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Forum: Vocabulary Today, 06:21 AM
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Posted By poli
Arsén

Is this used as highway shoulder in Latin America?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 21, 2018, 06:53 AM
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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
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Views: 97
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
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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
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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
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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
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Views: 189
Posted By poli
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Forum: Grammar May 24, 2018, 05:47 PM
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Posted By poli
Viaje escolar seems best to me. Salida may work...

Viaje escolar seems best to me. Salida may work too, because it can mean outing, but it is more ambiguous.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 22, 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By poli
I think [I]canjear las fichas/chipsis to cash in...

I think [I]canjear las fichas/chipsis to cash in the chips, and that can be used metaphorically too. Canjear is best, but lots of times cambiar and entregar is used at casinos, [I]voy al cajero y...
Forum: Vocabulary May 16, 2018, 05:45 PM
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Posted By poli
Devoid of

I know the obvious answer is sin[/I, ]but the dictionary has a direct translation of devoid as [I]desprovista. Would desprovista de be something you would hear in Spanish?
Forum: Translations May 15, 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By poli
No es estupefaciente. Un producto de cañamo...

No es estupefaciente.

Un producto de cañamo sin estupefacientes.
Forum: Translations May 15, 2018, 11:27 AM
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Posted By poli
Dopaje these days generally refers to steroids....

Dopaje these days generally refers to steroids. Another possible term is intoxicar, but I think Rusty's suggestion is more accurate, because intoxicar implies poisoning. The active chemicals in...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 03, 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By poli
If the term you are looking for is metaphoric,...

If the term you are looking for is metaphoric, then to weigh may be the word you are looking for. For example, if you are about to make an important decision, you may want to weigh the options.
But...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 03, 2018, 02:34 PM
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Posted By poli
=========== Who, Isabel Huppert?

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Who, Isabel Huppert?
Forum: Vocabulary May 03, 2018, 01:36 PM
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Posted By poli
Colloquially and comically, I have heard pezuña...

Colloquially and comically, I have heard pezuña used for toenail.
Forum: Translations May 01, 2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By poli
Que nos lo llevan

Does this mean take us to him?
or
take it away from us?:thinking:
or
something else?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 23, 2018, 05:54 PM
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Views: 234
Posted By poli
He/she has a job just to cover or pay for his/her...

He/she has a job just to cover or pay for his/her vices.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 16, 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By poli
Maybe you would be safer with a non-idiomatic...

Maybe you would be safer with a non-idiomatic phrase if you think the Spanish phrase wont be universally understood. To offend and break ties with probably translates to romper lasos or maybe ofender...
Forum: General Chat April 09, 2018, 02:04 PM
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Views: 1,106
Posted By poli
De verdad, el aprendizaje del castellano no es...

De verdad, el aprendizaje del castellano no es nada fácil, y es mejor enfrentarlo con un sentido de humor. :lol:
Forum: Vocabulary April 09, 2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By poli
I keep getting fatter, is a very natural way of...

I keep getting fatter, is a very natural way of saying this. For help I would suggest going to a gym and spending at least a half an hour each day on a rowing machine. You will keep getting thinner:D.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 03, 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By poli
That's perfect. Thanks.

That's perfect. Thanks.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 03, 2018, 04:59 AM
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Views: 383
Posted By poli
Dealing with

I know the term se trata de, but how would you say, I have no experience dealing with legal issues?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 02, 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By poli
And your guess of once is enough is the best...

And your guess of once is enough is the best choice in that case.
Forum: Vocabulary March 29, 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By poli
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Vocabulary March 27, 2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By poli
Boondocks

I've seen the term quinto pino, but I think it's Spain-specific, and I half answered it with Patagonia in a previous post. Is these another term?
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