Curiosities of the English language



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Cracker Milky Parati - uses and meanings of "milky" in English for students shy

 

          Milk. In some contexts, however, milky has nothing to do with milk. There are cases which can mean shy or milky white and smooth. Want to see it up close? Follow me.

 

          In English, the adjective means milky milky, milky, which contains a lot of milk, white, whitish, cloudy, opaque or shy. Your degree is comparative milkier (than) (more than milky) and his superlative is (the) milkiest (the more milky).

 

Examples:

  a) If broken, the leaves yield a milky juice.

b) This tea is too milky for my liking.

c) The water is milky.

d) Has the friendship such a faint and milky heart?

 

The Milky Way

 

          Astronomy in English, means the Milky Way Galaxy or Milky Way band visible light in the night sky clear of clouds, which is the vision of stars and celestial bodies that are part of the Milky Way galaxy, which belongs to the solar system and the planet earth. In Portugal, the Milky Way is also called the Road to Santiago.

 

The Milky Way

 

          The Milky Way consists of about two hundred billion stars (some estimates put the figure at twice, about four hundred billion) and has a mass of about one trillion and 750 billion solar masses. Its age is estimated between 13 and 13.8 billion years, although some authors claim to be in the range of fourteen billion years.

 

          Given these lofty numbers of the Milky Way is easy to agree with Hamlet: There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are Dreamt of in your philosophy.

 

More useful expressions with "milky"

Milky flavour – sabor leite

 Milky skin – pele branca e lisa (skin white and smooth)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absorbent Gel Intimus Teen - past and present meanings of the English word "teen"

 

          The English word teen can give you a lot of headaches. It is this: in ancient texts, teen means sorrow, suffering, injury or damage. In current texts, but teen does not mean anything. Want to see? Follow me.

 

           In current English, teen can be an adjective or noun. As an adjective, it means teen teenager teens on or used by teenagers.

Examples:

a) He is a rock star and teen idol.

b) Buy some teen magazines.

 

           As a noun teen (teens plural) means teenager. In formal English texts, the teenager is called a teenager.

 

Examples:

              a) They are teaching teens to follow Jesus instead of human heroes.

              b) I am working with many pregnant teenagers.

 

"Pre-Teen" in English "

 

          In English, the preteen is called a pre-teen, but can also be called a tween or tweenager, who are aged 10 to 12 years old.

 

The numbers "teen"

 

          If you pay attention, you'll see that the numbers 13-19 English end in-teen. Because of this, these numbers together are called teens. See:

 

13 - thirteen

  14 - fourteen

  15 - fifteen

  16 - sixteen

  17 - seventeen

  18 - eighteen

  19 - nineteen

 

          By extension of meaning, teens have come to represent the items in a series or scale ranging from the thirteenth to the nineteenth position, as temperatures 13 to 19 degrees or the life span of 13 to 19 years as in She was in her when teens she met him (She was a teenager when he found).

 

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How do you say "Amigo da onça" and "Amigo urso" in English?

 

In Portuguese, the jaguar friend (or friend-bear) is false friend, who pretends to be a friend. In English, the friend of Oz is called fair-weather friend as in I thought he would always stick by me, but when i got into trouble, he turned out to be a fair-weather friend (I thought he would always be my side, but when I had problems, he became a friend of Oz). In a translated literally, means fair-weather friend friend of weather, ie the fair-weather friend is only your friend in times of prosperity and happiness. When you are in trouble, the fair-weather friend disappears.

 

Fair weather friends are your friends

(As long as it's convenient ...)

 

 

 

Shampoo Palmolive Fashion Girl - uses and meanings of "fashion" to mold their English

 

The English word fashion is well known in Brazil. Brazilians use it as an adjective in shoes or fashion it is all fashion. In English, however, fashion has many meanings. And many of these meanings have nothing to do with the fashion world. You know, for example, the verb which means to fashion in the cavemen fashioned tools from stones? If you do not know, learn all about this English word now. Follow me.

 

In English, fashion can be a noun or verb. As a noun, means fashion fashion, use, custom, good manners, carving, cutting (dress), form, shape, feature, pattern, style, style, manner, mode or habit.

Examples:

 a) The dictates of fashion.

b) He played the violin in his curious fashion.

c) She spoke Inglês in a very strange fashion.

 

As a verb, fashion means forming, shaping, carving, give shape, shaping, shaping, accommodate, adapt, adjust or settle.

 

Examples:

 a) Toy guns fashioned from bits of wood.

b) He is himself a hat fashioned from / out of newspaper.

c) The cavemen fashioned tools from stones.

 

The suffix "-fashion"

 

The suffix added to nouns-fashion way means, like, like, like how he climbs up walls in spider-fashion.

She walks crab-fashion

 

Useful Expressions with "fashion"

 

Fashion victim – vítima da moda

 Go out of fashion – sair de moda

 Parrot-fashion – (repetir) como papagaio.

 People of fashion – alta sociedade

 

As it is said "to have the eye bigger than the belly" in English?

 

In Portuguese, have the eye bigger than the belly means being greedy, wanting to eat without being hungry. An expression that is equivalent to English eyes are bigger than stomach / belly as in he has eyes bigger than his stomach.

 

I do not have eyes bigger than my belly

 

Right and wrong in English: the guardians of language

 

Who are the arbiters of right and wrong in a language? In France there is the Academie Francaise which, often, is the victim of pranks and more respectful disrespect by the French themselves. And we have agreements in Portuguese spelling elaborated by the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon and the Brazilian Academy of Letters, and approved by the national congresses of both countries. The average citizen is simply not consulted and, for him, the academies are entities where Olympic takes some tea with biscuits and discusses the importance of being immortal.

 

Since the English language does not have that kind of lodestar. There is a gym in England or the United States to govern the wanderings of his language. Perhaps this explains the mess that often reigns in English and justify the arrogance of those who are masters of language. As the saying goes: "In the land of the blind ..." Could be. So the question remains: "Who, after all, lawmakers 'proper English', how and why have achieved this power to dictate the little rules that you learn in school and that should be obeyed in private and professional life?"

 

There was a time when there was no place for such legislators. Even before the Norman Conquest in 1066, English was not reached rules and procedures as a result of many influences from outside. After 1066, the French became the official language of the country, and the English language continued to loose third class thing, the language of the mob, and remained so for centuries. The people made, remade and changed the language without anyone tell you that "this form is correct" and that "is wrong."

 

The "guardians" of the English language

 

Today, the self-appointed arbiters of right and wrong in the English language are, in fact, an informal network comprised of editors, columnists, critics, professionals, members of the editorial boards of dictionaries, consultants in the use of the English language, grammarians, authors writing books and style, English teachers and essayists. The number is quite large. Among them, some already dead, but still having great influence, we highlight the brothers H. W. and F.G. Fowler, Sir Ernest Gowers and Robert Burchfield, in England, and Theodore Bernstein, John Simon, William Safire and Edwin Newman, USA. His authority, they argue, stems from its dedication to maintaining standards that served very well the language in the past as evidenced in the works of its greatest writers, these are standards that ensure clarity, logic, consistency, accuracy, stability, integrity and scope of expression. Some of these "authorities" go further and say they are really protecting the ability to think clearly and logically.

 

 

Have members of the opposing camp, usually linguists dispute some of the excesses and exaggerations conservative language of "keepers", and say that generations of speakers of the language were simply intimidated to obey the rules imposed. And explain why. According to R. L. Trask, in Language: The Basics, many tend to look anglofalantes issues of language as something involving moral issues, like there was something sacred in the rules dictated in the books and enforced in schools. After unraveling some of the rules, Trask declares that the opinions of some "keepers" on what is good or bad judgments are based on highly subjective and riddled with prejudices, ignorance and confusion.

 

For many linguists, the "guardians" have remained in power because of the nervousness and anxiety of the middle class, driven by the desire to "get ahead." According to them, the intimidating message of "keepers" is more or less like this: "The deal is simple: either you speak properly or is excluded from the club, or belongs to the elite or the rabble."

