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Old June 12, 2008, 06:33 AM
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I use piropo in other contexts apart from flirtations, but maybe you are right. Maybe halago is better. Halagar is to flatter. I cannot think of any other translations for compliment.
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Old June 12, 2008, 06:49 AM
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http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Fonta...chistosos.html
This website is one of several I found that show examples of piropos.
Is this type of piropo also used in Spain?

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So, piropos are what we refer to in English as pick up lines...
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They have the potential to be poetic in the way "haven't we met before"
or "you're a dancer, aren't you?" and other such pick-up lines aren't.
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http://www.humorsphere.com/sms/pick_up_lines.htm

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no pick up lines...just talk like normal...if she's at all interested you'll be doing more listening than talking...just remember to really LISTEN that way you'll be able to figure what to say...girls are people too...


some of them are quite good, though.
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http://www.pickuplinesgalore.com/cheesy.html

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You win, Jane. Pick-up lines are piropos. The cheesy website has some
humdingers. (I wonder if there's a Spanish equivalent to humdinger).
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Portento? Maravilla?
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Humdinger=destacado+portento.
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