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    Would you tell me what's mean?

    Hello,

    Would you tell me what's this mean--"hoi polloi"

    Thanks

    Rain

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    Re: Would you tell me what's mean?

    From http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?p=838442

    "Hoi polli" roughly means general population (It's not intended as an insult but is intended to point out a difference between two closley related but of ...

    You could also try here: Hoi polloi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    1. hoi polloi
    The masses, the great unwashed.
    Mildly derogatory way to designate the common people as a group, implying they are uncultured and apt to act stupidly.
    Election year again... those hoi polloi are still going to let themselves be manipulated into voting for the wrong guy.


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    Re: Would you tell me what's mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    From http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?p=838442

    "Hoi polli" roughly means general population (It's not intended as an insult but is intended to point out a difference between two closley related but of ...

    You could also try here: Hoi polloi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Thanks friend,I understand...you are good

    By the way,I want to ask you this English mean:Niggardly or Narrow-minded.How to explain them?Could you tell me,thanks

    Rain


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    Re: Would you tell me what's mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by aous02 View Post
    1. hoi polloi
    The masses, the great unwashed.
    Mildly derogatory way to designate the common people as a group, implying they are uncultured and apt to act stupidly.
    Election year again... those hoi polloi are still going to let themselves be manipulated into voting for the wrong guy.
    Hello friend,

    Thank you for your help.you are good friend and good job!!!!!!

    Would you tell me:how to study English,what should I do?Would you tell me:how to ues the Verb????????Thank you!!!!!

    Rain

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    Re: Would you tell me what's mean?

    Narrow-minded: Intolerant of another's views/not willing to listen to others' ideas. the opposite is Open-minded/broad-minded.

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    Re: Would you tell me what's mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by aous02 View Post
    1. hoi polloi
    The masses, the great unwashed.
    Mildly derogatory way to designate the common people as a group, implying they are uncultured and apt to act stupidly.
    Election year again... those hoi polloi are still going to let themselves be manipulated into voting for the wrong guy.
    It's a good idea to read the entire thread before answering. Please see post #2. Additionally, Rain$Windy has asked you two questions. Please see post #5.

    All the best.


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    Re: Would you tell me what's mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by aous02 View Post
    Narrow-minded: Intolerant of another's views/not willing to listen to others' ideas. the opposite is Open-minded/broad-minded.
    Dear friend,

    Thanks your answer,I know what's mean:narrow-minded,now.But now I don't understand:open-minded and broad-minded...would you tell,please.thanks

    Rain



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    Re: Would you tell me what's mean?

    Dear friend,

    Yes,that website help me.Thank you so much!!!Now,I understand...Good job

    Rain

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