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    #1

    An insect that drinks your blood.

    I don't know the name of an insect in English. It is smaller than a fly and it drinks your blood. Then you feel your skin is itchy. What is the name of this insect? (We call them "pa sh " پشه)
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #2

    Re: Tarheel

    A mosquito.

    I moved your post to Ask a Teacher as it is of interest to all students of English.

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    #3

    Re: Tarheel

    Yes, mosquito bites itch. (We're not supposed to scratch them, but how can you not?)

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    Re: Tarheel

    They are not a lot smaller than flies.

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    Re: Tarheel

    I agree that the English word you're looking for is 'mosquito', based a Google image search of پشه, but your definition could also include bedbugs, ticks, mites, midges, lice, ticks, sand flies (also known as sand gnats or noseeums)and fleas.

    Then of course there are all different kinds (and therefore sizes) of flies that bite humans as well.
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    Re: An insect that drinks your blood.

    The word "mosquito" (formed by mosca and diminutive ito) is Spanish for "little fly".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosquito

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    Re: Tarheel

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    I agree that the English word you're looking for is 'mosquito', based a Google image search of پشه, but your definition could also include bedbugs, ticks, mites, midges, lice, ticks, sand flies (also known as sand gnats or noseeums)and fleas.

    Then of course there are all different kinds (and therefore sizes) of flies that bite humans as well.

    Wow, imagine a nurse who injects you like a tick! Disgusting! Nurses are like mosquitos. ( Have you visited my joke?)
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    Re: Tarheel

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    I agree that the English word you're looking for is 'mosquito', based a Google image search of پشه, but your definition could also include bedbugs, ticks, mites, midges, lice, ticks, sand flies (also known as sand gnats or noseeums)and fleas.

    Then of course there are all different kinds (and therefore sizes) of flies that bite humans as well.

    I googled these new flies you mentioned. I even don't know the name of them in Persian! I'm not a dermatologist or a zoologist!! (Im kidding)
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    Re: Tarheel

    Or an entomologist.

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