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by wquinette
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Kennislink
Replies: 6
Views: 13422

You're maybe right, Slava. It will eventually work, you'll see.
by wquinette
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Museu da Língua Portuguesa
Replies: 4
Views: 8429

Hey Slava, howdy do Starg[a|ee]zer ?! The link posted by Brazilian Dude is rotten. Shame on you, Dude ! The museum has its own website at which, to be honest, I didn't bother to take a good look yet. Doesn't seem to be much better than the other, anyway. Here it is : http://www.museudalinguaportugue...
by wquinette
Wed May 25, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Complicated arab word
Replies: 5
Views: 6846

If so, might the surname Fadlallah mean "preferred by God" ?

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by wquinette
Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: Synaesthetic idiom formation
Replies: 15
Views: 35709

And the problem with me is that numbers and letters have colors: isn't it so obvious for you that an 'A' is red, an 'E' is yellow or light-orange and a 'U' is purple ? Yes, but only if they're in lowecase, and this may change depending on the font used. About the experiment in which people tend to r...
by wquinette
Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Er (knowledge of Dutch required)
Replies: 14
Views: 13911

Hey, Apo, how about this one:

"Betekent dit dat dit er eigenlijk niets betekent?"

It must sound kinda surreal for a non speaker...
(Does that mean that this 'er' means nothing at all ?)

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by wquinette
Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: bong
Replies: 5
Views: 5576

Any connection between bong and billabong ?

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by wquinette
Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Baby talk
Replies: 22
Views: 24380

I'm with Katy and Anders on this one. From my experience raising my two daughters, I know babies trust their parents. If you point to a train and tell them it's a choo-choo, there's no reason why they shouldn't accept it as the truth - even though trains haven't being sounding like this for a long t...
by wquinette
Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Spheterize
Replies: 18
Views: 17440

Spheterize

I've seen this one and I'm curious about its origins.
I've seen on a webpage that it means "to make something one's own; to appropriate".

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by wquinette
Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: How do you say cathedral in that language?
Replies: 75
Views: 69031

Cathedral

Hey Garzo, don't forget to post the text somewhere in this Agora, so the rest of us won't burn with curiosity... well, at least that's what's gonna happen to me if you don't ! :wink: BTW, is there a reason for stressing the middle syllable of "cathedral" ? In Portuguese and, I think, in most - if no...
by wquinette
Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Blue-sky
Replies: 12
Views: 13243

Blåögd

Hello, Henri.

May blåögd be translated as blue-eyed ? Or one who sees everything blue ? In Portuguese, "tudo azul" ("everything blue") may mean "everything's ok".

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by wquinette
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: Get the hang of it
Replies: 12
Views: 23955

Get the Hang of It

An equivalente expression in Portuguese I remember of is "pegar o jeito (da coisa)". It's an almost literal translation, were it not for the word "jeito" (way, manner) in place of "hang".
BD will surely be able to tell if I'm right or wrong on this one.

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by wquinette
Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Welcome to our new Agora
Replies: 99
Views: 152819

Hello everybody !

Strangest and, at the same time, nicest of all, is to verify that Katy is now a mere Junior !!! :)

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