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Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 18, 2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
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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
Replies: 2
Views: 147
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: 141
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: 141
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: 7
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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: 170
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: 652
Posted By poli
:applause: :thumbsup:

:applause:
:thumbsup:
Forum: Vocabulary April 04, 2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
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: 652
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: 597
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: 597
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...
Forum: Vocabulary March 24, 2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By poli
I don't know a term for window shopping, but...

I don't know a term for window shopping, but unlike Mexico and Spain, many
Caribbeans use the word vitrina instead of escaparate. You probably can say
dar un paseo a mirar las vitrinas de los...
Forum: Translations March 21, 2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By poli
Asi que means therefore or, better yet, so. The...

Asi que means therefore or, better yet, so. The rest of the excerpt is pretty straight forward, using the future tense of the verb pasar. If you question why por aquí is used instead of just aquí, I...
Forum: Vocabulary March 12, 2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By poli
I came across the term leguleyo, that fits the...

I came across the term leguleyo, that fits the description, and I wonder if it is a commonly understood word.
Forum: Translations March 10, 2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By poli
An English speaking friend of yours finished her...

An English speaking friend of yours finished her studies of Spanish. In order to keep studies updated. she decided to read some Spanish masterpieces. Browsing through some Spanish literature web...
Forum: Grammar March 08, 2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By poli
You are right. It seems like a mistake. If it is...

You are right. It seems like a mistake. If it is in response to one person, clearly le is the
pronoun that makes sense.
Forum: Translations March 07, 2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By poli
se puede ganar cien dólares estadounidenses (or...

se puede ganar cien dólares estadounidenses (or americanos) en un mes.
Forum: Vocabulary March 07, 2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By poli
Sírvase

In some cases this can be used to mean please. Is it a common usage?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 25, 2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,859
Posted By poli
¿Le parece?

I've seen it to mean, is that OK with you?

I would always say ¿Le parece bien?

Is Le parece commonly used?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 20, 2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By poli
I see the similarity, because dar latidos and dar...

I see the similarity, because dar latidos and dar lata have very different meanings.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 12, 2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By poli
A mi me late que ...

It means I suspect that or I have a feeling that...
Is this generally understood, or is it particular to Colombia?
Forum: Vocabulary February 03, 2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,055
Posted By poli
Aventar

I have heard this word used, and I think it can mean the throw, but I do not see this definition in dictionaries. Am I wrong in my interpretation?
Forum: Vocabulary January 29, 2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By poli
Oh, that's close. In English we use ambulance...

Oh, that's close. In English we use ambulance chasers, and I suppose most of them fit the category of shyster lawyers. Some shysters are prominent, truly skilled and successful at being...
Forum: Vocabulary January 28, 2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By poli
Shyster

This is a term for an unscrupulous lawyer. Is there a Spanish equivalent? I heard the term tinterillo, but I think that means an ineffectual lawyer, which in English, is a pencil pusher.
Forum: Vocabulary January 27, 2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By poli
Wow! This is interesting. There probably isn't a...

Wow! This is interesting. There probably isn't a word for it in English, but there are many practitioners that sell "herbal" remedies on the side.

Rusty, that link was truly amazing. Those guys...
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