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"Anguka pa!"


April 16, 2017



This whole lesson is a mystery to me, full of "flop!", "simile" and "personification"... I don't get at all what it's about.


The literal meaning for this is to fall boom.


Yeah. After thinking about this, I realised "pa" is probably onomatopoeia for the sound something makes when it falls over, put there for added emphasis. So anguka pa! = flop/crash and burn/tank.


I don't understand this sentence, since I am not a native English Speaker, although I understand that "kuanguka" is to fall. Can somebody help me?


I have a feeling this might mean "to be unsuccessful"... It would be really great if they'd teach it in context like "The film had a big budget, but it flopped"...


How many languages do you speak


Portuguese and English, a little bit of Spanish.


I think one of the volunteers in this course is someone who is involved in English academically, THINKS he speaks very good English, (but really doesn't) and feels just a little superior to everyone else because of it. Just judging from this lesson, which NONE of the other courses I've taken has felt a need to include, and the WAY overly explained tips and notes throughout the course. It's like reading a self published book that had NO editing because the author felt that no one else could possibly understand what they were getting at - there is real content here but it's almost impossible to get at it.


If none of the other courses use idioms, the only excuse I can think of for that oversight is that Duo seems to offer beginner course levels. As far as I know all languages make use of idioms -- a series of words that has meaning different from the literal translation -- so it is helpful to be aware of these phrases in a language so the learner isn't in a different "brain space" from what the native speaker might have meant.


I think this should be "paa" from the pronunciation not "pa"


I find the explanations of the words meanings and definitions very helpful

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