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Forum: Vocabulary February 09, 2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By poli
I referred to the dictionary on this on, and I...

I referred to the dictionary on this on, and I believe the best translation would be to keep on contact with, or to make contacts with.

You certainly wouldn't use to have relations with, as this...
Forum: Grammar February 09, 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By poli
You probably meant love instead of live, and you...

You probably meant love instead of live, and you sentence, I love very much oranges sounds bad:bad:. However, you can say, I very much love oranges, but in my opinion, it sounds a little stilted.
Forum: Grammar February 05, 2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By poli
It's not reflexive. Se, in this case, is an...

It's not reflexive. Se, in this case, is an example of the passive tense. A direct translation of this sentence in English would be, where can fresh fish be bought?

If you want to say, where can...
Forum: Vocabulary February 04, 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By poli
I think some people call then cachos de la...

I think some people call then cachos de la bicicleta.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 01, 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By poli
Encajar un chiste

I saw this written, and I know it means to take a joke, as in, what's the matter you can't take a joke? (¿Que pasa, no puedes encajar un chiste?) Is this generally how to say this?
Forum: Vocabulary February 01, 2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By poli
I would use the verb colocar.

I would use the verb colocar.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 31, 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By poli
I like the use of gira as in es el único color...

I like the use of gira as in es el único color que gira en esa cárcel.
I apologize for objectifying Pinosolano's entry, but I am curious about the use of gira in this case, but you must understand...
Forum: Vocabulary January 30, 2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By poli
There are also cases when by name and in name are...

There are also cases when by name and in name are interchangeable. For example: He's my boss in name or by name only. This would mean the he is my supervisor, but basically I do what I do without his...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 28, 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By poli
I did mean cuanto not cuento. It must have been...

I did mean cuanto not cuento. It must have been late.
Thank you for your help.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 25, 2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By poli
En cuento a

I know this term is used frequently, but I stay away from it for fear of getting it wrong. Does it mean en torno a exclusively. Is there a difference in the usage or meaning?
Forum: Vocabulary January 23, 2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By poli
Stopover usually implies a longer period of time,...

Stopover usually implies a longer period of time, perhaps a day.
Example: On my way to Hawaii, I had a stopover in San Francisco to visit a friend.

Layover may be an term specific to the USA....
Forum: Introductions January 18, 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By poli
Saludos cordiales a ti desde Nueva York.

Saludos cordiales a ti desde Nueva York.
Forum: Vocabulary January 18, 2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By poli
To jump the turnstile is definitely the term for...

To jump the turnstile is definitely the term for colarse en el metro, even though turnstiles aren't used anymore. Maybe beating the fare is a more contemporary term. Definitely those who...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 18, 2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By poli
This is very good to know. Thanks to all three of...

This is very good to know. Thanks to all three of you for your responses.
I always use más o menos and sobre. Now I will incorporate en torno a in conversation to vary my vocabulary.
Forum: Vocabulary January 17, 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By poli
It think seguir is well here, but to press...

It think seguir is well here, but to press usually implies an imperative. Could you incorporate imponer or urgir or impeler here?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 16, 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By poli
En torno a

Does this have the same meaning as sobre when sobre means about? Is it generally understood?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 12, 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By poli
I can't think of a similar refrain in English....

I can't think of a similar refrain in English. Usually we use the standard term adolescence.

I just remembered there is a term: the awkward years
Forum: Grammar January 12, 2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By poli
All are correct

All are correct
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 08, 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By poli
When you heard que fallo was it while watching a...

When you heard que fallo was it while watching a soccer game?
Forum: Vocabulary January 04, 2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By poli
Thank you. Perez-Reverte's article is amusing....

Thank you.
Perez-Reverte's article is amusing. There's that rabbit staring up at up at you asking, "What's up Doc?" :lol:
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 04, 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By poli
Use a moot point if you wish a direct translation.

Use a moot point if you wish a direct translation.
Forum: Vocabulary January 04, 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By poli
Gazapo

I have seen the word gazapo used frequently in Spanish newspapers to mean gaffe or faux pas. In the dictionary I see it means rabbit, or a sly person.
Is the word gazapo used in Latin America? If...
Forum: Translations January 01, 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By poli
Use right on target or spot on instead of on the...

Use right on target or spot on instead of on the dot.
Forum: Vocabulary December 26, 2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By poli
Igualmente JPablo, felices Pascuas de Navidad y...

Igualmente JPablo, felices Pascuas de Navidad y feliz año nuevo.
Forum: Vocabulary December 26, 2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By poli
Dispuesto/listo

I think they are not always interchangeable.

Estoy dispuesto viajar. Besides meaning ready to travel, does it mean I'm open to the prospect of traveling?


I suspect listo and dispuesto don't...
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