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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adjective Phrase 15. The adjective phrase
today is bona fide. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. Bonafide means
genuine or not counterfeit. So it basically means you know real or not
fake. Bona fide can also mean truthful or sincere depending upon how it's used.
Okay. Let's continue. The origin of this phrase comes directly from Latin meaning
good faith or in good faith. Yeah. Sometimes you wondered about this one
when you've seen it. Bona fide where'd they get it from. Why ? You know how do they
put this together ? But it makes sense. You know, bona is like a good. You know or
good origin. Fide would be like faithful or in good faith. So that's really what
it comes from. You know words like fidelity in English. So bona fide in good
faith. That's the meaning directly from Latin. The old Latin language the old
Roman Empire. All right. Let's continue. There is an actual opposite which is ... I
think they said is pronounced ma-la- fi-de But again this you don't hear
too much this is a more technical term, but it does exist. It's a direct opposite
to bona fide. I think it's a mala fide meaning in bad faith or with the
intention to deceive or trick. We don't often see this phrase used you know, it's
mostly used in regard to legal matters. Okay. So that's why it's probably more of
a legal law term. Okay. Let's continue. Oh yeah. So here if we had one, just one
example for mala fide thing . It was a mala fidei abuse of power.
Okay. So meaning you know, it was in bad faith or they, they , they purposely tried
to deceive people or maybe the people of a country. All right. Let's, again let's
look at number one. Now we're going to look at the examples of bonafide of
course. One way to check if it is a bona fide Rolex watch is to see if the second-
handle moves smoothly. Again bona fide here meaning
like genuine or not counterfeit. You know, the real thing. I remember seeing this on
TV show a long , long time ago because sometimes those copies can look really,
really good and they say one of the best ways is to look at the second-handle. You
know, the one that counts the seconds. If if it's moving just very smoothly, it
might be real. The fake one tends to like have a little jump . Well you know, each
second has a small jump in it. Where the real one just moves very smoothly
around. They say that's one of the ways to tell
that it is a bona fide Rolex. Okay. Let's look on. Number two here. Trust me this is
a bona fide offer. If you are willing to accept it. Maybe the person who it was
being offered to wasn't sure. Maybe he was suspicious of this offer and that's
what the person saying this is a bona fide over this is real. You should
consider this. Okay. Number three. We might say wow you actually got a bona fide
celebrity to be a guest on your YouTube show or your YouTube channel. You know because you
know, some YouTube channels are very small. So if you got a bonafide guest
maybe you got a real guest. Somebody who's really famous out there you know, in the
media or you know in movies or something like that. Number four. That was a bona
fide apology. Again meaning like sincere, truthful apology. That is really meant.
They weren't pretending, they weren't faking it. Okay. Let's look at number five.
He is making a bonafide attempt to clean up the government. So he's really trying
to do it. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it was clear Thank you for your time.
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English Tutor Nick P Adjective Phrase (15) Bona Fide

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anitawu12 published on May 12, 2019
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