 

The "guardians" also commit grammatical errors

 

In the book The Mother Tongue, 1990, p. 136, Bill Bryson, with obvious pleasure, gives examples where the "guardians" of tread on the ball more prominent grammatical committing serious errors of agreement, while Steven Pinker, in several parts of The Language Instinct, presents some egregious in that " clarity, logic, consistency, etc.. ", touted as the" guardians ", fall victims of intellectual disability and prejudice of their own.

 

For the "guardians", never mind that there are historical facts that empty balloon rules "protected". After all, many of them originated in small folk follies that were perpetuated for centuries, even being ignored by the most celebrated authors in the English language. Some of them will be addressed in future articles.

 

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Tommy Panettone - uses and meanings of "Tommy" for whom English is living on bread and water

 

Tommy is an English word that will be on the lips of thousands of Brazilians on Christmas night. If you ask some of these Brazilian tommy meaning in English, you know the answer? If you do not know, learn it now. Follow me.

In English, tommy (Tommies plural) means food, food, bread or British soldier.

And what does "soft tommy"?

In English, it means tommy softy soft bread, soft bread.

Soft Tommy – Pão Macio

A man named "Tommy"

In Forenames men and their nicknames in English, we see that Tommy is also the nickname given to boys who call Thomas.

 

Oral Antiseptic Oral-B - uses of "oral" in English for those who will put his mouth in the world

 

Oral is a word of Latin origin found in dictionaries of Portuguese and English. And in English, oral meanings have you know. Doubt it? So answer me this: which means an oral Inglês? Do not know? So now learn all about oral to munch on mouth of the balloon in their English classes. Follow me.

In English, oral can be noun or adjective. As a noun, oral (orals plural) means test or exam spoken.

Examples:

 a) He was preparing for his orals.

 (Ele estava se preparando para seus exames orais.)

 

b) When do you have your English oral?

 (Quando você vai ter seu exame oral de inglês?)

 

c) He failed the oral.

 (Ele falhou no teste.)

 

As an adjective, means oral oral, buccal, oral or viva voce.

Examples:

 a) Oral hygiene.

 (Higiene oral/bucal.)

 

b) An oral agreement.

 (Um acordo verbal.)

 

What is "Oral Stage" in Psychoanalysis?

  According to Freudian theories, the oral stage is the first stage of psychosexual development of the individual. At this stage, the baby's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixing this stage results in dependence, selfishness and aggression. The second stage of psychosexual development of the individual is the anal stage. At this stage, the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region. And at this stage results in fixing meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.. Then come the phallic stage and genital stage.

I wanna suck – Quero mamar

 

More expressions with "oral"

An oral vaccine – vacina oral

 Oral contraceptive – pílula anticoncepcional.

 Oral surgeon – cirurgião dentista.

 

 

Nivea Deodorant Pearl & Beauty - uses of "pearl" in English that can not be thrown to the pigs

 

You know how they say throw pearls before swine in English? Not? So, I'll make an easier question. You know how they say pearls of wisdom in the English language? Nor do you know? Well, in that case, I recommend that you learn all about pearl now if you want to enhance your English. Follow me.

In English, pearl can be a noun, adjective or verb. As a noun, means pearl pearl, bead, precious thing, estimated or special person, object shaped pearl (tear drop of dew etc.) Or pearl color.

Examples:

a) The necklace consists of three strings of pearls.

 (O colar é formado por três cordões de pérolas.)

 

b) Pearls of dew glistened on the grass.

 (Pérolas de orvalho brilhando na grama.)

 

c) She is a pearl among women.

 (Ela é uma pérola entre as mulheres.)

 

As an adjective, means pearl or pearled grain as in He gave me a pearl necklace (Ele me deu um colar perolado).

As a verb, means fish pearl beads, adorn with pearls, pearl (to appearance, color or shape of pearl) or form small grains, granular.

Cast/Throw pearls before swine

In English, cast / throw pearls before swine mean throwing pearls before swine, ie, doing favors to the undeserving or say things precious to those who do not understand how in Them She read Shakespeare but it was casting pearls before swine (Ela leu Shakespeare para eles, mas isso foi como jogar pérolas aos porcos).

 

Woman throwing pearls before swine

Mulher jogando pérolas aos porcos

 

A pearl of wisdom

In English, the pearl of wisdom means pearl of wisdom as in Thank you for Those pearls of wisdom (Obrigado por essas pérolas de sabedoria). Speaking of ironic way, is a pearl of wisdom spoken somewhat stupid either the content or the way it is said. Examples of pearls of wisdom, I suggest you read 15 pearls of wisdom for students in English.

 

 

Grape Juice Minute Maid - the two pronunciations and the many meanings of "minute" in English

 

Many students know that minute means minute in English, but just know that. They do not know that minute has two pronunciations: / minit / and / maiNIUt /. And, as its pronunciation, the meaning of minute changes. Want to see? Follow me.

 

First pronunciation of "minute"

In English, minute / minit / - can be noun or verb. As a noun, minute means minute (60 seconds) message or angle (one of sixty shares in which a degree of an angle is divided). As a verb, means to take note or minute minutar.

Examples:

a) She was here a minute ago.

 (Ela esteve aqui um minuto atrás.)

 

b) 78º 52′ means 78 degrees 52 minutes.

 (78º 52′ significa 78 graus e 52 minutos.)

 

c) This discussion was not minuted.

 (A discussão não foi minutada.)

 

The minutes

The minutes the noun in the plural, means draft, short note or minutes as in The minutes of the last meeting were approved unanimously (The minutes of the last meeting were approved unanimously).

 

Second pronunciation of "minute"

In English, the adjective minute / maiNIUt / means extremely small, tiny, tiny, little or thorough.

Examples:

 a) Read everything in minute detail.

 (Leia tudo nos mínimos detalhes.)

 

b) You only need a minute amount.

 (Você precisa só de uma pequena quantia.)

 

c) Her handwriting is minute.

 (A letra dela é muito pequena.)

 

The pronunciation of "Minute Maid"

What is the pronunciation of minute at Minute Maid? The answer lies in this fun commercial Minute Maid, which account banned from dating a juice box and a laranjinha.

 

 

Deodorant Rexona Teens Beauty - uses of "beauty" that transform your English in beauty

 

The ugly will pardon me, but beauty is fundamental (excuse me that's ugly, but beauty is fundamental). Agreeing or not with the thought of Vinicius de Moraes, suggest you learn all about your beauty to leave an English belezura. Follow me.

 

In English beauty (beauties plural) means beauty, beauty, beauty, charm, grace, completeness or perfection.

Examples:

 a) An area of outstanding natural beauty.

 (Uma área de grande beleza natural.)

 

b) Millions of dollars are spent each year on beauty products.

 (Milhões de dólares são gastos anualmente com produtos de beleza.)

 

The advantages of being "beauty"

Not always the word beauty is related to beauty. The expression the beauty of something, for example, means that something has good qualities and advantages as in The beauty of email is its speed and ease of use (The advantage of email is its speed and ease of use).

 

More interesting expressions with "beauty"

Beauty and the Beast – A Bela e a Fera

Sleeping Beauty - A Bela Adormecida

Beauty contest – concurso de beleza

 Beauty is but skin deep – a beleza é apenas superficial

 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – A beleza está nos olhos de quem vê.

Beauty parlor/salon/saloon – salão de beleza

 Beauty sleep – sono da beleza (dormir o suficiente para manter a saúde e a boa aparência).

My beauties – minhas queridas

 That’s the beauty of it – isto é o melhor de tudo

 

 

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Tommy Panettone - uses and meanings of "Tommy" for whom English is living on bread and water

 

Tommy is an English word that will be on the lips of thousands of Brazilians on Christmas night. If you ask some of these Brazilian tommy meaning in English, you know the answer? If you do not know, learn it now. Follow me.

In English, tommy (Tommies plural) means food, food, bread or British soldier.

And what does "soft tommy"?

In English, it means tommy softy soft bread, soft bread.

Soft Tommy – Pão Macio

A man named "Tommy"

In Forenames men and their nicknames in English, we see that Tommy is also the nickname given to boys who call Thomas.

