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Forum: Vocabulary Yesterday, 03:10 PM
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Posted By JPablo
Given that "press the case" is an idiom, any...

Given that "press the case" is an idiom, any literal translation will not communicate in Spanish, unless it clearly duplicates the concept of the original.
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Forum: Idioms & Sayings Yesterday, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 65
Posted By JPablo
Yes, but I think it sounds a little bit more...

Yes, but I think it sounds a little bit more "highbrow".

There is a great book by Valentín García Yebra: "En torno a la traducción", that is really good in regards to the art and science of...
Forum: Introductions Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By JPablo
Bienvenido al Foro, desde el Sur de California. ...

Bienvenido al Foro, desde el Sur de California.

¿Qué idiomas son los que te interesan más?

Yo sigo aprendiendo inglés, sigo aprendiendo español (mi idioma materno, de padres manchegos soy,...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 12, 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By JPablo
Yes, Oxford agrees as well. ...

Yes, Oxford agrees as well.

https://es.oxforddictionaries.com/translate/spanish-english/edad_del_pavo

están en la edad del pavo — they're at that awkward age
Forum: Vocabulary January 11, 2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By JPablo
Exactly! DRAE gives, ...

Exactly!

DRAE gives,
http://dle.rae.es/?id=8tqlnMy

chispas

1. interj. U. para ponderar lo extraordinario de algo.
Forum: Vocabulary January 05, 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By JPablo
@ Poli - Yes, indeed. I love these punch lines......

@ Poli - Yes, indeed. I love these punch lines... "What's up Doc?" :lol:

@ Robin, yo he escuchado "pifia" en España, en el sentido del DRAE:

2. f. coloq. Error, descuido, paso o dicho...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 04, 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By JPablo
Also with another connotations, it could be...

Also with another connotations, it could be "dubious".

una persona de gustos muy discutibles — a person of very dubious tastes

Also, in the line of "that's debatable" from Rusty, "that's a...
Forum: Vocabulary January 04, 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By JPablo
Hello, Poli. Happy New Year! Here is...

Hello, Poli.

Happy New Year!

Here is what DRAE gives (see defn 2, 2)

gazapo1
De or. inc.

1. m. Conejo nuevo.
Forum: Translations December 27, 2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By JPablo
Well, in my view, I think that the DRAE...

Well, in my view, I think that the DRAE definition that could apply here is simply this one,

11. conj. Precede a oraciones no enlazadas con otras. ¡Que sea yo tan desdichado! Que vengas pronto....
Forum: Vocabulary December 26, 2017, 12:04 PM
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Posted By JPablo
"Dispuesto" implies "willing" and "open" to...

"Dispuesto" implies "willing" and "open" to traveling. :)

"Listo" means ready (even if you are not willing to travel...) :rolleyes:

¡Felices fiestas navideñas, Poli! :)
...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 13, 2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By JPablo
Totally agree with Rusty. DRAE (Diccionario...

Totally agree with Rusty.

DRAE (Diccionario de la Real Academia Española) gives the right definition (# 5)

http://dle.rae.es/?id=KOGiy39

5. m. y f. U. como expresión de cariño entre las...
Forum: Translations December 04, 2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By JPablo
Sounds good to me...

Sounds good to me...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 16, 2017, 11:16 PM
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Posted By JPablo
En España se usa bastante, de forma coloquial el...

En España se usa bastante, de forma coloquial el "Hola, buenas" o "Buenas"...

Del CREA:

http://corpus.rae.es/cgi-bin

Hola, buenas tardes. [***]Hola, buenas[***]. ¿Con quién hablamos? Soy...
Forum: General Chat October 29, 2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By JPablo
Bueno, Piv, bienvenido a los foros. Te digo...

Bueno, Piv, bienvenido a los foros.

Te digo algunas de las cosas (contradictorias a veces) que yo hago en Navidad:

Celebro la Navidad con alguna excursión a las montañas, comiendo opíramente...
Forum: Grammar September 25, 2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By JPablo
The translation above seems right to my ear. ...

The translation above seems right to my ear.

I would not translate "John" to "Juan", otherwise, it seems totally correct to me. :)

Not sure if I can explain why or how, :thinking: but that's...
Forum: Grammar September 25, 2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By JPablo
You're welcome! :-)

You're welcome! :-)
Forum: Translations September 25, 2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By JPablo
Well "to pay" would just be "pagar", "to pay off"...

Well "to pay" would just be "pagar", "to pay off" one could say "saldar (la deuda)" "liquidar" "pagar completamente"...

Oxford to the rescue, you can see other connotations here as well,
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Forum: Translations September 24, 2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By JPablo
En España sí usamos "jornada" (jornada laboral)...

En España sí usamos "jornada" (jornada laboral) bastante...

jornada intensiva

1. f. jornada laboral que se realiza de un modo continuado, en ocasiones con alguna breve interrupción.
...
Forum: Grammar September 14, 2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By JPablo
http://dle.rae.es/?id=L6lME04 7. f. Opinión,...

http://dle.rae.es/?id=L6lME04

7. f. Opinión, sentimiento, juicio que algo o alguien suscitan, sin que, muchas veces, se puedan justificar. Tengo la impresión de que quiso engañarnos.


There...
Forum: Vocabulary September 01, 2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By JPablo
Totally agree with Angelica. Oxford...

Totally agree with Angelica.

Oxford bilingual also gives examples,

(resultar conocido)

me suena tu cara — I know your face from somewhere

¿de qué me suena ese nombre/esa canción? — where...
Forum: Grammar August 25, 2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By JPablo
De nada. Al César lo que es del César...,...

De nada.

Al César lo que es del César..., ¡y a Rusty lo que es suyo! ;)

Saludos. :D
Forum: Grammar August 25, 2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By JPablo
That is the case. Definition 1 in DRAE, ...

That is the case.

Definition 1 in DRAE,

a2
Del lat. ad.
1. prep. Precede al complemento directo cuando este es de persona determinada o está de algún modo personificado. Respeta a los...
Forum: Translations August 24, 2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By JPablo
It can be used, but it means something different,...

It can be used, but it means something different, i.e., to eat all the food...

dar buena cuenta

1. loc. verb. Dar fin a algo o consumirlo. Dio buena cuenta DE la comida.
...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 20, 2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,257
Posted By JPablo
Bueno, pues añadiendo a todo lo dicho (o escrito)...

Bueno, pues añadiendo a todo lo dicho (o escrito)

DRAE (percha)

10. f. coloq. Figura o tipo de una persona, especialmente si es bueno y elegante. Con la percha que tiene, le sienta bien...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 13, 2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By JPablo
You're welcome, Poli. Interestingly enough,...

You're welcome, Poli.

Interestingly enough, or rather, sadly enough, we have not changed much in many counts.

The subjunctive with "se", is still very much in use in Peninsular Spanish.

As...
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