confusing words

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fantasydew

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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....

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beascarpetta

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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. :-D
 
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