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Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 05:44 AM
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Re-reading that slightly baffled me, surely there...

Re-reading that slightly baffled me, surely there is no ambiguity there; it's "Carácteres" i.e. the same isn't it?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 31, 2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Sancho Panther
Cross That Bridge When ...

When someone wants to make overly detailed plans for the unforeseeable future we say "Cross your bridges when you get to them!", does Spanish employ "¡Cruce los puentes cuando los llegues!" ¿u otra...
Forum: Vocabulary May 11, 2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By Sancho Panther
Wall tiles are azulejos in Spain. HTH

Wall tiles are azulejos in Spain. HTH
Forum: Grammar April 17, 2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Sancho Panther
Acentuation - Stress

A very concise and lucid explanation of where to apply written accents:-

Stress
Stress falls on the last syllable of a word, e.g. comer,
unless the word ends in a vowel, n or s, in which case ...
Forum: General Chat March 29, 2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Sancho Panther
"Shift yerself you daft woman!", is probably as...

"Shift yerself you daft woman!", is probably as good as owt!

Very common colloquial northern English; = "¡Apartate, tonta!".

Should that be "¡Apártate!"?
Forum: General Chat March 26, 2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Sancho Panther
¡Gracias! Now I have question - my wife is...

¡Gracias!

Now I have question - my wife is very gregarious - very much a "people" person and when we're on essential shopping trips she occasionally forgets and converses with strangers; what...
Forum: General Chat March 24, 2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,131
Posted By Sancho Panther
Todas las obras de Carlos Ruiz Zafón,...

Todas las obras de Carlos Ruiz Zafón, especialmente "Shadow of the Wind" que leí en el inglés. And for English writers - Robert Goddard, very prolific, not as intense as Zafón but very gripping and...
Forum: Vocabulary March 24, 2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Sancho Panther
When a Sheila slaps you one - slap 'er back,...

When a Sheila slaps you one - slap 'er back, Blue!

NB, Cobber - I am not Australian!
Forum: General Chat March 24, 2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Sancho Panther
¡Bienvenidos de nuevo!

¡Cuanto os he echado de menos - creí que habéis desaparecido por siempre!

¡Espero que estéis todos bien en estos tiempos tan difíciles!

God bless and keep us all!

A great way to celebrate my...
Forum: Vocabulary February 08, 2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Sancho Panther
In the UK we usually say "Disgusted with it",...

In the UK we usually say "Disgusted with it", although "Disgusted by it" probably isn't really wrong, just not widely employed. Whereas "Disgusted to it" makes no sense at all, so really I have to...
Forum: Grammar January 14, 2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By Sancho Panther
Benidorm

My daughter lived there for fourteen years, we visited her there often, but it's only today that I spotted an anomaly - it's spelled without accentuation so according to all my textbooks it should be...
Forum: Vocabulary December 21, 2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By Sancho Panther
The examples you cite don't alter the fact that...

The examples you cite don't alter the fact that that an adjective is always descriptive and descriptive adjective is still a tautology.

"My, your" and "This and these" are pronouns.
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By Sancho Panther
is a tautology - there are no other kinds of...

is a tautology - there are no other kinds of adjective than descriptive ones.
Forum: Vocabulary December 09, 2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By Sancho Panther
The result was different from what he thought it...

The result was different from what he thought it would be, or 'to' what he thought it would be.

Different than is definitely regarded as a solecism by grammarians on this side of the Atlantic.
Forum: Vocabulary December 06, 2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By Sancho Panther
Going back to "Patadura" sometimes when my wife...

Going back to "Patadura" sometimes when my wife spots an ageing singer or film actress on tv she will often say "¡Mira qué maquillada está - tiene más arrugas qué la bota de un cojo!", always makes...
Forum: Grammar December 01, 2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By Sancho Panther
Very good - really helpful, thanks.

Very good - really helpful, thanks.
Forum: Grammar November 29, 2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By Sancho Panther
I, on the other hand always have trouble treating...

I, on the other hand always have trouble treating 'gente' as a singular noun - would someone be kind enough to offer some examples of the use of it as a singular noun?
Forum: Grammar November 24, 2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By Sancho Panther
I am very late in posting this (as well as...

I am very late in posting this (as well as embarrassed by my own pedantry!) but it's "Many people are more comfortable".

Your command of English is so good that I am surprised by your tiny lapse,...
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By Sancho Panther
Post #1 Not wishing to appear pedantic or...

Post #1

Not wishing to appear pedantic or offensive (it is a language learning forum!) but "Different than" is regarded as incorrect in the UK - 'different from' is the preferred usage on this...
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By Sancho Panther
If I was using metric in UK (now almost universal...

If I was using metric in UK (now almost universal amongst under thirties) I would say "One metre seventy". Whether this will still apply in a few years times when (or if!) we exit the EU remains to...
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By Sancho Panther
"Timo" y "Estafa"

¿Qué es la diferencia, o son iguales?
Forum: Vocabulary May 28, 2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By Sancho Panther
¡Sí - tienes razón! - pero ella lo pronunció tal...

¡Sí - tienes razón! - pero ella lo pronunció tal como escribí. ¡Muchas gracias!

O mejor dicho 'afixiante'.
Forum: Vocabulary May 28, 2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By Sancho Panther
El Vocabulario Único de mi Señora

¡Mi señora dice a veces palabras que no oigo de nadie más! El otro día me dijo "¡Qué día más axiante hace!", ¡parece que quiere decir 'agobiante'!

¿Hay alguien más que puede confirmarlo? A lo...
Forum: Vocabulary May 18, 2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,047
Posted By Sancho Panther
Sounds cool to me! In "La Bamba" I used to...

Sounds cool to me!

In "La Bamba" I used to think it was "Una poca de gracia para mi patilla" until it dawned on me that it was "¡Una poca de gracia pa' mi y pa' ti ya!".

¡Qué tonto soy!
Forum: Vocabulary May 12, 2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By Sancho Panther
Thank you - yes that does seem to make sense!

Thank you - yes that does seem to make sense!
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