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    confusing words

    Hi. I am not sure about the meaning of these word in the given contexts. Could you give me some sinonims?

    1. “What’s that?” asked the waiter.
    “That? “It’s a translation tes- …” The Little Translator’s chest puffed out a little.


    Q: Is a "translation tes" a translation tool , like a portable dictionary?


    2. Oh”, he said, in a tone which he hoped was a sufficient cross between blasé and lofty....

    Thank you

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    Re: confusing words

    Quote Originally Posted by fantasydew View Post
    Hi. I am not sure about the meaning of these word in the given contexts. Could you give me some sinonyms?Thank you
    1. “What’s that?” asked the waiter.
    “That? “It’s a translation tes- …” The Little Translator’s chest puffed out a little.


    Q: Is a "translation tes" a translation tool , like a portable dictionary?
    What about translation test ? What the Little Translator seems to be trying to do is to find a word for cafe au lait.

    2. Oh”, he said, in a tone which he hoped was a sufficient cross between blasé and lofty....
    which he hoped was both bored and condescending

    hope this helps.

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