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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:22 pm

YlonenXabi wrote:The verb spoil really baffles me

As far as I know, depending on the context it can be used to express two opposite concepts :crazy:


I would't want to spoil your fun (ruin)

I would like to buy something nice to spoil my wife (treat her well / make her happy)

:?:


Wait till you start learning Maltese. :P

One example that comes to mind is “illegalizza”. In one context it means “to make legal”. In another context it means “to make illegal”.

There are ways around this by using phrases, but the word itself means both opposite meanings although there are different grammatical reasons behind why it ends up that way.
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:24 pm

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YlonenXabi wrote:The verb spoil really baffles me

As far as I know, depending on the context it can be used to express two opposite concepts :crazy:


I would't want to spoil your fun (ruin)

I would like to buy something nice to spoil my wife (treat her well / make her happy)

:?:


Wait till you start learning Maltese.

One example that comes to mind is “illegalizza”. In one context it means “to make legal”. In another context it means “to make illegal”.

There are ways around this by using phrases, but the word itself means both opposite meanings although there are different grammatical reasons behind why it ends up that way.
The second one is a command.
U l-Kotra qamet f’daqqa – u għajtet: “Jien Maltija!
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:11 pm

ramsej84 wrote:The second one is a command.

Nope.

"Kulħadd jaqbel li għandna nillegalizzaw l-użu tad-droga." = Everyone agrees we should make the use of drugs (il)legal.

This is a different form but as far as "illegalizza" goes both versions can be either a command or third person singular in the past. The difference is in meaning not in grammatical function, however there is a different reason why each word ends up looking like that.
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:35 pm

U l-Kotra qamet f’daqqa – u għajtet: “Jien Maltija!
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:14 am

unbelievable but true... this is Malta
Stunned driver could not believe his own eyes at this sight in St Paul’s Bay [source]
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby MUTU » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:20 am

ramsej84 wrote:unbelievable but true... this is Malta
Stunned driver could not believe his own eyes at this sight in St Paul’s Bay [source]

Woah. She deserves to go to prison for that.
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:31 am

MUTU wrote:
ramsej84 wrote:unbelievable but true... this is Malta
Stunned driver could not believe his own eyes at this sight in St Paul’s Bay [source]

Woah. She deserves to go to prison for that.


- checked upon
- see how is she at home
- if not fit for purpose ; take away from her the child.
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:34 am

MUTU wrote:
ramsej84 wrote:unbelievable but true... this is Malta
Stunned driver could not believe his own eyes at this sight in St Paul’s Bay [source]

Woah. She deserves to go to prison for that.

I agree, that is deliberate, conscious negligence.
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby MaCk0y » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:46 pm

It's not the first time that I see children roaming around in a car instead of being in a car seat. But this one takes the pie.
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:49 pm

U l-Kotra qamet f’daqqa – u għajtet: “Jien Maltija!
Miskin min ikasbarni, - miskin min jidħak bija!”
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:01 pm

This is great

https://twitter.com/Suffragentleman/sta ... 89894?s=19

The dilemma that I have spoken about some weeks ago and even before
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:54 pm

Imagine this happening somewhere not in macron land

https://twitter.com/James7Holland/statu ... 36288?s=19
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:57 am

U l-Kotra qamet f’daqqa – u għajtet: “Jien Maltija!
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:31 pm

https://twitter.com/redfishstream/statu ... 45248?s=19
Britain's dirty past...
And that of The biggest Racist Churchill
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby Borusse » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:11 pm

Had a surgery this week on my "septum curvature", that's the term according to google. :D I've been breathing with one nostril my entire life, it's nice to have both functioning but it will still take some 2-3 weeks for it to heal. Anyone else had this done?
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