Old August 15, 2017, 11:32 AM
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Jokes can teach you languages

I was thinking in this kind of joke:

Hace trajes a medida ... a medida que se los van encargando.

He makes tailored suits ... tailored as customers order them ["them suits" in some sort of Southerner]

That shows a wordplay with the adjectival phrase "a medida" (bespoke, tailored. specially made) and the conjunctive phrase "a medida que" (as...).

Those who are learning this here may practice it with the following joke:

Crea soluciones a medida ... a medida que se van presentando los problemas

There are lots of similar jokes in Spanish

Su intención es pura ... pura novela

puro ---> pure, clean, honest
puro ---> unadulterated, 100%

pura novela ---> unadulterated BS; a snow job; fictional

Are there similar jokes in English that can teach vocabulary?
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Old March 17, 2018, 12:55 AM
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A la piscina:

A: Usted no nada, nada?

B: No traje, traje.
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