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Post by Solovino on Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:49 am

Chapalagringa wrote:cuerda is also musical strings. You'll use it if you go to Metropolis to buy guitar/bass strings.

Duh! Try looking at CBob's definition. String!!

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Post by raqueteer on Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:29 am

Maleducada/o: Ill mannered, rude and inconsiderate.

Example: susan es una persona maleducada.

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Post by viajero on Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:43 am

naca/o:common,vulgar,tacky,tawdry etc
example:susan es una naca.

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Post by raqueteer on Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:58 pm

viajero wrote:naca/o:common,vulgar,tacky,tawdry etc
example:susan es una naca.

Es cierto y malintencionada (spiteful) tambien.

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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:22 am

acomodar ah-koh-moh-dar' (verb)
to seat, to install, to place; to make oneself comfortable

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1. Cuando llego a mi casa después del trabajo, me gusta acomodarme en el sofá y hablar con mis amigos en Skype.
When I get home after work, I like to get comfortable on the couch and talk with my friends on Skype.

2. Todo cabe si sabe acomodarlo.
It will all fit if you know how to accommodate it.
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Post by Solovino on Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:30 am

CanuckBob wrote:acomodar ah-koh-moh-dar' (verb)
to seat, to install, to place; to make oneself comfortable

And cómodo(a) is comfortable.

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Post by ferret on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:49 am

UUMMM...

Isn't it "cuando llege a mi casa"?

e is for me...o is for others
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Post by Solovino on Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:05 am

ferret wrote:UUMMM...

Isn't it "cuando llege a mi casa"?

e is for me...o is for others


No, it is correct as written. It isn't subjunctive.
And it is spelled llegue. The letter g when followed by the letter e is pronounced as in gente. When followed by the ue it is like gato.

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Post by ferret on Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:29 pm

Thank you. Especially appreciated the explanation of spelling and the resulting mispronunciation if not spelled correctly...would have been a hell of a tongue twister..."yayhay"
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Post by raqueteer on Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:37 pm

Enjaulada. Caged up or incarcerated.

No quiero vivir enjaulada en mi casa por los rateros y asesinos.

I don't want to live caged up in my house because of thieves and murderers.


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Post by viajero on Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:21 pm

Vivir enjaulada no es vivir,mejor pongase abusada y sigue con su vida normal.
abusada/o:bright,alert,careful,etc.
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Post by raqueteer on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:50 pm

viajero wrote:Vivir enjaulada no es vivir,mejor pongase abusada y sigue con su vida normal.
abusada/o:bright,alert,careful,etc.
Chris

Very unusual use of the word, so I looked it up. Thanks.


abusada {comp.} [Mex.] (also: hábil, lista, listo, elegante)

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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:24 am

el rayo rrah'-yoh (noun)
ray, laser, bolt of lightning

EXAMPLES
1. El amor llega como un rayo, pero se apaga como un fósforo que se queda en nada.
Love arrives like a bolt of lightning, but extinguishes like a match that fizzles out.

2. En verano, me gusta correr por la playa con los rayos del sol.
In summer, I like to run on the beach with the rays of sunlight.
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Post by viajero on Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:15 am

raqueteer wrote:
viajero wrote:Vivir enjaulada no es vivir,mejor pongase abusada y sigue con su vida normal.
abusada/o:bright,alert,careful,etc.
Chris

Very unusual use of the word, so I looked it up. Thanks.


abusada {comp.} [Mex.] (also: hábil, lista, listo, elegante)
I was also confused the first time I heard it but it's fairly common,here's another one (trucha)means about the same as abusada unless your'e talking about trout.
Me gusta este hilo,gracias Bob.
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PS My favorite translation site is wordmagicsoft.com

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Post by casi nada on Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:22 am

No te andes por las ramas
Don´t beat around the bush

Ve al grano
Get to the point

¿Qué tiene que ver eso?
What does that have to do with it?

Dime sin rodeos
Tell me without going in circles

¿Qué caso tiene?
What´s the point?

