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    Intelligentsia

    "Is his neighborhood filled with blue-collar people, drugs addicts or intelligentsia?"

    Could I use this sentence in conversations?

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    Re: Intelligentsia

    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    "Is his neighborhood filled with blue-collar people, drugs addicts or intelligentsia?"

    Could I use this sentence in conversations?

    Thank you so much
    You could if you want to. It doesn't sound very natural to me though.

    Also, in my milieu at least, "intelligentsia" as applied to the intellectuals today has a somewhat derogatory meaning to it.

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    Re: Intelligentsia

    Dear freezeframe and members,

    - So my original sentence is not very natural. How can I make it sound more natural?

    Thanks so much

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