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by byron
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What do English people usually say, when...
Replies: 11
Views: 6979

Thanks byron. And when we don't agree with someone, will we say 'to each his own' or 'to each your own' ? Is it impolite? _Arale_ "To each his own" is not rude. It is merely a way of saying someone likes something that someone else doesn't. For example, you say to me "I like soccer" I say to you "I...
by byron
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: need help.. trouble understanding about english idioms
Replies: 8
Views: 5114

Arale wrote:'He was born on the wrong side of the bed' means he was born in a hut (born in poor condition), is it? :roll:
Actually the saying is "he (or she) was born on the wrong side of the blanket"
This means someone is a bastard. They were born to a mother who was unmarried.
by byron
Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:12 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: need help.. trouble understanding about english idioms
Replies: 8
Views: 5114

Re: need help.. trouble understanding about english idioms

hello, I need help and tips how to learn and understanding English Idiom section? because this part I couldn't get it. anyone has opinion how idioms structured? and anyone knows the website about idioms? where I can download it? I appreciate it if you help me :) thanks, Yayu Hi! If you care to cite...
by byron
Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What do English people usually say, when...
Replies: 11
Views: 6979

So when we're angry with someone, which spoken phrase can be used here? :roll: Do you know where we can learn such spoken statements? :roll: I know the best way is talk to native speakers, but not having many chances to learn them. _Arale_ Annoyance or anger can be expressed in any number of ways. ...
by byron
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: C.V
Replies: 2
Views: 1700

Re: C.V

hi I have just begun to write C.V , I want to ask if I want to write a sentence about my job that I work now. How I can write it:: currently work or current work and thank you very much CV's are very important. My website receives many every week, some we don't even bother to pass on because they a...
by byron
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What do English people usually say, when...
Replies: 11
Views: 6979

Byron, can you tell me why people say 'Beat me' (I don't know) or 'Chin up' (Try more)? Whether they say 'Beat me' as an apology as they don't know the answer as its direct meaning? How about 'Chin up'? _Arale_ "beats me" (note the 'S') means "I'm sorry I don't know the answer." "Chin up" is what y...
by byron
Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:12 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What do English people usually say, when...
Replies: 11
Views: 6979

Re: What do English people usually say, when...

I'm greatly interested and eager to learn what are the usual English reactions for common situations, such as somebody's sneezing (in Russia we usually say something like "be healthy!"), proper apologising in different situations, thanking and proper answering to thanks, inviting to the table and s...
by byron
Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: doubts in sentence
Replies: 1
Views: 1483

Re: doubts in sentence

If your father had not died when he did-Don't be frightened!How you start!' I have received this in story book. I'm not able to understand this sentence.pls give sugesstion. It doesn't make sense. There must be more to the passage than what you have given. The exclamation marks confuse the sentence...
by byron
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: explain more pls.
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Re: explain more pls.

'Placing pressure on a workaround may result in later failures in the system. For example, in computer programming workarounds are often used to address a problem in a library, such as an incorrect return value. When the library is changed, the workaround may break the overall program functionality...
by byron
Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: 'heckler's veto'
Replies: 4
Views: 2743

Re: 'heckler's veto'

I looked over the WIKI's article "heckler's veto" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckler's_veto but couldn't understand what was being said. :shock: Would you explain the term more understandably? To be brief and to avoid complicated answers. It means that if a Heckler is disturbing public order then...