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Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 9th November 2010, 02:05 PM
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Views: 9,043
Posted By Legazpi
Thanks SrCandas - I've just signed up. Quick...

Thanks SrCandas - I've just signed up.

Quick question though - wouldn't it be simpler to just take over the running of this forum (or have I missed something obvious?)

Cheers
Forum: Forum Admin and News 9th November 2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 76,014
Posted By Legazpi
Sad to see the forum go - but understandable if...

Sad to see the forum go - but understandable if it takes up so much of people's free time to maintain it (cheers Greytop, Ben and the rest of the mods).

I've learnt a hell of a lot here over the...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 23rd October 2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,435
Posted By Legazpi
No need for apologies - I thought your...

No need for apologies - I thought your explanation was fine. The fact is there is no perfect all-encompassing explanation of the subjunctive, or we wouldn't have all these discussions.

As a native...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 22nd October 2010, 05:33 PM
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Views: 9,435
Posted By Legazpi
I think you can use either. As Angelino says, it...

I think you can use either. As Angelino says, it depends on whether you (as the speaker) want to declare that someone is guapo or if you want to leave it open.

Another example:

If I said to you...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 21st October 2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,635
Posted By Legazpi
Also Naturbier next door is good for food and...

Also Naturbier next door is good for food and does it's own German style beer. It's also the only non-smoking bar I know of in Madrid.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 11th October 2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,694
Posted By Legazpi
I don't think it's too difficult to implement...

I don't think it's too difficult to implement messaging systems, payment systems, etc these days. All the core software is already written. Although I suspect filtering spam would still be a problem....
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 11th October 2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,694
Posted By Legazpi
Yes it was a couple of weeks ago that I...

Yes it was a couple of weeks ago that I discovered Loquo was doing a good ebay impression. And now it's back. I guess it brings a new meaning to the site's name.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 11th October 2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,871
Posted By Legazpi
I've been mentioning that the euro was a crap...

I've been mentioning that the euro was a crap idea on this forum for years now. But that's just my opinion. What really annoyed me was how difficult I found it to have a discussion with people in...
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 8th October 2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,052
Posted By Legazpi
I couldn't find any details on fiestas in...

I couldn't find any details on fiestas in Chinchón in October, but even if there aren't any fiestas it's worth a visit if you fancy seeing a traditional Spanish village. The restaurants around the...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 8th October 2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,694
Posted By Legazpi
I only found out about this the other week when I...

I only found out about this the other week when I tried to access Loquo and ended up on e-bay! I didn't know Loquo had gone bust - do you have any details? And what is e-bay doing with them? They...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 8th October 2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,871
Posted By Legazpi
It almost seems that the unions feel obliged to...

It almost seems that the unions feel obliged to strike whenever they can in order to justify their existence/fees. Even if they know they're not going to achieve anything. Making token gestures to...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 5th October 2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,871
Posted By Legazpi
There were several miners strikes during the 70s...

There were several miners strikes during the 70s and 80s, and I think sometimes they got their way, but (fortunately) the big one failed.

I hope you are right about Spain - I think there are a...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 5th October 2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,871
Posted By Legazpi
Yes by writing "general strikes" (without the...

Yes by writing "general strikes" (without the capitals) I was really thinking of mass strikes. When I wrote that I had in the back of my mind the changes to public sector retirement benefits that...
Forum: Learning Spanish 5th October 2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,263
Posted By Legazpi
I think it's an Andalucian term like "mate" in UK...

I think it's an Andalucian term like "mate" in UK English. I've a friend from Seville who is constantly referred to as "el pisha" by his friends.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 5th October 2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,871
Posted By Legazpi
In the past general strikes (or at least the...

In the past general strikes (or at least the threat thereof) have been successful in securing generous public sector benefits in countries such as Spain, the UK, and especially France. However now...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 3rd October 2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,441
Posted By Legazpi
I've rented from this lot in Madrid before and...

I've rented from this lot in Madrid before and was happy with the deal:

http://www.rent4days.com
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 2nd October 2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,356
Posted By Legazpi
It's been a while since I drove that way, but I...

It's been a while since I drove that way, but I know there are a few nice routes around Soria such as the Cañon del Rio Lobos:

http://www.canonderiolobos.com/paginas/canon.htm

If you don't have...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 2nd October 2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,871
Posted By Legazpi
Got to work OK in Madrid - had to wait the usual...

Got to work OK in Madrid - had to wait the usual two minutes for a train and could get a seat. Most shops around my office were open, although fewer people around. Seemed a bit like a typical...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 27th September 2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,945
Posted By Legazpi
You can only speculate on this. I guess if...

You can only speculate on this.

I guess if the UK dealer has a contract to import the vehicle at a set price in pounds, then the low pound means she can then export it again cheaply in euros.
...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 27th September 2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,945
Posted By Legazpi
In which case the Citroen Berlingos sold in the...

In which case the Citroen Berlingos sold in the UK are probably assembled in Vigo as well. So from that perspective it doesn't really matter whether someone buys them in the UK or Spain. The person...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 24th September 2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,945
Posted By Legazpi
It is not your responsibility to support the...

It is not your responsibility to support the economy of any country (let alone a Spanish car dealer who makes a living selling French cars :rolleyes:)
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 23rd September 2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,945
Posted By Legazpi
Quite. Mind you, if I really lived like a...

Quite.

Mind you, if I really lived like a Spaniard then I'd probably still be living with (and off) my parents back in England ;D
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 23rd September 2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,732
Posted By Legazpi
En inglés uso "she" en lugar de "he" muy a menudo...

En inglés uso "she" en lugar de "he" muy a menudo cuando me refiero a la tercera persona en general. Especialmente con el inglés escrito. El problema con la tradición antigua de siempre usar "he" en...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 23rd September 2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,945
Posted By Legazpi
Yes, many things in Spain are more expensive and...

Yes, many things in Spain are more expensive and one of the main problems is lack of competition (there really isn't much of a free market in Spain). The strong euro has also distorted prices...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 20th September 2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,981
Posted By Legazpi
My guess: Love me when I'm worse, it'll be...

My guess:

Love me when I'm worse, it'll be when I need it most /
Love me when I get worse, it'll be when I need it most

It could also mean:

Love me when it gets worse, it'll be when I need...
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