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[edit] Word or phrase of Ugandan English

Lost (adjective)

[edit] Meaning or equivalent in standard English

In Ugandan English, "to be lost" has two additional meanings: 1. To be rarely seen. If a person hasn't been seen for a long time, they are said to be lost. This doesn't necessarily mean that they are missing or they can't find their way, simply that a particular person hasn't seen them in a relatively long time. 2. Not to understand or comprehend something.

[edit] Usage of the word or phrase


  • Patrick is so lost; I haven't seen him in two years.
  • Don't get lost (Keep in touch).
  • I am lost (I not following what you are saying).

[edit] Origin of the word or phrase

Direct translation from some local languages.

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