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Re: Coming to Prague

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  • melvyn.geo
    ... Nice one, Michael, though it s a pity it s such a flying visit. Anyway, I m sure we ll manage to arrange something. M.
    Message 1 of 39 , Aug 3, 2003
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      --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, Michael Grant <transman@b...> wrote:
      > My wife and I will be in Prague from September 12 to 14. Would love to down a few pivos with you good folks.

      Nice one, Michael, though it's a pity it's such a flying visit. Anyway, I'm sure we'll manage to arrange something.

    • Hana Viansová
      Thanks a lot, Hanka, Coilin and Jamie, Hanka ... From: James Kirchner To: Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
      Message 39 of 39 , May 24, 2006
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        Thanks a lot, Hanka, Coilin and Jamie,

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "James Kirchner" <jpklists@...>
        To: <Czechlist@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 9:11 PM
        Subject: Re: [Czechlist] a few terms

        On May 24, 2006, at 2:57 PM, Hana Viansová wrote:

        > 1. is it common in English to use the French grave accent ("a") to
        > indicate a price at which goods are sold? e.g. these jeans are sold
        > a 50 dollars a pair?

        We don't use à. We use @. For example:

        5 units @ $50.00/unit

        > 2. what's the difference btwn a keyboard and a keypad? Someone told
        > me you have the former with a computer but the latter on a cell
        > phone. Is that correct?

        The keyboard is the device you use to input language into your
        computer. A keypad is for numbers, so you have keypads on phones,
        calculators, etc. Many computer keyboards have a keypad to the far
        right just for the input of numbers.

        > 3. What do you call "slovni uloha" in English? The type of math
        > problem where you give the assignment in words rather than figures
        > or formulas, e.g. If you go shopping with a 50 in your pocket,
        > buy ..... and ..... but then a friend pays you back ....., you have
        > lunch for ....... and leave a ........ tip and give ........ to
        > your favorite beggar, how much do you end up having left?

        In the US those are usually called "story problems". I have heard
        some teachers recently calling them "word problems", but that sounds


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