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Old April 15, 2009, 11:41 AM
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Estoy por llegar

So I'm trying to keep up with the comic strips in Spanish. In today's Gaturro ... although I understand the main gist of today's strip, I don't get this phrase: estoy por llegar (http://www.gocomics.com/features/234...e_items/421937)

Does it mean something like "I am arriving"?
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So I'm trying to keep up with the comic strips in Spanish. In today's Gaturro ... although I understand the main gist of today's strip, I don't get this phrase: estoy por llegar (http://www.gocomics.com/features/234...e_items/421937)

Does it mean something like "I am arriving"?
I'm about to arrive.
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Old April 15, 2009, 11:55 AM
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AHHH!!! I really have such a problem with "por" and "para". I'm trying..........
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Old April 15, 2009, 12:14 PM
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I think comic strips are a good way of learning. They are short, but can sometimes be baffling in their language use. What's more, they use common phrases that will help you communicate.
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Old April 15, 2009, 12:17 PM
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I agree! I figure that I'm getting some colloquial usage exposure and having fun following the stories, too.
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Estar por __hacer algo__ = To be about to __do something__
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Yay! David to the rescue! The abstract thinker in me loves to get the *rule* when I can. This is very helpful! Thank you ALL!!
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