hippopotamus

Lithuanian translation: begemotas

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English term or phrase:hippopotamus
Lithuanian translation:begemotas
Entered by: Justas Staniulis

12:48 Sep 24, 2007
English to Lithuanian translations [PRO]
Zoology
English term or phrase: hippopotamus
Please help to translate this word into Lithuanian. I cannot choose between "begemotas" and "hipopotamas". I need the most useful word.
juliaect
Local time: 09:59
begemotas
Explanation:
Both words can be used, but "begemotas" is more popular and more Lithuanian.

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Note added at 8 mins (2007-09-24 12:57:27 GMT)
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sorry, wrong link. Should be this one:
http://lkz.mch.mii.lt/Zodynas/Zd03/03031910.asp?txtZodis=533...
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Justas Staniulis
Local time: 10:59
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5 +3begemotas
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
begemotas


Explanation:
Both words can be used, but "begemotas" is more popular and more Lithuanian.

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Note added at 8 mins (2007-09-24 12:57:27 GMT)
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sorry, wrong link. Should be this one:
http://lkz.mch.mii.lt/Zodynas/Zd03/03031910.asp?txtZodis=533...


    Reference: http://lkz.mch.mii.lt/Zodynas/Paantrastiniai.asp?idr=03&id=0...
Justas Staniulis
Local time: 10:59
Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ernestas Lomsargis: begemotas tiek pat lietuviškesnis už hipopotamą, kiek traktorius už autobusą (žr. http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=beh... ;-)
1 hr

agree  diana bb: :-))
1 hr

agree  Vidmantas Stilius: scientific usage: hipopotamas (several species distinguished); everyday usage: begemotas
6 hrs
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