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Forum: Grammar October 04, 2018, 02:34 PM
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Posted By poli
I would say The Children's Community Foundation...

I would say The Children's Community Foundation although a more direct translation would be The Children's Village Foundation.
Forum: Vocabulary October 04, 2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By poli
Yes, she's figuratively so hot she's on fire.

Yes, she's figuratively so hot she's on fire.
Forum: Vocabulary October 03, 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By poli
Figuratively to be on fire is to have amazing...

Figuratively to be on fire is to have amazing success. So much success that you attract attention for your efforts.
Forum: Translations October 03, 2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By poli
Ya luego que means it's then that, or and then...

Ya luego que means it's then that, or and then consequently, or subsequently.
Forum: Grammar October 03, 2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Posted By poli
Yes, that's what it means.

Yes, that's what it means.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 03, 2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By poli
He turned as red as a beet.

He turned as red as a beet.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 01, 2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By poli
Thank you, Rusty.

Thank you, Rusty.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 30, 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By poli
Just under the wire

How would you say this in Spanish. My guess is that you would incorporate the verb raspar but I'm really not sure.
Forum: Introductions September 26, 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By poli
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El español es uno de los pocos idiomas que son verdaderamente internacionales . Es el idioma común de todo América Latina menos Brasil, Guyana Francés y Suriname. Es el segundo idioma de EEUU. El...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 24, 2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,893
Posted By poli
Cabrón is a word for SOB or MF. Depending on the...

Cabrón is a word for SOB or MF. Depending on the country the person is from, it can be a fighting word or a joking word. That's why it's good to avoid using it.
Forum: Grammar September 19, 2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By poli
Does qué estás haciendo sound more prying to you?...

Does qué estás haciendo sound more prying to you? To me it sounds almost like something a parent may say to misbehaving child when just plain qué haces will only sound that way when a special tone...
Forum: Grammar September 13, 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By poli
To be clear alojamiento generally means a place...

To be clear alojamiento generally means a place to stay as in a hotel room. Another word for alojamiento is habitación or even cuartos disponibles
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 22, 2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,511
Posted By poli
In the USA we often use it was worse than root...

In the USA we often use it was worse than root canal. which is a dental procedure. I have also heard it's more painful than giving birth, but I think that's an older term, less used and certainly...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 22, 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By poli
You can call it colloquial, but it is also polite...

You can call it colloquial, but it is also polite English, and none of the ones I explained have a low register.
Forum: Vocabulary August 21, 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By poli
Thanks to both of you. Until now, I thought...

Thanks to both of you. Until now, I thought presupuesto meant nothing else but budget. Could you also use propuesta?
Forum: Vocabulary August 17, 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By poli
Quote or estimate

I have a question regarding the proper term in Spanish for obtaining a price for an expensive service to be rendered. An example would be if you own a home and need a new roof. You may want to...
Forum: Vocabulary August 16, 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By poli
Vale la pena probarlas.

Vale la pena probarlas.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 16, 2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By poli
I'm new to the mix is quite common, and not...

I'm new to the mix is quite common, and not having a lot of expertise is a good definition of it.

To put all the dots together is also a common term, and it means to draw a conclusion from...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By poli
I wonder how the movie "It" was translated to...

I wonder how the movie "It" was translated to Spanish or what Cousin It from the Addams Family is called in Spanish, Primo Cosa:thinking:?
Forum: Vocabulary August 09, 2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By poli
I'm an English speaker who sometimes gets...

I'm an English speaker who sometimes gets confused by thr rule you question.
The reality is although me pone enojado, alegre, emocionado, entusiasmado etc. is very common, so is using the verb...
Forum: Translations August 09, 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By poli
That's an eye opener. RAE is the gold standard...

That's an eye opener. RAE is the gold standard for Spanish. I do think that many Spanish speakers say vecindario but mean barrio.
Forum: Translations August 09, 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By poli
The words have a very similar meaning. Vecindario...

The words have a very similar meaning. Vecindario is pertaining to the vicinity which is basically a neighborhood at least in a city.

Barrio is neighborhood, perhaps one with a specific...
Forum: Translations August 07, 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By poli
Yes, la casa no tiene un ambiente muy agradable...

Yes, la casa no tiene un ambiente muy agradable makes perfect sense. You can also say la casa tiene un ambiente muy desagradable.


Yes you can say el vecindario era peligroso especially if you...
Forum: Vocabulary August 07, 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By poli
It is cabrear. It should be in the dictionary....

It is cabrear. It should be in the dictionary. You will find it if you leave off the reflexive.
Forum: Translations July 30, 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By poli
All that you wrote is OK, una mala casa implies a...

All that you wrote is OK, una mala casa implies a house that is bad by nature like something on Elm Street. You may want to say la casa necesita varias reparaciones or la casa está en mala condición....
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