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Ladrillo

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ladrillo (masculine noun (el)) — brick. Look up ladrillo in the dictionary

Vivo en una casa de ladrillo.
I live in a brick house.
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Old August 06, 2009, 03:44 AM
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If you say Este libro es un ladrillo, you mean it's heavy-going,boring,horrible...
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Old August 06, 2009, 04:16 AM
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If you say Este libro es un ladrillo, you mean it's heavy-going,boring,horrible...
También decimos: este libro es un tocho
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Y para una tarea desagradable:Esto es un marrón (o marronazo)
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Y para una tarea desagradable:Esto es un marrón (o marronazo)
¿Y por qué marrón?
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Old August 06, 2009, 07:42 PM
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Las casas de ladrillo son muy bonitas, y buenas para resistir fuertes ráfagas de viento. Necesito más o menos cuatrocientos cincuenta y siete millones ochocientos trece mil cuatrocientos ochenta y uno ladrillos para construir mi casa
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In Mexico the houses that are in the hills are completely built of bricks..

They keep the hot inside of the house so people can be completely nice a toasty.
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En holandés también conocemos dichos como:

- Suspendo (un examen) como un ladrillo (flunk a test/exam like a brick).
(' Zakken als een baksteen')

- Hundirse como un ladrillo (to sink like a brick)
('Zinken als een baksteen').

- o cando algo que se comó es muy pesado/grueso en el estómago
(¿Cómo se dice en español?) y se siente mal, se dice 'este se tende en estómago como un ladrillo'
('Dat ligt als een baksteen op je maag').

¿Se utiliza la palabra 'ladrillo' de esta manera en español también (es decir, en sentidos similares)?
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En holandés también conocemos dichos como:

- Suspendo (un examen) como un ladrillo (flunk a test/exam like a brick).
(' Zakken als een baksteen')

- Hundirse como un ladrillo (to sink like a brick)
('Zinken als een baksteen').

- o cando algo que se comó es muy pesado/grueso en el estómago
(¿Cómo se dice en español?) y se siente mal, se dice 'este se tende en estómago como un ladrillo'
('Dat ligt als een baksteen op je maag').

¿Se utiliza la palabra 'ladrillo' de esta manera en español también (es decir, en sentidos similares)?
Oh wonderful baksteen is baked stone(brick) I know this is no revalation to you Empanada, but I find Dutch/England language similarities so interesting!

I believe I have heard Me cayo mál como un ladrillo
which is similar to the English: It landed in my stomach like a brick.
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Old August 07, 2009, 08:13 AM
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¿Y por qué marrón?
Marrón es el color de ciertas cosas...
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