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Old May 10, 2009, 10:45 AM
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Snail letter?

Please, could you translate into Spanish "snail letter"? I have an idea, but I'm not sure. Thanks.
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Old May 10, 2009, 11:16 AM
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Please, could you translate into Spanish "snail letter"? I have an idea, but I'm not sure. Thanks.
Snail = caracol

Snail mail = correo terrestre = lento .
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Old May 10, 2009, 11:22 AM
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Al correo no electrónico ahora se llama 'snail mail', como ya te explicó chileno.
I've never heard anyone in the USA say 'snail letter'.
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Old May 10, 2009, 11:25 AM
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Al correo no electrónico ahora se llama 'snail mail', como ya te explicó chileno.
I've never heard anyone in the USA say 'snail letter'.
Right. It must be another english learner that said that. Pretty much like " as easy as cake"
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Old May 11, 2009, 10:07 AM
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That was what I was imaging. Another question related to that: do you compare slowness with a snail. I said this because we compare slowness to a tortoise:

Este autobús es más lento que una tortuga.
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Comparamos lentitud un los caracoles y con las jicoteas (tortugas).

At a snails pace significa muy lento.
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Old May 11, 2009, 11:09 AM
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Comparamos lentitud un los caracoles y con las jicoteas (tortugas).

At a snails pace significa muy lento.
¿jicoteas? ¿Es mexicano?
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