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Forum: Vocabulary September 11, 2019, 01:19 PM
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Posted By poli
Cubierto maybe? Sometimes Caribbean Spanish...

Cubierto maybe? Sometimes Caribbean Spanish (Cuban for example) swallows syllables creating a kind of impressionist version of the language.
Forum: Vocabulary September 09, 2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By poli
Yes, that must be it.

Yes, that must be it.
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By poli
Alto Manhattan está poblado por muchos...

Alto Manhattan está poblado por muchos dominicanos que pueden ser difíciles de entender. Los Cloisters vale la pena visitar, y, si le gusta el arte, The Hispanic Society Tambien está ubicado en alto...
Forum: Vocabulary September 06, 2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By poli
Gracias Alec. Sospechaba que abarrotado es...

Gracias Alec.

Sospechaba que abarrotado es un término peninsular por las respuestas que amigos me dieron. Uno me dijo que abarrotado se usa en esta forma: un niño queda con pantalones abarrotados...
Forum: Vocabulary September 05, 2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By poli
Favor de corregirme si no estoy en lo cierto. ...

Favor de corregirme si no estoy en lo cierto.

Apiñado y abarrotado tienen significados semejantes pero se los usan en maneras distintas. Por ejemplo: los vagones en el subway/subte están...
Forum: Vocabulary September 04, 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By poli
Apiñado is the word I'm familiar with. It's good...

Apiñado is the word I'm familiar with. It's good to know abarrotado is well understood, and it's new to me. Thank you, Rusty.
Forum: Vocabulary September 04, 2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By poli
Crowded

Dictionary definitions like concurrido seem very wrong for crowded elevator.
Is abarrotado a good term or is it just Iberian?
Forum: Vocabulary August 28, 2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By poli
Magic marker

Someone told me plumón. Dictionaries sometimes suggest rotulador. Others state marcador. Is there good general term form them in Spanish?
Forum: Vocabulary August 20, 2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By poli
Thank you. So, how would you say amateur...

Thank you.

So, how would you say amateur athlete?
Forum: Vocabulary August 19, 2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By poli
Aficionado

I am a little confused about this commonly used word. I know it means fan, and dictionaries state it means amateur as well. For clarity is it best to use hincha instead of aficionado with you wish to...
Forum: Grammar August 09, 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By poli
I thought the la referred to a beer or some other...

I thought the la referred to a beer or some other beverage with a the female gender.
Forum: Vocabulary July 29, 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By poli
So, can tronco and patadura be used...

So, can tronco and patadura be used interchangeably sometimes?
Don't expect me to dance the tango. I'm such a klutz.
No esperes que baile el tango. Soy un tronco/patadura.
Forum: Grammar July 23, 2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By poli
Irse usually means to leave, although it has...

Irse usually means to leave, although it has other usages as well.. Ahora me voy means I'm going (leaving) now.

So, in your examples, you would do best to not use the reflexive.
Forum: Grammar July 19, 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By poli
In addition to what Angelica writes and for your...

In addition to what Angelica writes and for your information dogs and other creatures that are dear to us, can be given the personal a just like humans.

Example:¿Diste al perro su comida?
Forum: Vocabulary July 13, 2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By poli
It's very much like reconcile in English, but in...

It's very much like reconcile in English, but in English nobody reconciles sleep.
Forum: Vocabulary July 12, 2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By poli
What I hear is para mí es difícil coger sueño. I...

What I hear is para mí es difícil coger sueño. I know the word coger must be used cautiously in some countries.


I'm learning a lot today. Can conciliar be used like concertar?
Forum: Grammar July 12, 2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By poli
That's a good one Tomísimo. I haven't heard it...

That's a good one Tomísimo. I haven't heard it before, and I will try to add it to my memory bank. I will pass it by a Caribbean Spanish speaker to see if he uses the term.
Forum: Grammar July 12, 2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By poli
I think sometimes people use the verb pasar.

I think sometimes people use the verb pasar.
Forum: Translations July 11, 2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By poli
As Rusty stated, context is important. Spanish,...

As Rusty stated, context is important. Spanish, like English can be ambiguous, and I think it is even more so. You can say el gato pertenece a Maria if you want to be very precise about ownership.
Forum: Translations July 10, 2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By poli
Could you use fue nacido instead of acuñado? In...

Could you use fue nacido instead of acuñado? In English to coin and to give birth to can be synonymous in some circumstances.
Forum: Vocabulary July 10, 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By poli
Thanks Rusty. I didn't know about the British...

Thanks Rusty. I didn't know about the British usage.
Forum: Vocabulary July 10, 2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By poli
Gumdrop

I would use caramelo but I know it's not accurate. Is there a common word. I think in Spain gominola is used, but I never heard it before. I think gominola may also mean a sweet innocent young person...
Forum: Translations July 08, 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By poli
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Forum: Vocabulary July 02, 2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By poli
Klutz does not imply stupidity. It implies...

Klutz does not imply stupidity. It implies awkwardness. If you drop something, you may say in a self-deprecating manner, I'm such a klutz.
Forum: Vocabulary July 01, 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By poli
:idea:Are you familiar with the term clumsy? A...

:idea:Are you familiar with the term clumsy? A clumsy dancer will step on toes. A clumsy soccer player will make unplanned things happen.

Also a good word is klutz. Klutz is probably the word you...
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