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Old March 20, 2008, 11:47 PM
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Creo que es mejor que usar "Last night"
en vez de --

>Escribiste "yesterday's night". Usa
>yesterday night.
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Old March 21, 2008, 04:53 AM
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Thanks a lot, Estudiante X! Maybe both are correct and last night is more colloquial than yesterday night?
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Thanks a lot, Estudiante X! Maybe both are correct and last night is more colloquial than yesterday night?
Alfonso,

Tradúcelo en español: last night la noche pasada o anoche, yesterday night la noche de ayer. Anoche es mas común.
I use yesterday night sometimes but last night is more common and not at all colloquial. I never used la noche de ayer. Would it be incorrect to say la noche de ayer?

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PS: I forgot about la noche anterior.

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Old March 21, 2008, 07:42 AM
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Poli,
You say "traducir al español". Y siempre se dice añoche. You can say "la noche anterior" if you are telling a story in the past. It is like "the previous night or the night before".
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Old March 21, 2008, 07:57 AM
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Poli, it's not incorrect la noche de ayer, only longer and less common than anoche.
That's why I'm not very fond of correcting expressions that are right although they are not common. Both are correct. It's only the speaker style, or the talking register (can I say this?), what makes an election.

You have:

Anoche, ayer por la noche, la noche de ayer, la pasada noche.

I don't think any of them is more formal than the others. Maybe some of them are more common on news, for example, la pasada noche. But you can use whatever you are more comfortable with.

La noche anterior always refers to a night before something. So, you can say: La noche anterior a mi boda. Iris also gave you a piece of advice on this, but she wrote añoche. Iris, are you pulling our legs? Who can pronounce that?
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Old March 21, 2008, 08:00 AM
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Sorry, no leg pulling. Just a typo.
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Old March 21, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Just a question: how do I remove the "lounger" thingy under my name? And why did I get it in the first place?
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Old March 21, 2008, 08:11 AM
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I'm sorry Iris you will have to get older with the lounger thingy. It's an automatic lab depending on the number of collaborations you've done.
Neither I'm happy with my intern thingy. I'd rather my former title student. How can I get it back?
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Old March 21, 2008, 08:26 AM
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What do you mean "lab"?
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Old March 21, 2008, 08:41 AM
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I mean label. But I wanted to say tag, like in a blog.

Lab, I think I've seen it before. Am I wrong?
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