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#100731 - 04/20/03 11:42 AM Re: Note for newcomers  
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Hello, Krzysztof, welcome aBoard. Please keep on reading AND posting - don't worry if you don't always get the grammar or spelling spot-on right, because none of us do (except tsuwm and Faldage, of course! )

We all look forward to hearing more from you.




#100732 - 04/21/03 01:24 AM Re: Note for newcomers  
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Krzysztof: welcome back, my friend. I wondered whether you were gone for good, or not. Please do stay and post, this time, won't you?


#100733 - 04/21/03 10:23 AM Re: Note for newcomers  
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Thank you for your interseted in my person. I'm going to write post but It's very difficulty to conqure one's fears (in particular when I'm posting with masters


#100734 - 04/21/03 10:28 AM Re: Note for newcomers  
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You'll find, krzysztof, that we are more interested in ideas than in form. Although we may jump on little typos you'll note that we do so only on those of people who should know better or when it leads to some great wordplay.


#100735 - 04/21/03 11:50 AM Re: Note for newcomers  
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Master? HUH! it is an accident of birth that i have "mastered" english.. and since i know zero, zip, nada in Polish, you have it over me by a long shot!

idiom you have it over me by a long shot!translated--You are more skillful than i am, (because you know both Polish and some english, and i know nothing in Polish..)
please contine to post-- fresh eyes will help us focus on idioms and words in a new way..


#100736 - 04/21/03 01:22 PM Re: Note for newcomers  
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Krysztof, I always enjoyed reading your posts, and look forward to many more of them. Please continue posting! I was wondering where you went off to.


#100737 - 04/21/03 02:20 PM Re: Note for newcomers  
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What does "nada in Polish" mean? (czy to jest po rosyjsku)


#100738 - 04/21/03 02:49 PM Re: Note for newcomers  
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Nada is Spanish for "nothing". It's in common use by USns.


#100739 - 04/21/03 04:04 PM Re: Note for newcomers  
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zero can mean nothing.. so can zip, and as faldage points out,nada is the spanish for nothing..

some language double words to intensifiy them --goody-goody is one English example... goody-goody is very good, or gleefully good.. and while there are other examples, this is not the most common way to intensify.

usually we add er or est (fat, fatter, fastest, slow, slower slowest) with er being a comparative term, and est being the superlative term.

but we will sometimes use 2 or 3 words different words with the similar meanings to intensify a statement.
zero, zip, nada-- (three ways of saying i know nothing)--in Polish!

drunkness is a characterist that often is intensified by using several words or idioms..
Lord, he was drunk--three sheets to the wind, blotto, totally soused!
any one of those terms, (three sheets to the wind, blotto, totally soused, means drunk. strung together, they intensify the simple statement "he was drunk", and describe someone who is extremely drunk.



#100740 - 04/21/03 04:40 PM Re: Note for newcomers  
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I'm very sorry but If you be think up a new words continuous I never learn to English.


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