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Old June 23, 2011, 02:31 PM
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Marcar el paso de la oca

Does anyone know what this means?
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Old June 23, 2011, 02:52 PM
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El paso de ganso. La manera prusiana de hacer marchar los soldados en desfile.

Generalmente remite a la idea de totalitarismo o autoritarismo dada su asociación con manifestaciones públicas y masivas de nazismo explícito.
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This translates directly goose step. I can't believe I couldn't figure this out on my own
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This translates directly goose step. I can't believe I couldn't figure this out on my own
That is, if you knew what "oca" means. Not everybody does, even native speakers. Most people call all those birds "gansos"..

There's a third word: "ánsar".. did you know it? I learned it by doing crosswords.. haha.

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That is, if you knew what "oca" means. Not everybody does, even native speakers.
In Spain there's a children's game called "el juego de la oca" (which seems to be roughly snakes and ladders - although I'm sure the small child who taught me to play was cheating, so I don't know what the actual rules are) which with a suitably illustrated board gets the vocab across early.
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In Spain there's a children's game called "el juego de la oca" (which seems to be roughly snakes and ladders - although I'm sure the small child who taught me to play was cheating, so I don't know what the actual rules are) which with a suitably illustrated board gets the vocab across early.
Yes, that's a game and you're right, it's similar to 'snakes and ladders' and has nothing to do with geese.
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