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Forum: Grammar August 09, 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 65
Posted By poli
I thought the la referred to a beer or some other...

I thought the la referred to a beer or some other beverage with a the female gender.
Forum: Vocabulary July 29, 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By poli
So, can tronco and patadura be used...

So, can tronco and patadura be used interchangeably sometimes?
Don't expect me to dance the tango. I'm such a klutz.
No esperes que baile el tango. Soy un tronco/patadura.
Forum: Grammar July 23, 2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By poli
Irse usually means to leave, although it has...

Irse usually means to leave, although it has other usages as well.. Ahora me voy means I'm going (leaving) now.

So, in your examples, you would do best to not use the reflexive.
Forum: Grammar July 19, 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By poli
In addition to what Angelica writes and for your...

In addition to what Angelica writes and for your information dogs and other creatures that are dear to us, can be given the personal a just like humans.

Example:¿Diste al perro su comida?
Forum: Vocabulary July 13, 2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By poli
It's very much like reconcile in English, but in...

It's very much like reconcile in English, but in English nobody reconciles sleep.
Forum: Vocabulary July 12, 2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By poli
What I hear is para mí es difícil coger sueño. I...

What I hear is para mí es difícil coger sueño. I know the word coger must be used cautiously in some countries.


I'm learning a lot today. Can conciliar be used like concertar?
Forum: Grammar July 12, 2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By poli
That's a good one Tomísimo. I haven't heard it...

That's a good one Tomísimo. I haven't heard it before, and I will try to add it to my memory bank. I will pass it by a Caribbean Spanish speaker to see if he uses the term.
Forum: Grammar July 12, 2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By poli
I think sometimes people use the verb pasar.

I think sometimes people use the verb pasar.
Forum: Translations July 11, 2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By poli
As Rusty stated, context is important. Spanish,...

As Rusty stated, context is important. Spanish, like English can be ambiguous, and I think it is even more so. You can say el gato pertenece a Maria if you want to be very precise about ownership.
Forum: Translations July 10, 2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By poli
Could you use fue nacido instead of acuñado? In...

Could you use fue nacido instead of acuñado? In English to coin and to give birth to can be synonymous in some circumstances.
Forum: Vocabulary July 10, 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By poli
Thanks Rusty. I didn't know about the British...

Thanks Rusty. I didn't know about the British usage.
Forum: Vocabulary July 10, 2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By poli
Gumdrop

I would use caramelo but I know it's not accurate. Is there a common word. I think in Spain gominola is used, but I never heard it before. I think gominola may also mean a sweet innocent young person...
Forum: Translations July 08, 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By poli
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Forum: Vocabulary July 02, 2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By poli
Klutz does not imply stupidity. It implies...

Klutz does not imply stupidity. It implies awkwardness. If you drop something, you may say in a self-deprecating manner, I'm such a klutz.
Forum: Vocabulary July 01, 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By poli
:idea:Are you familiar with the term clumsy? A...

:idea:Are you familiar with the term clumsy? A clumsy dancer will step on toes. A clumsy soccer player will make unplanned things happen.

Also a good word is klutz. Klutz is probably the word you...
Forum: Vocabulary July 01, 2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By poli
Two left feet is the only term I know that's...

Two left feet is the only term I know that's similar. Otherwise awkward dancer, which of course is not an idiom, can be used. I think that, unlike tangueros argentinos, us anglos dance less since...
Forum: Translations June 23, 2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By poli
In Latin America, you are more likely to hear the...

In Latin America, you are more likely to hear the word amarrar used for knots, but perhaps it is interchangeable with atar which I think is more often used to mean to tie up. You may also want to...
Forum: Vocabulary June 19, 2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By poli
Imagino que tenía algo de ver con su pelo, porque...

Imagino que tenía algo de ver con su pelo, porque en su juventud llevaba su pelo grueso aparentemente despeinado (like mop top in English
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques June 06, 2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By poli
I love comical misuses of language, and probably...

I love comical misuses of language, and probably do it a lot in Spanish. I see the errors in Firpo's quotes, but only sometimes see to humor due to my imperfect knowledge of Spanish. In the USA...
Forum: Vocabulary May 28, 2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By poli
That s for j substitution is predominate in In...

That s for j substitution is predominate in In the Caribbean. Many people use it occasionally, somehow knowing that it sounds colloquial almost the way some people use ain't in English fully knowin'...
Forum: Grammar May 13, 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By poli
So mogollón can mean a big stink in North...

So mogollón can mean a big stink in North American English.
Forum: Translations May 08, 2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By poli
El Animakers Show is very anglicized, but it is...

El Animakers Show is very anglicized, but it is an Anglicism very commonly used in Latin America. El Show de Animakers is better grammatically.
Forum: Translations May 08, 2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By poli
Creerse

Se cree la heroína de las novelas que lee.
I suppose it means she sees herself as one of the heroines of the novels she reads.

I would not have written it this way, I would have written,m I Se...
Forum: Grammar May 06, 2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By poli
In some countries they use hincha, but I don't...

In some countries they use hincha, but I don't think it works internationally
Forum: Translations May 04, 2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By poli
Angelica, there may be a good reason you have...

Angelica, there may be a good reason you have never heard the term face to face. The Spanish speakers I know who use the term call it un face to face:D
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