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Forum: General Chat February 07, 2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
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, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Sancho Panther
Horripilante = horrifying, harrowing.

Horripilante = horrifying, harrowing.
Forum: General Chat January 30, 2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
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, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
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, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
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, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Sancho Panther
Is There Another Language Apart From Spanish Used in Agentina?

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, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
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, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,777
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, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
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, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
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, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
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, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,866
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, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,713
Posted By Sancho Panther
It should be spelled 'disastrous' - in the...

It should be spelled 'disastrous' - in the interests of orthographical accuracy.
Forum: General Chat March 12, 2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,120
Posted By Sancho Panther
I must have missed the qualifying clause.

I must have missed the qualifying clause.
Forum: General Chat March 06, 2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,120
Posted By Sancho Panther
OED - Oxford English Dictionary - all twenty...

OED - Oxford English Dictionary - all twenty massive volumes of it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_English_Dictionary
Forum: Translations February 19, 2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,513
Posted By Sancho Panther
My question was why would an extremeño repeatedly...

My question was why would an extremeño repeatedly pronounce it as calamari?

Singular = calamar
Plural = calamares
Català = calamars
Forum: Translations February 18, 2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,513
Posted By Sancho Panther
Yes I saw that, and wondered why he kept saying...

Yes I saw that, and wondered why he kept saying "Calamari".

I expect "Flamenquín" probably means "Flamenco style" - although Pizarro himself is actually extremeño, same as my wife's family.
Forum: General Chat February 18, 2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,196
Posted By Sancho Panther
Adding 'de' to a Paternal Surname in Spain

A correspondent on an English talk-board has stated that in Spain it is illegal to prefix your paternal surname with an unauthorised 'de'. I'm fairly certain that I read somewhere that this could...
Forum: Vocabulary February 10, 2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,809
Posted By Sancho Panther
Very widely used in Spain - in fact I'd opened...

Very widely used in Spain - in fact I'd opened the topic intending to offer it but Davidísimo had beaten me to it.
Forum: Vocabulary February 07, 2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,086
Posted By Sancho Panther
Whenever I confirm holiday flat rentals etc. my...

Whenever I confirm holiday flat rentals etc. my (Spanish) wife always insists that I put "Un cordial saludo", whereas I always want to put "Un saludo cordial" - it just looks more correct to my eyes....
Forum: Vocabulary February 07, 2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By Sancho Panther
Right, got it! I'd always thought that there had...

Right, got it! I'd always thought that there had to be a clearer, more precise way to distinguish the two - and now I know!

Basically it's the same as the English 'identical' twins and...
Forum: Vocabulary February 06, 2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,639
Posted By Sancho Panther
Creo que "Ha pasado algun tiempo desde mi último...

Creo que "Ha pasado algun tiempo desde mi último post", estaría mejor.
Forum: Vocabulary February 06, 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By Sancho Panther
Twins

Gemelos son idénticos y mellizos no, ¿verdad? ¿O viceversa?
Forum: Vocabulary February 03, 2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,086
Posted By Sancho Panther
Pinosilano;- That's actually bad English,...

Pinosilano;-


That's actually bad English, "Faster than the blink of an eye"' is far, far better

HTH
Forum: Vocabulary February 03, 2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By Sancho Panther
People in the UK would be slightly baffled by...

People in the UK would be slightly baffled by "Roaming thoughts" - it's definitely not common usage, "Wandering thoughts" would be better understood.
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