 

Oral Antiseptic Oral-B - uses of "oral" in English for those who will put his mouth in the world

 

Oral is a word of Latin origin found in dictionaries of Portuguese and English. And in English, oral meanings have you know. Doubt it? So answer me this: which means an oral Inglês? Do not know? So now learn all about oral to munch on mouth of the balloon in their English classes. Follow me.

In English, oral can be noun or adjective. As a noun, oral (orals plural) means test or exam spoken.

Examples:

 a) He was preparing for his orals.

 (Ele estava se preparando para seus exames orais.)

 

b) When do you have your English oral?

 (Quando você vai ter seu exame oral de inglês?)

 

c) He failed the oral.

 (Ele falhou no teste.)

 

As an adjective, means oral oral, buccal, oral or viva voce.

Examples:

 a) Oral hygiene.

 (Higiene oral/bucal.)

 

b) An oral agreement.

 (Um acordo verbal.)

 

What is "Oral Stage" in Psychoanalysis?

  According to Freudian theories, the oral stage is the first stage of psychosexual development of the individual. At this stage, the baby's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixing this stage results in dependence, selfishness and aggression. The second stage of psychosexual development of the individual is the anal stage. At this stage, the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region. And at this stage results in fixing meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.. Then come the phallic stage and genital stage.

I wanna suck – Quero mamar

 

More expressions with "oral"

An oral vaccine – vacina oral

 Oral contraceptive – pílula anticoncepcional.

 Oral surgeon – cirurgião dentista.

 

 

Nivea Deodorant Pearl & Beauty - uses of "pearl" in English that can not be thrown to the pigs

 

You know how they say throw pearls before swine in English? Not? So, I'll make an easier question. You know how they say pearls of wisdom in the English language? Nor do you know? Well, in that case, I recommend that you learn all about pearl now if you want to enhance your English. Follow me.

In English, pearl can be a noun, adjective or verb. As a noun, means pearl pearl, bead, precious thing, estimated or special person, object shaped pearl (tear drop of dew etc.) Or pearl color.

Examples:

a) The necklace consists of three strings of pearls.

 (O colar é formado por três cordões de pérolas.)

 

b) Pearls of dew glistened on the grass.

 (Pérolas de orvalho brilhando na grama.)

 

c) She is a pearl among women.

 (Ela é uma pérola entre as mulheres.)

 

As an adjective, means pearl or pearled grain as in He gave me a pearl necklace (Ele me deu um colar perolado).

As a verb, means fish pearl beads, adorn with pearls, pearl (to appearance, color or shape of pearl) or form small grains, granular.

Cast/Throw pearls before swine

In English, cast / throw pearls before swine mean throwing pearls before swine, ie, doing favors to the undeserving or say things precious to those who do not understand how in Them She read Shakespeare but it was casting pearls before swine (Ela leu Shakespeare para eles, mas isso foi como jogar pérolas aos porcos).

 

Woman throwing pearls before swine

Mulher jogando pérolas aos porcos

 

A pearl of wisdom

In English, the pearl of wisdom means pearl of wisdom as in Thank you for Those pearls of wisdom (Obrigado por essas pérolas de sabedoria). Speaking of ironic way, is a pearl of wisdom spoken somewhat stupid either the content or the way it is said. Examples of pearls of wisdom, I suggest you read 15 pearls of wisdom for students in English.

 

 

Grape Juice Minute Maid - the two pronunciations and the many meanings of "minute" in English

 

Many students know that minute means minute in English, but just know that. They do not know that minute has two pronunciations: / minit / and / maiNIUt /. And, as its pronunciation, the meaning of minute changes. Want to see? Follow me.

 

First pronunciation of "minute"

In English, minute / minit / - can be noun or verb. As a noun, minute means minute (60 seconds) message or angle (one of sixty shares in which a degree of an angle is divided). As a verb, means to take note or minute minutar.

Examples:

a) She was here a minute ago.

 (Ela esteve aqui um minuto atrás.)

 

b) 78º 52′ means 78 degrees 52 minutes.

 (78º 52′ significa 78 graus e 52 minutos.)

 

c) This discussion was not minuted.

 (A discussão não foi minutada.)

 

The minutes

The minutes the noun in the plural, means draft, short note or minutes as in The minutes of the last meeting were approved unanimously (The minutes of the last meeting were approved unanimously).

 

Second pronunciation of "minute"

In English, the adjective minute / maiNIUt / means extremely small, tiny, tiny, little or thorough.

Examples:

 a) Read everything in minute detail.

 (Leia tudo nos mínimos detalhes.)

 

b) You only need a minute amount.

 (Você precisa só de uma pequena quantia.)

 

c) Her handwriting is minute.

 (A letra dela é muito pequena.)

 

The pronunciation of "Minute Maid"

What is the pronunciation of minute at Minute Maid? The answer lies in this fun commercial Minute Maid, which account banned from dating a juice box and a laranjinha.

 

 

Deodorant Rexona Teens Beauty - uses of "beauty" that transform your English in beauty

 

The ugly will pardon me, but beauty is fundamental (excuse me that's ugly, but beauty is fundamental). Agreeing or not with the thought of Vinicius de Moraes, suggest you learn all about your beauty to leave an English belezura. Follow me.

 

In English beauty (beauties plural) means beauty, beauty, beauty, charm, grace, completeness or perfection.

Examples:

 a) An area of outstanding natural beauty.

 (Uma área de grande beleza natural.)

 

b) Millions of dollars are spent each year on beauty products.

 (Milhões de dólares são gastos anualmente com produtos de beleza.)

 

The advantages of being "beauty"

Not always the word beauty is related to beauty. The expression the beauty of something, for example, means that something has good qualities and advantages as in The beauty of email is its speed and ease of use (The advantage of email is its speed and ease of use).

 

More interesting expressions with "beauty"

Beauty and the Beast – A Bela e a Fera

Sleeping Beauty - A Bela Adormecida

Beauty contest – concurso de beleza

 Beauty is but skin deep – a beleza é apenas superficial

 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – A beleza está nos olhos de quem vê.

Beauty parlor/salon/saloon – salão de beleza

 Beauty sleep – sono da beleza (dormir o suficiente para manter a saúde e a boa aparência).

My beauties – minhas queridas

 That’s the beauty of it – isto é o melhor de tudo

 

 

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Shaver Gillette Mach 3 Legend - meanings of "legend" that will make her a legend english

 

Due to orthographic similarity, you and the fans of Flamengo and Corinthians legend Correctly infer that means Inglês subtitles. However, there are contexts in Which legend can not be translated subtitle. Want to see? Follow me.

In Inglês, it means legend fable, fantasy, fairy tale, saga, legend or inscription. Also means Legend legend (history; person famous for being excellent at something That does).

 

examples:

a) Do you know the legend of King Arthur?

 (Você conhece a lenda do Rei Artur?)

 

b) A picture of a tiger with the legend “patience is a virtue.”

 (O desenho de um tigre com a inscrição “a paciência é uma virtude”.

 

c) Read legend under Fig. 1.

 (Leia a legenda abaixo da figura 1.)

 

d) The Hollywood legend, Elizabeth Taylor, was in Rio last year.

 (A lenda hollywoodiana Elizabeth Taylor esteve no Rio ano passado.)

 

Urban Legend

Do you know any urban legend (urban legend)? I'll tell a little kid to increase her repertoire:

 

The dead rabbit, dog and woman alive mico

Maria's dog comes into the house with a dead rabbit in his mouth. She soon notices that the rabbit belongs to John, his neighbor, and pluck the animal from the clutches of the dog. "What to do to hide that my dog ​​killed the rabbit?" Surge idea. Mary washes and dries the rabbit, leaving it neat and cuddly. Then she jumps the fence from the neighbor's yard, put a dead rabbit in the cage, flees from the scene and back home tired, scratched and heart by a thousand hours ...

Bunny and puppy – Coelhinho e cãozinho

At night, John goes to the door of Mary. "He discovered everything," Maria thinks nervosa. John starts laughing and says, "You remember Snowflake, my pet rabbit? Well, he died this morning and I buried him in the backyard. Do you believe a crazy rabbit unearthed, bathed, dried and placed by the rabbit in the cage? "Maria gets guy who paid mico.

