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Great holmertz 2022-02-02 2:26

Hello Malgo,
I have never been here, but I think this is a classic view of that hill. Tourism seems to have been reasonably busy, judging from the several boats that animate the view. It was a good idea to include a slice of the canvas to show that this was taken from a similar boat. Colours are good and there are nice reflections in the water. Nice WS too, but I would find it more respectful to the Nubian to call him a 'man', rather than a 'guy'.
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Gert

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Old 02-02-2022, 12:05 PM
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Hi Gert,

Thank you for the critique. It was not a similar boat. We were on the felucca, so the small sailboat. The boats in the photo are motorboats. Now there are Western fewer tourists, but many local ones.
What is wrong with the "guy"? It is just informal.
In Merriam-Webster - man, fellow.
Cambridge Dictionary: man He's a really nice guy.
I rather use a guy than a man. And this Nubian was young, rather a boy than the man.
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There's nothing wrong. It just sounds too colloquial to me and could be regarded as slang. In a written sentence I think 'man' sounds better. Would you refer to an adult woman as a 'chick'?
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I do not know "a chick". I have never heard it. Strange, but I do not know the feminine equivalent of a guy in English. Very often the guides say to the groups - you guys, to women and men, of all ages.
Anyway, if somebody would refer to me like this, I wouldn't mind.
I mind a bit when they call me "babushka" . And it happens quite often.
Also in Polish, when I say something I very rarely use "mężczyzna" (a man), usually, it is "facet". Of course, not in the official texts.

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If you don't know 'chick', how about 'babe'? ;-)
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I do not know what the MEN are saying about other women. So I do not know this vocabulary. I know the language I and my friends (women) use when we are chatting.
Babe - I would be glad but it is improbable. .
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