  • Shower
  • The first and second options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #191 on: October 21, 2013, 10:57:55 AM »
shower. is my immediate thought. but thats french isn't it? Maybe its the same.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #192 on: October 21, 2013, 10:59:20 AM »
Mrjason wins.

Female, it ends in an "a"


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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #193 on: October 21, 2013, 11:51:32 AM »
shower. is my immediate thought. but thats french isn't it? Maybe its the same.

I'm back, and I thought the exact same thing on this word.  So if it's right I guess we tie MrJ.   :D
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #194 on: October 21, 2013, 12:11:53 PM »
I thought the same, but didn't get a chance to respond.

As for the next word (duche), my guess would be shower.

It is kind of similar to the Polish word for "soul", as well, but I very much doubt they are etymologically connected.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #195 on: October 22, 2013, 08:06:19 AM »
May I throw in a slightly different version of the game?

I'd like to give several Spanish words for a common item.  Different countries have vastly different words for this same item.

Here are some of the words:

Popote
Pitillo
Sorbete
Bombillo
Canita
Pajilla

What is the English word for this item?

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #196 on: October 22, 2013, 12:50:50 PM »
May I throw in a slightly different version of the game?
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Sure.

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What is the English word for this item?

My guess would be "sorbet".
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #197 on: October 22, 2013, 04:49:27 PM »

My guess would be "sorbet".

Good guess.  But that is not it.  I left off the word that (I'm pretty sure) they use in Spain.  But if I'm right about the word they use in Spain, the last one on the list is close to it.


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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #198 on: October 23, 2013, 04:14:59 AM »
May I throw in a slightly different version of the game?

I'd like to give several Spanish words for a common item.  Different countries have vastly different words for this same item.

Here are some of the words:

Popote
Pitillo
Sorbete
Bombillo
Canita
Pajilla

What is the English word for this item?

I think Sorbete is a plastic drinking straw. but Isn't Pitillo a cigarette?
I'm not sure. cigs or straws is my answer.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #199 on: October 23, 2013, 11:42:56 AM »
MrJason wins with drinking straw.

All of these words mean straw in different parts of the Americas. I've never seen the word pitillo used to describe a cigarette, but they are both narrow things that one sucks on.  So is canita, like sugar cane. 

I'm pretty sure the word in Spain is paja. 

But things that came into existence after the colonization of the Americas usually share some sort of commercial name or scientific name, like televisor or astronaut.

Not really sure how each of these words developed so independently.  Maybe each society had a name for something that they used in the way a straw was used, and when plastic straws were invented and distributed, each region stuck with the name that they had used earlier. 

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #200 on: October 23, 2013, 12:54:09 PM »

I'm pretty sure the word in Spain is paja. 


The Polish word for a pipe (as in smoking a pipe) is fajka...and even though they are pronounced very differently (fai-ka vs pa-ha), they appear to me to have some etymological similarity as p's and f's are among those letters which tend to mutate into each other.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #201 on: October 23, 2013, 04:30:34 PM »
Let me jump in with the espanol; what's a guagua?
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #202 on: October 23, 2013, 05:32:00 PM »
Let me jump in with the espanol; what's a guagua?

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