 

Useful Expressions with "legend"

According to legend – de acordo com a lenda

                Legend has it that… – diz a lenda que…

 

 

Shampoo and Conditioner Snoopy - uses of "snoopy" in English to qualify friends snoopers

 

You probably know Snoopy, the friendly dog of Charlie Brown, but you know what it means in the snoopy snoopy neighbor? If you do not know, learn all about snoopy in English now. Follow me.

In English, the adjective means snoopy or nosy busybody. Your degree is comparative snoopier (than) (more than snooping), and his superlative is (the) snoopiest (most nosy).

Examples:

 a) The snoopy neighbor watched us all day.

 (O vizinho bisbilhoteiro nos observava todos os dias.)

 

a) John is snoopier than Mary.

 (João é mais intrometido do que Maria.)

 

b) John is the snoopiest guy I know.

 (João é o cara mais intrometido que conheço.)

 

Relatives of "Snoopy"

Are cognates of the noun snoopy snoop / snooper (nosy, nosy) as in most journalists are snoopers by nature (many journalists are nosy by nature) and the verb snoop (snoop, snoop, snoop, spy) I like to hear they use detectives to snoop on employees (I heard that they use detectives to spy on staff).

I love snoop – Amo xeretar

 

 

Lava Glow Gran Cars - which means "lava" and "lava lamp" in English?

 

Few Brazilians know what it means in English lava. I dare to say that only a few students in advanced English know what that word means. This is because the term lava appears more in scientific texts, and these types of texts are rarely presented in class in English as a second language. If you want to be part of a select group that knows what it means in English lava, follow me.

In English, it means lava, which is molten rock that reaches the earth's surface through a volcano or fissure in the ground. Even in English, lava stone is sourced from lava cooled and solidified now.

Examples:

a) Lava is molten rock expelled by a volcano during an eruption.

 (Lava é rocha derretida expelida por vulcão durante erupção.)

 

b) Lava is the solid rock that forms when liquid lava becomes cold.

 (Lava é pedra sólida formada quando a lava líquida resfria.)

 

What does "lava lamp"?

In English, lava lamp is a type of electric lamp that contains a colored oily liquid that rises and falls and is constantly changing shape.

 

Lava Lamps

How to make "lava lamp" at home

Make yourself your "lava lamp" to impress your friends (but do not reveal the secret). For this you will need the following items: an empty soda bottle, vegetable oil, water, food coloring and effervescent tablet.

 

 

"Nail Enamels Impala - Meaning of" impala "in English" plus 1 more

 

I              mpala? You do not know what it means in English impala? You're kidding me, right? Well, if you do not know, will learn that now. Follow me.

In English, impala (plural impala or impala) means impala, which is an antelope (Aepyceros melampus) in East and Southern Africa. His coat is predominantly brown or reddish. Its belly, tail and area around the mouth are white. The male impalas have lyre-shaped horns.

 

What Canadians know about Brazil?

Canadians know little or nothing about Brazil. For them, only Brazil is the land of football, the beautiful woman and the Spanish language. For them, the Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the country. These misconceptions and other even more absurd are recorded in a video made by Brazilian students for the International Week of Brock University, Canada. Despite education "first world", Canadians are quite oblivious when it comes to Brazil.

 

What Brazilians know about Canada?

Now is up to you. What do you know about Canada (not worth searching Google)? What is your capital and currency? What are the two official languages ​​of that country? What is the color of the Canadian flag? What are your sights? I await your comment.

Note: Comments are valid for all group members, regardless of nationality, and serves to assess how much a country is known by people not native. Review and exchange ideas with other members of the group. I'm waiting for your comment it is very important to know whether or not a country.

 

 

Cereal Fruit Rings Alcafoods - Everything about the polysemic "ring" in English

 

In English, ring is a polysemous word, ie, it has many meanings. As a word ring is very popular, I recommend that you learn all about it. To facilitate your learning, grouped the many meanings of ring into two groups: Group and Circle of Sound Ready? Follow me.

 

"Ring" in the Circle Group

In the Circle Group, the translations are the idea of ​​ring or circle. In this group, ring can be noun or verb. As a noun, means ring, ring, ring, circle, circle, loop, ring, arena or ring. As a verb, ring (past and past participle ringed) means to surround, encircle, ascend in a spiral or display in an arena.

Examples:

 a) Give me some onion rings.

 (Me dá alguns anéis de cebola.)

 

b) Police ringed the building.

 (A polícia cercou o prédio.)

 

Two "rings" that anglofalantes love

Two types of rings that English and American are love diamond ring and wedding ring, not necessarily in that order.

Diamond ring and wedding ring

 

"Ring" in Group Sound

In Group Sound, the translations are attached to the ring tone or noise. In this group, ring can also be a noun or verb. As a noun, means ring tone or bell, chime, sound or phone call. As a verb, ring (past rang, rung past participle) means playing (ringer), ringing, ringing, buzzing (ear), draw (with bell ringing), call or sound like.

Examples:

 a) There was a ring at the door.

 (Havia uma campanhia na porta.)

 

b) It rings true.

 (Isso soa bem.)

 

What does "ring a bell"?

In English, ring the bell to sound familiar means, bring something to mind. In the 1970s, Anita Ward was very successful with the hit Ring My Bell (Faça-me recordar).

 

 

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 Lollipops Big Big Arcor - uses and meanings of "big" to tell you advantages in English

 

Which means big in English? Bet you responded great. Your answer is right, of course, but I must warn you that, in some cases, has big translations that have nothing to do with greatness. Did you know, for example, that could mean big pregnant at an advanced stage? Doubt it? So learn now all about big. Follow me.

 

In English, big can be an adjective or adverb. As an adjective, means great big, bulky, arrogant, proud, adult, grown, important, full, tall, fat, full, abundant and generous.

Examples:

a) He kept all his secret papers in a big box.

 (Ele guardou todos seus papéis secretos numa caixa grande.)

 

b) I saw a big man next to the doorway.

 (Vi um homem gordão próximo da porta.)

 

c) He gave me fifty dollars. I thought ‘That’s big of you’.

 (Ele me deu cinquenta dólares. Pensei “é generosidade sua”.)

 

As an adverb, means big arrogantly or proudly. To talk means big exaggerate, brag on how he Talked big all evening (he told advantage all night).

 

Meanings of "Big Brother" in English

For children anglofalantes, big brother means older brother. The older sister is called big sister. For adults anglofalantes, Big Brother means not only the television program similar to the one presented by Globo TV, but also the fictional book "1984" by George Orwell. In this work, the society lives under complete surveillance state authorities through cameras. Currently, Big Brother is used to describe any overly curious or controlling authority, or government attempts to increase surveillance.

 

A "big" pregnant

In the southern United States, the adjective also means big pregnant at an advanced stage; barriguda of tripe. In this case, use the phrases big with child or great with child.

She is big with child

Ela está barriguda

 

 

Right and wrong in English: descriptive and normative rules

 

For a linguist, human language is like a dolphin dive or corner of the thrush. Animals are experts in their way of being, the owners of the ball as they say. Who dares to say if the water ballet of pink dolphins are being well executed, when the choreography is a creation of their own porpoises? Who can complain that the thrush is out of tune, when the author of the melody itself is thrush? Therefore, the only way to know if an expression is grammatically correct, is asking people who use it. If there is consensus, it becomes the rule. The rest is daydreaming, linguists say. But if everything is so simple, why all the controversy? Why, according to some commentators, the English language is becoming a "garbage"?

 

Descriptive and Normative Rules

The confusion begins with what is a "rule" and that is to speak of "grammatical form". The definitions of these terms, and their application are different for a linguist and a grammarian. The rules we learn or do not learn in school are called normative because they prescribe the rules of how we talk. Already linguists pore over another type of rule, rule description, one that simply describes the way people really speak. But the debate goes beyond discussions of normative rules, describing the correct, incorrect, and so on. Above them all looms the theory that human language is instinctive and that the syntax of the code is already printed in our DNA, as they say linguists Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker.

