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Forum: Vocabulary November 07, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Don José
Memorize and learn by heart

Any difference between them? Can they be used in the same contexts?
Forum: Vocabulary November 07, 2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Don José
Handyman? Handywoman?

Handyman? Handywoman?
Forum: Culture November 06, 2012, 02:01 PM
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Views: 1,180
Posted By Don José
http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/

http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/
Forum: Translations October 18, 2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,257
Posted By Don José
If hiking means walking in the countryside, from...

If hiking means walking in the countryside, from some years ago the word "senderismo" is used here. But, as others said, we can use "ir de excursión" or "ir de paseo", "ir a pasear", "ir a caminar". ...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 18, 2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,437
Posted By Don José
Aquí también

Aquí también
Forum: Vocabulary September 02, 2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,764
Posted By Don José
salpimentar. 1. tr. Adobar algo con sal y...

salpimentar. 1. tr. Adobar algo con sal y pimienta, para que se conserve y tenga mejor sabor.
2. tr. Amenizar, sazonar, hacer sabroso algo con palabras o hechos.
Forum: General Chat August 03, 2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,061
Posted By Don José
They are common words here, but mainly in a...

They are common words here, but mainly in a formal language, e.g., in the news. I a standard conversation people would say "X ha estado en el hospital una semana" rather than "X ha estado...
Forum: Translations August 01, 2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,755
Posted By Don José
"No me falles" is a very usual expression here as...

"No me falles" is a very usual expression here as well.
Forum: Translations July 25, 2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,869
Posted By Don José
I wanted to jog, but every time I looked outside...

I wanted to jog, but every time I looked outside it was raining.

Quería trotar pero cada vez que miraba afuera estaba lloviendo.

En España "trotar" se usa para los caballos, no para las...
Forum: Vocabulary July 17, 2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By Don José
Yo sí uso y como los huevos escalfados, por...

Yo sí uso y como los huevos escalfados, por ejemplo en sopas o pistos. Una vez que la sopa está caliente, se le añade el huevo (sin cáscara). Queda así:
...
Forum: Grammar July 12, 2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,515
Posted By Don José
Some animals have always the same gender, other...

Some animals have always the same gender, other not.

Ballena, antílope, gacela, águila, rata...

Perro/perra, gato/gata, león/leona, cerdo/cerda...

Sometimes they take different names:
...
Forum: Grammar July 12, 2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By Don José
I didn`t know that usage, that isn`t in the DRAE,...

I didn`t know that usage, that isn`t in the DRAE, so I agree.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 11, 2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,807
Posted By Don José
I don`t know if there is another literal...

I don`t know if there is another literal translation for the expression "a más no poder", but your use of "could not be" sounds fine to me, better than "unbelievably".

The title is correct.
...
Forum: Vocabulary July 10, 2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By Don José
OK. As long as they are not shot, I suppose we...

OK. As long as they are not shot, I suppose we will see a lot of things like this.
Forum: Vocabulary July 10, 2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By Don José
Hope this tips will help you@ = Hope this tips...

Hope this tips will help you@ = Hope this tips will help you at?

Does "help you at" make any sense?
Forum: Vocabulary July 10, 2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By Don José
You@

I read this in another forums: Hope this tips will help you@.

Google shows there is a number of people writing "you@".

Some people in Spain use the @ in cases like "nosotr@s", so that it...
Forum: Vocabulary July 10, 2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,964
Posted By Don José
"A camello" must be a regional usage. I have...

"A camello" must be a regional usage. I have never heard of it.
Forum: General Chat July 10, 2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,061
Posted By Don José
What about "go to (the) hell/heaven"? There...

What about "go to (the) hell/heaven"?

There are many results in Google for "go to the hell/heaven". But I wonder if they are actually another example of the AmE use of the article, since there is...
Forum: Vocabulary July 10, 2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Don José
I thought it was an "ah" (pity, admiration,...

I thought it was an "ah" (pity, admiration, surprise, according to the RAE).

The problem is that you can`t know if the meaning is positive or negative. A surprise can have both meanings. It...
Forum: Vocabulary July 09, 2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,585
Posted By Don José
I think a teacher`s pet is "un pelota" (in...

I think a teacher`s pet is "un pelota" (in Spain):
1: a pupil who has won the teacher's special favor.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teacher%27s%20pet

Empollón and pelota are not...
Forum: Grammar July 05, 2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Don José
Lo mismo aquí. Sin embargo: Precios de...

Lo mismo aquí.

Sin embargo:

Precios de venta al público.
Establecimiento de venta de x.
Forum: Introductions July 04, 2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By Don José
Tengo una española y una eléctrica, pero dedico...

Tengo una española y una eléctrica, pero dedico mucho más tiempo a la primera.

"me encanta"
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 03, 2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,810
Posted By Don José
No, provided you add the article: tuvieron...

No, provided you add the article:

tuvieron que enfrentar la realidad

This one sounds more natural to me:

tuvieron que enfrentarse a la realidad
Forum: Introductions July 03, 2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By Don José
Muchos más de ocho años, soy más viejo. :D

Muchos más de ocho años, soy más viejo. :D
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 02, 2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,112
Posted By Don José
Thanks again.

Thanks again.
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