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Forum: Culture December 24, 2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Desmond
João Gilberto

I know that João Gilberto is Portuguese but I was wondering about the accented letter a. Is this unique to Portuguese if not how is it pronounced?

TIA

Desmond.
Forum: Vocabulary September 13, 2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Desmond
Thanks for all your help. I feel that I should...

Thanks for all your help. I feel that I should pronounce things properly.
Forum: Vocabulary September 11, 2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Desmond
No you wouldn't get any hits on gureto that is...

No you wouldn't get any hits on gureto that is what it sounded like.
Forum: Vocabulary September 11, 2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Desmond
Gureto - Cigar tip

Hi I love cigars but have only really smoked King Edwards. I thought I should try Romeo Y Julieta. I went on line to look at cigar cutters as these need to be cut.

I heard someone explaining...
Forum: Culture February 23, 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,555
Posted By Desmond
Thanks for that it is like a paella. English /...

Thanks for that it is like a paella. English / Americans miss pronounce the name. I will call it by it's proper name in future
Forum: Culture February 23, 2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,555
Posted By Desmond
Pina colada

Hi Writing a comedy script and need some help with pina colada.

It is supposed to be of Puerton origin. I believe it means squeezed pineapple. When I google it I get
Piña colada
but the...
Forum: Culture November 08, 2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,554
Posted By Desmond
Thanks. Found one.

Thanks. Found one.
Forum: Culture November 07, 2017, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,554
Posted By Desmond
Spanish Jug

doubt that this is a cultural question. I want to get one of those Spanish drinking jugs that comes out in a stream and you have to drink from it. What is this called. In English pref as I can buy in...
Forum: Translations February 18, 2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,782
Posted By Desmond
José Pizarro

I have been watching Spanish Chef José Pizarro. He was cooking a meal but the title is in Spanish. I tried to do on-line translation but failed.

Flamenquín de cerdo Ibérico with romesco sauce,...
Forum: Culture January 14, 2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,915
Posted By Desmond
My mom liked it rare, but it's so infrequent here...

My mom liked it rare, but it's so infrequent here
So the Spanish are not faverates of Rare? Interesting.
I like mine poco cocido/poco hecho
muchas gracias

Sorry forgot

Rump
Serloin
...
Forum: Culture January 14, 2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,915
Posted By Desmond
Medium rare steak

Hi. How would I ask I would like my steak...
well done / medium / rare / medium to rare

Also what would he say? How would you like your steak sir?

Thanks.
Forum: Translations January 09, 2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By Desmond
Thanks very much. Should have thought of Much...

Thanks very much. Should have thought of Much body instead of full bodied. TA
Forum: Translations January 09, 2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By Desmond
Wine

Hi I like a nice full bodied dry red wine with my meal. How could I ask my camarera for this?

Sorry should have also asked for medium and sweet
Forum: Vocabulary August 07, 2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,991
Posted By Desmond
Ok thanks. There are keyboard codes for these but...

Ok thanks. There are keyboard codes for these but this is Portuguese not Spanish. I should have guessed.

Thanks again.
Forum: Vocabulary August 07, 2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,991
Posted By Desmond
Virgulilla

Watching the Olympic games I came across this symbol over an 'a' I have seen it as ñ

How is this pronounced and any words would help. Also I can't find any windows keycode (UK) for it.

Thanks.
Forum: Grammar November 14, 2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Desmond
Would Para be more used than Cómo in this context...

Would Para be more used than Cómo in this context as I used to say Cómo as a child on holiday.
Forum: Grammar November 13, 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Desmond
Para ir a

I have this

¿Para ir a la cathedral?
How do I get to the cathedral?

Is Para How or is there a another interpretation of this.
My dictionary (indicando finalidad, uso) [for]

...
Forum: Grammar November 13, 2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Desmond
Thanks for that. I was informed by someone who...

Thanks for that. I was informed by someone who had A level Spanish that An accent only changes the way a letter is pronounced. But this is clearly not so Thanks again for your help.

I try to...
Forum: Grammar November 12, 2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Desmond
Ésta & esté

I have these 2 statements

Aquí está la estación.

Ésta es la plaza mayor.

The accented letter is in a different position.
Forum: Culture November 11, 2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,189
Posted By Desmond
Service station

In England at points along the motorway we have service stations. What would they be in Spain as in this...


There is the service station
Forum: Vocabulary November 09, 2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,772
Posted By Desmond
Well that sort of makes sence oth That is...

Well that sort of makes sence
oth
That is the tourist office. = Esa es la oficina de turismo.
That is the town hall. = Ese es el ayuntamiento.
Can be seen as a descriptive way of giving a...
Forum: Vocabulary November 04, 2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,772
Posted By Desmond
Direction is my point. I am learning...

Direction is my point.

I am learning Spanish using the famous Linquaphone. 12 CDs and 5 Books. Book 2 Lesson 5 titled Asking the way So this lesson is purely for giving directions. There 8 in...
Forum: Vocabulary November 03, 2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,772
Posted By Desmond
This doesn’t work as in ... Giving direction ...

This doesn’t work as in ...
Giving direction

Estar is used for: Location/position of people/things Even if it's something permanent
Ese es el ayuntamiento. [Ser]
Allí está la catedral....
Forum: Vocabulary November 03, 2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,772
Posted By Desmond
Directions - Use of Ser and Estar

Giving direction

Estación de RENFe, Teatro, Aeropuerto, Catedral all use the Verb Estar

Oficina de turismo, Ayuntamiento use the Verb Ser

Is there a rule that helps sort these out...
Forum: Vocabulary October 31, 2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,702
Posted By Desmond
ven acá. Thanks for this. I will add this to my...

ven acá. Thanks for this. I will add this to my lessons. Here and there can be mixed up in England. Your glass is there instead of here when pointing. Some interpretations can lose there meaning in...
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