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Old January 05, 2011, 08:49 AM
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"Pedir por alguien" in Mexico can only mean to pray for someone (or to ask for favours for someone).
Most people wouldn't understand here "pides por mí en la puerta" as "preguntar por alguien en la puerta".

One can say "pides que me llamen" though.
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Old January 05, 2011, 09:13 AM
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I do live in Spain and I speak Spanish.
OK - I assumed that living in Spain, you might want to leave a message in Spanish. Unless both your vistor and the guard are both English
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Wich female username? sosia? You (perikles) are saying I have a female name?
I would guess that somebody with a username Sosia is female, and in this case I would guess wrong.
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Old January 05, 2011, 09:43 AM
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I wanted to explain an englishman what to do at the guard door

please Perikles (greek) read the greek origin of sosia
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Greek-2004/sosia.htm
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Old January 05, 2011, 10:48 AM
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I wanted to explain an englishman what to do at the guard door

please Perikles (greek) read the greek origin of sosia
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Greek-2004/sosia.htm
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Yes thanks, I knew the name Sosias for the slave in Aristophanes, but if somebody like Plautus changes it to Sosia (in Latin) for no particular reason then it sounds like a very feminine ending to me. (Sexuality in slaves is a difficult subject - he could have been portrayed as effeminate ) I'm not saying it has to be feminine, I'm just saying it sounds like it to me, that's all.

(The Athenian Perikles had a girlfriend called Aspasia - perhaps this has influenced me )
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Old January 05, 2011, 11:45 AM
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The alternative given by Poli was "me pides".
I only can imagine "me pides." in the mouth of a prostitute that is trying to get a client asking for her in a brothel (not that I know, people just tell )

But "pides por mí" is OK as "la presencia" is "lo pedido".
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Old January 05, 2011, 12:40 PM
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I wanted to explain an englishman what to do at the guard door

please Perikles (greek) read the greek origin of sosia
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Greek-2004/sosia.htm
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So you chose your alias so that it would mean alias. Alter ego. Your evil twin. Or am I totally off the mark?
Anyway, with that name you could either be male or female. I know you are a guy because you like flirting with fairies (literal meaning). Just kidding...
Anyway, thanks for the classical info.
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Old January 05, 2011, 12:57 PM
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Anyway, with that name you could either be male or female.
I can't offhand think of any male names ending -ia.
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Old January 05, 2011, 01:05 PM
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Me neither, but I have checked and there seem to be several in Greek...
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Old January 05, 2011, 02:18 PM
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Me neither, but I have checked and there seem to be several in Greek...
Namely? reference please
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I only can imagine "me pides." in the mouth of a prostitute that is trying to get a client asking for her in a brothel (not that I know, people just tell say )

But "pides por mí" is OK as "la presencia" is "lo pedido".
Correct. Although both ways are used, in Chile at least.

And right you have been told...
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