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Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 13, 2014, 01:29 PM
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Posted By powerchisper
También se dice :"Nadie da cinco por cuatro" ...

También se dice :"Nadie da cinco por cuatro"

Saludos.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 26, 2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,893
Posted By powerchisper
...se me ocurre una equivalencia : "de la...

...se me ocurre una equivalencia : "de la hostia"

badass club = bareto de la hostia
badass motorcycle = moto de la hostia ..
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 26, 2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,575
Posted By powerchisper
Te lavas menos que un coche por debajo

Hola amigos :

Esta es una expresión utilizada cuando una persona no se ducha "ni a tiros".

¿ Cómo podría decirse en inglés ? Supongo que no tendría mucho sentido.
¿ " You wash yourself less...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 18, 2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 38,907
Posted By powerchisper
You may also use "en cuanto" as "about" ,...

You may also use "en cuanto" as "about" , specially when you are changing the theme of a conversation:

"-Hemos estado en el nuevo restaurante , y la comida es magnífica.En cuanto al servicio ,...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 18, 2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,261
Posted By powerchisper
I can't think of any Spanish expression for...

I can't think of any Spanish expression for that.

You could perfectly use "hacer un injerto"

About "Del árbol caído todos hacen leña" , that's not even related.
You say that in a situation...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 21, 2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,144
Posted By powerchisper
Afraid to shoot strangers

Hey guys !

Does this have any particular meaning ?

I'm just asking because it doesn't make a lot of sense , as it is from a song that talks about politicians , I think.

In Spanish , that...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 21, 2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,893
Posted By powerchisper
Badass or Bad ass

Hello friends:

I've heard this many times , and I have no translation for it yet.

More or less I understand it in my "internal forum" , but sometimes happens that the same word can be used for...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 21, 2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,312
Posted By powerchisper
Dar el bajón : When the effects of a drug...

Dar el bajón :

When the effects of a drug are starting to dissapear , mostly said when talking about cocaine or meth.

Also : " Me esta dando el bajón" , " me viene el bajón "

It happens to...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 21, 2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,602
Posted By powerchisper
Yes , Poli : In naval terms it is correct ,...

Yes , Poli :

In naval terms it is correct , but not if talking about shops

In that case , you may say "Tienda central" or simply "central". Other shops depending on a "flagship store" , may be...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 19, 2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,206
Posted By powerchisper
Thank you very much for the explanation. ...

Thank you very much for the explanation.

These are delicate words . As you said , in Spanish , "paleto" has always a pejorative meaning.I did'nt know about that kind of music , i'll try to find...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 18, 2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,206
Posted By powerchisper
No entiendo muy bien el significado de "hillbillies"

Hello friends :

I've heard this word several times lately .
If I look in the dictionary , I find that it may have a pejorative meaning.

Does it have anything to do with the Spanish word...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 07, 2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,336
Posted By powerchisper
En España , si se usa esta expresíon. "Estar...

En España , si se usa esta expresíon.

"Estar en el ajo" o " Estar metido en el ajo"

Is to be related to something. But it is most often used when talking about conspiracies , criminals and...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 07, 2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,771
Posted By powerchisper
A lo hecho pecho = hay que cargar con las...

A lo hecho pecho = hay que cargar con las consecuencias.

"la vida te da en las narices" ( Life punches your nose -or something like that- )

As Alec said , I can't think of an exact match right...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 07, 2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,796
Posted By powerchisper
TAmbien vale : "Guapa a reventar" , "Guapa...

TAmbien vale :

"Guapa a reventar" , "Guapa de cojones" , " más guapa que la hostia"

pretty as hell ??? What about this one ??
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 07, 2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,462
Posted By powerchisper
Cagar en alto ---OJO--- ( puede resultar soez )

Hola amigos :

Tengo una apasionante discusión en el trabajo.

En español , decimos "cagar en alto" cuando haces tus porquerías de cuclillas , bien porque sea en una letrina en lugar de un W,C, ...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 07, 2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By powerchisper
En algunos casos , se usa también para indicar...

En algunos casos , se usa también para indicar "muy" o "mucho".

-" Este hombre es un rato desabradable"
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 07, 2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,593
Posted By powerchisper
In Spain , it means that everybody gets horny by...

In Spain , it means that everybody gets horny by the spring time. You know , girls with short skirt , sandals , being late night in the streets...it's not exactly the blood what gets altered !!
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 07, 2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By powerchisper
Gracias por el aporte. Nunca lo había oído , debe...

Gracias por el aporte. Nunca lo había oído , debe ser expresión típica de Sudamérica.
Forum: Vocabulary June 13, 2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
Posted By powerchisper
Oh thank you so much friend ! These examples...

Oh thank you so much friend !

These examples are perfect for me. In the case "c" , "liarla parda" would be a perfect translation.

-"Esta noche he quedado con los colegas. Vamos a liarla parda"...
Forum: Vocabulary June 13, 2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By powerchisper
Thanks , thanks... By the way , Judas Priest...

Thanks , thanks...

By the way , Judas Priest are English , and the song seems to be about motorbikes.

Also, they dress in leather ( fetish / sado kind of clothes ) and Rob Halfors was the one...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 13, 2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,052
Posted By powerchisper
Esta expresion se usa en ciertos casos. ...

Esta expresion se usa en ciertos casos.

Imagínate que piensas en una situacion como....

-Niño no puede comprar chicle
-Kiosco cierra por no vender chicle
-Fabrica de chicles tiene que cerrar...
Forum: Vocabulary June 12, 2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By powerchisper
Hell bent for leather

Hello friends :


I'd like to know the meaning for " hell bent for leather".

I understand , of course each word separately.

It's from the Judas Priest song ...
Forum: Vocabulary June 12, 2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By powerchisper
There's some subtle difference. Atuendo :...

There's some subtle difference.

Atuendo : the combination of clothes you are wearing right now.

Atavío : is the same , but normally said when talking about working clothes , or even ...
Forum: Vocabulary June 12, 2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,963
Posted By powerchisper
Hello Almíbar ( for those who don't know )...

Hello

Almíbar ( for those who don't know ) is a saturated dissolution of water and sugar , use as a preservative for some canned fruits and stuff.

So , " Almibarado " is something that has been...
Forum: Vocabulary June 12, 2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
Posted By powerchisper
Raise hell

Hello friends :

It is now several times that I've heard this.

To me it sounds like "Crear mal" , " Liarla parda" , " buscar bronca"....

Could you please give me some examples , for me to...
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