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Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques June 11, 2019, 10:03 AM
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Posted By JPablo
Buenííííísimo! Me encanta el de: You...

Buenííííísimo!

Me encanta el de:

You can observe a lot by just watching.
Forum: Grammar May 09, 2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,667
Posted By JPablo
Common in Spain, you can see DRAE: ...

Common in Spain, you can see DRAE:

https://dle.rae.es/?id=7DBlluB|7DCRVC3

a canto, o al canto

1. locs. advs. A pique o muy cerca de.

2. locs. advs. Inmediata y efectivamente. Sacó dinero...
Forum: Translations May 09, 2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By JPablo
With AleC and Tomísimo: Exempli Gratia: ...

With AleC and Tomísimo:

Exempli Gratia:

El Show de los Teleñecos is the Castilian Spanish dub of The Muppet Show, televised in Spain beginning in 1978.
...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 09, 2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By JPablo
Spanish Royal Acaemy gives "quemar" with that...

Spanish Royal Acaemy gives "quemar" with that meaning.

https://dle.rae.es/?id=Un85JJr

12. tr. coloq. Dejar a alguien en condiciones poco adecuadas para seguir ejerciendo una actividad o...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 24, 2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By JPablo
@ Poli: What is the context where you got the...

@ Poli: What is the context where you got the expression from?

It could make a big difference on meaning, or just a nuance. But any word or expression could mean many different things, depending...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 21, 2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By JPablo
Do you have some context? It would mean to...

Do you have some context?

It would mean to me, how a painter would show reality.

I.e., he would see a "live scene", and the reflect that in his paintings.

Like at Salvador Dalí's Museum,...
Forum: Vocabulary April 21, 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By JPablo
Por interés te quiero Andrés... Además de...

Por interés te quiero Andrés...

Además de las aportaciones ya dadas, Oxford nos da:

Actúa solo por interés — he acts purely out of self-interest / in his own interest.

Con matices se podrían...
Forum: Vocabulary April 21, 2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By JPablo
Productos lácteos y productos de aspecto lechoso,...

Productos lácteos y productos de aspecto lechoso, o productos con mucha leche...

Como decía Íñigo: "¡Que lo digas en español, leches!" :-)
Forum: Translations April 19, 2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By JPablo
"Poner peros..." ponerle peros a algo/algn —...

"Poner peros..."

ponerle peros a algo/algn — to find fault with sth/sb
https://es.oxforddictionaries.com/translate/spanish-english/pero
...
Forum: Translations April 18, 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By JPablo
De acuerdo con Angélica, es una expresión muy...

De acuerdo con Angélica, es una expresión muy común en España.

CREA da unos 15 ejemplos, todos de España, menos uno de Argentina:

- Bien -dijo Lacasa, sin [***]poner pegas[***]-. Necesitaríamos...
Forum: Translations April 14, 2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By JPablo
Rusty, but this seems to have the opposite...

Rusty, but this seems to have the opposite meaning.

"Morir en vida", as far as I understand it in Spanish is like "enterrarse en vida", as in "Retirarse del trato con los demás." or "suffer in...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 13, 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By JPablo
¿Contexto? Para algo como: ... para que...

¿Contexto?

Para algo como:

... para que no tengan la sensación de estar de sobra.

Yo diría:

... so that they do not feel the odd one out.
Forum: Translations April 13, 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By JPablo
Dying alive? A ver qué nos dicen los...

Dying alive?

A ver qué nos dicen los nativos... ;-)
Forum: Vocabulary March 19, 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,426
Posted By JPablo
How about...? ... serves as a criticism of...

How about...?

... serves as a criticism of the murky society of the time. ?
Forum: Grammar March 19, 2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By JPablo
For, Los amigos de mis amigos son tus...

For,

Los amigos de mis amigos son tus amigos.

I would go with,

My friends' friends are your friends.
Forum: Translations March 08, 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By JPablo
I would probably go with "remache de tornillo" in...

I would probably go with "remache de tornillo" in this case, then.

I never heard (in Spain) the term "poste" used in this sense. Maybe they use it in the US and Mexico (as shown in Rusty's...
Forum: Translations March 07, 2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By JPablo
The translation seems fine to me... except that I...

The translation seems fine to me... except that I don't get this "poste" business.

Is this referring to a "perno"?

https://es.oxforddictionaries.com/translate/spanish-english/perno

If you...
Forum: Vocabulary March 04, 2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,278
Posted By JPablo
Interesting question! (And interesting...

Interesting question!

(And interesting theories!!)
Forum: Translations March 04, 2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By JPablo
Yes, "a bit of a controller" or I guess you could...

Yes, "a bit of a controller" or I guess you could also say "somewhat a controller" or "kind of a controller," right?

Oxford gives these examples too,

fue medio violento encontrármelo ahí — it...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 04, 2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By JPablo
Oxford agrees with Alec! ...

Oxford agrees with Alec!

https://es.oxforddictionaries.com/translate/english-spanish/a_flash_in_the_pan

It will also depend on the context!

Also "éxito pasajero"

Tormenta en un vaso de...
Forum: Translations December 19, 2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By JPablo
Okay... Conforme pasa el tiempo, eres cada...

Okay...

Conforme pasa el tiempo, eres cada vez mejor...

El tiempo va pasando, y tu vas madurando como un fruto en el verano... (a bit free!)

What is your proposal?
Forum: Translations December 11, 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By JPablo
Hi, Jalapeño! Do you have more context? ...

Hi, Jalapeño!

Do you have more context?

Is it supposed to rhyme with the previous line?

What would you propose, or seems better to you?


"As time goes on" could be "conforme pasa el...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 08, 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By JPablo
De nada, un placer...

De nada, un placer...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 11, 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By JPablo
I give a couple of additional ideas... ...

I give a couple of additional ideas...

"Well, he is so cripple-minded that he just can't fathom it."

Bueno, tiene una mentalidad tan paranoica que no puede comprenderlo...

Bueno, tiene...
Forum: Vocabulary November 07, 2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By JPablo
In Spain is common to say, Una loncha de...

In Spain is common to say,

Una loncha de jamón serrano.

Una loncha de tocino.

Una loncha de beicon.

Una loncha de queso.
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