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Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 17, 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,166
Posted By poli
You are right, I used to think it meant shake...

You are right, I used to think it meant shake things up, but in a previous entry in this forum, it was determined to mean spill the beans.
Forum: Grammar October 17, 2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By poli
I suppose you are right. During means mientras,...

I suppose you are right. During means mientras, an for, in this case, means para.
Forum: Grammar October 15, 2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By poli
Tal como has more meanings. Besides meaning just...

Tal como has more meanings. Besides meaning just like, it can convey similar to in many contexts.
Forum: Vocabulary October 10, 2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By poli
¿Escribes sobre Mexico, DF?, porque lo que...

¿Escribes sobre Mexico, DF?, porque lo que escribes describe Nueva York que en los últimos años parece una ciudad inyectada con esteroides.
Forum: Vocabulary October 10, 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By poli
Sí, fotos del barrio con sus casas nitidas con...

Sí, fotos del barrio con sus casas nitidas con bastante árboles, cines, restaurantes, gimnasios parecen típicos de barrios "populares" con significado cotizado. Antes era popular en otra manera. Así...
Forum: Vocabulary October 09, 2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By poli
José José was from la colonia popular Clavería. I...

José José was from la colonia popular Clavería. I assume your guess is right. I means working class in this context.
Forum: Vocabulary October 09, 2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By poli
Popular

This word has false cognates that confuses me. Un barrio popular would translate a popular neighborhood in English as some place that attracts visitors.
I don't think it works that way in Spanish....
Forum: Vocabulary September 30, 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By poli
I checked English dictionaries to see if...

I checked English dictionaries to see if charlatan has any alternate meanings, and it doesn't, but the term fast talker has negative connotations related to the term charlatan.

Thank you Angelica...
Forum: Vocabulary September 30, 2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By poli
Charlatan

In English this means conman or faker or imposter. I noticed that Spanish dictionaries state that charlatán may mean non-stop talker, fast talker, and charlatan. Is charlatán commonly used to mean...
Forum: Grammar September 23, 2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By poli
The meaning of during and for in this situation...

The meaning of during and for in this situation is slightly different. During, as you know, means mientras. For would translate as para. For implies preparation, and during means being attentive at...
Forum: Grammar September 21, 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By poli
You are right. I was taught I learned that para...

You are right. I was taught I learned that para que is followed by the subjunctive if para que is followed by a conjugated verb. This is like English when so that can has a subjunctive option:
so...
Forum: Vocabulary September 11, 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
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: 583
Posted By poli
Yes, that must be it.

Yes, that must be it.
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
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: 583
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: 583
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: 583
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: 583
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: 506
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: 484
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: 484
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: 160
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: 1,173
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: 175
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: 227
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?
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