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vela -feminine noun (la), candle. Look up vela in the dictionary

Es bueno tener unas velas y cerillos en casa por si se va la luz.
It's good to have some candles and matches at home in case the power goes out.
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- Menudas velas tiene. ¿Por qué no le limpias?
- Me quedé a dos velas.
- ¿Tenemos que llevar al velón a todas partes?
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Old June 17, 2008, 04:48 AM
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Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Es mejor encender una vela, por pequeña que sea, que maldecir las tinieblas.
I love this Chinese proverb and I wanted to share it with you.
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Velar y velatorio vienen de vigilar, no de vela. Pero en todos los velatorios (velorios en Argentina) se vela un cadáver, y suele haber velas. Si velar significa vigilar, ¿es que puede marcharse el cadáver?

Gemma, me gusta mucho el proverbio chino que has escrito.
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Es la primera vez que oí la palabra velatorio (parece un laboratorio donde producen nuevos tipos de velas, tal vez algunos que hielen a fresa artificial). Velorio se usa en latinoamerica--no solo Argentina. En inglés velatorio es candle light vigil. ¿Piensas tener uno para el difunto Jaimito?
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Conozco velorio por la literatura de Cortázar. No creo que se pueda extender a toda Sudamérica. Es demasiado grande como para pensar que comparten una sola forma para velatorio /velorio / ...

Jammie left written and signed his last wish of being incinerated. I tried to change his little mind... unsuccessfully.
I've kept vigil for him all night long. I've got no more tears. It seemed like he was suddenly to wake up and tell us all had been a joke. But such a thing didn't happen. Salomé (his daughter) and Pelayo (his son-in-law) also came to the vigil. They offered us their best songs... unsuccessfully.
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You should write a novel: Jamie's wake.
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Conozco velorio por la literatura de Cortázar. No creo que se pueda extender a toda Sudamérica. Es demasiado grande como para pensar que comparten una sola forma para velatorio /velorio / ...Nos Nos dijiste que conoces alguien de Bogotá.
Pregúntala/lo para ver. Vamos a ver lo que dicen los mexicanos aqui en el
foro.

Jammie left written and signed his last wish of being (to be) incinerated. I tried to change his little mind... unsuccessfully. I've kept vigil for him all night long. I've got no more tears left.(Sometimes we say: I cried my eyes out. I have no more tears left.) It seemed like he would suddenly to wake up and tell us it had all been a joke. But such a thing didn't happen. Salomé (his daughter) and Pelayo (his son-in-law) also came to the vigil. They offered us their best songs... unsuccessfully.
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Oh, so you bird wrote. How interesting. ¿Te dejo un botín?
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Alfonso wrote some very beautiful sentences about his bird.
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Oh, pleeease! Did he pay you to say that, Rusty?
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