niznai

English translation: He's acting as if he doesn't know

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Romanian term or phrase:Face pe niznaiul
English translation:He's acting as if he doesn't know
Entered by: Anthony Gething
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01:39 Jan 12, 2002
Romanian to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Romanian term or phrase: niznai
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Anthony Gething
Local time: 23:07
"somebody who pretends he doesn't know"
Explanation:
Without any context it's hard to offer a precise translation.


In any case,used idiomatically, it can be a noun, derived from the Russian expression:" ia ne znayu" ("I don't know").
Ex. "Face pe niznai" ("He's acting as if he doesn't know ")
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bobe
United States
Local time: 15:07
Grading comment
Multumesc!
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4 +2"somebody who pretends he doesn't know"
bobe


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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
"somebody who pretends he doesn't know"


Explanation:
Without any context it's hard to offer a precise translation.


In any case,used idiomatically, it can be a noun, derived from the Russian expression:" ia ne znayu" ("I don't know").
Ex. "Face pe niznai" ("He's acting as if he doesn't know ")

bobe
United States
Local time: 15:07
Native speaker of: Romanian
PRO pts in pair: 178
Grading comment
Multumesc!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Elvira Stoianov
3 hrs

agree  Andrei Albu: The word has a Russian origin - Niznaiu = I don't know.
5 hrs
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