Different meaning of common words
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Some of the words have their American meaning in other languages too, but not as their primary meaning. Here's what they mean elsewhere (primarily) and what they mean in American English (primarily).
30-I-2008 - 3-VIII-2023
Meaning in the US
real, in the matter of fact
contemporary, new, the buzz
spoken with a foreign accent
mostly a helicoid, sometimes a real spiral
just a spiral
and regarding the matter of
through traffic, what passes through a place is "in transit"
lines of text delimited by a line break, some indentation at the beginning, and some spacing after the line break.
an article in the text of a law, usually numbered
internal process of selecting a party candidate, consisting of campaign and elections
main, first, the most important
the whole apparatus of state power, with ministers, agencies etc.
the ministers, including the prime minister.
1e9, i.e. thousand millions
1e12, i.e. million millions
ad lib, adlib
to improvise (speech, action on scene); it's a verb ("she pretty much adlibbed the whole address")
doesn't exist, it's "ad libitum" - "at will"
has a diacritical on it (character)
a long dispute, often between families and spanning generations
land over which a feudal master reigns, his domain
hard currency, which can be converted into any other currency without a problem