DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby talkie
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Example sentences from the Web for talkie
Back in England, Hitchcock made the transition from silents to sound with Blackmail, Britain's first talkie.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Duane, everybody's talkie' about how you cleaned up the Bland outfit," he said, important and full of news.The Lone Star Ranger|Zane Grey
British Dictionary definitions for talkie
/ (ˈtɔːkɪ) /
informal an early film with a soundtrackFull name: talking picture
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