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Old April 02, 2008, 01:26 AM
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En España yo he oído también (aunque no mucho) el "Toblerone"/ "la tableta de chocolate"
Una frase que escuché es
"Tengo que convertir mi Kinder en un Toblerone"
Kinder es un "huevo Kinder"
Toblerone es una tabla de chocolate suiza triangular.
Por lo que significa convertir mi barriga en una tabla
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Old April 02, 2008, 11:33 AM
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It's funny, but if I heard "a few cans short of a six pack" I would think of the guy's appearance, not his intellect. In fact when you refer to a bloke's "six pack" you are talking about his manly chest.
For me, when talking about a man's six pack, it refers to the abs or abdominal muscles, more than the chest. And the expression 'six pack' and 'a few beers short of a six pack' aren't related. The former refers to muscle develepment and the later to intellect.
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Incidentally, as a means of obtaining a good sixpack, besides going to the
liquor department, what is the Spanish word for sit-ups. I know push-ups
are lagartijas.
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Old April 02, 2008, 02:43 PM
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In Spain:
Push-ups: flexiones (you flex your arms)
sit-ups:abdominales (you wotk on your abdominals.
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Gracias Sosia por ejerciar mi mente.

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I learned lagartijas as the translation for lizards. Lizards do push-ups when they're warning something (someone) away or when they want to attract a mate. They use a different display for each, so the female isn't confused.

It appears that in Mexico they use the same word for lizards and push-ups.
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It appears that in Mexico they use the same word for lizards and push-ups.
I can confirm that.
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¿En México los sit-ups son abdominales igual a España? La palabra no me parece adequado porque hay tantos distintos ejercicios abdominales.

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>> ... la palabra no me parece adecuada ...

Si, en México, sit-ups son abdominales.
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