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Old January 24, 2010, 12:20 PM
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Aquí en Valencia todas se llaman Amparo
Aquí, Montse.

Carmen, creo que nos hemos desviado de tema y, la verdad, no sé mucho de tópicos de los españoles. Pero sí te contaré una curiosidad que vio alguien que conozco en una estación de trenes en Suiza (hace ya bastantes años). En un letrero estaba escrito, en varios idiomas: "Prohibido tirar papeles". En español se leía: "Prohibido tirar papeles y escupir".

En fin, una vergüenza para mí.
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Aquí, Montse.

Carmen, creo que nos hemos desviado de tema y, la verdad, no sé mucho de tópicos de los españoles. Pero sí te contaré una curiosidad que vio alguien que conozco en una estación de trenes en Suiza (hace ya bastantes años). En un letrero estaba escrito, en varios idiomas: "Prohibido tirar papeles". En español se leía: "Prohibido tirar papeles y escupir".

En fin, una vergüenza para mí.

Off-topic, but this is what they think of women in Australia:
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Old January 24, 2010, 01:18 PM
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Off-topic, but this is what they think of women in Australia:
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En un letrero estaba escrito, en varios idiomas: "Prohibido tirar papeles". En español se leía: "Prohibido tirar papeles y escupir".
Es interesante comparar lo que dicen en los anuncios en el aeropuerto. No recuerdo qué dicen en valencià, pero en inglés es "Please do not leave items of luggage unattended", y en español "Por su propia seguridad, ..." No sé si la diferencia es cuestión de tópicos nacionales o de una traducción bastante libre.
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Old January 25, 2010, 05:42 AM
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Más tópicos:

Asocian España con tres eses: sun, sea, sangría. Tambien con cuatro: sun, sea, sangría & sex.

Hace sol y buen tiempo en toda España todo el año.

Todo español que se precie baila flamenco, sabe torear y echa siestas de dos horas (exagero un poco )

Los españoles gritan mucho, fuman mucho, huelen a ajo, dicen muchas palabrotas y están de fiesta la mayor parte del año.

Oí a un señor decir "Spanish women are like peacocks".
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Cómo puede ser que vds, olvidaron las castañuelas, los habanicos, ¡ole! Casas blancas con germanios en los balcones., castillos

Imagines negativas existen tambien: El calabozo, la cama de clavos, y otras maquinas de tortura (conozo las palabras en inglés pero no la conozco in español the rack for example que usaron en los años de la santa inquisición) --el machismo.
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Cómo puede ser que vds, olvidaron las castañuelas, los habanicos, ¡ole! Casas blancas con germanios en los balcones., castillos

Imagines negativas existen tambien: El calabozo, la cama de clavos, y otras maquinas de tortura (conozo las palabras en inglés pero no la conozco in español the rack for example que usaron en los años de la santa inquisición) --el machismo.
Claro, claro. Bueno las castañuelas y los abanicos van incluidos con el flamenco junto con los vestidos de lunares.

Germanios? Serán geranios alemanes (germanos)

Ahora algo que no sabía. En serio, ¿se asocia España con castillos?

Hay un museo de tortura en Santillana del Mar (Cantabria) http://www.santillana-del-mar.com/es...ra/tortura.htm. Not for the squeamish, I can assure you.
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Also the Spain's culture is very nice, already they have a lot cultural garments in the country, the dance, food, city, people, well just out is a place with a lot of beauty in people.
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Yes medievil castles on top of hills all over Spain--at least Southern Spain. The one in Segovia stands out even though that's more central than southern. Anyway I think the world's view of Spain is Andalucia. The rest of the nation is not as well known. I would bet that Spanish people from other regions think that is funny. From what I have read in newpapers, some may not want to be associated with Andalucia which is seen by some as third-worldish.
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Yes medievil castles on top of hills all over Spain--at least Southern Spain. The one in Segovia stands out even though that's more central than southern. Anyway I think the world's view of Spain is Andalucia. The rest of the nation is not as well known. I would bet that Spanish people from other regions think that is funny. From what I have read in newpapers, some may not want to be associated with Andalucia which is seen by some as third-worldish.
I don't think that the Spanish mind being associated with Andalucía but what irks people is that Spain is a lot more than just Andalucía and someone from Galicia has quite different customs to someone from Jaén.
Here are two pictures of Spanish countryside. One is in Galicia and the other is in Jaén.
http://www.galicia360.com/comarca-de...-rogueira.html
http://www.andaluciafotos.com/campo_..._espana_JA0878

It stands to reason that life in these areas is quite different and so is the character of the people that live there.
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