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Forum: Idioms & Sayings Today, 03:40 PM
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No sea igualado

I think this is a Colombian expression that means don't be rude, Would this be understood in other countries as well?

In English, it seems kind of old fashioned like know your place.
Forum: Vocabulary Today, 04:48 AM
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Posted By poli
That helps. Thank you.

That helps. Thank you.
Forum: Vocabulary Yesterday, 07:09 PM
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Posted By poli
Orden

I am confused about the word la orden and el orden. Can someone clarify the meanings?
Forum: Translations June 24, 2022, 05:54 AM
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Posted By poli
Check Websters. Every dictionary that I looked...

Check Websters. Every dictionary that I looked into advises grown-up with the exception of OED.

I recognize that this is a very small detail.
Forum: Translations June 23, 2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By poli
I would research the term grown-up if I were you....

I would research the term grown-up if I were you.

Here's why:
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/grown-up
Forum: Translations June 22, 2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By poli
Where seamos sobrios is concerned, you may say...

Where seamos sobrios is concerned, you may say let's act like grown-ups. I know the translation is not exact, but the meaning is the same, and it sound natural in American English.
Forum: Vocabulary June 17, 2022, 09:11 PM
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Views: 279
Posted By poli
In this case English can help. Confiar and...

In this case English can help. Confiar and confide are pretty close. Someone who is confiable is someone you can confide in. Someone who is fiable is trustworthy like a good employee.
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques June 15, 2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By poli
My New York accent does the same especially when...

My New York accent does the same especially when I have a glass or two of wine:o
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques June 15, 2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By poli
Of course, nobody actually speaks as perfectly as...

Of course, nobody actually speaks as perfectly as Lester, but we can aspire to it.;)
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques June 13, 2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By poli
There are plenty of newscasters that speak...

There are plenty of newscasters that speak American English well, but not all of them do. Listen to Lester Holt. His standard American English is flawless as far as I can tell...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 28, 2022, 03:24 PM
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Posted By poli
Me da grima

From what I gather it means, it repulses me. It is used in Spain. Is it used in the Americas?
Forum: Grammar May 24, 2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By poli
Thank you for clarifying the use of por in this...

Thank you for clarifying the use of por in this case, As always, your answers are comprehensive.:applause:
Forum: Grammar May 21, 2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By poli
Lo aprendí de un amigo is probably the best...

Lo aprendí de un amigo is probably the best direct translation. I'm not sure if you can use por in place of de. That would be the most direct translation, but it sounds wrong to me. A native...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 21, 2022, 05:04 AM
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Posted By poli
I have heard vainoso too. As an adjective to mean...

I have heard vainoso too. As an adjective to mean annoying (I think) or a noun to mean thing.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 18, 2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By poli
¡Qué vaina!

It means, how annoying! in part Colombia, but I would like to know if it is used elsewhere.
Forum: Vocabulary May 13, 2022, 05:46 AM
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Posted By poli
In Spain, a common term for baggage handlers at...

In Spain, a common term for baggage handlers at hotels is maletero.
La consigna is he room where luggage is temporarily stored.
So, you can say something like quisiera saber si tiene una consigna...
Forum: Grammar May 11, 2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By poli
I don't believe verb agreement has anything to do...

I don't believe verb agreement has anything to do with it. It's just two ways of saying the same thing, but one of which seems more subjunctive.
Forum: Grammar May 11, 2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By poli
:twocents:That being the case has an air of the...

:twocents:That being the case has an air of the subjunctive about it, as if it were a variation of the less understood, be that the case. In which case expresses less doubt.
Forum: Grammar May 01, 2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Yo
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Posted By poli
In many languages the letter Y plays a part time...

In many languages the letter Y plays a part time job as a stand-in for the letter I. In fact the Spanish word for the letter Y is I griega. So, if in your head you think io instead of yo, you will...
Forum: Grammar April 13, 2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By poli
additionally, a direct translation would be, it...

additionally, a direct translation would be, it becomes (became) very difficult for me to paint.
These se me da, se me hace, se me olvida usages are much more common in Spanish than in English. I...
Forum: Vocabulary April 04, 2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By poli
:applause: :thumbsup:

:applause:
:thumbsup:
Forum: Vocabulary April 04, 2022, 03:33 PM
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Views: 1,086
Posted By poli
Es posible. No es típico, pero tú sabes que...

Es posible. No es típico, pero tú sabes que individuales y regiones distintas tienen sus propias maneras de expresarse.
Forum: Vocabulary April 04, 2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By poli
Live this!, is short for, Live this moment! which...

Live this!, is short for, Live this moment! which means enjoy this time/ disfrute este momento
Forum: Vocabulary March 31, 2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By poli
Listo meaning OK is used by gangsters mostly in...

Listo meaning OK is used by gangsters mostly in the awful Colombian miniseries I am watching. I now assume it is, for the most part, impolite in Colombia too.

Thank you.
Forum: Vocabulary March 30, 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By poli
Listo

I know it means ready when proceeded with estar and smart when proceeded by ser, but I have seen it to mean de acuerdo. Tiene que estar allí a las 7. ¿Listo? Listo

Is this a common usage or one...
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