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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #203 on: October 24, 2013, 07:51:14 AM »
Everyone who entered wins.

Next word: Idiota
  • Idiot
  • Dot
  • The first and second options
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #204 on: October 25, 2013, 11:20:04 AM »
Trying to see if I get some replies before moving on to the bonus round.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #205 on: October 25, 2013, 06:59:26 PM »
Idiot. Masculine, of course. As if.  &)
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #206 on: October 27, 2013, 05:42:27 AM »
nogodsforme wins.

Idiot.

Bonus round:
What's the gender of "idiota"?
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  • Female
  • Genderless
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #207 on: October 28, 2013, 08:28:11 AM »
the "a" makes it female...

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #208 on: October 28, 2013, 02:30:07 PM »
the "a" makes it female...

...but the "idiot" makes it male. [ducks rotten fruta volando]
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 #209 on: November 04, 2013, 06:28:56 AM »
Sorry for the delay. I thought I had posted the next word, but then I remembered the forum crashed or something, so I couldn't post it.

"Idiota" is genderless. We can say "um idiota" (one [male] idiot), or "uma idiota" (one [female] idiot).

Next word: Papa

Meaning in English:
  • Father
  • Daddy
  • Pope
  • Baby food
  • The first and second options
  • The third and fourth options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #210 on: November 04, 2013, 04:22:38 PM »
Pope, if it has the masculine article. Potato if it has the feminine article. Hah!
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 #211 on: November 05, 2013, 08:46:32 AM »
I think pope as well. I've heard him called papa in other languages, i think the root is latin from pater

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #212 on: November 06, 2013, 12:57:05 PM »
Any more guesses? I have three words all set up and ready to be posted, but I'd like for some more guesses before I move on.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #213 on: November 06, 2013, 02:03:08 PM »
I'm pretty sure of "Pope", but would hazard a guess that it might mean baby food as well. After all, what's a language without a good set up for some really bad puns?


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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #214 on: November 07, 2013, 04:06:27 AM »
jynnan tonnix wins.

I'm pretty sure of "Pope", but would hazard a guess that it might mean baby food as well. After all, what's a language without a good set up for some really bad puns?

After giving it some thought, I think "porridge" might've been a better translation, rather than "baby food", but "papa" is usually used for baby food, rather than any kind of porridge.

Next word: As

Meaning in English:
  • As
  • Ace
  • Aces
  • The (singular; male)
  • The (singular; female)
  • The (plural; male)
  • The (plural; female)
  • The second and third options
  • The first, second and third options
  • The fourth and fifth options
  • The sixth and seventh options
  • The fourth and sixth options
  • The fifth and seventh options
  • The fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #215 on: November 08, 2013, 12:21:01 PM »
No guesses?
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #216 on: November 08, 2013, 03:44:58 PM »
The 6th and 7th options.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #217 on: November 12, 2013, 05:39:56 AM »
The fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh options

because this is an option...

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #218 on: November 12, 2013, 07:05:45 AM »
I would guess "the", plural female.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #219 on: November 12, 2013, 10:48:29 AM »
jynnan tonnix wins (again).

I would guess "the", plural female.

The singular form of "as" is "a", which usually means "the (female)". The word for "ace" (the card) is "ás".

Next word: Ou

Meaning in English:
  • Where
  • When
  • Either
  • Or
  • The first and second options
  • The third and fourth options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #220 on: November 12, 2013, 01:03:24 PM »

The singular form of "as" is "a", which usually means "the (female)". The word for "ace" (the card) is "ás".



Is there a difference in pronunciation? I was going to have the playing card as one of my choices, but there was no option for "second and seventh" (or whatever it was) choices, so I figured I'd stick to a single choice, as none of the other multiples seemed to be right.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #221 on: November 12, 2013, 01:08:18 PM »
Is there a difference in pronunciation?

Indeed there is. The acute accent (´) makes it so you put more emphasis on the "a". "Ás" is roughly pronounced "ah-shh", whereas "as" is roughly "uh-shh".
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #222 on: November 12, 2013, 02:10:50 PM »
Thanks :) I was wondering how an emphasis would change with a word of only two letters. I'm trying to say it according to your note, and finding it hard to make it feel right in my mouth, but I don't know a whole lot about the sound of Portugese on the whole. Is the "s" sound always pronounced with that "shh" feeling to it, and how does it differ from the "sh" sound in English? Sorry to keep asking all these questions, I'm just curious.

 It's like in Polish, where "sz" is pronounced more or less like the English "sh", but there's another sound, an "s" with a little accent mark over it, which is pronounced similarly, but with the tongue a little more relaxed, and the air going over the top of it rather than more along the front. English speakers always seem to have a hard time even differentiating between the sounds, though, to say nothing of trying to duplicate them. I wonder if this is something similar?

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #223 on: November 12, 2013, 03:18:08 PM »
Thanks :)

You're welcome.

Is the "s" sound always pronounced with that "shh" feeling to it, and how does it differ from the "sh" sound in English?

It can be pronounced as "z" if it's in the middle of a word between two vowels, "sh"/"shh"[1] if it's in the end of a word or (usually) before another consonant, or "ss" if it's two s's together or at the beginning of a word. Random: The letter "x" is more complicated. It can be "sh"/"shh", "z", or "ks", and there's no way to know which to use unless you have good instinct.

Sorry to keep asking all these questions, I'm just curious.

That's what this thread is for. I want you to learn more about one of my favorite languages.
 1. I don't know what the difference is. Mind enlightening me?
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #224 on: November 13, 2013, 08:13:45 PM »
Or. Don't confuse me with that French "where".
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #225 on: November 15, 2013, 10:05:24 AM »
*just a quick zip in, and out*

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What does it mean? ;D
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #226 on: November 18, 2013, 05:17:51 AM »
difficult one. errm. perhaps "where" i'm just guessing really

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #227 on: November 21, 2013, 03:51:58 PM »
nogodsforme wins.

Or. Don't confuse me with that French "where".

That was precisely my intention. :P
EDIT: Almost forgot:
In Portuguese, there's no direct translation for "either". We have "either one" ("qualquer um"), but we use "ou" where you would use "either". Put simply:
"Either one or the other." = "Ou um ou o outro."

Next word: Lanche

Meaning in English:
  • Launch
  • Lunch
  • Snack
  • The first and second options
  • The second and third options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #228 on: November 22, 2013, 04:33:01 PM »
None of the above. Some kind of spear, like "lance".
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #229 on: November 27, 2013, 09:20:51 AM »
None of the above. Some kind of spear, like "lance".

It's definitely food based.

it could be lunch or snack. I'm fairly sure it's not used interchangeably for both.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #230 on: November 28, 2013, 06:48:07 AM »
nogodsforme wins... sort of.

None of the above. Some kind of spear, like "lance".

"Lanche" has no direct translation to English that I'm aware of, but it is food related, as Mrjason said. It is a (usually light) meal between lunch and dinner.

Next word: Que

Meaning in English:
  • What (as in "What?")
  • That (as in "That is mine")
  • That (as in "Everything that we know tells us there are no gods")
  • The first and second options
  • The second and third options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #231 on: December 01, 2013, 08:52:44 AM »
Just waiting for more replies.
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