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    Red face Meaning of phrases

    1) May I know the meanings of the following underlined phrases in red?

    • Noble families fought among themselves, and Spain was always ready to wage war with France.
    • Larry's greatest rival for the King's favour was the cunning Cardinal Yan, a man nearly as powerful as the King himself.
    • The Captain was scolding three of his men for fighting in the streets. After 2 hours, they are still smarting from the scolding they had just received from the Captain.
    • There was no doubt in the minds of the four friends that their true enemy was the Cardinal. The four men stretched out their hand and shouted in one voice : "All for one and one for all!"
    • The King was remorseful for getting angry with the Queen with no cause. So he gave a ball in her honour to please her.
    • Larry and Joe were sharing a table and drank the King's health.
    • Larry and Joe were sharing a table and drank the health of the King.

    2) May sent a note to her friend whom was sick, "I hope you are on the
    mend." What does it mean of on the mend?

    3) King Louis VI : Shall I pronounce as "King Louis the sixth"? How about
    XIII?

    4) May I know more about the translation of the symbols like "V, X.... and so
    on"? How do we name this kind of symbols?


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    Re: Meaning of phrases

    got to war
    to be liked by the King
    upset by the criticism
    everyone looks after everyone else
    to honour her
    drink a toast to the King and wish him good health
    recovering
    Louis the Thirteenth
    Roman Numerals

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    Red face Re: Meaning of phrases

    Tdol,

    For question 3)

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    King Louis VI : Shall I pronounce as "King Louis the sixth"? How about
    XIII?
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    For King Louis XIII, shall I pronounce as "King Louis the Thirteen" or "Louis the Thirteen"?

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    Re: Meaning of phrases

    XIII = thirteenth
    It doesn't matter so much whether you say King or not when you have the number; both are acceptable.

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