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In American English they would be referred to as a foster child. They might also be said to be in the system, which is shorthand for in the foster-care system. One could also say that they are a ward …
answered Dec 2 '14 by michelle
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'Ha!' is probably the best equivalent in English. We use 'Ha ha ha' for laughter, but a single 'ha' can indicate something funny, or something surprising, or that you have caught someone in the middle …
answered Dec 3 '14 by michelle
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The new, thin style of television is often called a flat screen television. People might also call it a plasma television or an LCD television. Plasma and LCD are two different technologies. Flat scre …
answered Dec 2 '14 by michelle
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The verb you are looking for, I believe, is "to burnish". Burnishing is usually done with a machine similar to a buffer. Rather than a buffing pad, though, it uses an abrasive pad to polish the stone …
answered Oct 27 '14 by michelle
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I'm not sure that this fits the structure of the sentences you used as examples, but a word that has the meaning you are looking for is medial. A medial point would be a point roughly between the cent …
answered Aug 12 '14 by michelle
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They are flip-flops. Where I live, older people sometimes still call them "thongs", which was an older name for them that fell out of use when thong underwear became popular. Be aware that you might h …
answered Jul 9 '15 by michelle
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I don't know that there is a MOST common one. There are several in common usage, and I suspect different regions of the country use different ones. Where I live, you'd most likely hear: Thingy Thing …
answered Oct 1 '14 by michelle