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Forum: Learning Spanish 8th October 2010, 08:40 PM
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Posted By MCP
"La duda ofende"

I heard this expression today and am at a loss to guess why doubt should offend. Can anyone shed any light on this refrain? Thanks in advance.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 3rd October 2010, 12:36 PM
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Posted By MCP
Your location puts you as being in Glasgow. Why...

Your location puts you as being in Glasgow. Why not go along to the stadium and ask what the situation is?
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 2nd October 2010, 06:14 PM
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Views: 8,762
Posted By MCP
Don't rely on drivers to signal before turning...

Don't rely on drivers to signal before turning left or right, and be prepared for people to overtake on the wrong side. Obviously it's only a minority who do this, but it's a dangerous minority if...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 2nd October 2010, 06:12 PM
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Posted By MCP
http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish_football.cfm?...

http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish_football.cfm?page=669

I presume you mean the Scotland - Spain game? The webpage says that ticket info will be posted on the site as the information becomes...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 27th September 2010, 05:56 PM
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Posted By MCP
And judging from the many people who seem to be...

And judging from the many people who seem to be shopping in Lidl these days, maybe the Spanish are at last embracing the idea of cut-price supermarkets instead of insisting on El Corte Inglés and...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 15th September 2010, 06:53 PM
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Posted By MCP
Yes, free tapas are not really done in la...

Yes, free tapas are not really done in la Comunidad Valenciana. For those you need to go to Andalucía, Asturias, parts of León...where else?

That said, you'll easily find a lot of good and not...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 4th September 2010, 05:16 PM
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Views: 8,849
Posted By MCP
Is there a dedicated road thread on this forum?...

Is there a dedicated road thread on this forum? There are so many things I'd like to mention with respect to driving in Spain, not least of which is the complete confusion we always face when driving...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 2nd September 2010, 07:10 PM
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Views: 15,236
Posted By MCP
Sorry, should have been clearer: I'm the father. ...

Sorry, should have been clearer: I'm the father.

I know I can find these things out via the official route, but this forum is so much friendlier for initial inquiries!
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 2nd September 2010, 06:40 PM
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Views: 15,236
Posted By MCP
British citizenship for my son?

Okay, I'm British, my partner is German and we're not married. We have a son, who was born in Spain. He's 6.

I came across this website, and the page linked to:
...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 27th August 2010, 11:18 AM
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Views: 12,559
Posted By MCP
He may well have been kind in his private life,...

He may well have been kind in his private life, and of course he was vital in the Olympic movement, but surely his connection with the fascist past of Spain would rule him out of any consideration of...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 13th July 2010, 06:27 PM
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Views: 71,274
Posted By MCP
I would be interested to know where the...

I would be interested to know where the non-smoking bars are in Valencia (and I'm talking about bars, not hotels or bakeries), as I've lived here for 11 years and hardly know any.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 10th July 2010, 03:24 PM
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Posted By MCP
There's no such thing as getting ill from passive...

There's no such thing as getting ill from passive eating, though, is there?
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 6th July 2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,210
Posted By MCP
No specific advice except to say that I know...

No specific advice except to say that I know quite a few Argentinians and though their Spanish can be a bit hard to understand at first they are on the whole very friendly and patient people. So just...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 30th June 2010, 05:23 AM
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Views: 6,598
Posted By MCP
Fair enough comments about not wanting to wrap...

Fair enough comments about not wanting to wrap kids up in cotton wool but you should try talking to some doctor friends of mine who have to deal with the burns suffered by children while playing with...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 24th June 2010, 12:28 AM
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Views: 3,205
Posted By MCP
They do give an address on their website; ...

They do give an address on their website;

C/ Girona, 38

...any classes you receive will be as good as the teacher who gives it...which is saying, no guarantees, no promises. Basically, I...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 23rd June 2010, 06:27 AM
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Views: 3,980
Posted By MCP
This link gives some info: ...

This link gives some info:

http://www.wordtravels.com/Cities/Spain/Valencia/Climate

Anyway, I live in Valencia and though there are no guarantees when the weather is concerned, I'd say take...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 16th June 2010, 08:32 AM
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Posted By MCP
As for Los Clones TV, I love how the Spanish...

As for Los Clones TV, I love how the Spanish automatically put an "e" in front of English words beginning with "s". Espain, estarbucks, espotify. ;D[/QUOTE]

Consonant clusters are notoriously...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 13th June 2010, 11:47 AM
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Views: 38,732
Posted By MCP
I love football and I adore the World Cup. I want...

I love football and I adore the World Cup. I want England to win but more than anything I want to see good football, goals, excitement and folk having fun. Messi playing a blinder is worth 10 boring...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 26th May 2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,326
Posted By MCP
Do people think that people delivering furniture...

Do people think that people delivering furniture etc., from department stores should be tipped? We had a bed delivered a couple of weeks ago, I didn't give the men anything for their labour (which...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 26th May 2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,843
Posted By MCP
I don't know about the regulations, but would it...

I don't know about the regulations, but would it be worth it financially to transport all that stuff, given that you can buy all those things here?
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 6th May 2010, 09:27 PM
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Views: 9,045
Posted By MCP
I don't think it's true, no. In any case, you...

I don't think it's true, no. In any case, you can't just lump all the accents of Latin America and all those of Spain into one basket each. There are numerous variations.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 13th March 2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,353
Posted By MCP
There was a similar thread on here about the same...

There was a similar thread on here about the same subject not so long ago but basically my experience is that I lived in Barcelona for two years and never had any problems in this respect. Obviously...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 4th March 2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,680
Posted By MCP
For foodstuffs, I think that the Pakistanis are...

For foodstuffs, I think that the Pakistanis are more to the fore in Valencia.

As for the law, I reckon there's a hell of a lot of blind eye turning. If a shop is functioning in a barrio and...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 2nd March 2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,183
Posted By MCP
I was referring to some years back and agree...

I was referring to some years back and agree completely with rod.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 2nd March 2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,183
Posted By MCP
This seems low to me; I thought it was (and have...

This seems low to me; I thought it was (and have charged) at least 3 and a half cents per word. But I'm ready to be corrected on how fair this was.
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