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Old September 04, 2009, 09:38 PM
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In French we say :

Ton père ne travaille pas dans les vitres

vitre = glass of a window
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In French we say :

Ton père ne travaille pas dans les vitres

vitre = glass of a window
Haha! I llike that!

I think the word 'vitrine' is used in French also? We use it in Dutch and I suppose it's derived from the French 'vitre' being made into 'vitrine'? (Is there a difference between 'vitre' and 'fenêtre' ? I.e. would 'vitre' be more specifically the glass, and 'fenêtre' the entire window in general e.g.?)

I think it's 'vitrina' (i.e. showcase) in Spanish?

By the way, how would you say ' windowshopping' in Spanish?
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Haha! I llike that!

I think the word 'vitrine' is used in French also? We use it in Dutch and I suppose it's derived from the French 'vitre' being made into 'vitrine'? (Is there a difference between 'vitre' and 'fenêtre' ? I.e. would 'vitre' be more specifically the glass, and 'fenêtre' the entire window in general e.g.?)

I think it's 'vitrina' (i.e. showcase) in Spanish?

By the way, how would you say ' windowshopping' in Spanish?
Solo sé que se puede decir, 'hacer las compras' o ''¡salir a gastar el dinero a lo loco!
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By the way, how would you say ' windowshopping' in Spanish?
Mirar escaparates. Aunque creo que es bastante peninsular.
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In Spain when somebody is standing in front of you and prevents you from watching something we say la carne de burro no es transparente, is there sth similar in English?
You make a better door than a window!
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Mirar escaparates. Aunque creo que es bastante peninsular.

Ok!

With 'peninsular' do you mean Spanish from Spain?
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Ok!

With 'peninsular' do you mean Spanish from Spain?
Bueno! Bob desea ser un poco peninsular

La carne de burro no es transparente siempre me hace reír
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Gracias a todos. Ir de escaparates también existe.
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