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Postby KATANGA MY FRIEND! » 01 Feb 2017, 20:46

There are seven Hungarians, four Iranians, and one student from Turkey, Lithuania and Russia.

Could you phrase that so it's clearer? (I mean there is one student from each of those three countries)
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Re: quick language question

Postby Goat Boy » 01 Feb 2017, 20:47

"and one student each from..."?
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Re: quick language question

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 01 Feb 2017, 20:48

...a Turk, a Lithuanian, and a Russian.
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Re: quick language question

Postby KATANGA MY FRIEND! » 01 Feb 2017, 20:49

Harvey K-Tel wrote:...a Turk, a Lithuanian, and a Russian.


'Turk' to me sounds a bit like 'Jew' - I'm not comfortable with it.
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Re: quick language question

Postby KATANGA MY FRIEND! » 01 Feb 2017, 20:49

Goat Boy wrote:"and one student each from..."?


That'll do! :)
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Re: quick language question

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 01 Feb 2017, 20:49

There are fourteen students: seven Hungarians, four Iranians, a Turk, a Lithuanian, and a Russian.
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Re: quick language question

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 01 Feb 2017, 20:50

THE OXFORD BLACON wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:...a Turk, a Lithuanian, and a Russian.


'Turk' to me sounds a bit like 'Jew' - I'm not comfortable with it.


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Re: quick language question

Postby clive gash » 01 Feb 2017, 20:51

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Re: quick language question

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 01 Feb 2017, 20:51

Fine...

There are fourteen students: seven Hungarians, four Iranians, a Lithuanian, a Russian, and a little Turkish fellow.
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Re: quick language question

Postby clive gash » 01 Feb 2017, 20:52

It's not a US school I'm guessing #satire #trump
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Re: quick language question

Postby Count Machuki » 01 Feb 2017, 20:54

THE OXFORD BLACON wrote:There are seven Hungarians, four Iranians, and one student from Turkey, Lithuania and Russia.



are they walking into a bar?


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are they...???


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Re: quick language question

Postby Count Machuki » 01 Feb 2017, 20:54

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Re: quick language question

Postby clive gash » 01 Feb 2017, 20:56

"This one's for Hungary" and pushes the Russian out.
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Re: quick language question

Postby KATANGA MY FRIEND! » 01 Feb 2017, 20:57

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
THE OXFORD BLACON wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:...a Turk, a Lithuanian, and a Russian.


'Turk' to me sounds a bit like 'Jew' - I'm not comfortable with it.


Oh boo hoo.


Why that?

It's not like I'm particularly PC. But you don't say 'Greek', or 'Turk', or 'Scot' or whatever in these contexts. It just sounds ugly.
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Re: quick language question

Postby KATANGA MY FRIEND! » 01 Feb 2017, 20:59

clive gash wrote:It's not a US school I'm guessing #satire #trump


Orban leads the most right-wing government in Europe, I hear. He's put strict borders up around the country. It's surprising to me the class is so mixed in terms of nationality.

http://hungarytoday.hu/news/pm-viktor-o ... s-eu-41683
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Re: quick language question

Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Feb 2017, 20:59

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Re: quick language question

Postby K » 01 Feb 2017, 21:00

Turk doesn't sound like Jew. It sounds like berk.
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Re: quick language question

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 01 Feb 2017, 21:02

Ugly, perhaps, but certainly not offensive. Turkish people often refer to themselves as Turks when speaking English.
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Re: quick language question

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 01 Feb 2017, 21:03

Anyway, whatever. It's your call.
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Re: quick language question

Postby KATANGA MY FRIEND! » 01 Feb 2017, 21:06

Yeah, OK. I don't know sometimes...
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