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    Two questions

    1) is there any adj describing this situation: Some young Viet born in America assimilated into the society; they forget who they are, where they come from; they see themselves as American, not Vietnamese anymore?
    Anything like "lost-rooted"?

    2)What is the verb for this picture:
    Two kids are playing. One kid lie upon the other.
    Is there any verb replacing lie upon?

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    Re: Two questions

    For the first one, you could say rootless.

    I don't know of any verb offhand to replace lies upon.







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    Re: Two questions

    The 2nd example may be lewd: Here is what I want to say:
    A woman climb upon a man and hug and kiss him
    So how can we replace "climb upon"?

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    Re: Two questions

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    The 2nd example may be lewd: Here is what I want to say:
    A woman climbs upon a man and hugs and kisses him
    So how can we replace "climb upon"?
    Perhaps:
    gets up on

    or

    sits on a man's lap


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    Re: Two questions

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    1) is there any adj describing this situation: Some young Viet born in America assimilated into the society; they forget who they are, where they come from; they see themselves as American, not Vietnamese anymore?
    Anything like "lost-rooted"?
    Culturally disinherited, or dispossessed?


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    Re: Two questions

    We have something like lost-rooted in Vietnamese, but not any of yours Culturally disinherited, or dispossessed or rootless works. I mean that, some Viet born in the US are willing to forget their originality and run after Americans. Any word?

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    Re: Two questions

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    We have something like lost-rooted in Vietnamese, but not any of yours Culturally disinherited, or dispossessed or rootless works. I mean that, some Viet born in the US are willing to forget their originality and run after Americans. Any word?
    Do you mean that there is no equivalent to disinherited, dispossessed or rootless? Also, what do you mean by "forget their originality and run after Americans"?



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    Re: Two questions

    Oxford says:
    the dis∑pos∑sessed / — %dIspJ'zest; NAmE — / noun[pl.] people who have had property taken away from them
    dis∑in∑herit / — %dIsIn'herIt; NAmE — / verb[vn] to prevent sb, especially your son or daughter, from receiving your money or property after your death

    Hm... Nothing to do with property here. I'm not sure if they use metaphor. I mean that, some Viets are willing to forget their originality because they think Americans are superior. Any ideas?

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    Re: Two questions

    lose one's own cultural identity?
    get assimilated into the mainstream culture at the expense of one's own cultural identity

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    Re: Two questions

    a learner

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    1)
    2)What is the verb for this picture:
    Two kids are playing. One kid lie upon the other.
    Is there any verb replacing lie upon?
    Two kids are playing. One kid lie up to the other one.
    The phrasal verb lie up means to be hidden from someone else.

    I don't know what could mean lie upon. Does it mean the same?

    lie up=~ lie upon

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