Are you familiar with all English language terms?

Pasay, Philippines
May 27, 2011 3:04am CST
How sure are you that you are familiar with all the English language terms? What will you do if you can't understand the meaning of terms if you are not at home to find dictionary and can't use the computer. For example you are having examination then of course we are not allowed to use anything or else it could be considered as cheating. Usually I am depending it on the sentence that is why I was able to find out the meaning of such word but then it does not mean that it is always accurate. Sometimes it has been correct but there are times that it is not compatible to the meaning that I thought.
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5 responses
• Philippines
27 May 11
I think no once can be familiar with all English language terms, thats why pocket dicitionaries and digital dictionaries are so popular. So what do I do when I dont know a word and have no dictionary around? I try to understand the meaning of a word by its contextual meaning. Contextual meaning refers to the meaning of a word in a certain context. So if this method is not enough, the next thing I do is ask someone if he or she does know its meaning or at least its contextual meaning. :)
• Pasay, Philippines
27 Mar 12
That is good idea that at least you are going to use the dictionary.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
27 May 11
Hi Metatronik, English language including the countless terms seem like a vast see to me for I'm still a learner. Traditional and online dictionary are really essential to me while I'm reading or writing It's true that the meaning of certain terms which we are not familiar with could be found out reading the sentences repeatedly. But it's ridiculous that sometimes we have got the opposite meaning
• Pasay, Philippines
27 Mar 12
Yeah just because of the context you thought it right regarding on how you understand it but then when you discover it by searching then that is going to be different.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 12
I would like to reread the sentence several times until I have got the meaning may be it's not accurate. Anyway this is the best way to get the meaning of it. Nowadays we can find out the meaning via our phone. Really convenient Reading here at myLot often can enhance our language as well
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
12 Jun 11
hi, actually i am slow in english which is the term,sometimes i need to use that term in many sentences before i get the real meaning of it,and if i dont know that terms,i usually ask help from the dictionary and thesaurus to make the term meaning in understandable.
• Pasay, Philippines
27 Mar 12
dictionary is our friend in order for us to have more knowledge.
@lou_is (668)
• India
28 May 11
First thing is i don't know much about this English language. But while talking with someone if i came across with any kind of words which i really don't know then i use to search it in my dictionary. But out side there won't be available of dictionary then directly i will ask the guy who has told that word. Because if we know that meaning of the word on the spot then it will be easy for us to understand and we can also use it next time.
• Pasay, Philippines
27 Mar 12
That is the problem at times that we tend to have communication barrier just because we don't understand what they are trying to say.
• Philippines
27 May 11
No, I'm not and I don't think someone knows all english terms. Although there's a chance Webster does, he made the dictionary for crying out loud.
• Pasay, Philippines
27 Mar 12
Webster itself for sure had researched as well before it became a dictionary. The problem with other people is that if they know something then it happens you don't know that word then they are using that as another weapon to look great for themselves.