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Forum: Vocabulary June 25, 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Tomisimo
En México, acotamiento is shoulder and camellón...

En México, acotamiento is shoulder and camellón is the divider strip in the middle of a divided highway or boulevard.
Forum: Vocabulary June 25, 2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Tomisimo
The only term I've seen used for highway shoulder...

The only term I've seen used for highway shoulder in Mexico is acotamiento. Others may have more expertise in other countries.
Forum: Translations June 13, 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Tomisimo
Poli is right. I will point out that "Me fue muy...

Poli is right. I will point out that "Me fue muy bien mal" sounds strange to me. The normal usage I have observed is "Me fue bien mal".


Me fue mal. = I did bad. It turned out bad. It went bad...
Forum: Grammar June 13, 2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Tomisimo
If something is "de me agrado", it's pleasing to...

If something is "de me agrado", it's pleasing to me, it's what I like, it's up to my standards, etc.

Your translation works. Here are a couple more options:
Espero que mi hijo sea de vuestro...
Forum: Grammar June 11, 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Tomisimo
Off topic, but I'd like to point out the "stupid"...

Off topic, but I'd like to point out the "stupid" does not always translate directly as "estúpido". I like to think of it as somewhat of a false cognate.


While there is a lot of overlap in the...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 06, 2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Tomisimo
If the meaning is that there is going to be a...

If the meaning is that there is going to be a meeting and people are going to get in trouble as a result, you might be able to use "heads are going to roll".
Forum: Vocabulary April 30, 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By Tomisimo
Other related terms (with different nuances of...

Other related terms (with different nuances of meaning):

civil union
free union
shacking up (informal)

A common term I've heard in Mexico is "unión libre".
Forum: Vocabulary April 30, 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Tomisimo
Robindesbois, you can also just use "wear"...

Robindesbois, you can also just use "wear" instead of "wear and tear".
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 30, 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Tomisimo
Viendo las frases "truth will out" y "murder will...

Viendo las frases "truth will out" y "murder will out", creo que Angélica le ha atinado al clavo.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 30, 2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Tomisimo
If the focus isn't on the bad habits and instead...

If the focus isn't on the bad habits and instead is on earning some money, there are other options:

to pay his/her own way
to cover his/her expenses
for spending money

If the focus is on the...
Forum: Grammar April 30, 2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Tomisimo
There are also other options. For example:

There are also other options. For example:
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 30, 2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Tomisimo
¿Podrías poner un ejemplo del contexto? No tiene...

¿Podrías poner un ejemplo del contexto? No tiene mucho sentido así como está.
Forum: Grammar April 11, 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Tomisimo
To build on what pjt33 is saying, other good...

To build on what pjt33 is saying, other good options might be:

It's up to me to call the police.
Calling the police is on me.
It's on me to call the police.
Forum: Vocabulary April 11, 2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By Tomisimo
Cada vez estoy más gordo. I keep gaining...

Cada vez estoy más gordo.
I keep gaining weight.
I keep getting heavier.
I'm steadily gaining weight.

Remember that while fat = gordo in a literal sense, in usage the meaning is a lot more...
Forum: Vocabulary April 11, 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Tomisimo
Check into means to register to stay: I'm going...

Check into means to register to stay: I'm going to check into the hotel.
I'm going to check into the hospital.
Check in can be used when there's no object. This still refers to staying at a hotel....
Forum: Grammar March 18, 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Tomisimo
There are several verbs that can be used. ...

There are several verbs that can be used.

deshacerse de algo
tirar algo (a la basura)
botar algo
echar algo a la basura
sacar algo (when used in context)
Forum: Grammar March 18, 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Tomisimo
Not a native speaker, but I don't think they are...

Not a native speaker, but I don't think they are the same. Also, I don't think you can use the imperfect in this type of sentence, and you need to match up the tenses as in quisiera with podría and...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 17, 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Tomisimo
en torno a with reference to in reference...

en torno a

with reference to
in reference to
regarding
Forum: Grammar January 15, 2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Tomisimo
It doesn't feel like they can be used...

It doesn't feel like they can be used interchangeably, though I'll defer to native speakers, obviously.

la parte en que sucede x...
la parte que trata sobre x...
la parte que se trata de x......
Forum: Vocabulary January 15, 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Tomisimo
Sacar and eliminar both work fine. Another common...

Sacar and eliminar both work fine. Another common option would be "quitar".
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 12, 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Tomisimo
I agree with awkward. Being at an awkward...

I agree with awkward.

Being at an awkward age.
Being at a difficult age.
Forum: Grammar January 12, 2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Tomisimo
Without the article sounds a little more normal...

Without the article sounds a little more normal for me.

Another option, at least in AmE, would be "by the pound".
Forum: Grammar January 12, 2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Tomisimo
Also, it depends a little bit. Are you talking...

Also, it depends a little bit. Are you talking about the building where you watch movies, or are you talking about movies in general?
Forum: Vocabulary January 12, 2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Tomisimo
Some other possible options, depending on...

Some other possible options, depending on context, how the market actually works, and what they sell, would be:

Weekly market
Farmer's market (vendors sell food, vegetables, plants, and other...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 06, 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Tomisimo
I did a bit of searching for that phrase (both...

I did a bit of searching for that phrase (both versions of it) as a Puerto Rican interjection and came up empty handed.
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