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Old February 27, 2009, 05:50 AM
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Introducing myself (and asking my first question)

Hello

My name is Bolboreta (Galician word for butterfly/mariposa). I live in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

I am learning english, and looking for a vocabulary about (home work? Domestic work? ...hmmmm, about words like ironing, cleaning, cooking...) I've found you.

I am sure you will help me, and I hope I will be able to help someone with their spanish.

Feel free to correct my mistakes. What I want is to learn! And my first question is if this website has an " daily english word". If it exists, I can't find it, and I think it's a funny and useful thing. The same with grammar, I've found a spanish one, but not the english version.

Nice to meet you,

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Old February 27, 2009, 06:27 AM
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Do it the other way
Daily spanish word
apurarse - verb - to hurry, rush, worry, fret, make an effort
Daily english word
to hurry: apurarse
to rush: apurarse
to worry: apurarse
to fret:apurarse
to make an effort:apurarse

You must only make it the other way.

some domestic duties:
Cleaning, Hoovering, Ironing, Painting, Sewing, Cooking, cleaning Windows, Laundry, Gardening, do the shopping.
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Old February 27, 2009, 09:48 AM
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Welcome to the forums!
As Sosia pointed out, there is a Daily Spanish Word forum, but no Daily English Word.
Looking at the threads of the existing forum will give you the English equivalent(s).

Your English is already quite good! In the U.S., we would not normally use Hoovering as a verb. Hoover es una marca de aspiradoras. Here we say vacuuming or running the sweeper (depends on the region).
Adding to Sosia's list:
house cleaning, vacuuming, running the sweeper, dusting, wiping down the walls, washing (the) dishes, running the dishwasher, doing (the) laundry, running the washer, washing (the) clothes, drying (the) clothes, running the dryer, mopping the floors, sweeping the floors, straightening up a room, making the bed, setting the table, clearing the table, wiping off the table, clearing the countertop, wiping off the countertop, organizing/straightening the books on the shelf, fluffing the pillows/cushions, cleaning the toiletbowl, shower, bathtub, cleaning the mirrors

There are many more household chores and, I'm certain, slight variations in verb and vocabulary usage according to region.
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Old February 27, 2009, 02:12 PM
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Welcome! I am learning Spanish and look foward to helping you with your English!
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Old February 27, 2009, 02:43 PM
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mop-mopa
sponge-esponja
sponge mop
rag- trapo
brush - cepillo
to scrub - fregar
scrubber - fregadero
bleach- cloro/legia
plunger-desatascador
drain-desagüe(is that the right word?)
faucet-pluma/grifa

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Old February 27, 2009, 06:58 PM
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Hello you are welcome to the world of the words. Here in Tomisimo the people is very nice and they can help you when you need it. I'm Luis from Mexico. I like, you. I'm learning English since one year ago. Well I your stay being funny. If you have to answers about your English. Please you don't feel embarrassment to ask us your questions.
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Old February 28, 2009, 01:08 PM
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A few more options:

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Originally Posted by poli View Post
mop-mopa
sponge-esponja
sponge mop
rag- trapo
brush - cepillo
to scrub - fregar
scrubber - fregadero
bleach- cloro/legia
plunger-desatascador
drain-desagüe(is that the right word?)
faucet-pluma/grifa

Welcome to the forum,
mopa - In Mexico mop is trapeador, I don't think mopa would be understood. See also http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=955.
plunger - In Mexico, this is usually destapacaños.
faucet - In Mexico this would be llave (de agua).

Another option for "to scrub" would be "tallar".
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Old March 01, 2009, 02:37 AM
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Thank you for your welcome, and for the domestic duties vocabulary, it will be very useful for me. I already have any doubt about it but will ask in a new topic to (facilitar) other's search in the forum. (sorry, what I mean is: preguntaré en un nuevo hilo para facilitar las búsquedas de otras personas en el foro)

Rusty, don't think my english is so good as it looks. In Spain at secondary school we study a lot of grammar, but almost don't speak. So if you were here in front of me, would change your opinion. Also (además?), I spent half an hour to write my first message!

Thanks again to all of you for your kindness (amabilidad?).

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Old March 03, 2009, 12:42 AM
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Thank you for your welcome, and for the domestic duties vocabulary, it will be very useful for me. I already have any doubt about it but will ask in a new topic to (facilitar) other's search in the forum. (sorry, what I mean is: preguntaré en un nuevo hilo para facilitar las búsquedas de otras personas en el foro)

Rusty, don't think my english is so good as it looks. In Spain at secondary school we study a lot of grammar, but almost don't speak. So if you were here in front of me, would change your opinion. Also (además?), I spent half an hour to write my first message!

Thanks again to all of you for your kindness (amabilidad?).

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You were right with your three questions about if you were using the right English word.
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