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Old June 20, 2008, 08:03 AM
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tonta de remate

Qué quiere decir estos dichos, por favor?
tonta de remate
poner al mal tiempo buena cara
leerle la cartilla
llevarse un chasco
ni pizca de ternura...

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Old June 20, 2008, 08:40 AM
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tonta de remate--dumb as a doornail (hopelessly stupid)

poner al mal tiempo buena cara--put a good face on things

Leerle la cartilla--read him/her the riot act

llevarse un chasco--suffer a disappointment

ni pizca de ternura--not a bit of tenderness

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Old June 20, 2008, 11:23 AM
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Great translations Marsopa!
If you find something wrong with my Spanish, please correct it!
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Old June 21, 2008, 09:19 AM
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Yes, Marsopa, you did it great!
By the way: Leerle la cartilla (a alguien).
I welcome all corrections to my English.
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