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Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 07, 2022, 12:16 AM
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Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! Does mal contados, in my case, have...

Thanks! Does mal contados, in my case, have additional meaning? Or zero, for instance :D ?

En la conferencia había apenas cuatro gatos.

Can I say

En la conferencia había cuatro gatos mal...
Forum: Grammar September 06, 2022, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By Tyrn
Let's go

Hi,

The Context Reverso output is very curious. The presence of some system is obvious; unfortunately, I can't tell what it is :(


Okay, let's go to the cape as agreed.
Vale, vamos al cabo...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 02, 2022, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Tyrn
Cuatro gatos

Hi,

I stumbled upon cuatro gatos mal contados. Is it there's pretty much nothing/nobody around?

Besides, I found an unexpected wealth of cuatro gatos idioms on Context Reverso.

Is there any...
Forum: Vocabulary August 29, 2022, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Tyrn
Ah, yes. I tried butch and got much the same set...

Ah, yes. I tried butch and got much the same set of words.

Nothing like a girl who enjoys rough, noisy activities traditionally associated with boys?
Forum: Vocabulary August 29, 2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Tyrn
Tomboy

Hi,

From the dictionary:

marimacho
machorra
machona
varonera
Forum: Grammar August 25, 2022, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Tyrn
Aunque parezca mentira

Hi,

It means either believe it or not or oddly enough. Why subjunctive?
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Tyrn
Ferrocarriles

Hi,

I've been watching this: Chattanooga Choo Choo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYL3ZDuxeIo).

They are discussing the travel from the Pennsylvania Station (NY) to Chattanooga, Tennessee....
Forum: Culture August 05, 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 894
Posted By Tyrn
Francisco Villa ballad

Hi,

I remember a ballad about Francisco Villa. It's a fairly long song (real ballad, that is). It's about an old soldier, who rides to his tomb to pay his final respect and to die there. No, it's...
Forum: Vocabulary July 30, 2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,788
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! Cabo de vela sounds pretty...

Thanks! Cabo de vela sounds pretty straightforward. Even so, the dictionaries are inconclusive on the subject.

I'm still interested in synonyms, Spanish and English. It's all about the peculiar...
Forum: Vocabulary July 30, 2022, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,788
Posted By Tyrn
Candle-end

Hi,

Can't find it in Spanish. This also may not be the most common English word for the candle remnants. The more suggestions, the better :)
Forum: Vocabulary July 28, 2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! Why el?

Thanks!

Why el?
Forum: Vocabulary July 28, 2022, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By Tyrn
Duelo

Hi,


El preso numero nueve era un hombre muy cabal
Iba el noche del duelo, muy contento a su jacal


According to the dictionaries, it's either duel, or mourning. Either way, it does not make...
Forum: Vocabulary July 13, 2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By Tyrn
Carcamal

Hi,

Is it strictly masculine?
Forum: Grammar July 11, 2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By Tyrn
No me dejas

Hi,


Ahora escucha: voy a salir al cobertizo…
—Y una mierda. Tú aquí no me dejas.
—Calla y déjame acabar.

Should be no me dejes? Maybe, it's possible to use indicative here, but I cannot...
Forum: Grammar June 27, 2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By Tyrn
Anda que no/si

Hi,

It looks like the subj basically means yes, never mind si or no. Is it so? From Context Reverso:

Anda que si lo sé.
Don't I know.

Y anda que no lo sabía.
And didn't she know it.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 22, 2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Tyrn
Additional shades :o : darse de hostias ...

Additional shades :o :

darse de hostias

ni gracias ni hostias

cagüen la hostia

...y más cagado que la hostia
Forum: Grammar June 22, 2022, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Grammar June 21, 2022, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Tyrn
¡Arriba!

Hi,

This looks and sounds very much like stand up! or get up! Even on your feet! It's just that the verb arribar does not carry any such meaning. Or I failed to find the right entry in the...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 21, 2022, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! Your links cover the subject nicely.

Thanks! Your links cover the subject nicely.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 20, 2022, 02:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Tyrn
Hostia

Hi,

I've been discovering a lot of (profanities, probably) employing this word. Not enough of them to see the system, unfortunately :D Even Context Reverso is not of much help.

For instance: en...
Forum: Grammar June 20, 2022, 02:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Tyrn
How fascinating! Thanks a lot!

How fascinating! Thanks a lot!
Forum: Grammar June 16, 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Tyrn
Verb following que: Past/Present vs Present Subjunctive

Hi,

Is there any rule of thumb about when in an essentially "indicative" sentence subjunctive is required after que?

For example, I understand why

Que disfrutes de tus vacaciones

but why
Forum: Grammar June 12, 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By Tyrn
The idea of an actual third person involved never...

The idea of an actual third person involved never occurred to me. Neither did the idea of my left hand engaging my right one, or vice versa :) . Just wondered, in case of the imperative, what...
Forum: Grammar June 11, 2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By Tyrn
So Give me thy hand is an appropriate, if not...

So Give me thy hand is an appropriate, if not literal, translation. It's all about his hand.

Thanks!
Forum: Grammar June 10, 2022, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By Tyrn
Interesting. Keeping in mind the two hands...

Interesting. Keeping in mind the two hands involved: which one is ordered?
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