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can anybody tell me what dose the word zantabulous mean? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2005-3-27 15:40:03 |Display all floors
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thx a lot

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Post time 2005-3-27 18:57:28 |Display all floors

It seems a blending word~

Are you sure you have the right spelling?
I only know "Fantabulous"
sorry~!

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Post time 2005-3-30 08:05:15 |Display all floors

Zantabulous

Hi guys, I like your community,and am posting here for the first time. I'm from Australia, and teach English in Shanghai. I'm also trying to learn Chinese.

I've never heard of zantabulous either. I wonder if you mean fantabulous, which is actually a combination of fantastic and fabulous.

Such words formed by combining letters from two other words are known in English as blend words. There are many commonly-used blend words in English. Their meaning is a combination of the meanings of the words from which they are formed.

For example, "brunch" comes from breakfast and lunch. It's food that you eat at a time that is too late for breakfast and too early for lunch (around mid-morning). Another example is smog, = smoke + fog

Lewis Carroll called these words "portmanteau words" (a portmanteau is a small carrying case). He thought of these words as two meanings packed into one word, like in a portmanteau or suitcase. He created a number of portmanteau words in his poem "Jabberwocky", like "slithy", a combination of slimy and lithe.

Can you try creating some interesting words yourselves? :-)

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Post time 2005-3-30 19:58:08 |Display all floors

welcome

Changcheng,welcome to our community. welcome to Shanghai.
I wanna know whether your name "changcheng" mean the Great Wall?

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Post time 2005-3-31 08:09:18 |Display all floors

Often honest

Thanks, ynesliu! Some friends gave me that name. It's actually 常诚.  It means often honest? haha.

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Post time 2005-3-31 18:32:36 |Display all floors

Good Name~

Nice to see your posts here ,Your name is really a good one ,hehe~Enjoy your time here!

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Post time 2005-3-31 18:33:44 |Display all floors

Good Name~

Nice to see your posts here ,Your name is really a good one ,hehe~Enjoy your time here!

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