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Old July 24, 2011, 05:11 AM
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Hoy es domingo

¡Buenas días a todos! Hoy es domingo de 24 de julio.

Mi esposa y yo vamos a la iglesia este mañana entonces a casa por almuerzo y una siesta bajo.

y este noche, mi hijo y su familia vienen a cenan.

Gracias por las correcciones.
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Old July 24, 2011, 05:48 AM
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¡Buenos días a todos! Hoy es domingo, el 24 de julio.

Mi esposa y yo vamos a la iglesia esta mañana. Después, vamos a la casa para almorzar y para tomar una siesta bajo.

Y esta noche, mi hijo y su familia vienen a cenar.

Gracias por las correcciones.
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I have no idea what you were trying to say with 'bajo'.
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Old July 24, 2011, 06:30 AM
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I have no idea what you were trying to say with 'bajo'.
Maybe "under a/the typetree?

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Old July 24, 2011, 06:51 AM
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Maybe corta instead of baja

My study yesterday included short and tall relating to a man.

So alto and bajo were the words.

Here I was trying to say a short siesta as opposed to a long one.

Is a siesta, by definition, already a length of time?

Looking in the dictionary I think corta would have been right.
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Yes, "una siesta corta" or "siestita".
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Yes, "tall" vs. "short" is "alto/a" vs. "bajo/a": they refer to height.

"Long" and "short" are "largo/a" and "corto/a": they refer to length.
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@wrholt: Hoy es domingo, 24 de julio. There's no "el" there.

@jrandlib: Your confusion originates from the fact that "short" is translated both "corto" and "bajo", but they are not difficult to differentiate.

EDIT: I apologize to wrholt . My correction was for Rusty. I'm really sorry.

Thank you so much Rusty for letting me know
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In Spain "siestecita" is also used for "a short nap".
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Hoy es domingo, 24 de julio. There's no "el" there.
Thanks! I'll amend my ways.

I know I've heard people say it that way, though.
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Perhaps I can help ...

In Spain we say: "Hoy es domingo, 24 de julio."

But we also say: "Hoy es el 24 de julio."

So we don't use "el" when we say the day of the week followed by the date.

As I said, though, this is how it is said in Spain. Just as there are differences between British and American ways of saying and writing the date - '30th June 2011' versus 'June 30th, 2011', for example - there are probably differences between Spanish-speaking countries as well.
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