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Forum: Vocabulary September 18, 2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Sancho Panther
An Englishman writes;- "¡No hagas tonterías con...

An Englishman writes;-
"¡No hagas tonterías con pornagrafía, si lo haces te bloquearé permanentemente!".
HTH!
Forum: General Chat September 03, 2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Sancho Panther
Yes thanks, it came to me yesterday. On UK tv it...

Yes thanks, it came to me yesterday. On UK tv it was shown as "Bombón el Perro". The scene where the naïve "Bombón" has an encounter with a scruffy perra caliente was so 'tenderly romantic' it...
Forum: General Chat September 01, 2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Sancho Panther
Rarely Seen Film

I remember seeing a brilliantly funny Argentine film donkey's years ago, it was about a pleasant chap who loses his job, I think. He helps a lady whose car has broken down, does some welding I...
Forum: Grammar June 03, 2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Sancho Panther
Re-reading that slightly baffled me, surely there...

Re-reading that slightly baffled me, surely there is no ambiguity there; it's "Carácteres" i.e. the same isn't it?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 31, 2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,461
Posted By Sancho Panther
Cross That Bridge When ...

When someone wants to make overly detailed plans for the unforeseeable future we say "Cross your bridges when you get to them!", does Spanish employ "¡Cruce los puentes cuando los llegues!" ¿u otra...
Forum: Vocabulary May 11, 2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,165
Posted By Sancho Panther
Wall tiles are azulejos in Spain. HTH

Wall tiles are azulejos in Spain. HTH
Forum: Grammar April 17, 2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Sancho Panther
Acentuation - Stress

A very concise and lucid explanation of where to apply written accents:-

Stress
Stress falls on the last syllable of a word, e.g. comer,
unless the word ends in a vowel, n or s, in which case ...
Forum: General Chat March 29, 2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,380
Posted By Sancho Panther
"Shift yerself you daft woman!", is probably as...

"Shift yerself you daft woman!", is probably as good as owt!

Very common colloquial northern English; = "¡Apartate, tonta!".

Should that be "¡Apártate!"?
Forum: General Chat March 26, 2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,380
Posted By Sancho Panther
¡Gracias! Now I have question - my wife is...

¡Gracias!

Now I have question - my wife is very gregarious - very much a "people" person and when we're on essential shopping trips she occasionally forgets and converses with strangers; what...
Forum: General Chat March 24, 2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,871
Posted By Sancho Panther
Todas las obras de Carlos Ruiz Zafón,...

Todas las obras de Carlos Ruiz Zafón, especialmente "Shadow of the Wind" que leí en el inglés. And for English writers - Robert Goddard, very prolific, not as intense as Zafón but very gripping and...
Forum: Vocabulary March 24, 2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Sancho Panther
When a Sheila slaps you one - slap 'er back,...

When a Sheila slaps you one - slap 'er back, Blue!

NB, Cobber - I am not Australian!
Forum: General Chat March 24, 2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,380
Posted By Sancho Panther
¡Bienvenidos de nuevo!

¡Cuanto os he echado de menos - creí que habéis desaparecido por siempre!

¡Espero que estéis todos bien en estos tiempos tan difíciles!

God bless and keep us all!

A great way to celebrate my...
Forum: Vocabulary February 08, 2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By Sancho Panther
In the UK we usually say "Disgusted with it",...

In the UK we usually say "Disgusted with it", although "Disgusted by it" probably isn't really wrong, just not widely employed. Whereas "Disgusted to it" makes no sense at all, so really I have to...
Forum: Grammar January 14, 2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By Sancho Panther
Benidorm

My daughter lived there for fourteen years, we visited her there often, but it's only today that I spotted an anomaly - it's spelled without accentuation so according to all my textbooks it should be...
Forum: Vocabulary December 21, 2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,483
Posted By Sancho Panther
The examples you cite don't alter the fact that...

The examples you cite don't alter the fact that that an adjective is always descriptive and descriptive adjective is still a tautology.

"My, your" and "This and these" are pronouns.
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,483
Posted By Sancho Panther
is a tautology - there are no other kinds of...

is a tautology - there are no other kinds of adjective than descriptive ones.
Forum: Vocabulary December 09, 2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,428
Posted By Sancho Panther
The result was different from what he thought it...

The result was different from what he thought it would be, or 'to' what he thought it would be.

Different than is definitely regarded as a solecism by grammarians on this side of the Atlantic.
Forum: Vocabulary December 06, 2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,428
Posted By Sancho Panther
Going back to "Patadura" sometimes when my wife...

Going back to "Patadura" sometimes when my wife spots an ageing singer or film actress on tv she will often say "¡Mira qué maquillada está - tiene más arrugas qué la bota de un cojo!", always makes...
Forum: Grammar December 01, 2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,833
Posted By Sancho Panther
Very good - really helpful, thanks.

Very good - really helpful, thanks.
Forum: Grammar November 29, 2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,833
Posted By Sancho Panther
I, on the other hand always have trouble treating...

I, on the other hand always have trouble treating 'gente' as a singular noun - would someone be kind enough to offer some examples of the use of it as a singular noun?
Forum: Grammar November 24, 2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,833
Posted By Sancho Panther
I am very late in posting this (as well as...

I am very late in posting this (as well as embarrassed by my own pedantry!) but it's "Many people are more comfortable".

Your command of English is so good that I am surprised by your tiny lapse,...
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,428
Posted By Sancho Panther
Post #1 Not wishing to appear pedantic or...

Post #1

Not wishing to appear pedantic or offensive (it is a language learning forum!) but "Different than" is regarded as incorrect in the UK - 'different from' is the preferred usage on this...
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By Sancho Panther
If I was using metric in UK (now almost universal...

If I was using metric in UK (now almost universal amongst under thirties) I would say "One metre seventy". Whether this will still apply in a few years times when (or if!) we exit the EU remains to...
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By Sancho Panther
"Timo" y "Estafa"

¿Qué es la diferencia, o son iguales?
Forum: Vocabulary May 28, 2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By Sancho Panther
¡Sí - tienes razón! - pero ella lo pronunció tal...

¡Sí - tienes razón! - pero ella lo pronunció tal como escribí. ¡Muchas gracias!

O mejor dicho 'afixiante'.
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