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Old 10-27-2011, 02:38 PM   #946
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Is there a generic english term for the following item?:
"An unadapted book, written in foreign language (non-english), where a literal english translation is provided for every sentence". It is definitely a "learning aid", but is there some kind of specific name for this?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calque ?
 
Old 10-27-2011, 02:54 PM   #947
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Umm, no, I was talking/thinking about kind of language learning aid. You know - original text + translation for every sentence, but it isn't an "artistic" translation, so number of sentences and meaning match original closely. Your citation isn't it.
 
Old 11-03-2011, 05:29 AM   #948
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My goal now is to obtain permanent employment utilizing my skills and working in a good environment with people of kindness and maturity. I try my best to become a good server for other people and help them with problems to find the best solutions and learn from others also.
No offense intended, but personally speaking, I find these kind of statements
on a resume *VERY* irritating!

I don't understand the point of this. As if, anyone is ever going to write on
the resume that his goal is to sit around lazily, create problems for others,
and make the company bankrupt etc.??

IMO, a resume should be pretty much straight forward, starting with skill sets
,and ending with the job experiences (if any).
 
Old 11-03-2011, 06:04 AM   #949
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Is there a generic english term for the following item?:
"An unadapted book, written in foreign language (non-english), where a literal english translation is provided for every sentence". It is definitely a "learning aid", but is there some kind of specific name for this?
I haven't found an answer, but I no longer need it.
 
Old 11-03-2011, 06:12 AM   #950
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BTW, I think, english.stackexchange might have proved really useful in this context.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 04:24 PM   #951
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Arrow Yes, here is my problem:

Hi everybody!!

I have some trouble understanding a sentence. I'm not sure if it's because of my English language attrition or because of my undeveloped computer science knowledge. So I decided I would first check out the first option here.

It’s in a paragraph from a post @ http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/general-10/uefi-913924/#post4525956 .

The paragraph has 4 sentences and I’ve have copied them here in 4 numbered lines to provide some context and to make space for comments of mine (between brackets)

1) Today, if a PC can't be booted, a technician has to be onsite to fix the PC. (= a technician has to be where the computer is)
2) BIOS simply don’t support networking, never mind basic, remote troubleshooting and maintenance tools. (= Basic, remote troubleshooting and maintenance tools based on networking won’t work on BIOS)
3) With UEFI, an OEM can built in networking functionality and basic repair tools. (Here is my problem. Shouldn’t it say “With UEFI, an OEM can build in networking functionality and basic repair tools”?)
4) For business use, a properly featured UEFI PC will be far cheaper to support over its lifespan than its older BIOS brother. (Everybody can understand this)

Can you please help me with sentence 3 ?

I hope that by asking in this way I’m not breaking some forum or copyright rule. If so, please let me know.

Thank you.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 04:55 PM   #952
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3) With UEFI, an OEM can built in networking functionality and basic repair tools. (Here is my problem. Shouldn’t it say “With UEFI, an OEM can build in networking functionality and basic repair tools”?)
It looks to me like the OP just left out a word. I think it was supposed to be 'can use built-in networking functionality...'
 
Old 11-17-2011, 08:04 PM   #953
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Smile Thank you Cultist !!

It now makes sense!
 
Old 11-18-2011, 03:24 PM   #954
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Hello,

In this music track http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdUEzGNDQ94 (at about 0:~35secs) , the artist said :

"it's a free concert from now on

that does not mean we are going to put the music for free "

Is it correct?

What could it be meaning then?

Last edited by Xeratul; 11-18-2011 at 03:26 PM.
 
Old 11-18-2011, 06:27 PM   #955
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Hello,

In this music track http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdUEzGNDQ94 (at about 0:~35secs) , the artist said :

"it's a free concert from now on

that does not mean we are going to put the music for free "

Is it correct?

What could it be meaning then?
I think he says:
"it's a free concert from now on, that does not mean anything goes, it means we are going to put the music for free "
Could be telling the crowd/audience to behave?
 
Old 11-19-2011, 01:34 PM   #956
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I think he says:
"it's a free concert from now on, that does not mean anything goes, it means we are going to put the music for free "
Could be telling the crowd/audience to behave?
Cool Thank you
 
Old 11-28-2011, 12:33 PM   #957
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Quite funny about the English plural forms.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu...log_id=4422200
 
Old 11-28-2011, 03:04 PM   #958
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Quite funny about the English plural forms.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu...log_id=4422200
Interesting, thanks. (I should read it again with a dictionary at hand ).
 
Old 11-29-2011, 06:42 AM   #959
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Excellent thread! Well needed. Thank you.
 
Old 11-29-2011, 07:47 AM   #960
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Quite funny about the English plural forms.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu...log_id=4422200
That's really funny and true too. Read and have a good laugh....
 
  


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