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Chinese translation: a female name

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English term or phrase:Bez
Chinese translation:a female name
Entered by: R. A. Stegemann
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09:29 Jan 15, 2004
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Bez
Perhaps not English. Is it man or woman's name?
Li-chuan Yen
Local time: 09:57
Could be either, but probably female.
Explanation:
I suspect that at least a portion of its origin can be traced to the French word for kiss -- namely, baiser.

When a French man or woman says in French "I kiss you", he or she will say "Je te baise". The pronunciation of "baise" is nearly identical to that of how most native English speakers read the word "Bez".

Since names of affection can move in either direction, and sexual pairing is not always between a male and a female, it is difficult to say.

Notwithstanding, the name Bez is also very close to Beth, which is an abbreviation for Elizabeth -- a name often associated with Queens. Thus, I am guessing a female name or that of a male tranvestite.





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Note added at 2004-01-15 13:13:59 (GMT)
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Corrective spelling: The words \"Queens\" and \"tranvestite\" should have read \"queens\" and \"transvestite\".
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R. A. Stegemann
Saudi Arabia
Local time: 10:57
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2 +3Could be either, but probably female.
R. A. Stegemann


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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +3
Could be either, but probably female.


Explanation:
I suspect that at least a portion of its origin can be traced to the French word for kiss -- namely, baiser.

When a French man or woman says in French "I kiss you", he or she will say "Je te baise". The pronunciation of "baise" is nearly identical to that of how most native English speakers read the word "Bez".

Since names of affection can move in either direction, and sexual pairing is not always between a male and a female, it is difficult to say.

Notwithstanding, the name Bez is also very close to Beth, which is an abbreviation for Elizabeth -- a name often associated with Queens. Thus, I am guessing a female name or that of a male tranvestite.





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Note added at 2004-01-15 13:13:59 (GMT)
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Corrective spelling: The words \"Queens\" and \"tranvestite\" should have read \"queens\" and \"transvestite\".

R. A. Stegemann
Saudi Arabia
Local time: 10:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 25
Grading comment
Graded automatically based on peer agreement.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxTwinpens: Yes.
3 hrs

agree  matias: I will guess Bez is the short form for Elizabeth too. Tansvestite!! Wow! It is a popular name for them too?
2 days6 hrs
  -> It's a guess, Matias. I lead a rather sheltered life....

agree  Chinoise
4 days
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