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    Post seedy and astronomical

    Hello all,
    Please check if I use the example of these words correctly.
    Seedy: Run-down or shabby
    For example, this 1950ís hotel is not maintained well by staff. I heard there are leaks somewhere in the ceiling. Because the condition of this hotel is seedy, not many guests have used the service of this hotel for almost two years.
    AND

    I have stopped going to the gym for awhile and I started to look seedy.

    Astronomical: big number or large amount:
    For example, the cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA is astronomical
    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be magnificent.
    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be significant.
    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be hugh.
    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be massive.
    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be high.
    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be off the roof
    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be immense
    Does it have the same meaning as

    The flight from Bangkok to New York will cost you a hefty sum amount of money.
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    #2

    Re: seedy and astronomical

    Not an ajarn

    Sawatdee khrap kiwi man



    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi man View Post
    Hello all,
    Please check if I use the example of these words correctly.
    Seedy: Run-down or shabby
    For example, this 1950ís hotel is not maintained well by staff. I heard there are leaks somewhere in the ceiling. Because the condition of this hotel is seedy, not many guests have used the service of this hotel for almost two years.
    AND

    seedy = dirty and unpleasant, possibly connected with immoral or illegal activities

    Maybe some hotels in Patong or Patpong could be called seedy.



    I have stopped going to the gym for awhile and I started to look seedy.

    I don't think not going to the gym makes you look seedy. You might become unfit and look unhealthy.

    Astronomical: big number or large amount:
    For example, the cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA is astronomical

    astronomical = very large

    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be magnificent.

    magnificent = extremely attractive and impressive; deserving praise

    The view from the aircraft window might be magnificent, but I would not choose this word when talking about the ticket price.


    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be significant.

    significant =
    large or important enough to have an effect or to be noticed

    You could say, the cost of the flight is significant in relation to your overall travel budget; meaning a large part of your holiday money will be spent on the air fare.


    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be hugh.

    I think you mean: huge = extremely large in size or amount; great in degree

    You can say huge cost instead of astronomical cost.


    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be massive.

    massive = (2) extremely large or serious

    I think you can say massive instead of astronomical.


    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be high.

    high = (4) greater or better than normal in quantity or quality, size or degree

    You can say high, but I would say a high cost is lower than an astronomical cost. For example: The cost for a restricted business class ticket is high, but the cost for an unrestricted first class ticket is astronomical.


    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be off the roof

    I have never heard the expression 'off the roof'.

    Maybe you mean: go through the roof = to rise or increase very quickly

    You have waited three months to book your flight and now the ticket price has gone through the roof.


    Or could it be that by now you have gone off your trolley?

    off your trolley = crazy; stupid = ting tong

    Does it have the same meaning as
    The cost of a flight from Bangkok to New York, USA will be immense

    immense =
    extremely large or great

    Yes, you can say immense cost.


    Does it have the same meaning as

    The flight from Bangkok to New York will cost you a hefty sum amount of money.

    hefty = (2) (of an amount of money) large; larger than usual or expected

    You can use hefty instead of astronomical. You can say either a hefty sum of money or a hefty amount of money, but not a hefty sum amount.


    THANK YOU! Mai Pen Rai
    Now you might think I am very clever, and I am not going to argue with you, but actually I got all the word definitions from this source:

    Free online dictionary definitions for learners of English | Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

    If you can afford it try to buy the printed version: Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (8th edition)

    TomUK

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    Re: seedy and astronomical

    Tom,

    I'm genuinely impressed with not only your help, but your Thai. You seem to communicate in Thai very well. Probably, your Thai as a second language is probably better than my English as a second language!!!! Oh well, who knows!

    Thanks again and sa was dee krub.

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    Re: seedy and astronomical

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi man View Post
    You seem to communicate in Thai very well. Probably, your Thai as a second language is probably better than my English as a second language!!!!
    I wish my Thai was as good as your English. Thai is actually the seventh language I am attempting to learn, if you don't count Low German. But I am right at the beginning with learning Thai. I am still struggeling with the Thai alphabet, it's doing me head in. But I hope that one day Thai (and Isaan Thai) will be the third language I can speak fluently.

    TomUK

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