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Forum: Grammar January 14, 2021, 02:31 PM
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Posted By poli
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Grammar January 14, 2021, 07:29 AM
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Views: 127
Posted By poli
Comillas

I know that quotation marks are comillas, but how do you say open quote, close quote?
Forum: Vocabulary December 28, 2020, 01:33 PM
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Views: 502
Posted By poli
Pelo corto/bajito

I always assumed that short hair was pelo corto in Spanish, but at a barber shop I heard someone asking for pelo bajito. Are the terms interchangeable, or is pelo bajito preferred?
Forum: Translations December 21, 2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By poli
I don't think there is a common phrase in Spanish...

I don't think there is a common phrase in Spanish with the music metaphor, but that doesn't mean you can't create one. Here is my attempt, but don't quote me on it. Wait for a native Spanish speaker...
Forum: Grammar December 21, 2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By poli
... also listen to it again at a slower playback...

... also listen to it again at a slower playback speed. It it possible the said fue and you heard fuera
Forum: Vocabulary December 17, 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By poli
Spanish is a worldwide language, and it may be...

Spanish is a worldwide language, and it may be the requete- prefix is not used everywhere, but it is used in Spain, Mexico and Argentina and that covers Iberian, Southern cone, and standard Latin...
Forum: Vocabulary December 14, 2020, 01:10 PM
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Views: 1,243
Posted By poli
Apparently the re prefix is used in colloquially...

Apparently the re prefix is used in colloquially in some Spanish speaking countries to mean, to the maximum. I am not sure if the "re" prefix is commonly used throughout the Spanish speaking...
Forum: Vocabulary December 08, 2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By poli
Cash on the nail sounds really strange to North...

Cash on the nail sounds really strange to North Americans and would not be understood except for people who can figure it out, but google searches indicates that it is used in GB. In North America...
Forum: Vocabulary December 07, 2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By poli
Tocateja

A tocateja means to cash payment or cash on the line. I think it may be strictly
Iberian Spanish, but am not sure. Have you heard the term before?
Forum: Vocabulary December 05, 2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By poli
Thanks for confirming what Rusty stated with good...

Thanks for confirming what Rusty stated with good examples. In addition to litmus test. (Let's see if she passes the litmus text by not contradicting herself in a cross examination) You can also use,...
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By poli
Then, I assume, it means the metaphoric bullet...

Then, I assume, it means the metaphoric bullet proof, as in bullet proof alibi or scheme.
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By poli
fireproof or noncombustible

fireproof or noncombustible
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 03, 2020, 09:35 PM
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Views: 482
Posted By poli
Armarse

I think it can mean to turn into in certain circumstances. I heard something like this: Se armó un desmadre después del juego.

Am I right?
Forum: Vocabulary December 01, 2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By poli
It is confusing because language is a very fluid....

It is confusing because language is a very fluid. The two terms do not have the exact meaning, but their meaning is similar. Turned out, has a lower register. After all, proof is scientific or...
Forum: Culture December 01, 2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By poli
In addition to what Rusty stated, you may just...

In addition to what Rusty stated, you may just ask, ¿Qué hay de desayuno?
A surprise may not be a good surprise.;)
Forum: Translations November 30, 2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By poli
Good job!

Good job!
Forum: Culture November 23, 2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By poli
"Viva Villa" was a very popular USA movie made in...

"Viva Villa" was a very popular USA movie made in the early 1930's. I saw it. It is very good, but hyper-violent made before censorship was popular in Hollywood, I just checked on-line, and there are...
Forum: Culture November 23, 2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By poli
Before he was a legendary and controversial...

Before he was a legendary and controversial revolutionary leader, he was a bandito who got in trouble with the rural police in Northwestern Mexico and the police lost the fight. He was a stocky man...
Forum: Vocabulary November 22, 2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By poli
Where immigration is concerned, there is no...

Where immigration is concerned, there is no specific term that I can think of in English, but false rumor is a term used to cover such schemes.
Forum: Vocabulary November 21, 2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By poli
perhaps operation phone call

perhaps operation phone call
Forum: Vocabulary November 16, 2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,714
Posted By poli
In American English, crack only means superior if...

In American English, crack only means superior if it is used as an adjective. He is a crack craftsman, for example. Calling someone a crack would be confusing.
Forum: Vocabulary November 12, 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By poli
Desaguisado

I know it means crime, but is it serious crime or a minor offense.
Forum: Grammar November 11, 2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By poli
Just out of curiosity, another way of saying this...

Just out of curiosity, another way of saying this is: If I don't do it today, I will regret it tomorrow. I fear that my translation of this without the subjunctive is incorrect.
This is my...
Forum: Grammar November 07, 2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By poli
Ruego que te vayas sounds very diplomatic to me. ...

Ruego que te vayas sounds very diplomatic to me.

I have heard favor de salir, but I don't know if it is standard, and it would be interesting to hear what standard speakers have to say about this.
Forum: Vocabulary November 06, 2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,714
Posted By poli
Crack is sometimes used as an adjective to mean...

Crack is sometimes used as an adjective to mean exceptional just like it is used in Spanish. I don't use it, because, as an adjective, it has other meanings in English, and some of those meanings are...
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