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Please, Help with the sentence "We lost them"!

 
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Leo-BR



Joined: 11 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:08 am    Post subject: Please, Help with the sentence "We lost them"! Reply with quote

Hi, I'm from Brazil and I was watching a tv show with english subtitles where in the first scene 2 guys were being chased by someone or something, whatever. And they found a place where they hid themselves in. So one of them said "Do you think we lost them?" - What did he mean? Did they lose something or is it an expression like "Do you think we fooled them?" ? ? ?

Thnx for any help guys!
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Meg



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it doesn't mean they lost something. If someone is chasing you and you say "I lost them" it just means that the person who was chasing you doesn't know where you are anymore, so they won't be able to find you. This phrase is used a lot in movies. I hope this helps...I'm not very good at explaining things. Very Happy
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Leo-BR



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:53 pm    Post subject: Thank You Meg Reply with quote

Thnx a lot Meg. You´ve explained it pretty well, i got it now!
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zmike



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think u want to learn some more idoms and pharse. Try searching at libraries.
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Leo-BR



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:25 am    Post subject: DUH Reply with quote

Of course i wanna learn some more idioms, who dosent? I little bit of culture is always welcome!
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TuEsPartout



Joined: 10 May 2005
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leo-BR-

You might not want to use the term "wanna". It's a slang term, and not correct English.. It's best for you to practice using the full word. Just a suggestion.

Zmike-

People come on here to learn/get help in English. You really should spell out your words. For instance "u".
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry TuEsPartout Smile
Sometimes I write "u", "thnx", "an1"... beacause it's shorter lol
and because i got used to this type of writing in chatrooms, where people use to write slangs and "shorter words". so i kind of learned it.
but i just use this type of writting on the web(chatrooms, forums).
anyway, thanks for the advice!
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zmike



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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, but i think I will be able to answer more questions, if I were to use an abbrevations
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