 

Normative vs. Descriptive Grammar Grammar

The most interesting is that the opponents in the dispute recognize the need for "rules". Without them, the language would be highly prejudiced as a means of communication. Only a few are enforced and others are natural, and often the two types conflict. A child knows how to use a verb, an adjective, a pronoun, a noun, and you know put them in a logical and natural in your language. If you ask what is a verb she may think it's a toy. Certainly, it was not Mom or Dad who taught him what a verb, a pronoun, etc.., Because Mom and Dad probably do not remember or never knew what these figures. Rather, it is a miracle that children learn to speak correctly regardless of the language they hear tatibitate parents, aunties and titios, who despise their victims with imitations of language ranging from bilu bilu-down.

And the debate continues. Both in Portuguese and in English or any other language that adiantariam normative rules if there were no ground rules that enable the creation instinctive natural sentences with verbs, pronouns, adjectives, etc.., In its place? How to explain, for example, the ease with which a child of two or three years says, "the boy eats a banana" instead of "banana eating the boy." Everyone assumes that the child already knows the basic rules and why they are never mentioned in books or schools. At best, says Pinker, normative rules are mere decorations of little consequence. And give an example: the simple fact that they have to be learned, sometimes the hard way, now shows that foreign elements are the gear natural human language. Therefore, there is no contradiction in saying that a normal person knows at the same time, grammatically speaking (following the rules imposed), and not grammatically (following the rules instinctive). It's like saying a driver and your car obey, without any special effort, the natural laws of physics, but willingly or negligently violate the laws imposed by the traffic code.

The student of English, without having to code the syntax of the language printed on your DNA, is caught in the crossfire, and rightfully asks: "Where, how and why they arise normative rules? And where does the authority of those who consider themselves the right to say what is right and what is wrong? "

 

 

How do you say "paint the town red" in English?

 

In Portuguese, the words paint the seven means, among other things, have fun, too, fall into the binge. An English expression equivalent to paint the seven is to paint the town red as in let's go paint the town red, man (let's paint the town red tonight, dude).

They’re painting the town red

Eles estão pintando o sete

 

Wet Wipes Equate - uses "equate" to match your English at Queen's

 

You want to have an Englishman as good as the Queen of England? Want it? So start learning what it means to equate English language. Follow me.

In English, it means equate equate, to equate or compare. Equate with / to equate the means.

Examples:

 a) I don’t see how you can equate the two things.

 (Não sei como você pode comparar as duas coisas.)

 

b) Don’t make the mistake of equating high test scores and intelligence.

 (Não cometa o engano de equiparar alta pontuação com inteligência.)

 

c) A $5000 raise equates to 25%.

 (Um aumento de $5000 equivale a 25%)

 

Queen Elizabeth I equated marriage with death

Rainha Elizabeth I equivaleu casamento a morte

 

Cognates of "equate"

Equate to come nouns equatability (evenness) and equation (equation) as in the equation for 3x-3 = 15, x = 6 (equation 3-3x = 15, x = 6).

 

Synonyms for "equate"

Some synonyms of the verb are equate equalize (EQ​​), compare, even (equal) and liken (compare).

 

 

 

Italian Pine Deodorant - uses and meanings of "pine" to avoid regrets in tests of English

 

Many Brazilians have learned what it means in English pine due to pine drawings displayed on the packaging of deodorant Italian Pine. However, few Brazilians who know what the word means to pine in English. You know? If you do not know, learn all about that word now to avoid wailing, sobbing or crying in their future evidence of English. Follow me.

In English, pine can be a verb, noun or adjective. As a verb, means consuming pine, weaken, waste away, go losing strength, regret, regret or pity. Pine away means consuming up in disgust, and pine for means yearn, yearn.

Examples:

a) Separated by their families, the lovers pined away.

 (Separados pelas famílias, os amantes consumiam-se de desgosto.)

 

b) He pines for his home and family.

 (Ele anseia por sua casa e família.)

 

As a noun, means pine cone, pine, fir or pine wood as in That table is made ​​of pine.

As an adjective, means full of pine pine, covered with pine or pine / pine as in I need to buy pine furniture.

Pine Forest – Pinhal

"Pine" for friends

 

The pineapple is called pineapple in English. Informally, this fruit is also called pine.

 

Useful Expressions with "pine"

Brazilian pine – pinho-do-pará

 Pine oil – óleo de pinho

 

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 Shampoo Amend

 

 Meanings of "Amend" who needs to correct and improve their English

 Long ago, I read Animal Farm by George Orwell. Very good! Early in the story, the animals expel the farmer who exploits them. Then the pigs - the only animals literate - publish constitutional law that guides the new local politics, without the command of man. In the seventh article of the law is written All animals are equal ... As the story unfolds, pigs amend the law to All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. Notice the cunning swine? They legalize differentiation through "equal" and "more equal." This constitutional amendment to legalize slick occurs because pigs live in the big house comfortable, and the other animals live in a barn uncomfortable. In Brazil, all Brazilians are equal, but ... Well, you know the rest of the story. Speaking of amendments in laws, you know how to say in English mend? If you do not know, learn it now. Follow me.

 

Shampoo Amend Desamarelador

In English, it means Amend amend, reform, investigate, rectify, repair, fix, improve or enhance. In other words, Amend means making changes to words in a text, especially laws or legal documents.

 

Examples:

 a) We shall Amend the error as soon as possible.

b) The Congress amended the statute.

 

What does "make Amends"?

In English, the words make Amends / aMENdz / means mend, repair or compensate. This expression is used when you want to repair or improve a situation after doing something wrong or stupid.

 

He Gave her a present to Make Amends for his rudeness.

 

Cognates of  "Amend"

Amend come from the noun amender (splicer, person who repairs or repairs) and the adjective amendable (amendable, modifiable, which can be changed) and in an amendable flaw (a flaw that can be changed).

 

Kibe Beef Aurora

 Uses and meanings of "kibbeh" in English to not step on their toes.

Days ago, I found the word kibbeh in a box ready to fry snacks and wondered "kibbeh" is in which language? Well, today I do not know the answer. Just know that this word is not in Portuguese because in English, the name of the cookie flavored with mint Arabic is written with QU, kibbeh. Certainly, it is not in English because this language, kibbeh is the name of a skin disease. You know what disease is this? If you do not know, learn all about kibbeh in English now. Follow me.

 

Kibe Beef

In English, it means kibe chilblains (inflammation of the skin, the color purple, sometimes accompanied by blisters and cracks caused by exposure to cold the body.

Kibe - Frieira

 

What does "tread on one's kibes"?

In English, tread on one's kibes mean to offend, stepping on the toes of someone, annoy someone.

 

And as they say "kebab" in English?

In English, the kebab is called Kibbe, or kibbeh as in The kibbeh is popular in Brazil.

 

Right and wrong in English: the rise of grammarians

The rise of the "guardians of the language" has been described as a "scandal" that comes from afar, but that became more pronounced in the mid-eighteenth century. For the first few "keepers", Latin was the language of knowledge, wisdom, and offered the ideals of precision and logic that should be followed by the English language. Another facet that fascinated him was the fact that Latin was the language of a vast empire, which fit perfectly in British expansionist ambitions. Therefore, critics warn: English grammar is the way it is because many of its rules and terminology are based on a language that has little to do with the roots of the English language.

 

First Grammar of English

The idea of ​​following the ideals of Latin gained momentum, likely to dismay and regret of many grammarians who had to deliver the biggest juggling in an attempt to reconcile the inconsistencies. Result - were forced to spend long hours trying to justify them. But the time was given to extremes. Some early grammarians not only used Latin as model but gave up the job of writing the very English grammar in that language. Such was the case of De Recta et Emendata Linguae Anglicae Scriptione Dialogus (1568) by Sir Thomas Smith, Logomania anglica (1619) Gil Alexander, and Grammatica Linguae Anglicanae (1653) John Wallis, cited by Bill Bryson in The Mother Tongue. As an example of grammatical gymnastics season, Robert Burchfield, in The Language Inglês, describes the work of F. Th Visser, who was forced to write 200 pages just to explain one aspect of conjugating verbs in the present tense.

