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Old May 16, 2010, 09:40 AM
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Hola a todos.
Mi llamo Colin. Soy de Glasgow en Escocia. Quiero aprender espanyol. Puede decirme si los foros puede ayudar?
Gracias

Can you tell me if I have got my username correct? I am a male taxi driver, so, should I be Taxisto Escoces??????

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Old May 16, 2010, 10:52 AM
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Hi, Taxista - welcome. Yes, you have it right except "escocés" is the
correct way to spell it.

There's a drop-down menu above the message response box with
all necessary Spanish punctuation...it's labeled "Accents".

Hermit

No, It's one of those words in Spanish that is the same for male/female:
el taxista/la taxista. Y sí, puedes estar seguro de toda la ayuda que
necesitas aquí en el foro.
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Old May 16, 2010, 11:17 AM
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Yes your nick is correct.

The taxi driver name you go it from a movie right?

Now I bid you welcome to this place, and I hope that your stay in the forums will be enjoyable.
If you would need to help with something, please you don't hesitate to ask us then.
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Old May 16, 2010, 11:25 AM
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Old May 18, 2010, 12:34 AM
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Welcome.

As Hermit said, words ending in -ista, such as taxista, tenista, dentista, artista, violinista, guitarrista, etc. don't change (el/la taxista, tenista, etc.).
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Old May 18, 2010, 04:48 AM
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Hello from me. I got it wrong and thought you were a taxidermista.
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Old May 18, 2010, 04:55 AM
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Welcome.

As Hermit said, words ending in -ista, such as taxista, tenista, dentista, artista, violinista, guitarrista, etc. don't change (el/la taxista, tenista, etc.).
Muchas gracias Irmamar. Voy a tratar de recordar esta regla.

Gracias a todos.
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Old May 26, 2010, 02:56 AM
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¡Bienvenido a los foros, Colin!
Supongo que para ser taxista: ¡tienes que tener buena vista!

(I guess that in order to be a taxi driver, you have to have good eyesight!)
(Just playing with words, but as you can see, in Spanish I made it to rhyme... but then, giving you the 'literal' translation, sounds pretty dull... Would it work if I said, "in order to be a taxi driver, you have to be a good sighter? )
At any rate... enjoy your ride around here!
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Old May 26, 2010, 03:37 PM
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(I guess that in order to be a taxi driver, you have to have good eyesight!)
Would it work if I said, "in order to be a taxi driver, you have to be a good sighter? )
It would be correct to say "You have to have good eyesight." It would not be correct to say "You have to be a good sighter." To my knowledge at least, no such word exists.

One might, however, say "To be a taxi driver one must be a good spotter." This term specifically means one who is trained to look for something. As an example, in boating the person who watches the skier is called the spotter.

I hope this helps Also, welcome to the forums Mr. Taxi Driver.
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Old May 27, 2010, 12:22 AM
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Thank you Tarential. Always good to have an English native around here...
I saw a rare/specialized definition for 'sighter' [U.K.] practice shot: a practice shot allowed in a shooting or archery tournament, or a shot used to assess the setting of the sights of a gun.
So I guess you could say, "you could have a good sighter"?

At any rate, Taxista, I take the best for me is to stick to Spanish and "tener buena vista"
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