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Old May 09, 2008, 09:14 AM
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I can´t seem to understand this sentence.
`No, until now it hasn´t happened to me. In spite of my bad image/fame, I usually always fly sober´
Please, what does it mean?
Is my translation right?
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Old May 09, 2008, 06:40 PM
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Thanks, Alfonso.
By the way, Iris, thanks for explaining his status with the bottle. I was beginning to wonder. Coming from you, it´s a relief.
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Old May 09, 2008, 10:07 PM
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He means he's not an alcoholic despite what others might say in the forum.Anyway I've been told he doesn't have much experience of drinking.
En escribir se debe utilizar "at" en vez de "of" aquí, pero in el hablar informal, es más común no utilizar ninguna palabra: he doesn't have much experience drinking. Pero "the experience of flying an aeroplane is an exciting one" es un ejemplo del uso correcto de "of," versus "he has no experience at flying an aeroplane." Necesito pensar en el porqué. Es confundido ya sé.
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Old May 10, 2008, 02:02 PM
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Al escribir se debe utilizar "at" en vez de "of" aquí, pero en el habla() informal, es más común / habitual no utilizar ninguna palabra: he doesn't have much experience drinking. Pero "the experience of flying an aeroplane is an exciting one" es un ejemplo del uso correcto de "of," versus "he has no experience at flying an aeroplane." Necesito pensar en el porqué. Es confuso, ya sé / ya lo sé.
You will use ya sé in some South American countries. In Spain we rarely say ya sé. The most common is to say ya lo sé.

We don't use común as often as you use in English common. The most fitting word is habitual.
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Old May 10, 2008, 02:09 PM
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Alfonso, you rock! Thanks for taking the time to correct me. I'm trying to find things to say just so someone will bother to correct them.
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