 

From Straight et Emendata

Linguae Anglicae Scriptione Dialogus

Sir Thomas Smith

 

The circumstances in the eighteenth century came intensify this state of affairs. England had become the center of a powerful empire and the English language was assuming a prominent position as an international language. In English society itself, the language was becoming increasingly important as a means to climb the social and economic scale. The new times demanded new books, courses, schools, books, anything that would help citizens to "get ahead." Multiplied rules, refinements, and terms absolutely "essential" that could not be dismissed by people "fine deal." Many grammatical absurdities of today can be attributed to the fashions and fads of the time. In Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw, with sharp irony ever, aptly describes this kind of thing. Indignant, Eliza Doolittle, the flower girl paltry, turns to Professor Higgins and shoot: "I do not want to talk grammar, I want to talk like a lady."

 

English Grammar in attacks

In 1762 was published the book A Short Introduction to Grammar Inglês, authored by Robert Lowth, grammarian and Anglican priest, later appointed Bishop of London. As a linguist, his ideas were at least a little strange, at least to us. (For him, in Paradise only spoke Hebrew). The work, like its predecessors, was also based on Latin grammar, but it contained some updates to better accommodate the English language.

 

The book quickly became the standard text in the teaching of language and the name of Robert Lowth began to be regarded as synonymous with grammar rules, dictating rules and parameters for what is right and what is wrong. A good number of grammatical precepts still in force, and widely attacked by linguists on both sides of the Atlantic as incoherent, come that time, many of them coming out of the book of Robert Lowth. It was there that rules have emerged as a separate infinitive is prohibited, you should not end a sentence with a preposition because the preposition has to come before anything (pre-mean in Latin before, get it?) Is incorrect to use a double negative because it is equivalent to a positive, the word between (among) can only be used with respect to two persons or things with respect and among three or more.

 

And thus the defects, inconsistencies and oddities of the English language were firming up, to the dismay of many locals and almost all foreigners who venture to study it.

 

Good year, Goodyear

 

20 English expressions with "year" you should know

You and many Brazilians know the English word because Goodyear tires Goodyear circulating the streets of big cities. But you know what they mean good year and Goodyear in English? If you do not know, learn it and 20 other useful expressions with the English word year. Follow me.

 

Goodyear Fortera

In English, good year it means good year, and Goodyear, along with everything, it's surname. Most English dictionaries to explain Goodyear mention the American Charles Goodyear (1800-1860), inventor of vulcanized rubber.

 

20 English expressions with "year"

 

A year and a day

 Academic / School year

 Astronomical / year Solar

 Leap / Bissextile year

 Calendar / Civil / Legal year

 Common year

 Fiscal year

 Half a year / half year

 Happy New Year!

 She has come to the years of discretion

 He is well in years

 Light-year

 Lunar year

 Preceding year

 Put years on

 Take years off

 The year dot

 The Thirty Year Rule - The law of thirty years. According to this law, some public documents Englishmen could only become public after thirty years. In 2005, this law was superseded by the Freedom of Information Act (Freedom of Information).

 Year in, year out - enter the year and year out

 Year of grace - the year of the Lord, the year of the Christian era

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 When should I use "in the end" and "at the end"?

 

In English, how do you say I'll see you at the end of the year? I must say I'll see you in the end of the year or I'll see you at the end of the year? If you do not know the answer, learn now to use in the end and at the end properly. Follow me.

 

Uses and meanings of "in the end"

In the end amounts to finally. For Brazilian Portuguese, you can translate in the end as at the end, in the end, after all, and in the end We were thinking about going to Switzerland, but in the end we went to Austria (We were planning on going for Switzerland, but in the end we went to Austria). Another thing: in the end is the idea that something happened after many changes, discussions, and uncertainties as thoughts on Are you going to marry her in the end? (You will marry her after all?) Or After all the calculations, in the end we arrived at the same solution (After all the calculations, in the end, we came to the same solution).

 

The fish dies in the end.

 

Uses and meanings of "at the end"

At the end is always used to talk about the end of something as in at the end of the month, at the end of the film, at the end of the street . Note that, generally, we use the preposition at the end of after as in I'll see you at the end of the year. The opposite of at the end of it at the beginning of (early in early).

 

How do you say "buzz" (gossip, gossip) in English?

In Portuguese, gossip buzz means (action to speak of other people's lives). In English, the buzz is called a tittle-tattle as in tittle-Tattles I've heard about your way of life (tititis I heard about their way of life) or They Know That tittle-tattle about the royal family helps to sell newspapers ( They know about the royal family tititis help sell newspapers).

 

Tittle tattle lost the battle

In World War II, was issued a British poster with the phrase Tittle tattle lost the battle (literally "buzz did lose / lost the battle"). This poster warned the military not to keep an tititis in bars, barber shops, clubs etc.. These conversations could careless spies deliver relevant data about the movement of ships and troops.

 

A more recent buzz

More popular than tittle-tattle gossip is its synonym, meaning gossip, gossip or gossip as in The gossip is gossip gossiping about the new (A gossip is gossiping about the new gossip).

 

No, no ... This is not gossip. It's the truth.

 

 

Chicle Vampire Peccin

 

Usage of "vampire" in English to help identify leeches

 

Did you know that there are many vampires where you live? Never seen it? Then of two things: either you're in denial or is too innocent. Anyway, today, after reading details about vampire in English, you will be able to see and identify some types of vampires that plague his city. Fear not! Follow me.

 

Chicle Vampire Ball Grape and Strawberry Hot Paralyzing

In English, it means vampire vampire (imaginary entity that comes out of the grave to suck the blood of the living) or their fellow explorer.

 

a) She is caught in a love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf.

 b) The vampires are protectionist in the Congress.

 

The Female "Vampire"

In English, the woman who seduces men in order to exploit them financially is called vampire or vamp as in So what kind of vamp is she?. Generally, charms and wiles vampes use to exploit, degrade or ruin the lives of the men they seduce.

 

Darling, I'm not a vamp to your sweet mom said.

 

Two relatives of "vampire"

The noun adjectives come vampirish vampire and vampiric as in A virus from a secret military experiment creates a race of vampiric monsters.

 

Cachaça Santa Dose

        

Uses the English word "dose" for those who need to medicate their English

         How to know you know what I mean dose in English, I ask you: what is the correct translation of like a dose of salts? And what does give someone a dose of Their Own Medicine? Do not know the answers? So learn all about dose in English now. Follow me.

 

Cachaça Santa Dose with Honey and Lemon

In English, dose can be noun or verb. As a noun, means dose portion, quantity, dose (drug potion that must be taken at a time) or unpleasantness. Informally, dose means venereal disease (especially syphilis and gonorrhea).

 

Examples:

a) He took a dose of cough medicine.

b) Failing the exam was a hard dose to swallow.

c) I'm itching. That bitch must have Given me a dose.

 

As a verb, means to dose or dose medicate as in He dosed himself with vitamins.

 

Give someone a dose of Their Own Medicine

In English, Give someone a taste / dose of Their Own Medicine means giving someone a taste of their own medicine, that is, treat people the same way she treated someone bad. Source: Cambridge Dictionary

 

Do you like having a dose of your own medicine?

 

What does "like a dose of salts"?

In British English, like a dose of salts very quickly mean like in The medicine courses through my veins like a dose of salts.

 

 

"How do you say" walk on eggshells "in English?" Plus 1 more

 

In Portuguese, the word stepping on eggs means to act with care, caution, diplomacy. An English expression that is equivalent to walk on eggs / eggshells as in Everybody around here is walking on eggs. Another similar English expression is to walk on eggshells walk on thin ice as in Careful with radical ideas like that. You must walk on thin ice. Literally, walk on thin ice means "walking on thin ice."

 

They are walking on eggshells

 

panettones Village

  everything the global village should know about "village" in English

He noted that in almost all Brazilian cities, there are hostels, buildings, hotels and condominiums baptized with the English village? How do you translate into Portuguese village? Do not know? So learn everything about village now. Follow me.

 

Panettones Village Light Chocolate and Fruit

In English village may be noun or adjective. As a noun, means village hamlet, village, hamlet, town or population of a village.

