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Old December 31, 2009, 08:35 AM
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How so?
At least as used by my teacher, "dar la vuelta a la chica" means to raise one arm and turn the lady through 360 degrees, passing under it, and "girar" is to gently rotate the line of dance. When she told us to girar and I tried turning her under my arm, there was a bit of confusion to sort out.
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At least as used by my teacher, "dar la vuelta a la chica" means to raise one arm and turn the lady through 360 degrees, passing under it, and "girar" is to gently rotate the line of dance. When she told us to girar and I tried turning her under my arm, there was a bit of confusion to sort out.
Pero eso es porque la profe ya les dijo lo que significaba "dar vuelta a la chica" que es un paso que les está enseñando.

Porque si me dices que me " de vuelta a la chica" no tienes idea de lo que le haría a la pobre chica...

Ya. Prometo que este va a ser el último chiste. No más. Lo prometo solemnemente.

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Pero eso es porque la profe ya les dijo lo que significaba "dar vuelta a la chica" que un paso que les está enseñando.

Porque si me dices que me " de vuelta a la chica" no tienes idea de lo que le haría a la pobre chica...

Ya. Prometo que este va a ser el último chiste. No más. Lo prometo solemnemente.


Por favor no dejes de hacer chistes. La vida es muy corta para tomar todo en serio.

Ademas no te creo......pero.... las promesas se hicieron para quebrarse, no?

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Por favor no dejes de hacer chistes. La vida es muy corta para tomar todo en serio.

Ademas no te creo......pero.... las promesas se hicieron para quebrarse, no?



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Why is used the word Away in that phrase when the word guardar is keep?
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Why is used the word Away in that phrase when the word guardar is keep?
Where, what who?
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Where, what who?
In the robot's post.

There says that you can use away instead of keep.
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put away = guardar
stow = guardar
save = guardar
store = guardar
keep = guardar

There are several other translations.

'Put away' is a phrasal verb. When we use phrasal verbs, the object pronoun is placed in between the components: put them away
Some equivalent phrases for 'put them away': 'stored them', 'saved them', 'stowed them'

We wouldn't use 'kept them' in the sentence above.

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Thank you for the contribution.

I will stored them in my personal dictionary.
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@pjt: That's what contexts are for. If you're driving or giving directions for arriving to a place, they are.


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Same thing pjt said: they are not always synonyms. In the case of "revolving" they are definitely not.

And a small advice on style: this kind of sentences sound better if you start them with the subject... starting them with the verb is not incorrect, but doesn't sound natural.
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