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Old April 24, 2008, 02:23 PM
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Polvo.

Do you say Estoy hecho or hecha polvo?
And how do you say something like this in Spanish `You could´ve fooled me.´
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Old April 24, 2008, 02:36 PM
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If the subject is female, it's hecha. If it's male, hecho. If the subject is plural, like 'we', it's estamos hechos polvo.

You could've fooled me -
¡No me digas!
¿Sí? No me había dado cuenta. (con entonación apropriada)

There are probably many other ways to say it.
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Old April 24, 2008, 02:51 PM
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Rusty's explanation is perfect, but I wanted to say hello.
Another translation for you could have fooled me is casi me lo trago.
Nice to hear from you.
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Old April 24, 2008, 04:50 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome Iris,
He estado aprendiendo mucho.
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Another option for you could've fooled me! - ¡casi me lo creí!
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-Estoy hecho polvo. Estoy destrozado.
-¡por poco me lo creo!
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