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Old November 04, 2009, 12:20 PM
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Yo no hablo cuando llevo zapatos planos

I don't speak when I have flat shoes. OK - what does it actually mean? Aguirre
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Old November 04, 2009, 12:34 PM
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I don't speak when I have flat shoes. OK - what does it actually mean? Aguirre
I am not sure, but to me there would be ways to take this:

1.- When I wear (choose any color) tie (could be a shirt or whatever you come up with), I do not speak (refuse to speak)

2.- When I wear flat shoes, they are rigid, it takes all of my attention so that I do not fall, hence I am not going to speak.



BTW, I have never heard that phrase before.

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Old November 04, 2009, 12:42 PM
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No quiere hablar del tema con los periodistas, por eso ha dicho una frase absurda, para quitárselos de encima. Podía haber dicho cualquier otra, como "no hablaré hasta que las ranas críen pelo". No es ninguna expresión conocida ni nada por el estilo.
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Old November 04, 2009, 12:54 PM
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Pero Esperanza Aguirre lo ha dicho.
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Pero Esperanza Aguirre lo ha dicho.
¿Y? Lo podía haber dicho yo: no hablo porque hoy no me he peinado

Es una frase absurda, te lo aseguro, no significa nada
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¿Y? Lo podía haber dicho yo: no hablo porque hoy no me he peinado

Es una frase absurda, te lo aseguro, no significa nada
So, it is my first option.

y por supesuto que significa algo. Significa que se rehúsa a hablar.
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So, it is my first option.

y por supesuto que significa algo. Significa que se rehúsa a hablar.
Bueno, claro . Pero quiero decir que no es una frase hecha, Chileno malo
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Bueno, claro . Pero quiero decir que no es una frase hecha, Chileno malo
Gracias Irmamar. Rehusar? es Castellano?
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Gracias Irmamar. Rehusar? es Castellano?
Sí, es un verbo: no querer algo, rechazar algo

Sorpréndeme con sus raíces
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Sí, es un verbo: no querer algo, rechazar algo

Sorpréndeme con sus raíces
Probably Vulgar Latin *refusare from Latin refusus, past participle of refundere, to pour back, from fundere to pour (cf. fundir)
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