Examples:

  a) We visited towns and villages all over Brazil.

b) The whole village was invited to the party.

 

As an adjective, means village in the village as the village church (the church of the village) or village gossip (gossip of the village).

 

The global village

In English, it means global village global village as in Television Has Helped to create a global village. The global village is the world unified by means of mass communication beyond borders, shorten distance and approaching people.

 

Global Village

 

A cognate of "village"

Who lives in the village is called villager as in In the welcome meetings, villager after villager stands up with a petition.

 

Smirnoff Vodka Lemon

 uses and meanings of "ice" for those who want to break the ice in English

  If you do not like to be on ice (being isolated, standing on ice) when your friends are speaking English, I recommend that you start the new year by learning that language. Maybe English is understood in the four corners of the world, that is, who speaks English will always find someone to bounce ideas anywhere. To begin your task in studies of English, learn secrets of ice relevant now. Follow me.

 

Smirnoff Vodka Lemon

In English, ice can be a noun, adjective or verb. As a noun, means ice cream or ice as in Ice covered most of the lake. As an adjective, means ice in ice as I bought an ice cube tray for making ice.

 

As a verb, means ice freeze, freeze, chill or crystallize (cover with sugar).

Examples:

  a) Schools were closed When the roads iced over.

b) She iced the cake.

 

What does "ice-cream headache"?

In English, ice-cream headache, literally, is that strong headache that appears suddenly when you eat very cold food like ice cream or juice. This headache is also called brain freeze, literally.

 

Ice-cream headache

 

More interesting expressions with "ice"

  Break the ice - initiate conversation, to end awkward silence.

  Dry ice

  Ice cream cone

  Ice crusher

  Ice pick

  Ice rink

 

How do you say "resto / sobra de comida" in English?

 

Leftover food in your home after the Christmas Dinner (Christmas meal)? Legal! So, know that this resto / sobra de comida leftovers is called in English as in There are leftovers for lunch today. You can also use leftover adjective (without S) as in leftover meatloaf.

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 Right and wrong in English: linguistic bias in action

 

With all its faults, quirks and inconsistencies, the English language is often praised for having no supreme authority to curtail her freedom. Otto Jespersen, a Danish linguist, used to compare the French formal gardens severe and Louis XIV and made the contrast with the English language as it was "... a garden planted apparently without any planning, leaving you free to wander at his own pleasure-without worrying about any evil-looking guard imposing strict regulations. "

 

Linguistic Prejudice: politician against the "split infinitive"

 

Even so, and despite contrary opinions, many of the rules formulated and perpetuated by "guardians" are still in force. After all, they occupy positions of enormous influence, universities, newspapers, magazines etc. Anyone who dares to challenge them, especially in academia and literary, runs the risk of being labeled ignorant, as they say, use the "correct" English is the factor that separates the elite from the rabble. See how far you can get this kind of prejudice. In the 1980s, the Jock Bruce-Gardyne politician, British Conservative Party, was appointed Secretary of the Treasury. Any correspondence to be sent to him and had the misfortune of containing a split infinitive was immediately set aside and summarily returned to the sender without being read.

 

 

Linguistic Prejudice: newspaper against “ain’t”

 

These controversies would inevitably flow into the lap of the editors of dictionaries. What position should take? They should follow the rules dictated, or simply describe, without taking sides, how language is actually used? One of the best examples of descriptive school is the 1961 edition of Webster's Third New International Dictionary whose editor, Philip Gove, was of the opinion that distinctions in language use were artificial and elitist. The result was the inclusion of many words and expressions that the "guardians" disapproved.

 

Probably what caused the biggest scandal was the inclusion of the word Is not (contraction of am not, is not, are not, or even has not and have not) with the observation that is used in many parts of the United States. A good example is the first talkie, The Jazz Singer, 1927, in which the singer Al Jolson stated, the greatest joy: "You is not heard nothing 'yet." To dismay of purists, the phrase was all wrong (besides the word Is not it contained a double negative and should be "You have not heard anything yet"), but it reflected the English of many in the audience.

 

Uses of contraction "Is not"

 

In The Story of Language, Mario Pei comments Is not the fact that it became common in the time of King Charles II, ie some 300 years ago, but no one knows exactly where the "guardians" to declare "illegal" . Nobody doubts that the phrase I Is not it much easier to pronounce than I aren't or I amn't and sounds much more natural than I am not.

 

But the prejudice of the "guardians" and his followers have kept the word outside the privileged circle of standard Inglês. The New York Times was so furious with the new Webster who decided never to use it and said it would continue to use the 1934 edition. The folly not gone blank. The writer, as well as "guardian", Bergen Evans was forced to declare: "Someone who, in 1962, solemnly announces that on issues of use of the English language, will be guided by a dictionary of 1934 is talking nonsense, while ignorant and pretentious. "

 

"How do you say" sink or swim "in English?"

 

In Brazil, the term or-break is what we say when we decided to do something to the end, whatever the cost. Who says sink or swim knows he can find success or failure at the end of an action. In English, sink or swim mean sink or swim as in Newcomers are Given in training - They are simply left to sink or swim. Literally, sink or swim mean sink or swim. This expression alludes to Old English barbaric practice of playing a woman suspected of witchcraft deep water loaded with weights. If she sank, she would die. If she could swim, would be executed because they thought she had a pact with the devil.

 

"Water Test": Sink or Swim

 

Other ways to say "sink or swim" in English

 

By 1300, the writer Chaucer wore swim or float (literally "float or sink") to mean sink or swim. Currently, anglofalantes also use the phrase make verbal or break, which causes the adjective make-or-break as in It's make-or-break time.

 

Shampoo and Conditioner Bulldog - uses and meanings of "bulldog" for those who insist on learning English

 

You know, in English, means bulldog bulldog, the famous breed of dog. But you know what the word means to bulldog? And people know that is called the bulldog breed? Do not know? So learn everything about English bulldog now. Follow me.

 

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The English bulldog can be a noun, adjective or verb. As a noun, means bulldog Bulldog (dog breed), loggerhead person, stubborn, persistent or large caliber handgun and short barrel.

 

The bulldog is best known for his devotion.

 

As an adjective, bulldog means obstinate, stubborn, tenacious as a bulldog in spirit (tenacious spirit).

As a verb, means to overthrow bulldog animal (bull calf) holding it by the horns and twisting its neck. This verb is often used in rodeos as in the phrase Cowboys compete in bareback riding and bulldogging (The cowboys compete in riding and take down animals without cell).

 

What does "the bulldog breed"?

 

In English, the bulldog breed ("breed bulldog", literally) means the British. The dog bulldog is a symbol of England or Britain because of his determination, loyalty and ability to fight. Knowing this, the English writer Sapper (Herman Cyril McNeile 1888-1937) created the character Bulldog Drummond, a retired British soldier who becomes a secret agent. Bulldog Drummond is not attractive or intelligent, but is brave and loyal, two qualities of a bulldog. Sapper's books were popular in the first half of the twentieth century and some became movies.

 

Bulldog Drummond

 

And what does "Bulldog Clip"?

 

Bulldog clip is a registered trademark of British small metal clip used to hold papers.

 

Chewy Candies Cream - uses and meanings of well-chewed "chewy" in English

 

Chewy is one of those English words, depending on context, may have positive or negative connotation. If a waiter offered him English chewy meat, for example, you refuse or compliment the dish? Before you answer, think you better learn all about chewy in the English language. Follow me.

 

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In English, the adjective means chewy toffee or chewy. His comparative degree is chewier (more chewy than) its superlative degree is chewiest (the more chewy).

Examples:

 a) Do you like chewy caramels?

b) These caramels are chewier than Those ones.

 

What does "chewy meat"?

In English, chewy meat means meat tough, difficult chewing, as in The meat was chewy and tasteless.

 

What a chewy meat!

 

A cognate of "chewy"

 

The adjective is related to the verb chewy chew (brood, ruminate, chew) as in She chews with her mouth open.

 

How do you say "gift-wrap" and "wrapping paper" in English?

