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Old January 08, 2011, 08:32 AM
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Oí hoy lo siguiente: "Hablé hoy con mi primo y preguntó por tí. Quería saber si como estabas en estas últimas semanas."
En este caso preguntar por significa ask about.
¿Es común usar preguntar por en este caso?


To a foreigner pedir por sounds bad because pedir means to ask for. Therefore pedir por sounds like ask for for. That's sound redundant to me.
I read your post, I have a suggestion about your post.

ablé hoy con mi primo y preguntó por tí. Quería saber como has estado en estas últimas semanas."

The word should to goes in pass.

Regards.
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Old January 08, 2011, 09:38 AM
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Namely? reference please
Found at least 3 in the first part of this list. There is an s after the -ia, but Sosia's article explained that, only I cannot remember...

http://www.20000-names.com/male_greek_names.htm
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Old January 08, 2011, 10:43 AM
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Found at least 3 in the first part of this list. There is an s after the -ia, but Sosia's article explained that,
In English, if I ask for a word ending in -ia, I don't normally mean with an 's' after it. It would be logical to say those words end in -ias.

-ias is quite a usual masculine ending. -ia is universally feminine, except, it seems, for sosia and one Russian diminutive.

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Old January 08, 2011, 11:31 AM
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Ya es tarde, lo sé, pero yo cambiaría dos cosas. "Tomorrow please ask for me at the main door."

"Entrance door" me sueña feo, aunque veo en BNC que sí lo dicen algunos.

Si quieres una interpretación más que una traducción, diría "Ask the guard to call me down".

Y en cuanto a lo de nombres en -ia, Vania como nombre masculino es ruso, un diminutivo de Iván.
Thanks pjt. Good choice

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No pienso cambiarme a sosiaS. Como Letizia, si cometí un error lo mantengo
OK - I'm missing the reference here.
Our princess is Letizia. The normal spanish name is Leticia. When our princess (then a mere commoner) went to the register, the officer (from italian origin) wrote "Letizia". Now other women want "Letizia" for their daughters, but only "Leticia" is allowed

Edit: wikipedia Letizia Ortiz
Según la versión oficial, la letra Z de su nombre se debe a que el funcionario que la inscribió en el Registro Civil se negó a inscribirla simplemente como Leticia, alegando que había de ser María Leticia. El padre tuvo que acudir al obispado, donde le certificaron que el nombre era admisible al existir una Madonna della Letizia en Italia, nombre que copió el funcionario literalmente y que quedó en Letizia por este error. Una segunda versión sobre su nombre sostiene que el funcionario que la inscribió era italiano, y por eso registró el nombre con Z.
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Old January 08, 2011, 11:59 AM
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Our princess is Letizia. The normal spanish name is Leticia. When our princess (then a mere commoner) went to the register, the officer (from italian origin) wrote "Letizia". Now other women want "Letizia" for their daughters, but only "Leticia" is allowed .
Ah - thanks. I thought it might be a more sinister suggestion that she had made a mistake marrying into the royal family.
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En España jamás se dice "me pides, le pides" cuando preguntas por alguien.
Si escuchas a alguien decir "me pides..." es porque después viene algo así como "....una cerveza, por favor?"
Es decir, que alguien pida algo por tí, o que simplemente alguien pida alguna cosa.
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ah - thanks. I thought it might be a more sinister suggestion that she had made a mistake marrying into the royal family.
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En España jamás se dice "me pides, le pides" cuando preguntas por alguien.
Si escuchas a alguien decir "me pides..." es porque después viene algo así como "....una cerveza, por favor?"
Es decir, que alguien pida algo por tí, o que simplemente alguien pida alguna cosa.

Yes that is comprehensible, because you can ask something politically the things, for example I go to eat a hamburger.

I will ask the hamburger in this form.

Por favor me podria traer una hamburgesa.
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