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Old March 09, 2009, 09:33 AM
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Spanish is full of dicharachos... grandparents are walking catalogues of them.
I think English has its own share of interesting sayings. My mother can't get through three sentences without some figure of speech that many young people might not quite understand ... she would be VERY confusing for someone who doesn't speak English as a first language!
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Old March 09, 2009, 11:29 PM
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Es un chiste. Pregunté cómo se dice algo en español con la misma palabra. Tambien puedo preguntar: Como se dice blush en inglés? Yo mismo la contesté.A veces trato de agudizar mi ingenio pero con
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jaja Yo pense que querias saber de que otro modo se decia... :-)
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I've asked a few people (native speakers) from different places and I have decided that for me it will work best if I think of these words as..... rabo is without a tail.....

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rabo = butt
tail = cola


Yes, But Rabo to me also means a very short tale, like those dogs which have their tails cut off.

Now, Have I heard this correct in this country (USA) ?

I gonna kick your tail!

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Old March 10, 2009, 02:59 AM
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Now, Have I heard this correct in this country (USA) ?

I gonna kick your tail!

Well ....... if you wanted to be polite-ish, you would say "I'm going to kick your tail!" or "I'm going to kick your butt!" But really, the saying would be, "I'm going to kick your A**!!"
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Old March 10, 2009, 06:23 AM
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Well ....... if you wanted to be polite-ish, you would say "I'm going to kick your tail!" or "I'm going to kick your butt!" But really, the saying would be, "I'm going to kick your A**!!"
Right. I am sorry I wrote as "I gonna.." It should've been "I'm gonna..." :-)

I brought this up, because we mostly center the conversation on one of the languages, and give opinions without even realizing that we, you or us or you, :-) use is in the same context.

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