 

In English, it means wrap wrap. Already gift-wrap (gift wrap in American English) means gift-wrap as I gift-wrapped in some toys for tots (some gift wrapped toys for children). To wrap this for something, you usually use gift wrap (wrapping paper) and ribbon (tape).

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 Sundown Daily Facial Blocker - uses and meanings of "face" in Portuguese and English

 

In Portuguese, the word facial can be used as a noun or adjective. As a noun, facial is the seventh pair of cranial nerves, and as an adjective, facial refers to the face, as in facial expression. In English, facial can also be used as a noun or adjective, and their meanings are also quite distinct. Want to see? Follow me.

 

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In English, facial can be a noun or adjective. As a noun, facial (facials plural) means face mask, facial massage or facial as in facial is a beauty treatment in Which someone rubs your face creams and puts it on in order to Improve Your skin (facial is a beauty treatment in which one rubs his face and put lotion on it to improve your skin).

 

Would you like to have a facial?

 

As an adjective, means facial facial as in facial soap.

 

Anti-Wrinkle Facial

 

Now that you know the secrets of British facial, how about learning how to make an anti-wrinkle facial and break enlarge your English vocabulary?

 

Corn Flakes Corn Sugar - uses and meanings of "sugar" that will sweeten your English

 

The English word sugar is well known. Perhaps this is because many people like sugar worldwide. Be that as it may, in some contexts, sugar has nothing to do with the granulated sweetener or refined. Did you know, for example, that sugar daddy is the crown (middle-aged) that supports financially girlfriend or boyfriend? Because of this and other English idioms, you'd better learn all about sucking now, not to be neither burnt sugar tests in English. Follow me.

 

Corn Flakes Corn Sugar

 

In English, sugar can be noun or verb. As a noun, means sucking adulation, flattery, sugar, candy, honey or sweetie (type of treatment).

Examples:

 a) Do you take sugar in your coffee?

b) See you later, sugar.

 

As a verb, means to sweeten sugar, cover with sugar, sugar or form make nice.

Examples:

 a) Did you suck my coffee?

b) The clean fruit is then dried and sugared.

 

What does "suck the pill"?

 

In English, sweeten the pill or sugar the pill sugar the pill mean, that is more enjoyable as something bad in the government stopped wage but sugared the pill Increases by Reducing taxes (the government stopped wage increases but with gilded the pill tax cuts).

 

I will not sugar the pill this time

 

More useful expressions with "sugar"

Brown sugar – açúcar mascavo

 Caster sugar – açúcar branco refinado muito fino

 Confectioner’s sugar – açúcar de confeiteiro

 Corn sugar – dextrose, glicose

 Milk-sugar – lactose

 Sugar basin – açucareiro

 

McCain Potatoes Frozen Smiles - uses and meanings of "smile" that will make your English more smiling

 

Who surfs the Internet almost always faced with the famous smile icons - they are seen mainly in chat rooms, forums and social networking. Because of these figurines nice, many people learned that smile means smile in English. Few, however, are those who know what they mean to crack archaic smile and smile. You know? If you do not know, learn all about smile now to give an air of happiness to your English. Follow me.

 

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In English, smile can be noun or verb. As a noun, smile (smiles plural) means smiling expression or smile at how she gave me a smile.

 

As a verb, means smile, look so nice or friendly or express with a smile. Use at the preposition after the verb as in when smile Smiled and waved at him.

 

What does "archaic smile"?

 

In English, archaic smile means archaic smile, smiling expression that is found in the faces of ancient Greek statues Kore (female statues) and Kouros (male statues). These statues were produced in the sixth century BC (Archaic Period). Currently, archaic smile is an expression reminiscent of those ancient statues smile.

 

Archaic Smile

 

More interesting expressions with "smile"

Crack a smile – começar a sorrir.

Force a laugh/smile – forçar um sorriso.

Fortune smiles upon him – a sorte sorri para ele

 Grin/smile from ear to ear – estar muito feliz por algo.

 

Wool Steel Rasp - uses and meanings of "rasp" to filing your English

 

Rasp is a word you must learn if you want to iron out their English. You know what's filing? According to Aulete, filing means polish, hone. If you want to iron out their English, learn all about rasp now. Follow me.

 

Wool Steel Rasp

 

In English, rasp can be noun or verb. As a noun, means rasp scraper, scraper, rasp (file), the act of scraping / grating / filing, scraping sound, loud noise or unpleasant sensation.

Examples:

 a) He was still laughing When he heard the rasp of her voice.

b) The rasp of something being drawn across the sand.

 

As English verb, means rasp annoy, injure roughly, scrape, rasp, filing or making loud noise (like a file).

Examples:

 a) The blade rasped over his skin.

b) "Let go of my arm," she rasped.

c) "Where've you put it?" he rasped.

 

"File" versus "Rasp"

 

In English, people often use the terms file (file) and rasp (rasp) without distinction. These people also say that the file (file) is used for polishing metal, and the rasp (rasp) is ideal for polishing wood. Professionals partially disagree that vision. Anyone working with these tools knows that the file is used for polishing thinner, while the rasp is used in finishes thicker. The professionals also know that jaggies on file is more concentrated, while the rasp he is more sparse.

 

Absorbent Sym Girl Santher - uses and meanings of "girl" in Portuguese and English

 

In Portuguese, means only girl starlet (theater or cinema). In English, however, at least one girl has 10 meanings. Want to meet them? So, follow me.

 

Absorbent Pads Sym Girl

 

In English, it means girl, maid or housekeeper. In a card game, mean girl queen. And girl is also used to name the female animals such as horse, cat or dog.

Examples:

 a) I'll invite some of the girls from the office.

b) Do you want to see a picture of my girl?

c) What I needed in hand That was the last girl.

 

Girl (Queen) of Hearts

 

What does "page-three girl"?

 

In British English, page-three girl is the name given to women who appear nude or seminude in newspapers. This expression born of the fact that the Sun newspaper showing naked women on your page 3 every day.

 

Page-Three Girls

 

Expressions of interest with "girl"

Bachelor girl – solteirona

 Best-girl – namorada

 Carwash girl – garota que trabalha em lava rápido

 Cover girls – garotas lindas de capa de revistas

 Cowgirl – vaqueira, peoa

 Gamer girl – garota jogadora de games

 Lucky girl – mulher de meia idade

 

"Bold'Oro Bauducco Panettone - meanings of" bold "that will leave your English bolder"

 

Who works with programs text editors know bold bold means in English. But, I must warn you that this word is not always related to formatting letters. You know, for example, which means bold bold girls? If you do not know, it's time to leave your English more bold and daring. Want? So learn all about bold now. Follow me.

 

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In English, the adjective means bold daring, bold, brave, confident, not shy, vigorous, steep, sharp or bold.

 

Examples:

a) A bold attempt to solve the crisis.

b) I was feeling bold, so I went ahead and Asked him for more money.

c) Difficult words are highlighted in bold.

 

I am bold enough to face you

 

Cognates of "bold"       

 

In bold appear the noun boldness (audacity); embolden the verb (to encourage, stimulate) and adverb boldly (audaciously).

Examples:

  a) Emboldened by the wine, he went over to Introduce himself to her.

b) He boldly stepped forward to speak.

c) A great boldness.

 

Expressions of interest with "bold"

As bold as brass – descarado, com ousadia, com atrevimento

 As bold as a lion – arrojado como um leão

 Bold girls – garotas atrevidas

 Overbold – excessivamente ousado

 

 

Revlon Aquamarine Shampoo and Conditioner - precious uses and meanings of "aquamarine" in English

 

Who knows or does not know English easily infers the meaning of the English word aquamarine due to the radical Latino and aqua marine. However, not always can be translated as aquamarine aquamarine. Want to see? Follow me.

 

Aquamarine Shampoo and Conditioner

 

In English, aquamarine can be noun or adjective. As a noun, means aquamarine aquamarine (semiprecious stone) as in the aquamarine is a greenish-blue stone used in jewelery. Curiosity: the intensity of blue determines the value of aquamarine, the more loaded than blue, the more expensive it is.

 

Aquamarine

 

As an adjective, means aquamarine color of aquamarine, light blue or teal as in she is wearing a lovely aquamarine dress.