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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #290 on: February 13, 2014, 01:48:09 PM »
Mrjason and jynnan tonnix win.

So I'll go for Bacterium because I think you're trying to confuse us by putting in "Bacteria"  ;)

The plural of "bactéria" is "bactérias".
Short story: I was unaware that "bacteria" in English was plural, until I saw the Supernatural episode "Two Minutes to Midnight" and heard Death call Dean a "bacterium".

Next word: Exausto

Meaning in English:
  • Exhaust
  • Exhausted (male; verb, second person, present tense)
  • Exhausted (female; verb, second person, present tense)
  • 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 #291 on: February 13, 2014, 04:58:40 PM »
The second choice.
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 #292 on: February 13, 2014, 07:13:54 PM »
I'll guess the first and second choices. Probably wrong, but I can't decide which sounds more as though it could fit, so I'll just go with both of them this time.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #293 on: February 17, 2014, 01:56:08 PM »
Just trying to get a few more replies. I have new words, but I don't want to use them too soon and risk running out.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #294 on: February 19, 2014, 02:31:39 AM »
First option.
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 #295 on: February 19, 2014, 05:25:41 AM »
second as well because of the "o" at the end

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #296 on: February 21, 2014, 01:26:53 PM »
nogodsforme and Mrjason win.

The second choice.

Next word: Sigla

Meaning in English:
  • Signal
  • Sign
  • Acronym
  • 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 #297 on: February 21, 2014, 07:41:18 PM »
First option...?
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 #298 on: February 22, 2014, 04:41:03 PM »
Second choice again.
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 #299 on: February 27, 2014, 05:16:25 AM »
Just waiting for some more replies.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #300 on: February 27, 2014, 05:30:03 AM »
haven't got a clue about this one. I'll guess at #2

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #301 on: February 27, 2014, 07:40:19 AM »
I've been having a really hard time with this one as well. At first, I was going to say option three (acronym) because the root part of it made me think more of something like sigil, or rune, and an acronym seemed more like a runic way of putting something across. Plus, it was different from the others, and it seemed as though it could be a tricky answer.

But then I thought about it some more, and realized that "signal" and sign" could really be just as runic at heart, and had the plus of a similar spelling. Plus, "sign" and "signal" can sometimes be synonymous anyway.

Decisions, decisions...why would you have put in a word like "acronym" with no visual similarity if it didn't have anything to do with it?

So I'm going to just go with all three.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #302 on: February 27, 2014, 02:02:12 PM »
Everyone loses (haven't had one of those in a while!). The correct answer was "acronym". Let me explain. In Portuguese, we have two words for "acronym". One is "sigla", and the other is "acrónimo". The difference is that a "sigla" is read one letter at a time, like "PBS". An "acrónimo", on the other hand, is read as if it were a word, like "NASA".

Pronunciation[1]: uh-croh[2]-nee-moo.

Next word: Ramo

Meaning in English:
  • Branch
  • Frog (male)
  • Frog (female)
  • Toad (male)
  • Toad (female)
  • The second and third options
  • The fourth and fifth options
  • None of the above
 1. I'll be posting pronunciations from now on; please remind me if I forget.
 2. Similar to "croc", sans the "c". The "cr" pronunciation is tricky, but if you say it like people who speak English do, you should be fine with Portuguese native speakers.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #303 on: February 27, 2014, 02:13:03 PM »
And again, I should have gone with my first impulse instead of overthinking it!

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #304 on: February 27, 2014, 03:34:44 PM »
And again, I should have gone with my first impulse instead of overthinking it!
I was tempted to say that to you, but since I got it wrong, I am glad I refrained.

Also, you are the sweetest person on this site, next to Nam. ;)
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 #305 on: February 27, 2014, 07:53:55 PM »
First option.
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 #306 on: March 07, 2014, 12:08:26 PM »
Bumper cars.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #307 on: March 07, 2014, 12:18:03 PM »
Hmm...

Do animal nouns have genders? Yes you do get "cow" as generic for the species and the female. However (if this answer were frog) wouldn't that be second andsecond and third... If you catch my drift.

Logic dictates that I should go for branch because of the way the answer options are given  :)

so the answer is:
#1 Branch

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #308 on: March 07, 2014, 12:22:24 PM »

Do animal nouns have genders? Yes you do get "cow" as generic for the species and the female. However (if this answer were frog) wouldn't that be second andsecond and third... If you catch my drift.

In a way, yes, and not all are as obvious as you might think. "Cavalo", for example, is "horse", but "cavala" is a kind of fish.

Logic dictates that I should go for branch because of the way the answer options are given  :)

I group answers so it's easier when I want to add multiple possible answers. Their order means nothing beyond that.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #309 on: March 09, 2014, 09:41:40 AM »
Angus and Alexis and Mrjason win.

First option.

Pronunciation: ruh-moo

Next word: Esse

Meaning in English:
  • Essay
  • Boss
  • That (male; as in "That globe over there")
  • That (female; as in "That thing over there")
  • 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 #310 on: March 09, 2014, 06:47:45 PM »
First option.
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 #311 on: March 09, 2014, 07:37:07 PM »
I'll say third and fourth options. It sounds like a sort of genderless "that".

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #312 on: March 10, 2014, 10:44:24 AM »
I'll rule out "that" as I think that "that" should start with a Q as in French and D in german & dutch...

So out of Boss & Essay. Dunno. Essay seems to easy so Boss it is.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #313 on: March 15, 2014, 07:11:20 PM »
Just hoping for some more replies.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #314 on: March 22, 2014, 08:35:09 AM »
Everyone loses. The correct answer was "That (male; as in "That globe over there")".

Next word: Abreviação

Meaning in English:
  • Abbreviation
  • Abscond
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #315 on: March 22, 2014, 09:43:30 AM »
Abbreviation.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #316 on: March 29, 2014, 05:10:09 PM »
Bumper cars.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #317 on: March 29, 2014, 06:06:38 PM »
That was the definition? Well, I certainly wouldn't have come up with that at random :)

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #318 on: April 03, 2014, 09:49:39 AM »
Abbreviation. It's long enough.