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A word



silvia.patti
Italy

A word
 
In my textbook there is this text: "I don t mind listen to U2 but they are a bit old-fashioned. I prefer the Jonas Brothers. Anyway, the U2 albums are over in the shop. Do you want to listen to one?"
What does over mean in this contest? Is it everywhere or finished?
Thanks
Silvia

25 Feb 2013      





ertugrultemur
Turkey

I think no more left...

25 Feb 2013     



drothe
Poland

It means "at some place that is not here" - you could put the word "there" in its place and get the same idea. We even often say something is "over there"meaning it is not here but some other place.

25 Feb 2013     



yanogator
United States

At the beginning, it should be "I don t mind listening to U2..."
 
"Over" means "at some distance away". It could be a large or small distance.
 
My keys are over on the desk. Could you get them for me, please?
 
Los Angeles is over in California, so I don t visit there often.
 
Would you like to come over to my house tonight? (Some people say "over my house", but that just doesn t sound right to me).
 
Bruce

25 Feb 2013     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Sarebbe forse laggiu ... same as they re over there in the shop. Sorry can t do the accent on the u of laggiu .

Lina

25 Feb 2013     



silvia.patti
Italy

Yes Bruce, I wrote wrong Tongue
Thanks to everyone
Silvia

25 Feb 2013     



yanogator
United States

Hey, Lynne, you actually can do the    that you need. Victor has "character map" in our forum. When you are writing your post, it s the funny die-looking thing just to the left of the smiley face. Click it, find the special character you need (The is in the bottom row), click it and it appears in your text. Nifty!
 
Bruce

25 Feb 2013     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Thank you, Bruce! That is really great.

Mandolina x x x 

Oh, once I get going in Italian.....la lingua la pi bella del mondo, non vero? 

25 Feb 2013     



yanogator
United States

Lynne,
I think many people here would disagree that Italian is the most beautiful language in the world, but I have to admit that it does have a beautiful sound, and is a very expressive language.

Bruce

25 Feb 2013