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Old October 15, 2009, 06:18 AM
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We say "gafas". "Lentes" are the cristals used to make glasses, telescopes, microscopes, etc.:

Un telescopio está formado por dos lentes.
En los microscopios se pueden combinar varios tipos de lentes.
Tengo que cambiar los cristales de mis gafas: me van a poner lentes progresivas.
Las lentillas se conocen como "lentes de contacto".

Of course, this is like this in Spain
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Old October 15, 2009, 06:25 AM
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What English-speaking country are you originally from?
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Old October 15, 2009, 06:30 AM
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We say "gafas". "Lentes" are the cristals used to make glasses, telescopes, microscopes, etc.:

Un telescopio está formado por dos lentes.
En los microscopios se pueden combinar varios tipos de lentes.
Tengo que cambiar los cristales de mis gafas: me van a poner lentes progresivas.
Las lentillas se conocen como "lentes de contacto".

Of course, this is like this in Spain
Thanks for those examples, Irma. VERY helpful. And thank you for pointing out that these are usages from Spain. So, basically, if I misplace my glasses in Peru, I have to encontrar mis gafas. But if the lens pops out, I need a new lente.

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Some day I want you to tell us about how you ended up in a lovely tropical place like the Canary Islands having come from England. (Or is it in another thread somewhere that I missed?)
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Old October 15, 2009, 06:30 AM
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We say "gafas". "Lentes" are the cristals used to make glasses, telescopes, microscopes, etc.:
Lente = lens in English.

My glasses have two lenses.

Lens = lente, lupa, cristal
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Old October 15, 2009, 06:36 AM
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Perikles, ¿vienes a por mí?

I appreciate your help. Go on, please
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Old October 15, 2009, 06:42 AM
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¿vienes a por mí?
no entiendo
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Old October 15, 2009, 06:46 AM
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I was joking, because you've corrected me twice running. Nothing important
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Old October 15, 2009, 06:48 AM
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I was joking, because you've corrected me twice running.
OK - but can you tell me what ¿vienes a por mí? means?

Does it mean "are you getting at me?" ?
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Old October 15, 2009, 06:52 AM
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Yes, I think so, to get at = ir a por, meterse con (though I'm not sure at all )
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Has anyone ever heard "anteojos"? I've heard that term used also for glasses.
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