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Forum: Vocabulary July 16, 2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By poli
Cashew

Caribbean Spanish uses marañon for cashew, but recently I saw anacardo is used. I know Caribbean Spanish uses unique words for some foods (patilla for sandía for example). Is marañon one unique to...
Forum: General Chat July 16, 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By poli
I find the unspoken rule is if the Spanish...

I find the unspoken rule is if the Spanish speaker speaks English better the you speak Spanish then the conversation will turn to English. Vice versa is true as well. In the USA many Spanish...
Forum: Vocabulary July 15, 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By poli
I would use próximamente. Would that fit the...

I would use próximamente. Would that fit the meaning as well?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 12, 2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By poli
Gracias, JPablo.

Gracias, JPablo.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 10, 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By poli
Fichar por

I think it means to sign up with. It appears to be a term that is related to players signing up with a team. Is it exclusively a sports term? Is it strictly an Iberian term?
Forum: Translations July 05, 2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By poli
You can safely say estudio español to mean, I...

You can safely say estudio español to mean, I study Spanish. If you wish to be very precise you can say estudio el idioma español which translates as, I study the Spanish language.
Forum: Vocabulary June 25, 2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By poli
Arsén

Is this used as highway shoulder in Latin America?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 21, 2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By poli
Morally bankrupt

It means extreme loss of civility. Can you say moralmente bancorota?

If not is there a similar idiom in Spanish?
Forum: Grammar June 18, 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By poli
Being it more figuratively means to be the one...

Being it more figuratively means to be the one who stands out (la persona que destaca).


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_girl
Forum: Vocabulary June 14, 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By poli
Thank you. That is what I suspected,

Thank you. That is what I suspected,
Forum: Vocabulary June 13, 2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By poli
Anadino/ansarino

This means duckling and gosling. I think most people use pichón de ganso/pato. Are these two words rare?
Forum: Translations June 12, 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By poli
It went really well for me/ It went really bad...

It went really well for me/ It went really bad for me.

Bien can mean very under certain circumstances. In English it equates to good and as in I feel good and tired. It is more frequently used in...
Forum: Translations June 03, 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By poli
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Forum: Grammar May 24, 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By poli
Viaje escolar seems best to me. Salida may work...

Viaje escolar seems best to me. Salida may work too, because it can mean outing, but it is more ambiguous.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 22, 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By poli
I think [I]canjear las fichas/chipsis to cash in...

I think [I]canjear las fichas/chipsis to cash in the chips, and that can be used metaphorically too. Canjear is best, but lots of times cambiar and entregar is used at casinos, [I]voy al cajero y...
Forum: Vocabulary May 16, 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By poli
Devoid of

I know the obvious answer is sin[/I, ]but the dictionary has a direct translation of devoid as [I]desprovista. Would desprovista de be something you would hear in Spanish?
Forum: Translations May 15, 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By poli
No es estupefaciente. Un producto de cañamo...

No es estupefaciente.

Un producto de cañamo sin estupefacientes.
Forum: Translations May 15, 2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By poli
Dopaje these days generally refers to steroids....

Dopaje these days generally refers to steroids. Another possible term is intoxicar, but I think Rusty's suggestion is more accurate, because intoxicar implies poisoning. The active chemicals in...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 03, 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By poli
If the term you are looking for is metaphoric,...

If the term you are looking for is metaphoric, then to weigh may be the word you are looking for. For example, if you are about to make an important decision, you may want to weigh the options.
But...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 03, 2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By poli
=========== Who, Isabel Huppert?

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Who, Isabel Huppert?
Forum: Vocabulary May 03, 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By poli
Colloquially and comically, I have heard pezuña...

Colloquially and comically, I have heard pezuña used for toenail.
Forum: Translations May 01, 2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By poli
Que nos lo llevan

Does this mean take us to him?
or
take it away from us?:thinking:
or
something else?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 23, 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By poli
He/she has a job just to cover or pay for his/her...

He/she has a job just to cover or pay for his/her vices.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 16, 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By poli
Maybe you would be safer with a non-idiomatic...

Maybe you would be safer with a non-idiomatic phrase if you think the Spanish phrase wont be universally understood. To offend and break ties with probably translates to romper lasos or maybe ofender...
Forum: General Chat April 09, 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,369
Posted By poli
De verdad, el aprendizaje del castellano no es...

De verdad, el aprendizaje del castellano no es nada fácil, y es mejor enfrentarlo con un sentido de humor. :lol:
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