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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #261 on: January 16, 2014, 06:42:58 PM »
Second and third options. Easy.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #262 on: January 24, 2014, 11:50:03 AM »
Angus and Alexis wins.

I am going with Indications, but i am not sure that language it is.

Next word: Cu

Meaning in English:
  • Neck
  • Ass
  • Short for "ECU" (European Currency Unit)
  • 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 #263 on: January 24, 2014, 05:46:55 PM »
Could be neck or a$$, I will be polite and say neck.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #264 on: January 24, 2014, 09:56:48 PM »
I am going to be rude, and say ass.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #265 on: January 27, 2014, 10:16:30 AM »
Angus and Alexis wins.

I am going to be rude, and say ass.

Here's a story I heard about the Euro's original name, which can be abbreviated to "ECU". Supposedly the people here in Portugal started making fun of it (because it's pronounced "eh-coo", which sounds just like "é cu" ["is ass" in English], although it also sounds similar to "eco", which means "echo", but whatever), so the name was changed. I highly doubt this is true, but I thought it was noteworthy.

Next word: Dezenas

Meaning in English:
  • Dozens
  • Tens (as in "tens of thousands")
  • The first and second options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #266 on: January 27, 2014, 10:21:43 AM »
Not dozen as I don't think that translates from English into other languages. Isn't Dez ten in Portuguese? I'm going for 2: tens.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #267 on: January 27, 2014, 10:27:50 AM »
Wow, i flunked it twice in a row XD.

Hmmmm, Dezenas...

Yeah, i am going for "tens" too.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #268 on: January 27, 2014, 02:04:18 PM »
I'll agree on the "tens"

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #269 on: January 27, 2014, 03:12:39 PM »
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #270 on: January 27, 2014, 04:44:47 PM »
Seems like ten-something to me, too.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #271 on: January 31, 2014, 07:50:00 AM »
Mrjason, Angus and Alexis, jynnan tonnix, and nogodsforme win.

I'm going for 2: tens.

Next word: Bata

Meaning in English:
  • Bat (as in a baseball bat)
  • Bat (the animal; female)
  • Lab coat
  • The first and second options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #272 on: January 31, 2014, 08:07:18 AM »
I'll guess "lab coat". I doubt that the word "bat", whether the animal or the baseball bat, is etymologically related to anything in Portugese.

Don't know whether they much follow baseball in those countries, so there may be some chance that if they were talking about a baseball bat, they might use a variant of that word, but it seems much more likely that they would have their own term for a stick or club used to strike a ball.

And it just sounds more like an article of clothing.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #273 on: January 31, 2014, 09:33:15 PM »
A bata is a nightgown in espanol, so I say lab coat, too, JT.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #274 on: February 02, 2014, 01:05:48 AM »
I am going second and first options.
Rule 1: No pooftas. Rule 2: No maltreating the theists, IF, anyone is watching. Rule 3: No pooftas. Rule 4: I do not want to see anyone NOT drinking after light out. Rule 5: No pooftas. Rule 6: There is NO...rule 6.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #275 on: February 03, 2014, 06:32:28 AM »
jynnan tonnix and nogodsforme win.

I'll guess "lab coat".

Next word: Tecido

Meaning in English:
  • Tissue (short for tissue paper)
  • Tissue (as in tissues the body and clothes are made of)
  • The first and second options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #276 on: February 03, 2014, 08:23:15 AM »
I'll go with the first and second option. Partly because of the way you worded the question. Because, in English, if you wanted to speak of something that both the body and clothing was made of, you would say "substance" or "material", but "tissue" would apply only to the body. However, since we also have "tissue paper", I assume that the two words are, indeed related, even though I hadn't ever really thought of them as such. And that somehow Portugese kept the meaning for all three uses rather than just two.

If not for that, I'd have probably just said option two, which just feels more as though it's right.


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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #277 on: February 03, 2014, 08:25:41 AM »
I shall go with Tissue, body and clothes.
Rule 1: No pooftas. Rule 2: No maltreating the theists, IF, anyone is watching. Rule 3: No pooftas. Rule 4: I do not want to see anyone NOT drinking after light out. Rule 5: No pooftas. Rule 6: There is NO...rule 6.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #278 on: February 03, 2014, 08:51:36 AM »
yeah first and second for the same reasons as jynnan tonnix. Tissue paper is the same as other types of tissue.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #279 on: February 03, 2014, 04:45:15 PM »
In espanol, tejido means knitted, like sweater fabric. So, I will risk the false cognate and go with tissue, body and clothes.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #280 on: February 06, 2014, 02:17:48 PM »
Angus and Alexis and nogodsforme win.

I shall go with Tissue, body and clothes.

A tissue paper is called a "guardanapo" in Portuguese.

Next word: Fabrico

Meaning in English:
  • Fabric
  • Factory
  • Fabricate (verb, first person, singular, present tense)
  • 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 #281 on: February 06, 2014, 02:33:50 PM »
Angus and Alexis and nogodsforme win.

I shall go with Tissue, body and clothes.

A tissue paper is called a "guardanapo" in Portuguese.

Next word: Fabrico

Meaning in English:
  • Fabric
  • Factory
  • Fabricate (verb, first person, singular, present tense)
  • The first and second options
  • The second and third options
  • None of the above

Ah, well...I almost won as well. I should have gone with my first impulse instead of overthinking!

As for this one, I will go with Fabricate (verb, first person, singular, present tense). It seems as though it would fit with what I remember of Spanish grammar.

I don't think it's fabric, and since the noun, Factory, is Fabryka in Polish, it seems as though it might be a feminine noun in Portugese also.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #282 on: February 06, 2014, 02:39:04 PM »
Ah, well...I almost won as well. I should have gone with my first impulse instead of overthinking!

As for this one, I will go with Fabricate (verb, first person, singular, present tense). It seems as though it would fit with what I remember of Spanish grammar.

I don't think it's fabric, and since the noun, Factory, is Fabryka in Polish, it seems as though it might be a feminine noun in Portugese also.

My mistake; I mistook "tissue paper" for "napkin". Napkin is "guardanapo" in Portuguese. Tissue paper is "lenço (de papel)".
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #283 on: February 06, 2014, 04:23:01 PM »
Second and third. Factory and "I fabricate". Going with my espanol again.
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 #284 on: February 06, 2014, 07:49:13 PM »
I am going to pick third option.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #285 on: February 09, 2014, 05:20:45 AM »
jynnan tonnix and Angus and Alexis win.

I will go with Fabricate (verb, first person, singular, present tense).

Next word: Bactéria

Meaning in English:
  • Bacterium
  • Bacteria
  • The first and second options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #286 on: February 09, 2014, 05:23:57 AM »
First and second options.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #287 on: February 10, 2014, 05:32:05 AM »
Looks too easy... So I'll go for Bacterium because I think you're trying to confuse us by putting in "Bacteria"  ;)

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #288 on: February 10, 2014, 10:45:47 AM »
I think it's bacteria. Sometimes easy is right.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #289 on: February 10, 2014, 01:49:41 PM »
I'm going with bacterium, since it seems more likely to me that since "bacteria" probably already sounds singular in Portugese, they would not fool with an alternate ending just as a nod to the Latin roots. I think that, paradoxically, the English language is more finicky about that kind of thing than many other languages which are actually more closely related to Latin. I don't know, in that case, what Portugese would use as a plural, though. Bacterias, maybe?