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Old December 20, 2009, 10:51 AM
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I find the best one word translation of convenir is "to suit". Although, it often sounds awkward when translated to English, you are able to understand what the Spanish sentence means.

No te conviene malgastar todo el dinero que tienes en ropa.
It doesn't suit you to waste all the money you have on clothes.

¿Te conviene quedar manaña?
Does it suit you to meet tomorrow?

"Me conviene a quedarme en casa hoy a causa de la nieve."
It suits me to stay home today because of the snow.
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Old December 20, 2009, 01:58 PM
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OKay - ALL of those comments help me a LOT to understand "convenir" and "quedar"! Thank you so much, everyone!! (I still think that most of these posts need to be transferred to a separate thread.......)
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Old December 20, 2009, 08:04 PM
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I have the interest in waste completely my money in your shoes, because you each weekend buys a couple to shoes and severals colors.
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Old December 21, 2009, 01:14 AM
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I have the interest in waste completely my money in your shoes, because you each weekend buys a couple to shoes and severals colors.
Your translation (more or less):

Tengo el interés en gastar completamente mi dinero en tus zapatos, porque tú cada fin de semana compra (él/ella) un par a zapatos y varios colores.

Start with short sentences, Crotalito. Some help
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Old December 21, 2009, 06:47 AM
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The verb gastar also can mean to waste (money/time/energy), as well as to spend. If you use gastar in ordinary conversation, would it normally be understood in the sense of malgastar, or does this depend on context?
Malgastar = waste

Gastar = spend

Can be energy, thoughts, money, etc...
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Old December 21, 2009, 07:02 AM
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Malgastar = waste

Gastar = spend

Can be energy, thoughts, money, etc...
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