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Forum: Vocabulary November 30, 2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By poli
This interests me, because I have always thought...

This interests me, because I have always thought that o sea meant albeit. Now I see that it has additional meanings.
Forum: Translations November 28, 2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By poli
Estás en lo cierto. El primer ejemplo suena más...

Estás en lo cierto. El primer ejemplo suena más natural.
Forum: Translations November 26, 2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By poli
I would say,¿ puedo ir contigo? or ¿puedo...

I would say,¿ puedo ir contigo? or ¿puedo acompañarte?
.
Use of unir and juntar seem wrong to my anglo ears.

Wait for native speakers for more definitive answers.
Forum: Vocabulary November 12, 2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By poli
Largo

I have heard the word largo to mean lárgate in a Spanish TV program. Is this used elsewhere?
Forum: Grammar November 08, 2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By poli
El momento que pasé Popocatepl y Iztaccihuatl...

El momento que pasé Popocatepl y Iztaccihuatl sabía entré una tierra especial.
Forum: Grammar November 07, 2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By poli
:twocents:CDMX tiene varios modernos centrales de...

:twocents:CDMX tiene varios modernos centrales de autobuses que ofrece acceso facil, día y noche, a ciudades y pueblos por todo el pais. Un viaje a Puebla, que no es muy lejos, vale la pena por su...
Forum: Vocabulary November 01, 2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By poli
Thank you. You don't need a dictionary to know...

Thank you. You don't need a dictionary to know what rascuache means. By its sound alone, then negativity is communicated.
Forum: Vocabulary October 29, 2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By poli
.It's far from institutes of higher education,...

.It's far from institutes of higher education, and there's no theater. With no good hospital nearby, it's hard to find a specialist. What doctor, educator, artist would want to work in that...
Forum: Vocabulary October 28, 2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By poli
Backwater

This is a word more often used metaphorically than literally. As a metaphor, it means a backward or isolated place. I have heard the term de la quinta, but I think it is a Colombia specific term, and...
Forum: Vocabulary October 27, 2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By poli
In English, the chemical used to remove hair is a...

In English, the chemical used to remove hair is a depilatory, and lasers can have a depilatory function.
Forum: Grammar October 15, 2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By poli
It's a stylistic choice. The subjunctive is less...

It's a stylistic choice. The subjunctive is less common in English, but let's assume it weren't just to make the explanation clear. Example: I urged her to go. I urged that she go.
Forum: Grammar October 11, 2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By poli
Os

I have heard this word used as, what I think, is a direct object. This is used in one particular program from Spain. An example would be, os quiero mucho.[/I Further research shows that it can be...
Forum: Grammar October 10, 2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By poli
When all the same is used as an adjective phrase,...

When all the same is used as an adjective phrase, the meaning is difference.
It means nothing has changed. Example: After years, I was amazed to see that everything was all the same,
Consider using...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 07, 2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By poli
It works that way in English too. Consider, the...

It works that way in English too. Consider, the only nut:D
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 06, 2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By poli
The only sane one?

The only sane one?
Forum: Grammar September 29, 2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By poli
Arabic is difficult to learn, is good English. ...

Arabic is difficult to learn, is good English.

Arabic is difficult to be learnt, sounds like broken English Context may change this. If you tack on, in a day, it may make more sense. Even there,...
Forum: Vocabulary September 05, 2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By poli
That certainly is a good clarification. In...

That certainly is a good clarification.

In Colombia there is an expression, salir como pepa de guama that's kind of funny, and it can be used similarly to shot out of a cannon in English.
Forum: Vocabulary September 03, 2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By poli
Not to split hairs, but echado por el aire seems...

Not to split hairs, but echado por el aire seems to work better. After all, it was
despedido.
Forum: Vocabulary September 02, 2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By poli
The vehicle was discharged (or the vehicle...

The vehicle was discharged (or the vehicle cannonballed) from the air.
It's impressive writing, perhaps not common in daily speech.
Forum: Grammar September 02, 2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By poli
It's a mistake.

It's a mistake.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 29, 2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By poli
It just occurred to me that enseñar el cobre is...

It just occurred to me that enseñar el cobre is similar to the English test one's mettle. The Spanish phrase indicates a kind of moral failure, and the English phrase is more of a proof of character....
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 16, 2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By poli
Enseñar el cobre

I know it translates in English to show your true colors.
Does it always imply the negative?
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By poli
Ferrecarriles indicates a network of railroads.

Ferrecarriles indicates a network of railroads.
Forum: Vocabulary July 28, 2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By poli
La noche is correct.

La noche is correct.
Forum: Vocabulary July 28, 2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By poli
From what I have read la noche de duelo is...

From what I have read la noche de duelo is another word Día de Muertos. This is a big holiday, and in Mexico, a joyous one in which family members celebrate their deceased ancestors.
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