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Alfonso May 09, 2008 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jane (Post 7989)
I can´t seem to understand this sentence.
`No, until now it hasn´t happened to me. In spite of my bad image/fame, I usually always fly sober´
Please, what does it mean?
Is my translation right?

Perfect translation!

Jane May 09, 2008 05:40 PM

Thanks, Alfonso.
By the way, Iris, thanks for explaining his status with the bottle. I was beginning to wonder.;) Coming from you, it´s a relief.:):cool:

gatitoverde May 09, 2008 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iris (Post 7992)
He means he's not an alcoholic despite what others might say in the forum.:DAnyway I've been told he doesn't have much experience of drinking.

En escribir se debe utilizar "at" en vez de "of" aquí, pero in el hablar informal, es más común no utilizar ninguna palabra: he doesn't have much experience drinking. Pero "the experience of flying an aeroplane is an exciting one" es un ejemplo del uso correcto de "of," versus "he has no experience at flying an aeroplane." Necesito pensar en el porqué. Es confundido ya sé.

Alfonso May 10, 2008 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gatitoverde (Post 8038)
Al escribir se debe utilizar "at" en vez de "of" aquí, pero en el habla() informal, es más común / habitual no utilizar ninguna palabra: he doesn't have much experience drinking. Pero "the experience of flying an aeroplane is an exciting one" es un ejemplo del uso correcto de "of," versus "he has no experience at flying an aeroplane." Necesito pensar en el porqué. Es confuso, ya sé / ya lo sé.

You will use ya sé in some South American countries. In Spain we rarely say ya sé. The most common is to say ya lo sé.

We don't use común as often as you use in English common. The most fitting word is habitual.

gatitoverde May 10, 2008 01:09 PM

Alfonso, you rock! Thanks for taking the time to correct me. I'm trying to find things to say just so someone will bother to correct them. :)


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