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Differences among Friedmanly, Friedmanian, Friedmanesque,... - WordReference Forums forum.wordreference.com
Hi guys, Please help me to distinguish the meanings of the following suffixes. I'm kinda stuck with it when reading book. "Walter Heller, the famed Kennedy-government economist, once mocked the cultishness of Friedman;s followers by dividing them i
There will be a meeting of the AKC, or American Kennel Club ("or" in definitions) - WordReference Forums forum.wordreference.com
I have run into several situations where I need to translate from English to German a sentence which uses "or" to introduce a definition, clarification, translation, or alternative name. For example,
In the beautiful song "Empire state of mind" I hear this expression I don't fully understand. Could the native speakers explain the meaning? My attempt: "giungla di cemento dove si creano sogni" Why do they say "made of"?
Moderator note: This thread is multi-topic, so it had to be closed. If anyone is interested in any of the SMS abbreviations in Vietnamese, please open a thread for it according to the forum rules. Thanks. Hi everybody, I'm learning Vietnamese and I so
This topic has been already covered in this forum a few times and most of the time the answer was that "for decimals plural of the unit is used", e.g. 0.5 meters (not 0.5 meter). However, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), which is the U
I understand that the correct pronunciation is bahut. However, at least in Pakistani Urdu I have almost never heard it pronounced this way. A closer estimate of that pronunciation is somewhere between bohut and bohot. Not sure exactly how to transcribe it
Hello, everybody, Is there a difference between these two sentences: I have worked here since 1999, and I have been working here since 1999. I would also appreciate if somebody could explain me the differenece between using Present Perfect and Presen
Regarding the possessive plural: 1 cat: A cat's toy. 2+ cats: The cats' toys. Grammatically, how do you distinguish between each cat possessing one toy vs each cat possessing multiple toys? Or is that not possible in this formulation? My attempt: 2+ ca
Hola a todos. Tengo una duda y no puedo encontrar una respuesta satisfactoria. En el caso de las frases nominales que figuran en el tema de este hilo, ¿cuál es correcta? Esto debería ser una cuestion puramente gramatical e independiente del contexto. ¿
Hello, What does this proverb/phrase means? : The road to hell is paved with good intention
HAS YOUR REATIONSHIP GONE TO THE BIRD? I think I understand but I'm not positive about it. Then, could anybody also explain its deeper meaning, please?
Hola,quisiera saber qué significa la expresión "No hay que ser pecho frío". Muchísimas gracias de antemano
La famosa escritora española Lucía Echevarría, ganadora del Premio Planeta, dijo en una entrevista, que "murciélago" era la única palabra en el idioma español-castellano que contenía las 5 vocales. Le contestó un lector y escribió la siguiente
Adjectives ending with -ic and -ical: historic/al, hysteric/al, electric/al, economic/al ... ... - WordReference Forums forum.wordreference.com
I wonder if there is a difference of use and meaning between adjectives ending with -ic and -ical that share the same root. For instance: - historic and historical - hysteric and hysterical When I looked in my dictionary, it gave the same example for bo
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Good afternoon, I have a doubt concerning the usage of a pronoun in a sentence in which I have used two connectors (it's a long sentence). Here it is: Although I am fond of people like Nelson Mandela or Vicente Ferrer, there is one person that, in spite
Hello everyone, The most different sound in animal language (as to onomatopaes) is the rooster. - In English it does: cock-a-doodle-doo - In French it goes: cocorico - In Dutch it's: kukeleku - In German it's: kikeriki Do you know any more translation
Greetings all, I am having great problems with the correct usage of "depuis". Here is what I learned about a year ago: If the event being described has ended, then speak in the past tense (not sure whether passé composé or imparfait) If not,
Hola a tod@s: tengo una pregunta. En mi país (Costa Rica) la expresión Idiay o simplemente Diay es muy común. Se utiliza en muchos casos, entre otros, por ejemplo: Como saludo: ¡Idiay! (En lugar de: ¿cómo estás?) Para preguntar por la razón de algo: ¿I