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Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 23, 2021, 06:50 PM
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Posted By poli
Thanks both of you. It's a real departure from...

Thanks both of you. It's a real departure from English to use creer without ser. In English, it's always to believe yourself to be...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 23, 2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 58
Posted By poli
Se creen los dueños de la calle.

This use of creer confuses me. I would say, "creen que son los dueños de la calle." Would my use be wrong?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 19, 2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By poli
Manzana de la discordia

I looked it up, and the term means bone of contention, but someone told me it meant in demand. Does the term have two meanings?
By the way, the two people who tell me it means in demand are from...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 15, 2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By poli
Suerte que

as in: Tu acción ha dejado mucho que desear. Suerte que conté mi historia.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 14, 2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By poli
Dar el alta/ el baja

I always thought the correct term was el alta, but I hear al baja. Are both commonly used?
Forum: Grammar February 10, 2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By poli
A native speaker will correct me if I'm wrong,...

A native speaker will correct me if I'm wrong, but if you wish to use the past subjunctive in these cases, you would have to use the conditional case of esperar (esperaría),
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 09, 2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By poli
De tres al cuarto

It's a saying meaning of little value or cheap. Is this used in Latin America?
Forum: Vocabulary January 29, 2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By poli
En la moda, de moda, a la moda

Are they all good to use?
Forum: Vocabulary January 28, 2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By poli
As Rusty states, it certainly is an unusual thing...

As Rusty states, it certainly is an unusual thing to say.
Here's an example.

Someone is going on a one week trip and excitedly states, I'm taking three pairs of shoes, several suits, two...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 27, 2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By poli
Perder la chaveta

I know it means to lose one's marbles. Is it a phrase used in Latin America?
Forum: Grammar January 25, 2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By poli
There is nothing wrong with demasiado rapidamente...

There is nothing wrong with demasiado rapidamente except I don't think anyone uses it. In this case, your friend is right.
Forum: Grammar January 14, 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By poli
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Grammar January 14, 2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By poli
Comillas

I know that quotation marks are comillas, but how do you say open quote, close quote?
Forum: Vocabulary December 28, 2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
Posted By poli
Pelo corto/bajito

I always assumed that short hair was pelo corto in Spanish, but at a barber shop I heard someone asking for pelo bajito. Are the terms interchangeable, or is pelo bajito preferred?
Forum: Translations December 21, 2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By poli
I don't think there is a common phrase in Spanish...

I don't think there is a common phrase in Spanish with the music metaphor, but that doesn't mean you can't create one. Here is my attempt, but don't quote me on it. Wait for a native Spanish speaker...
Forum: Grammar December 21, 2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By poli
... also listen to it again at a slower playback...

... also listen to it again at a slower playback speed. It it possible the said fue and you heard fuera
Forum: Vocabulary December 17, 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By poli
Spanish is a worldwide language, and it may be...

Spanish is a worldwide language, and it may be the requete- prefix is not used everywhere, but it is used in Spain, Mexico and Argentina and that covers Iberian, Southern cone, and standard Latin...
Forum: Vocabulary December 14, 2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By poli
Apparently the re prefix is used in colloquially...

Apparently the re prefix is used in colloquially in some Spanish speaking countries to mean, to the maximum. I am not sure if the "re" prefix is commonly used throughout the Spanish speaking...
Forum: Vocabulary December 08, 2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By poli
Cash on the nail sounds really strange to North...

Cash on the nail sounds really strange to North Americans and would not be understood except for people who can figure it out, but google searches indicates that it is used in GB. In North America...
Forum: Vocabulary December 07, 2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By poli
Tocateja

A tocateja means to cash payment or cash on the line. I think it may be strictly
Iberian Spanish, but am not sure. Have you heard the term before?
Forum: Vocabulary December 05, 2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By poli
Thanks for confirming what Rusty stated with good...

Thanks for confirming what Rusty stated with good examples. In addition to litmus test. (Let's see if she passes the litmus text by not contradicting herself in a cross examination) You can also use,...
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By poli
Then, I assume, it means the metaphoric bullet...

Then, I assume, it means the metaphoric bullet proof, as in bullet proof alibi or scheme.
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By poli
fireproof or noncombustible

fireproof or noncombustible
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 03, 2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By poli
Armarse

I think it can mean to turn into in certain circumstances. I heard something like this: Se armó un desmadre después del juego.

Am I right?
Forum: Vocabulary December 01, 2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By poli
It is confusing because language is a very fluid....

It is confusing because language is a very fluid. The two terms do not have the exact meaning, but their meaning is similar. Turned out, has a lower register. After all, proof is scientific or...
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