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arca (feminine noun (uses el in the singular, las in the plural)) — chest, box, coffer, ark, tank, reservoir. Look up arca in the dictionary

Todos hemos escuchado la historia del Arca de Noé.
We have all heard the story of Noah's Ark.
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Old January 16, 2010, 02:54 PM
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Some people refer to their underarm as arca....

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The RAE says (amongst many other things) in the definition for "arca" that there is a saying: "arca llena y arca vacía" which is defined "Alternativa de abundancia y escasez de dinero o de otras cosas."

Does this mean something like "alternating between abundance and scarcity of material things"?
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"Feast and famine" would be more idiomatic
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"Feast and famine" would be more idiomatic
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"El tiempo de las vacas gordas y de las flacas"

Also: "now you see it, now you don't"
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"El tiempo de las vacas gordas y de las flacas"

Also: "now you see it, now you don't"
I like the first. The second ... well, I don't think it applies.........
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I like the first. The second ... well, I don't think it applies.........
Well, not exactly...but did you smile?
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Well, not exactly...but did you smile?
I especially smiled because I think that you must have changed your post to add the second part between the time that I clicked on the link to the page and the time that I clicked on "quote" ... did you? Because I only saw the first on the page, but when I clicked "quote", I saw "now you see it, now you don't" and THAT was weird! When I clicked "back", my browser used the cached page, so it still didn't say "now you see it now you don't", and this happened a couple of times before I decided to reload the page from scratch when I finally actually saw it in your post.

SOOOOoooo, REALLY, now I see it, but then I didn't.

Besides ... I almost always smile at your comments!
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I especially smiled because I think that you must have changed your post to add the second part between the time that I clicked on the link to the page and the time that I clicked on "quote" ... did you? Because I only saw the first on the page, but when I clicked "quote", I saw "now you see it, now you don't" and THAT was weird! When I clicked "back", my browser used the cached page, so it still didn't say "now you see it now you don't", and this happened a couple of times before I decided to reload the page from scratch when I finally actually saw it in your post.

SOOOOoooo, REALLY, now I see it, but then I didn't.

Besides ... I almost always smile at your comments!
yes!

it was funny, because it was weird how you answered that fast!
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