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Forum: Translations December 12, 2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By poli
What more are we, eh? or in better English,...

What more are we, eh?
or in better English, What do we add up to? Not much so it seems, but in reality, we're big.
Forum: Grammar December 11, 2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By poli
I still think they are interchangeable. Due to is...

I still think they are interchangeable. Due to is used more in official announcements. Example: Due to impending storm conditions all eastbound trains will suspend operations at 6PM. In response to...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 05, 2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By poli
If it means tener todos sus asuntos en orden,...

If it means tener todos sus asuntos en orden, then the most common idiom I can think of is to get all your ducks in a row.
Forum: Translations November 29, 2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By poli
If you get a C on the first part of your exam,...

If you get a C on the first part of your exam, you still have a chance of an excellent grade provided that you get A's on the subsequent parts.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 28, 2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By poli
I think you can use, let somebody get by with a C.

I think you can use, let somebody get by with a C.
Forum: Grammar November 20, 2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By poli
Because of is much more used, and with good...

Because of is much more used, and with good reason: it's is more flexible. For instance, you can say, because of you, I am no longer alone. Rarely would you hear due to you, I am no longer alone....
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 16, 2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By poli
Hola buenas

I know this is a greeting which evades the distinction between the tardeor the mañana. I know it's very common in Spain, and I think it's used in Mexico too but I'm not sure. Do you believe this is...
Forum: Vocabulary November 11, 2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By poli
It sounds natural to me, but I would say, I have...

It sounds natural to me, but I would say, I have always felt a special connection to English.
Forum: Vocabulary November 09, 2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By poli
Exhibition/exposition

Are the words exhibición and exposición interchangeable when used to mean a presentation as in a museum? I see the word exposición a lot for this purpose and I wonder if exhibición should not be...
Forum: Culture November 07, 2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By poli
I think you may be referring to a porrón. I...

I think you may be referring to a porrón. I don't think there's an English equivalent to the word (Spanish decanter maybe). I would use porron, and good luck finding it in a store, because there...
Forum: Translations November 05, 2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By poli
Yes, these referencies can be used for other...

Yes, these referencies can be used for other places too. You may want to not use the word gran as is usually means big or wide. It may be better to use buen or exquisito or maravilloso or whatever.
Forum: Vocabulary November 04, 2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By poli
Angelica, I have heard, and I can't quote it...

Angelica, I have heard, and I can't quote it directly, something like, "tiene una pinta honesta en realidad no es así. Did I hear this correctly?
Forum: Vocabulary November 04, 2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By poli
Rusty is right, and it should be noted that the...

Rusty is right, and it should be noted that the verb pintar and nouns related to it has more meaning to it than its English equivalent. Not being a native speaker, I hesitate before using...
Forum: Grammar November 01, 2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By poli
These drops are only for your eyes. Do not place...

These drops are only for your eyes. Do not place them in your ears.:)
For your eyes only means strictly entre nous.
Forum: Vocabulary October 16, 2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By poli
I think an educator can be a nurturer, but not...

I think an educator can be a nurturer, but not necessarily. There may not be a direct translation, but the closest one I can think of is animador.
Forum: Translations October 13, 2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By poli
Thanks. That certainly sounds better. I need to...

Thanks. That certainly sounds better. I need to save this entire thread. It's very helpful.
One additional question: is a que identical to para que in meaning?
Forum: Translations October 11, 2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By poli
Naturally you can say the same things in Spanish,...

Naturally you can say the same things in Spanish, but they are usually said in a more direct manner. For example a Spanish speaker would normally not say , I'm having my teeth cleaned Tuesday(voy a...
Forum: Vocabulary October 09, 2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By poli
Proseguir

Is this the best term for prosecute? Dictionaries state proseguir also means proceed.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 29, 2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By poli
I would use perder, but I believe I have heard...

I would use perder, but I believe I have heard ponerse frio.
Forum: Vocabulary September 25, 2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By poli
Concertar is very common when it comes to an...

Concertar is very common when it comes to an appointment rather than a date. You most likely will not hear the subjunctive. Quiere or quieres are what you would hear.
Forum: Vocabulary by Topic September 22, 2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,913
Posted By poli
I've heard borrasca and temporal used for big...

I've heard borrasca and temporal used for big storms too. Where I live nor'easter is a term for a big coastal cyclone that effects the north east of the United States. It comes in autumn and winter...
Forum: Translations September 11, 2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By poli
Por eso, por lo tanto, así que

Are these terms interchangeable? I find myself using por eso mostly.
Forum: Grammar September 08, 2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By poli
I never heard sentirse frescoto mean refreshed in...

I never heard sentirse frescoto mean refreshed in Spanish. Is it common?
It sounds like an anglecism to me.
Forum: Translations September 07, 2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By poli
Both sound right, although I altered the second...

Both sound right, although I altered the second one
Forum: Translations September 05, 2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By poli
This forum has several members who are happy to...

This forum has several members who are happy to help you with your Spanish or English translations, but first the forum wants you to try to translate it yourself. Members will make all needed...
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