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Forum: Vocabulary August 17, 2018, 11:50 AM
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Posted By poli
Quote or estimate

I have a question regarding the proper term in Spanish for obtaining a price for an expensive service to be rendered. An example would be if you own a home and need a new roof. You may want to...
Forum: Vocabulary August 16, 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By poli
Vale la pena probarlas.

Vale la pena probarlas.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 16, 2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By poli
I'm new to the mix is quite common, and not...

I'm new to the mix is quite common, and not having a lot of expertise is a good definition of it.

To put all the dots together is also a common term, and it means to draw a conclusion from...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By poli
I wonder how the movie "It" was translated to...

I wonder how the movie "It" was translated to Spanish or what Cousin It from the Addams Family is called in Spanish, Primo Cosa:thinking:?
Forum: Vocabulary August 09, 2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By poli
I'm an English speaker who sometimes gets...

I'm an English speaker who sometimes gets confused by thr rule you question.
The reality is although me pone enojado, alegre, emocionado, entusiasmado etc. is very common, so is using the verb...
Forum: Translations August 09, 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,393
Posted By poli
That's an eye opener. RAE is the gold standard...

That's an eye opener. RAE is the gold standard for Spanish. I do think that many Spanish speakers say vecindario but mean barrio.
Forum: Translations August 09, 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,393
Posted By poli
The words have a very similar meaning. Vecindario...

The words have a very similar meaning. Vecindario is pertaining to the vicinity which is basically a neighborhood at least in a city.

Barrio is neighborhood, perhaps one with a specific...
Forum: Translations August 07, 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,393
Posted By poli
Yes, la casa no tiene un ambiente muy agradable...

Yes, la casa no tiene un ambiente muy agradable makes perfect sense. You can also say la casa tiene un ambiente muy desagradable.


Yes you can say el vecindario era peligroso especially if you...
Forum: Vocabulary August 07, 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By poli
It is cabrear. It should be in the dictionary....

It is cabrear. It should be in the dictionary. You will find it if you leave off the reflexive.
Forum: Translations July 30, 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,393
Posted By poli
All that you wrote is OK, una mala casa implies a...

All that you wrote is OK, una mala casa implies a house that is bad by nature like something on Elm Street. You may want to say la casa necesita varias reparaciones or la casa está en mala condición....
Forum: Grammar July 25, 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By poli
I'm not sure what your question is, but tengo que...

I'm not sure what your question is, but tengo que means I have to, and just plain tengo means, I have. Dejar means to leave, and dejar de means to stop doing something.
Forum: Vocabulary July 24, 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By poli
Noncompliance

This word is often used in breaking a contract or law or in not taking prescribed medications. Is the term incumplimiento?
Forum: Vocabulary July 16, 2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By poli
Cashew

Caribbean Spanish uses marañon for cashew, but recently I saw anacardo is used. I know Caribbean Spanish uses unique words for some foods (patilla for sandía for example). Is marañon one unique to...
Forum: General Chat July 16, 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By poli
I find the unspoken rule is if the Spanish...

I find the unspoken rule is if the Spanish speaker speaks English better the you speak Spanish then the conversation will turn to English. Vice versa is true as well. In the USA many Spanish...
Forum: Vocabulary July 15, 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By poli
I would use próximamente. Would that fit the...

I would use próximamente. Would that fit the meaning as well?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 12, 2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By poli
Gracias, JPablo.

Gracias, JPablo.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 10, 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By poli
Fichar por

I think it means to sign up with. It appears to be a term that is related to players signing up with a team. Is it exclusively a sports term? Is it strictly an Iberian term?
Forum: Translations July 05, 2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By poli
You can safely say estudio español to mean, I...

You can safely say estudio español to mean, I study Spanish. If you wish to be very precise you can say estudio el idioma español which translates as, I study the Spanish language.
Forum: Vocabulary June 25, 2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By poli
Arsén

Is this used as highway shoulder in Latin America?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 21, 2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By poli
Morally bankrupt

It means extreme loss of civility. Can you say moralmente bancorota?

If not is there a similar idiom in Spanish?
Forum: Grammar June 18, 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By poli
Being it more figuratively means to be the one...

Being it more figuratively means to be the one who stands out (la persona que destaca).


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_girl
Forum: Vocabulary June 14, 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By poli
Thank you. That is what I suspected,

Thank you. That is what I suspected,
Forum: Vocabulary June 13, 2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By poli
Anadino/ansarino

This means duckling and gosling. I think most people use pichón de ganso/pato. Are these two words rare?
Forum: Translations June 12, 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By poli
It went really well for me/ It went really bad...

It went really well for me/ It went really bad for me.

Bien can mean very under certain circumstances. In English it equates to good and as in I feel good and tired. It is more frequently used in...
Forum: Translations June 03, 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By poli
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