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Hi Emma. Thank you for this wonderful lesson! I scored a full ten out of ten! Again thanks a lot!

palakshi nautiyal

Tank you Emma &
Tank you engvid

mhesmaeili

Thanks Emma, Great as always

Seif Eldawla

Thank you Emma for the lessons.

Houreiliu Gonmei

Hi Emma!
Here in Brazil we have some expressions quite similar; but our country is big and it’s could be different to one place to another, even in the same state. I live in Rio de Janeiro. I’ll talk about some local animals expressions.

Dog, ass and pig have the same meaning (I think it’s universal!)

Weasel we don’t have it.

Chicken is the person unfaithful in a relationship or those who has sex with anybody.

Rat, here we usually use the expression “library rat” to book lover’s.

Deer in Rio today is calling for male friend. Can be offensive calling for homosexual male. And can be (for male) offensive calling in a strife.

Elephant we use in the expression “white elephant” to public buildings that are not useful purpose.

And finally, Owl is the best one, we use in the expression “Owl mom”, for careful mom.

Thanks!

Silas da Silva

    “White elephant” has a similar meaning in English, too. It is often used to talk about expensive but useless projects. However, it can also be used for small, cheap, often silly or decorative objects. A “white elephant sale” is like a “yard sale” or “rummage sale”—a sale of cheap second-hand (not new) objects, often to raise money for charity, a church, etc. A “white elephant gift swap” usually happens around Christmastime. Everyone brings a small cheap gift. Someone can either unwrap a new gift, or “steal” a gift someone else has already opened.

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I think they are all said like in Brasil. Thanks Mr. Emma.

Roberto

her is a nice teacher i am understand 90% her say and is good for me thanks

rozo16

Really,I like vocabulary.

Abdigargar

Thanks!! Was excelent

alexandre

Emma , you are amazing as usual

abbas.hammoodi

Hi Emma, thank you for that…I got 9/10..hopefully I can do better in writing and speaking.

mbm@511

Emma questioned about meanings these words in our language. ‘Pig’ is a rude word in my language and the meaning equal English. ‘Ass’ is a less rude word (in meaning the animal :) ). ‘Rat’ has different meanings (We call so a thief who steal from friends or colleagues. Very negative meaning). We do not have analogs for English expressions ”Elephant’,’Dog’,’Chicken’,’Weasel’. For us these words mean the animals. ‘Deer’ has negative and funny meaning which absolutely different from English (because the deer has antlers(horns) ;) )

Bitaly

thank you my frand emma
I have 70
I stop lerrning for 5 yaers

mohamed alkssr

Thank you so much Emma

Bah

i like a lot your class teacher, thanks

bundersvaguen

thank you very much Emma

tuanthanh204

This is my fist class. I’m love it Emma thks!

Crissena

the lesson is very interesting, I also feel the way used the animal is the same vietnamese, special: the animals such as pig, dog, owl, rat. Thank Emma a lot

nguyen van long

Thank you for help me.

Blankman

Thank you teacher, Iam really appreciate that

jeanlyceMondesir

It was fantistic. I had 9 marks among 10.

machacha

Thank you so much emma

masumamasu

Great lesson!!Thanks Emma ;)

knopfler86

I am not a chicken anymore but I am still a deer

Anbreen

Hi Emma, you are amazing as always. You teach your lessons very well or I understand you well. That’s why your pronunciation is very good and you explain it one by one. In our Turkish culture, animal names are associated with people in a positive or negative sense. For example, we sometimes call a bad person a ‘snake’. Meaning; I mean, it’s very sneaky and sneaky and can sting and kill you as a treacherous. Best regards

musta33

Great lessons, Emma thanks .you are the best.

carlodesiderio

thank you dear tutor, it is very helpful.

Hussain1998

I got 3 score out of 10 aww HAHHA

Mariaaaamattt

Good lesson, some expression are similar to my country but others are new for me, hence I think are very useful on informal conversation.

remaurorozo1

Thank you

airsidesafety

In my country people others stupid like a cow but they also say drink cow milk to smarter :)))))))))

I am Vietnamese

    I knew two of them. But now I know a lot more. Thank you mam.

    Rishabh Kashyap

We have dog (people who doing dirty things) , pig (stupid people) and checken not strong buttrying do what strong people doing when they know that they going to lose) lion are good People like strong smart

Maria Waraabe

Nice job, Lady.

Vayne01

Thank you Emma. I’ve enjoy your class so much, You’re awesome.

Jose Wilson Fernandes Silva

so very good

phanthao

Thanks Emma, great lesson.

Fabio

hiemma ive learn a ot from you

ingemar

THANKS 9/10

syedyakub

It’s very helpful. Thank you so much, Emma. 9/10

KenKunKin

Thanks Emma

Salam Hmed

Emma you are a great teacher,

karan@1983

    In vietnam people used the animal in the same meaning, the lessons is superb.Thank you Emma

    Rudens

Thank you Emma for the lessons.

10/10

Djali Mohamed Zakaria

Thank you Emma. 10/10

Mouhamadou Moustapha GAYE

Hi Emma, these are very nice vocabs, so does the lesson too. A little bit sad, my score is 8/10. keep trying next time.

BinhNT

in my language a stupid people is like a jackass or chicken

carlodesiderio

I have got 9 correct out of 10.

Aung Thaw Htet

I got ten correct out of ten, thanks for your class anyway. Your class is pretty much easy to be understood. Thanks again.

beneloved

learning your course,I feel on the wall.I am not in the dog house.I can understand that you explain.

Khin Khin Kyi

Thanks Emma I understood

Anand shivram kamble

Thanks Emma so much

Ahmed Fouad 15

Thanks so much Emma i got 10/10, your lessons are so good

JorgeVega

Thank you Emma.

Patrick Milles

thank you so much for this wonderful free lesson
I got 10/10

Castiel22

thanks you

vietnamtriminh

Thanks a lot Emma .

mohammad@95

wow it was fun

Pouafe Asafo

thank u alot Emma

moawia khider

i love to learn english by your lessons.

carlodesiderio

Thanks Emma!

AizaPC

thanks teacher. It was a funny lesson. In Colombia we also use animal words to refer people in diferente situation. For example:
When you say a man is a dog, we talk about that person likes stay with two or more women, of course on the sly.
A person who afraid scary movies or new things to do is a chicken. I think that meaning of this word is around the world.
We always have rats in Colombia. Our politians always do things on the sly, they are a rats.
The other expresion like a deer in the headlights or elephant on the room are new for me and I find it very funny and interesting.

richardcivil087

I got 8

chaimaa charki

Thank you very much

tellme

thank you.

kasun p

thank you.
100%

kasun p

i loved :) i´m learning many things with you thank you so much … >3

leticiriaco

Thanks, Emma it was a good class.

amaralsan

thank you

wall1234A

thanks a lot Emma

ashehri

Hi Emma thanks a lot for your helpful lessons, I am from Iraq here we are using the same expressions for Dod Pig, chicken, and rat as well, but the only difference is with an owl which is used for ominous guys

abbas.hammoodi
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