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Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By Sancho Panther
Post #1 Not wishing to appear pedantic or...

Post #1

Not wishing to appear pedantic or offensive (it is a language learning forum!) but "Different than" is regarded as incorrect in the UK - 'different from' is the preferred usage on this...
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Sancho Panther
If I was using metric in UK (now almost universal...

If I was using metric in UK (now almost universal amongst under thirties) I would say "One metre seventy". Whether this will still apply in a few years times when (or if!) we exit the EU remains to...
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Sancho Panther
"Timo" y "Estafa"

¿Qué es la diferencia, o son iguales?
Forum: Vocabulary May 28, 2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By Sancho Panther
¡Sí - tienes razón! - pero ella lo pronunció tal...

¡Sí - tienes razón! - pero ella lo pronunció tal como escribí. ¡Muchas gracias!

O mejor dicho 'afixiante'.
Forum: Vocabulary May 28, 2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By Sancho Panther
El Vocabulario Único de mi Señora

¡Mi señora dice a veces palabras que no oigo de nadie más! El otro día me dijo "¡Qué día más axiante hace!", ¡parece que quiere decir 'agobiante'!

¿Hay alguien más que puede confirmarlo? A lo...
Forum: Vocabulary May 18, 2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,356
Posted By Sancho Panther
Sounds cool to me! In "La Bamba" I used to...

Sounds cool to me!

In "La Bamba" I used to think it was "Una poca de gracia para mi patilla" until it dawned on me that it was "¡Una poca de gracia pa' mi y pa' ti ya!".

¡Qué tonto soy!
Forum: Vocabulary May 12, 2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Sancho Panther
Thank you - yes that does seem to make sense!

Thank you - yes that does seem to make sense!
Forum: Vocabulary May 11, 2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Sancho Panther
'Easo'

While on holiday on the Costa Blanca a couple of years after I began learning Spanish we 'pulled' (pillamos) a couple of English girls staying in a hotel round the corner from ours, it was called...
Forum: Vocabulary April 03, 2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By Sancho Panther
¡Gracias!

¡Gracias!
Forum: Vocabulary April 02, 2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By Sancho Panther
Socorat

What is the name applied to the crisp rice crust at the bottom of a paella? I think it is something like the noun I gave in the title.
Forum: Vocabulary March 12, 2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By Sancho Panther
Axarquía

There is an area in Málaga province that bears this name, how should the 'x' be pronounced, is it like the guttural 'j' in Castilian Spanish or more like how English speakers pronounce México?
Forum: Vocabulary February 18, 2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By Sancho Panther
Paco

Why is 'Paco' the diminutive of 'Francisco'?
Forum: General Chat February 07, 2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,210
Posted By Sancho Panther
I would be inclined to say it's the only Welsh...

I would be inclined to say it's the only Welsh speaking community outside of Wales. Apart from that many Welsh people don't speak Welsh.
Forum: Vocabulary January 31, 2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Sancho Panther
Horripilante = horrifying, harrowing.

Horripilante = horrifying, harrowing.
Forum: General Chat January 30, 2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,210
Posted By Sancho Panther
I could never understand my father-in-law (muy...

I could never understand my father-in-law (muy extremeño) and my wife used to laugh at me, saying my Spanish wasn't as good as I thought it was! One year we stayed at his home in Barcelona for a few...
Forum: General Chat January 26, 2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,210
Posted By Sancho Panther
Many years ago I watched (and really enjoyed) an...

Many years ago I watched (and really enjoyed) an Argentine film "Bonbon el Perro" and understood most of it. I wish they'd put it on again!

I especially loved the tender, romantic scene where the...
Forum: General Chat January 25, 2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,210
Posted By Sancho Panther
My wife (born in Extremadura) lived for thirty...

My wife (born in Extremadura) lived for thirty years in Barcelona and cannot understand a word of Catalan. Our daughter spent a 'gap year' (which lasted for fourteen!) in Benidorm, Alicante, her...
Forum: General Chat January 25, 2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,210
Posted By Sancho Panther
Is There Another Language Apart From Spanish Used in Argentina?

My (Spanish) wife and I watched a tv interview with a relative of that poor, deceased footballer Emiliano Sala the other night, neither of us could understand a single word he said, nor even what...
Forum: Grammar October 26, 2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By Sancho Panther
San/Santo

What is the criterion for deciding which applies? Or if it is arbitrary is there a comprehensive list to which we may refer?
Forum: General Chat August 10, 2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,276
Posted By Sancho Panther
Speaking of the new Dean's wife "She'll soon be...

Speaking of the new Dean's wife "She'll soon be had as a matter of course".

Was thought to be an authentic Spoonerism, now discredited,
Forum: Vocabulary December 28, 2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By Sancho Panther
In UK you'd say "I'll stop that cat from coming...

In UK you'd say "I'll stop that cat from coming into my room".
Forum: Grammar September 02, 2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Sancho Panther
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=alvaro%20ciga...

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=alvaro%20cigars&qs=HS&form=QBIR&sp=1&pq=alvaro%20cigars&sc=5-13&cvid=93E1AD5559CD4C0BA27D49FBBC8D550E

¡Así que están equivocados! ¿Verdad?
Forum: Grammar September 02, 2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Sancho Panther
Apellidos

Which is the stressed syllable on 'Alvaro', 'Alvarez' and possibly others? I believe it to be on the first "A" although I've never seen the written accent applied. Please advise.
Forum: Other Languages May 22, 2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 23,817
Posted By Sancho Panther
I did notice the lower case 'e' - and I wondered...

I did notice the lower case 'e' - and I wondered why you employed it, surely the upper case 'E' is correct for the name of the language on both sides of the Atlantic?
Forum: General Chat March 19, 2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,942
Posted By Sancho Panther
It should be spelled 'disastrous' - in the...

It should be spelled 'disastrous' - in the interests of orthographical accuracy.
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