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    Can we say "long life pills"? Please help! T_T

    Can we say pills that give immortal life to people ( only happens in legends and fairy tales) as long life pills? Please help! T_T


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    Do we say, "On, At or In Chinese New Year/ Mid-Autumn Festival/ Dragon Boat Festival/ or any kind of Festivals "? Which preposition would be the most appropriate to go before the terms? I know the preposition " During" is an appropriate one to go before those terms. What about those above as in, "ON, At or IN"?

    Soooo sorry for asking these questions cuz I've got Asian kids writing about these festivals recently and I would really like to know the right way to applying these terms in writing. THANKS HEAPPPPPPSSSSS! T_T

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    Re: Can we say "long life pills"? Please help! T_T

    I know the kind of pill you're talking about, it's just that I'm not sure at the moment what it's called. Hopefully another person here will know. By the way, 'long life pill' helps to expresses the point, but it's definitely not the best choice of words. The reason being, 'long life' refers to things like batteries, which are recharged after they've died out. That is, in order to be immortal, one need only take one pill. There's no recharging--taking more pills--required.

    I'll see you in the Chinese New Year. (in the span of the year)
    I'll see you at the Chinese New Year Festival. (at an event)
    I'll see you on Chinese New Year's Day. (on a day)

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    Once again, thanks for helping, Casiopea! ^o^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    Once again, thanks for helping, Casiopea! ^o^
    Your questions are interesting, very much of the time!

    If you are referring to immortality (live forever), you may call it immortality pills (why pills, and not a drink?). Elixirs of life may not be pills and can be anything. You can look up the dictionary for this word. :wink:

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    Re: Can we say "long life pills"? Please help! T_T

    [quote="Helped Wanted"]Can we say pills that give immortal life to people ( only happens in legends and fairy tales) as long life pills? Please help! T_T

    eternal, adj. existing always, without end.

    eternal pill

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    Doesn't immortality normally come in a elixir?

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    Re: Can we say "long life pills"? Please help! T_T

    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    Can we say pills that give immortal life to people ( only happens in legends and fairy tales) as long life pills? Please help! T_T


    Plus...

    Do we say, "On, At or In Chinese New Year/ Mid-Autumn Festival/ Dragon Boat Festival/ or any kind of Festivals "? Which preposition would be the most appropriate to go before the terms? I know the preposition " During" is an appropriate one to go before those terms. What about those above as in, "ON, At or IN"?

    Soooo sorry for asking these questions cuz I've got Asian kids writing about these festivals recently and I would really like to know the right way to applying these terms in writing. THANKS HEAPPPPPPSSSSS! T_T
    I think you can call them long-life pills.

    (Say: "I would really like to know the right way of applying these terms in writing."

    I thank you for your questions. We wouldn't have a forum without the questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Doesn't immortality normally come in a elixir?
    Elixir of youth. Some want to keep young, but not live long or forever. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Doesn't immortality normally come in a elixir?
    The Fountain of Youth comes in Evian. :wink: :D

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    And there I was drinking Heineken. Sounds simliar. ;-(

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