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Old November 16, 2010, 01:17 AM
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Altos y bajos

Como va tu relacion con tu marido?
Con muchos altos y bajos.
In English?
Can we say with lots of ups and downs
what about upsidedowns? I heard it in a film.
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Old November 16, 2010, 02:10 AM
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Como va tu relacion con tu marido?
Con muchos altos y bajos.
In English?
Can we say with lots of ups and downs
what about upsidedowns? I heard it in a film.
You can say with "ups and downs" or "with highs and lows". I would not recommend "upsidedowns" because it means something entirely different, and in context can be completely misinterpreted.
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Old November 16, 2010, 05:02 PM
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and what does it mean?
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I'm not sure what upside-down is in Spanish, but an upside-down "W" would be an "M".

When something is upside-down, the part of it that should be up is down.

"?" Upside down would be "¿"

"!" Upside down would be "¡"
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Si, pero en plural , tiene otro significado no?? En singular significa al reves.
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