Old September 14, 2009, 10:57 PM
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necedad (feminine noun (la)) — foolishness, silliness, silly thing, ignorance, folly. Look up necedad in the dictionary

Los chicos decían necedades durante todo el viaje.
The kids talked foolishness all the way there.
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Old September 15, 2009, 02:36 AM
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A mi me suena mejor: decían tonterías. Pero es lo de siempre: como estoy al otro lado del charco...
"When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies."
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Old September 15, 2009, 02:44 AM
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A mí me pasa igual
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Old September 15, 2009, 04:34 AM
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¿En España sería una palabra "a la antigua usanza" (gracias, Robin), entonces?
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Old September 15, 2009, 10:44 AM
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Es cierto que "decir necedades" es mejor para un borracho:

Dame las llaves de mi coche. Yo puedo manejar.

...pero cuando los niños gritan durante un viaje para llamar la atención...

¿Ya vamos a llegar?
¡Mamá, quiero ir al baño!
¿Ya vamos a llegar?
¡Estoy mareado!
¿Ya vamos a llegar?
¡Tengo calor!
¿Ya vamos a llegar?

...sí me siento muy tentada a aplicarlo así.

De cualquier manera, "necedad", en México, generalmente se usa como "testarudez", cuando se trata de algo más o menos absurdo:

El niño estuvo con la necedad de que quería un videojuego.
The boy was stubbornly asking for a videogame.

Pero qué necedad la tuya: ya te dije que no puedes brincar por la ventana.
You are so stubborn; I have already told you that you can't jump out of the window.

Por su necedad, vendió la casa y ahora no tiene dónde dormir.
He/she insisted in selling the house and now he/she has no place to sleep.
Ain't it wonderful to be alive when the Rock'n'Roll plays...
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Old September 15, 2009, 11:31 AM
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Creo que ese DailyWord robot está posteando necedades entonces.
If you find something wrong with my Spanish, please correct it!
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Old September 15, 2009, 02:03 PM
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For a child it will be a little too "strong". It's like calling him "necio". I will use it with adult people. For children "tonterias" will be ok, as others said. I like to use the word "naderias" or "nimiedades" too, but it's something personal. If i have to use the ones we use here all the time, I will have to put some badwords ... :P
"No para de decir nimiedades."

1. f. Cualidad de necio.
2. f. Dicho o hecho necio.
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'Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.' M.A.
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folly, foolishness, ignorance, silliness, silly thing


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