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polvo - masculine noun (el) - powder, dust. Look up polvo in the dictionary

Las carreteras de terrazería siempre producen mucho polvo.
Unpaved roads always produce a lot of dust.
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Old September 04, 2008, 03:36 AM
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polvo as powder/desk is very common
"polvos de talco"
"trapos para limpiar el polvo"
"polvos de maquillaje"

or as to be exhausted "estoy hecho polvo"

but as slang, "echar un polvo" is "a quickie/to shag/to screw/to balll/to have it off". I don't know this kind of english words

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Ajo en polvo, powdered garlic. I work in a restaurant and alot of the foods have sp/en labels. Several use "en polvo" to show that the contents are powdered.
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We are dust.
What are you trying to say here, Crotalito?
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What are you trying to say here, Crotalito?
Perhaps he's waxing biblical on us? Somos del polvo y al polvo regresaremos.
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Ajo en polvo, powdered garlic. I work in a restaurant and alot of the foods have sp/en labels. Several use "en polvo" to show that the contents are powdered.
Interesting you should mention that. You can learn a fair amount of vocabulary just from packaging and labels.
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Perhaps he's waxing biblical on us? Somos del polvo y al polvo regresaremos.
That was my first thought, but then I doubted. Maybe he's trying to say estamos hechos polvo (we're beat).
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or as to be exhausted "estoy hecho polvo"

but as slang, "echar un polvo" is "a quickie/to shag/to screw/to balll/to have it off". I don't know this kind of english words

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This got me into a really embarrasing situation during my first years in Spain...
I said to a workmate, trying to show off my very limited spanish at the time(he was a guy, in case you´re wondering) "Cuando terminamos con esto vamos echar polvo el resto del día"
I was trying to say that by the time we were through with the workload we had, we would be very tired for the rest of the day..
Guys, you cannot imagine the look he gave me ...!
As he explained what I had said, I turned blue, then purple and finally red...
Well...., I learnt never to mix the two expressions up.
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