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Old September 25, 2009, 02:10 AM
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Lightbulb Esperar a algo o alguien como agua en mayo

Esperar vehemente. In English?
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To hope desperately? - ¿Estar esperando y desesperando?
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Robin, could you use it in a complete sentence?
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Ejemplo:
Esta mañana estaba esperando a mi housekeeper, para que me echáse una mano con la gata, llega le abro la puerta y le digo te esperaba como agua en mayo. ( Porque sabía que iba a llegar y quería que viniese porque la necesitaba) Como el agua de mayo, es siempre bien venida para que luego germinen los trigales, y cebadales, y demás.
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That helps.

Te esperaba como agua en mayo.
I was waiting anxiously for you.
I was waiting for you to show up because I need your help.
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There are also a couple of discussions on this expression here and here.
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