meaning of second

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Re: meaning of second

Postby spacer234 » 2015-11-13, 17:06

Ok, thought english is your second language too, but then I´m fine if english is your native language. Thank your!

And also his own explanations speak for the theory of second = moment here, right?
Person from USA: It´s an expression
Person from USA: Like a second

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Re: meaning of second

Postby spacer234 » 2015-11-15, 15:37

? :)

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Re: meaning of second

Postby linguoboy » 2015-11-15, 15:47

What questions remain unanswered? There is only one plausible interpretation of the original sentence and we've dissected it to death at this point.
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Re: meaning of second

Postby spacer234 » 2015-11-15, 21:37

I want to know if the author (of the sentence we are talking about in this thread) told me with his own explanation that second = moment:
Person from USA: It´s an expression
Person from USA: Like a second


It's really important for me so I would be very thankful for an answer. :)
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Re: meaning of second

Postby Osias » 2015-11-15, 22:13

What's your native language?
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Re: meaning of second

Postby spacer234 » 2015-11-16, 17:01

I am from Germany. :)

So can anyone please help me, if the author (of the sentence we are talking about in this thread) told me with his own explanation that second = moment?
Person from USA: It´s an expression
Person from USA: Like a second


As this relates to my family I want to be really safe. I hope you understand and I am very thankful. :)

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Re: meaning of second

Postby Dormouse559 » 2015-11-16, 17:06

Essentially, that's what he told you. He used "expression" as a synonym for "idiom". By saying, "It's an expression", he meant that he used "second" in its non-literal sense, which is "moment".
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Re: meaning of second

Postby spacer234 » 2015-11-16, 17:34

So all in all he could tell it from the moment / directly / instantly it's not Mr. X., right?


Then thanks for all your help, nice forum. :)


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