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Salirse los ojos de las orbitas a alguien

 

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Old December 12, 2009, 04:38 AM
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Lightbulb Salirse los ojos de las orbitas a alguien

A alguien se le salen los ojos de las orbitas cuando están muy cabreados o cuando anhelan sexualmente a alguien.

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Old December 12, 2009, 05:51 AM
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Can you give an example sentence using the idiom, then I can translate that. No sabía que implicaba anhelo sexual. Pensé que nada más significaba sorpresa.
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Old December 12, 2009, 06:52 AM
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No sé, quizás lleves razón, me imagino que depende del hablante, yo si diría :
Cuando vió pasear a Penélope se le salíeron los ojos de sus orbitas de deseo.
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When he saw Penelope walk by "his eyes bugged out of his head".
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When he saw Penelope walk by "his eyes bugged out of his head".
I like that one, I've never seen it before. I would say "his eyes popped out of his head" or "his eyes were on stalks". A German would say "er kriegte Stielaugen".
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"Salírsele los ojos (de las órbitas) a alguien" o "írsele los ojos a alguien" se usa en general para decir que algo le llama tanto la atención a alguien, que abre mucho los ojos para verlo mejor.

A mi tía se le van los ojos cuando ve postres, pero es diabética y no puede comerlos.
My aunt avidly watches the desserts, but she's diabetic and can't eat them.

A Rico MacPato se le van los ojos con el dinero y lo guarda en una caja fuerte.
Scrooge McDuck greedily watches money and he keeps it in a safe.
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Did you study in a Bilingual school Angelica ? Because your English sounds so good!
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@Robin: No, I took private lessons since I was very young. I've been studying English for about 25 years... not that one ever "finishes" learning, right?
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@Robin: No, I took private lessons since I was very young. I've been studying English for about 25 years... not that one ever "finishes" learning, right?
*cough* I have been taking ... since, not I took ... since. "Since" implies continued action, so a preterite, a one-off action, is illogical. (Sorry - I couldn't resist You can tear my Spanish apart when I become brave enough to try it )
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Ja-ja... ¡A Perikles se le van los ojos con mis errores!


(Seriously) Thank you, Perikles.

Once I bought a t-shirt that read: "I don't speak English, but I promise not to laugh at your Spanish". I think we can bargain.

So, my (hopefully) corrected sentence is:

I have been studying English for over 25 years. I took private lessons when I was very young and later I started studying by myself.
...And since a few months, people in Tomisimo have been helping me correct a few vices I'd acquired over the years.
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