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What is this word?

Postby sooptimistic » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:45 pm

Hello members of the forum {-:
I've heard a word in an American serie but I didn't know how it is spelled or what does it mean :-(
I think it's pronounced "carefue" it's about teens going at night or something like that...
The actor talks about his teenager daughter who passed the "carefue"
Please help me :-)
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Re: What is this word? curfew

Postby Josef » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:09 am

You probably heard: curfew

A curfew is a regulation imposed by a government or an army that tells people to stay at home, usually at night. In very strict circumstances, anybody going outside on the street during a curfew may be shot dead by the army, for example.
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Re: What is this word?

Postby sooptimistic » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:40 am

Thank you so much. I think it's the word.
Well may be because the serie is comedy type, the father of the teenager girl has used this "army" word :D to frighten his daughter
Thanks a lot :)
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Re: What is this word?

Postby Josef » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:24 am

Yes, it sounds exactly like that :)
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