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Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 16, 2018, 02:30 PM
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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: 227
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:
Forum: Vocabulary April 09, 2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By poli
I keep getting fatter, is a very natural way of...

I keep getting fatter, is a very natural way of saying this. For help I would suggest going to a gym and spending at least a half an hour each day on a rowing machine. You will keep getting thinner:D.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 03, 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By poli
That's perfect. Thanks.

That's perfect. Thanks.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 03, 2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By poli
Dealing with

I know the term se trata de, but how would you say, I have no experience dealing with legal issues?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 02, 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By poli
And your guess of once is enough is the best...

And your guess of once is enough is the best choice in that case.
Forum: Vocabulary March 29, 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By poli
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Vocabulary March 27, 2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By poli
Boondocks

I've seen the term quinto pino, but I think it's Spain-specific, and I half answered it with Patagonia in a previous post. Is these another term?
Forum: Grammar March 16, 2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By poli
That's the direct translation which works, but is...

That's the direct translation which works, but is not commonly used. Commonly in Latin American Spanish you will hear, Bótalo.
Forum: Introductions March 13, 2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Hi
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Posted By poli
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Vocabulary March 13, 2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By poli
Who is responsible for this situation, is...

Who is responsible for this situation, is neutral. It can refer to a good situation or a bad situation. Who is the guilty party refers to a bad situation almost exclusively; the exception being if...
Forum: Vocabulary March 12, 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By poli
Also this is very commonly used: Who is the...

Also this is very commonly used: Who is the guilty party?
Forum: Grammar March 09, 2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By poli
No. That sounds off. What you can say is: You'll...

No. That sounds off. What you can say is: You'll be able to enjoy yourself when the exam is completed, or when the exam is over. or when the exam is done. That's what I (not I'll) intend to do.
Forum: Grammar March 06, 2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By poli
This is a good question. Commonly you will hear...

This is a good question. Commonly you will hear anoche estaba borracho. I don't know if there are rules here but I think estuve borracho would mean a brief spell of drunkenness almost like a dizzy...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 06, 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By poli
If you're off the books (pagado en negro, that...

If you're off the books (pagado en negro, that means you're being paid (under the table solapado) with no record, and nothing is reported. It's a common practice, and it's not legal. You'll see I...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 06, 2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By poli
I think the common term is to work off the books.

I think the common term is to work off the books.
Forum: Vocabulary February 28, 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By poli
Ahora entiendo. Gracias.:applause:

Ahora entiendo. Gracias.:applause:
Forum: Vocabulary February 27, 2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By poli
Gracias Entonces una cosa desaguisada es...

Gracias

Entonces una cosa desaguisada es descomunal, y puede ser un armatoste. ¿Estoy en lo cierto?
Forum: Vocabulary February 26, 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By poli
Desaguisado

¿Se puede decir cometió un desaguisado en lugar de cometió un delito?
Forum: Vocabulary February 09, 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By poli
I referred to the dictionary on this on, and I...

I referred to the dictionary on this on, and I believe the best translation would be to keep on contact with, or to make contacts with.

You certainly wouldn't use to have relations with, as this...
Forum: Grammar February 09, 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By poli
You probably meant love instead of live, and you...

You probably meant love instead of live, and you sentence, I love very much oranges sounds bad:bad:. However, you can say, I very much love oranges, but in my opinion, it sounds a little stilted.
Forum: Grammar February 05, 2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By poli
It's not reflexive. Se, in this case, is an...

It's not reflexive. Se, in this case, is an example of the passive tense. A direct translation of this sentence in English would be, where can fresh fish be bought?

If you want to say, where can...
Forum: Vocabulary February 04, 2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By poli
I think some people call then cachos de la...

I think some people call then cachos de la bicicleta.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 01, 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By poli
Encajar un chiste

I saw this written, and I know it means to take a joke, as in, what's the matter you can't take a joke? (¿Que pasa, no puedes encajar un chiste?) Is this generally how to say this?
Forum: Vocabulary February 01, 2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By poli
I would use the verb colocar.

I would use the verb colocar.
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