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Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 11th November 2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 40,046
Posted By Steve W
Imagine saying the English "I like it", with...

Imagine saying the English "I like it", with heavy emphasis on the "I". This is when I would use "a mí".

e.g.

1. after seeing a film - "A mí me ha gustado". Implying, "I don't know about anyone...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 11th November 2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 14,887
Posted By Steve W
I think you meant, most used in Spanish.

I think you meant, most used in Spanish.
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 11th November 2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 19,282
Posted By Steve W
I sometimes say Encima to mean "and on top of...

I sometimes say Encima to mean "and on top of everything...".

Must check if it's correct but I'm pretty sure that I have heard it around.
Forum: Learning Spanish 11th November 2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,328
Posted By Steve W
Talk to yourself - seriously, just go around...

Talk to yourself - seriously, just go around repeating what you hear on podcasts etc. Try to imitate accents, get used to the sound of the language coming out of your mouth.
Forum: Learning Spanish 11th November 2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 19,249
Posted By Steve W
I think your English is a bit wrong as well ...

I think your English is a bit wrong as well

Your example should surely be:

there are twenty people here, including you and I

I hope I got that right myself. I'm losing some bits of my...
Forum: Intercambios / Meet Ups / Penpals 11th November 2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 19,631
Posted By Steve W
just be natural

Jim,

I wouldn't worry too much about sourcing cheatsheets. Intercambios of all types are a bit like dating, just be natural. Talk about what you did this week, what film you last saw. Ask...
Forum: Learning Spanish 25th April 2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,860
Posted By Steve W
Pito/Pitido

Two nouns to use are Pito or Pitido.

el microondas emite un pitido

The verb would be pitar.

So:

en el aeropuerto la puerta de seguridad pitó
Forum: Intercambios / Meet Ups / Penpals 21st March 2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,328
Posted By Steve W
be ruthless

My advice for meeting with intercambios (especially if you are in the country and have a lot of choice): Be ruthless and if you feel that it's not working with a certain person, let them know that...
Forum: Learning Spanish 15th March 2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,800
Posted By Steve W
These two are what I have and I love them both....

These two are what I have and I love them both. The second may be hard to get cheap unless you are in Spain.
...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 15th March 2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,561
Posted By Steve W
Flipo mandarinas! I love this expression. So...

Flipo mandarinas!

I love this expression. So un-English but it makes sense.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 14th March 2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,279
Posted By Steve W
Yes, you will have no problems in Barcelona city...

Yes, you will have no problems in Barcelona city itself, and in almost 4 years here I've had maybe 1 incidence of someone not changing to Castellano when it becomes clear that I cannot speak Catalan...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 14th March 2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,571
Posted By Steve W
Ear Plugs!

I spent the whole 7 days In Valencia one year over Las Fallas, and the non-stop firecrackers going off nearly drove me insane, plus actually deafened me for a while when some kids threw some a bit...
Forum: Geek's Corner 20th December 2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 348,090
Posted By Steve W
A fantastic December hike.

A beautiful day's hiking near Barcelona, with a fat lunch in the middle. Lovely.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/3123462988_7e82f1c263.jpg...
Forum: Geek's Corner 23rd November 2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 348,090
Posted By Steve W
I'm getting back into taking pictures again.Been...

I'm getting back into taking pictures again.Been really busy with new job for the last few months.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3005/3053438358_3527e4191c_o.jpg...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 18th November 2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,157
Posted By Steve W
To further confuse the on/in street argument - I...

To further confuse the on/in street argument - I would say that I live on London Road, but that I live in Cavendish Square.

Maybe I would live in a Lane, Alley, Way, Mead ....(I actually did live...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 14th November 2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,483
Posted By Steve W
These two links are the company that I work for,...

These two links are the company that I work for, and if you book now I'm sure you'll find something reasonably priced.

www.barcelona30.com...
Forum: Geek's Corner 3rd September 2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 348,090
Posted By Steve W
A couple for Edith. ...

A couple for Edith.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3074/2825815150_43749755a8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stvcr/)



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/2825901150_8f559556c6.jpg...
Forum: Geek's Corner 24th August 2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 348,090
Posted By Steve W
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/2785059340_64c...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/2785059340_64cbcc837b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stvcr/)


Got back last week from my holiday around the north west corner of Catalunya. Very Alpine and...
Forum: Learning Spanish 30th July 2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 111,991
Posted By Steve W
Er, I seem to remember writing that post myself...

Er, I seem to remember writing that post myself way back when.

the Google trick is

"your search phrase" site:elpais.com

and using that trick I can find my original post

elpais search...
Forum: Learning Spanish 30th July 2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 111,991
Posted By Steve W
example finder

Hi, here is a tool (http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=jGJlflJb3RGQLz_zX0sBXw) I wrote for looking up phrases or words in context (the context being El Pais, presumably grammatically...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 13th July 2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,573
Posted By Steve W
As I have said twice now in this thread,...

As I have said twice now in this thread, evolutionary theory purports to explain how all of life now comes from one original source. It does not attempt to explain how life itself or the Universe...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 13th July 2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,573
Posted By Steve W
Jubilee - to quote myself from earlier, ...

Jubilee - to quote myself from earlier,
Evolutionary theory is a theory based on the idea of common descent from an original ancestor that seeks to explain the diversity of all life on earth since...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 12th July 2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,573
Posted By Steve W
Can we all try to stay away from trying to argue...

Can we all try to stay away from trying to argue people out of their religious beliefs please? It's never going to work and leads to heated arguments.

Back on topic. We can discuss the idea of a...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 11th July 2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,573
Posted By Steve W
I love evolution threads, so I will reply to you...

I love evolution threads, so I will reply to you tomorrow as I'm rushing out now. But just to start off, please could you not refer to me as an Evolutionist. It makes me sound like I am a member of a...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 11th July 2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,573
Posted By Steve W
I "believe" in evolution like I believe in...

I "believe" in evolution like I believe in gravity. It's a fact and the people who study these things are just improving their way of describing a natural process.

I hope this thread is not going...
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