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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:08 am


sorprendente sor-pren-den'-teh
(adjective) surprising


Examples
1. La carrera tomó un giro sorprendente.
The race took a surprising turn.

2. A veces es sorprendente que sea capaz de levantarme todas las mañanas a las cinco de la mañana para ir a trabajar.
Sometimes, it is surprising that I am able to get up every morning at five in the morning to go to work.

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Post by bobnliz on Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:34 am

Gracias a Diós que soy jubilada y no tengo que levantarme a las cinco y media en la mañana nada más. Soy muy contenta, gracias. Eli

Thank God I am retired don't have to get up at half past five in the morning any more. I am very happy, thanks. Lizzy
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:33 am

la oferta oh-fer'-tah (noun)
offer, supply, bargain, bid

EXAMPLES
1. La Red está llena de ofertas asombrosas.
The Internet is full of amazing offers.

2. La mejor oferta que un amigo puede hacerte es un hombro en el que llorar.
The best offer that a friend can give you is a shoulder to cry on.
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:23 am

la vergüenza ver-gwen'-sah (noun)
shame, embarrassment, bashfulness, disgrace

EXAMPLES
1. Me dio vergüenza cuando me resbalé.
I felt embarrassment when I slipped.

2. Deberíamos sentir vergüenza de ver el hambre que hay en el mundo mientras nos quedamos de brazos cruzados.
We should feel shame to see the famine there is in the world while we look away.
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Post by Solovino on Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:06 am

And then there is vergonzoso(a) or a timid or bashful person.


On the Phrase of the Day thread a poster used the word rencor which can be altered similarly with the -oso(a) suffix to rencoroso(a) which is a spiteful or rancorous person.


envidioso from envidiar (to envy),celoso from celos (jealousy), miedoso from miedo, (fear),mentiroso
from mentir (to lie) etc

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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:27 pm

variar vah-ryar' (verb)
to alter, to change; to vary, to differ

EXAMPLES
1. Podríamos hablar español, para variar.
We could speak Spanish, for a change.

2. En la película "El Hombre Lobo," Lon Chaney tiene que variar su apariencia a un lobo.
In the movie "The Wolfman," Lon Chaney has to alter his appearance to a wolf.
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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:22 am

culpable kool-pah'-bleh (adjective)
guilty, culpable, accusable

EXAMPLES
1. Cuando un niño es culpable de algo, muestra su culpa en los ojos.
When a child is guilty of something, they give it away in their eyes.

2. Cuando me siento culpable, me pongo nerviosa y no puedo dormir.
When I feel guilty, I become nervous and I cannot sleep.
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Post by bobnliz on Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:57 am

'Culpable' is another one of those lovely cognates that only go to show just how closely Spanish ans English are related.
It means exactly the same thing in either tongue. one just has to learn how to pronounce it...

Por ejemplo:
actor, doctor, director, inspector, protector.... L

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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:17 am

el delito deh-lee'-toh (noun)
crime, offense

EXAMPLES
1. Si roba un banco, será enviado a la cárcel por su delito.
If you rob a bank, you will be sent to jail for your crime

2. Aunque los efectos no sean visibles, hacer daño emocional a otra persona es un delito tan grave como hacerle daño físico.
Even if the effects are not visible, injuring another person emotionally is as great a crime as injuring them physically
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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:29 am

otorgar oh-tor-gar' (verb)
to grant, to award, to confer

EXAMPLES
1. Solamente a los científicos muy importantes les otorgan el premio Nobel.
They grant the Nobel prize only to very important scientists.

2. His Majesty the King granted a military medal to soldiers in a mission abroad.
Su Majestad el Rey otorgó una medalla militar a los soldados en misión en el extranjero.
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Post by viajero on Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:40 am

Chisme:gossip
example:a las mujeres les encanta el chisme
women love to gossip
transa:crooked
hay muchos transitos bien transas
there are a lot of crooked traffic cops


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