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Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 06, 2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Tomisimo
If the meaning is that there is going to be a...

If the meaning is that there is going to be a meeting and people are going to get in trouble as a result, you might be able to use "heads are going to roll".
Forum: Vocabulary April 30, 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By Tomisimo
Other related terms (with different nuances of...

Other related terms (with different nuances of meaning):

civil union
free union
shacking up (informal)

A common term I've heard in Mexico is "unión libre".
Forum: Vocabulary April 30, 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Tomisimo
Robindesbois, you can also just use "wear"...

Robindesbois, you can also just use "wear" instead of "wear and tear".
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 30, 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Tomisimo
Viendo las frases "truth will out" y "murder will...

Viendo las frases "truth will out" y "murder will out", creo que Angélica le ha atinado al clavo.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 30, 2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Tomisimo
If the focus isn't on the bad habits and instead...

If the focus isn't on the bad habits and instead is on earning some money, there are other options:

to pay his/her own way
to cover his/her expenses
for spending money

If the focus is on the...
Forum: Grammar April 30, 2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Tomisimo
There are also other options. For example:

There are also other options. For example:
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 30, 2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Tomisimo
¿Podrías poner un ejemplo del contexto? No tiene...

¿Podrías poner un ejemplo del contexto? No tiene mucho sentido así como está.
Forum: Grammar April 11, 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Tomisimo
To build on what pjt33 is saying, other good...

To build on what pjt33 is saying, other good options might be:

It's up to me to call the police.
Calling the police is on me.
It's on me to call the police.
Forum: Vocabulary April 11, 2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By Tomisimo
Cada vez estoy más gordo. I keep gaining...

Cada vez estoy más gordo.
I keep gaining weight.
I keep getting heavier.
I'm steadily gaining weight.

Remember that while fat = gordo in a literal sense, in usage the meaning is a lot more...
Forum: Vocabulary April 11, 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Tomisimo
Check into means to register to stay: I'm going...

Check into means to register to stay: I'm going to check into the hotel.
I'm going to check into the hospital.
Check in can be used when there's no object. This still refers to staying at a hotel....
Forum: Grammar March 18, 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Tomisimo
There are several verbs that can be used. ...

There are several verbs that can be used.

deshacerse de algo
tirar algo (a la basura)
botar algo
echar algo a la basura
sacar algo (when used in context)
Forum: Grammar March 18, 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Tomisimo
Not a native speaker, but I don't think they are...

Not a native speaker, but I don't think they are the same. Also, I don't think you can use the imperfect in this type of sentence, and you need to match up the tenses as in quisiera with podría and...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 17, 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Tomisimo
en torno a with reference to in reference...

en torno a

with reference to
in reference to
regarding
Forum: Grammar January 15, 2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Tomisimo
It doesn't feel like they can be used...

It doesn't feel like they can be used interchangeably, though I'll defer to native speakers, obviously.

la parte en que sucede x...
la parte que trata sobre x...
la parte que se trata de x......
Forum: Vocabulary January 15, 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Tomisimo
Sacar and eliminar both work fine. Another common...

Sacar and eliminar both work fine. Another common option would be "quitar".
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 12, 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Tomisimo
I agree with awkward. Being at an awkward...

I agree with awkward.

Being at an awkward age.
Being at a difficult age.
Forum: Grammar January 12, 2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Tomisimo
Without the article sounds a little more normal...

Without the article sounds a little more normal for me.

Another option, at least in AmE, would be "by the pound".
Forum: Grammar January 12, 2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Tomisimo
Also, it depends a little bit. Are you talking...

Also, it depends a little bit. Are you talking about the building where you watch movies, or are you talking about movies in general?
Forum: Vocabulary January 12, 2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Tomisimo
Some other possible options, depending on...

Some other possible options, depending on context, how the market actually works, and what they sell, would be:

Weekly market
Farmer's market (vendors sell food, vegetables, plants, and other...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 06, 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Tomisimo
I did a bit of searching for that phrase (both...

I did a bit of searching for that phrase (both versions of it) as a Puerto Rican interjection and came up empty handed.
Forum: Translations December 26, 2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By Tomisimo
I wouldn't use a literal translation for "I miss...

I wouldn't use a literal translation for "I miss being young." I'd say some thing like "¡Cómo quisiera ser joven otra vez!" or "¡Cómo quisiera volver a ser joven!"
Forum: Vocabulary December 26, 2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By Tomisimo
Also, "estoy dispuesto a viajar". ¡Feliz...

Also, "estoy dispuesto a viajar". ¡Feliz Navidad!
Forum: Grammar December 22, 2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By Tomisimo
Agreed. I'd say they are mostly interchangeable...

Agreed. I'd say they are mostly interchangeable in casual, spoken English, depending on the speaker's habits, and not necessarily interchangeable in formal, written English.

So the answer really...
Forum: Vocabulary December 22, 2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Tomisimo
Rusty is right. Another option: He was...

Rusty is right. Another option:

He was concealed in a tube 40cm in diameter.
He was concealed in a tube that was 40cm in diameter.

The fun thing about language is there's almost always more...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 22, 2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By Tomisimo
As Rusty says, "that's debatable" is probably the...

As Rusty says, "that's debatable" is probably the best / most common translation. Depending on context there are all kinds of ways to render it though:

That's up for debate.
That's up for...
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