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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #232 on: December 01, 2013, 07:02:58 PM »
Que, also known as Q.

Q: Guy from startrek.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #233 on: December 01, 2013, 07:45:25 PM »
This is really hard, not knowing what sorts of accents or other kinds of marks Portugese has. I would suspect that "what", "that" or both are among the meanings, but also that some mark or another may make all the difference, or even that the lack of one might make it mean something else altogether. If pressed, I would guess that without any marks, it might mean "that".

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #234 on: December 01, 2013, 07:50:03 PM »
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If pressed, I would guess that without any marks, it might mean "that".

Which "that"? The first one, or the second one? Or both?
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #235 on: December 01, 2013, 09:30:17 PM »
What. As in "what the hell?"
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 #236 on: December 01, 2013, 09:39:35 PM »
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If pressed, I would guess that without any marks, it might mean "that".

Which "that"? The first one, or the second one? Or both?

If one, then probably the other as well...I think there are only just so many accent marks to go around. Honestly, I'm just lost on this one, though.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #237 on: December 02, 2013, 04:54:14 AM »
What as in "What?"

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #238 on: December 03, 2013, 01:38:40 PM »
If one, then probably the other as well...I think there are only just so many accent marks to go around. Honestly, I'm just lost on this one, though.

Words in Portuguese, save for what we call "estrangeirismos" (foreign words that are written exactly as in the foreign language they are "borrowed" from), have up to two of four accent marks (their names are in Portuguese because I'm sure you know what they're called in English):
Acento agudo: ´
Acento grave: `
Til: ~
Acento circunflexo: ^
Note that no word that I'm aware of has both an acute and grave accent. That said, they can have one of them, and a til, such as órfão (orphan). However, no word (that I know of) has an acute/grave accent and a circumflex.

Another random curiosity:
In Portuguese, the opposite of "exaggerating" doesn't exist as a word; merely as a concept.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #239 on: December 14, 2013, 02:53:35 PM »
The correct answer was "That (as in "Everything that we know tells us there are no gods")".
"Que", while similar to the Spanish "Qué", doesn't mean the same thing.

Next word: Atrito

Meaning in English:
  • Arthritis
  • Friction
  • Anterior
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #240 on: December 18, 2013, 08:20:17 AM »
Just trying to get some replies.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #241 on: December 18, 2013, 09:38:31 AM »
My first impulse would be to say it's somehow related to attrition, so I'd say none of the above.

Second guess would be anterior.

Grrr...I hate having multiple choice answers where you can't immediately discard half of them and at least feel as though you know something:-\

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #242 on: December 18, 2013, 10:11:23 AM »
I'm seeing all these words and simply going.
"Why...WHY don't i care about other languages...i know they are important...but why must i not learn them?"
I know like...a few Indonesian words, Japanese, German, and Russian...
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #243 on: December 18, 2013, 10:35:14 AM »
Hmmm.

Friction as the Atrito reminds me of attrition...

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #244 on: December 18, 2013, 05:55:37 PM »
Arthritis, just to be contrary.
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 #245 on: December 21, 2013, 03:11:37 PM »
Mrjason wins.

Friction as the Atrito reminds me of attrition...

"Atrito" is very similar to "fricção" and means the same thing in English, but not in Portuguese. It's tough to explain, but "atrito" is usually used in physics to describe the force that opposes relative movement, whereas "fricção" is used for pretty much any other situation where you have two or more objects rubbing against each other.

I've run out of words for now, but I'll try to think of another one ASAP.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #246 on: December 22, 2013, 02:15:59 PM »
Next word: Santa

Meaning in English:
  • Santa
  • Saint (male)
  • Saint (female)
  • Holy (male)
  • Holy (female)
  • The second and third options
  • The fourth and fifth options
  • The second and fourth options
  • The third and fifth options
  • The second, third, fourth and fifth options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #247 on: December 22, 2013, 04:56:03 PM »
I would probably go with the third and fifth options, mostly because it would be similar to Polish, where the word "swieta" would mean both saint and holy, female.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #248 on: December 28, 2013, 04:28:37 AM »
Just trying to get some more replies.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #249 on: January 02, 2014, 10:30:58 AM »
second, third, fourth and fifth  because I've heard santa used in place names to mean both i.e. santa cruz (holy cross) and santa maria del something (saint maria of ...)

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #250 on: January 06, 2014, 04:20:46 PM »
jynnan tonnix wins.

I would probably go with the third and fifth options, mostly because it would be similar to Polish, where the word "swieta" would mean both saint and holy, female.

I'm out of words (again). One came to mind while I was working on my lanche, but I forgot it soon afterward.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #251 on: January 07, 2014, 11:29:23 AM »
This is not the word I mentioned in my previous post, but it will do.

Next word: Mil

Meaning in English:
  • Mill
  • Thousand
  • Thousandth
  • Mil (abbreviation of million)
  • Nil
  • The second and third options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #252 on: January 12, 2014, 04:38:07 PM »
Still waiting for replies.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #253 on: January 12, 2014, 05:24:48 PM »
I would guess "thousand", just based on the similarity to all manner of other languages. Which probably means it's another "false friend". Which is probably why I never answered to begin with :)

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #254 on: January 12, 2014, 09:35:01 PM »
I am going with second and third options.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #255 on: January 13, 2014, 06:31:47 AM »
Yeah I'm with jynnan tonnix because of the similarity to other languages.

Answer: 2.Thousand

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #256 on: January 14, 2014, 11:52:54 AM »
Yup. Thousand.
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 #257 on: January 14, 2014, 11:56:59 AM »
Next word: Mil

Meaning in English:
  • Thousandth

In electrical engineering land, often times it is used as shorthand for milli-inch.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #258 on: January 14, 2014, 12:14:37 PM »
jynnan tonnix, Mrjason, and nogodsforme win.

I thought of a word while cooking lunch, but now I can't remember it. I'll try to get back to you ASAP.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #259 on: January 16, 2014, 07:38:53 AM »
Next word: Indícios

Meaning in English:
  • Indications
  • Indexes
  • Indices
  • The second and third options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #260 on: January 16, 2014, 07:47:33 AM »
I am going with Indications, but i am not sure that language it is.
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