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Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 31, 2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By poli
I think a menace would work here.

I think a menace would work here.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 28, 2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By poli
That term surprises me, because I would think...

That term surprises me, because I would think that lo tienes claro would mean you have grasped the idea, but in your context the opposite is implied, and it means you've got it all wrong or...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 27, 2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By poli
If the phrase is not meant to be negative, as to...

If the phrase is not meant to be negative, as to leave me in a lurch is, the I think the best translation is to let me figure it out, or to keep it more idiomatic, to leave me with a tough nut to...
Forum: Grammar October 24, 2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By poli
Because in Spanish this translates as cheese...

Because in Spanish this translates as cheese pleases the mice.

A person better versed in Spanish grammar will let you know why the "a" is always used in these cases (other example: a mí me gustan...
Forum: Translations October 23, 2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By poli
Desafiar al tiempo y al olvido

desafiar al tiempo y al olvido:?:
My guess is defy the passing of time and memory.

Is this right?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 17, 2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,498
Posted By poli
You are right, I used to think it meant shake...

You are right, I used to think it meant shake things up, but in a previous entry in this forum, it was determined to mean spill the beans.
Forum: Grammar October 17, 2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By poli
I suppose you are right. During means mientras,...

I suppose you are right. During means mientras, an for, in this case, means para.
Forum: Grammar October 15, 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By poli
Tal como has more meanings. Besides meaning just...

Tal como has more meanings. Besides meaning just like, it can convey similar to in many contexts.
Forum: Vocabulary October 10, 2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By poli
¿Escribes sobre Mexico, DF?, porque lo que...

¿Escribes sobre Mexico, DF?, porque lo que escribes describe Nueva York que en los últimos años parece una ciudad inyectada con esteroides.
Forum: Vocabulary October 10, 2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By poli
Sí, fotos del barrio con sus casas nitidas con...

Sí, fotos del barrio con sus casas nitidas con bastante árboles, cines, restaurantes, gimnasios parecen típicos de barrios "populares" con significado cotizado. Antes era popular en otra manera. Así...
Forum: Vocabulary October 09, 2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By poli
José José was from la colonia popular Clavería. I...

José José was from la colonia popular Clavería. I assume your guess is right. I means working class in this context.
Forum: Vocabulary October 09, 2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By poli
Popular

This word has false cognates that confuses me. Un barrio popular would translate a popular neighborhood in English as some place that attracts visitors.
I don't think it works that way in Spanish....
Forum: Vocabulary September 30, 2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By poli
I checked English dictionaries to see if...

I checked English dictionaries to see if charlatan has any alternate meanings, and it doesn't, but the term fast talker has negative connotations related to the term charlatan.

Thank you Angelica...
Forum: Vocabulary September 30, 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By poli
Charlatan

In English this means conman or faker or imposter. I noticed that Spanish dictionaries state that charlatán may mean non-stop talker, fast talker, and charlatan. Is charlatán commonly used to mean...
Forum: Grammar September 23, 2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By poli
The meaning of during and for in this situation...

The meaning of during and for in this situation is slightly different. During, as you know, means mientras. For would translate as para. For implies preparation, and during means being attentive at...
Forum: Grammar September 21, 2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By poli
You are right. I was taught I learned that para...

You are right. I was taught I learned that para que is followed by the subjunctive if para que is followed by a conjugated verb. This is like English when so that can has a subjunctive option:
so...
Forum: Vocabulary September 11, 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By poli
Cubierto maybe? Sometimes Caribbean Spanish...

Cubierto maybe? Sometimes Caribbean Spanish (Cuban for example) swallows syllables creating a kind of impressionist version of the language.
Forum: Vocabulary September 09, 2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By poli
Yes, that must be it.

Yes, that must be it.
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By poli
Alto Manhattan está poblado por muchos...

Alto Manhattan está poblado por muchos dominicanos que pueden ser difíciles de entender. Los Cloisters vale la pena visitar, y, si le gusta el arte, The Hispanic Society Tambien está ubicado en alto...
Forum: Vocabulary September 06, 2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By poli
Gracias Alec. Sospechaba que abarrotado es...

Gracias Alec.

Sospechaba que abarrotado es un término peninsular por las respuestas que amigos me dieron. Uno me dijo que abarrotado se usa en esta forma: un niño queda con pantalones abarrotados...
Forum: Vocabulary September 05, 2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By poli
Favor de corregirme si no estoy en lo cierto. ...

Favor de corregirme si no estoy en lo cierto.

Apiñado y abarrotado tienen significados semejantes pero se los usan en maneras distintas. Por ejemplo: los vagones en el subway/subte están...
Forum: Vocabulary September 04, 2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By poli
Apiñado is the word I'm familiar with. It's good...

Apiñado is the word I'm familiar with. It's good to know abarrotado is well understood, and it's new to me. Thank you, Rusty.
Forum: Vocabulary September 04, 2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By poli
Crowded

Dictionary definitions like concurrido seem very wrong for crowded elevator.
Is abarrotado a good term or is it just Iberian?
Forum: Vocabulary August 28, 2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By poli
Magic marker

Someone told me plumón. Dictionaries sometimes suggest rotulador. Others state marcador. Is there good general term form them in Spanish?
Forum: Vocabulary August 20, 2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By poli
Thank you. So, how would you say amateur...

Thank you.

So, how would you say amateur athlete?
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