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What does tyro mean?



 
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What does tyro mean? #1 (permalink) Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:35 am   What does tyro mean?
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #69 "How to compliment", question 5

One can tell immediately that you are a ......... by the accomplished way you perform.

(a) amateur
(b) worker
(c) tyro
(d) professional

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #69 "How to compliment", answer 5

One can tell immediately that you are a professional by the accomplished way you perform.

Correct answer: (d) professional
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what is tyro?

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What does tyro mean? #2 (permalink) Wed Oct 08, 2008 23:27 pm   What does tyro mean?
 

Hello Jenz,

A "tyro" is a "beginner".

It derives from the Latin "tiro", which means "a newly recruited soldier".

Best wishes,

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