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Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 20th June 2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 38,842
Posted By switch007
I don't understand why they blow the damn...

I don't understand why they blow the damn vuvuzelas so incessantly! I can understand tooting on them when people score a goal or other such action, but CONSTANTLY is just ridiculous. :rolleyes:
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 20th June 2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,486
Posted By switch007
Barcelona - quiet barrios?

Hey,

I'm in the middle of looking for accommodation in Barcelona. I was hoping that someone who knows Barcelona could advise me on an area that is fairly quiet, but not too far from the centre?...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 7th February 2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,977
Posted By switch007
Sorry! I didn't mean to single out eldeano, my...

Sorry! I didn't mean to single out eldeano, my remarks weren't directly at just him.


What risks? Successful how? Do you believe, for example, finding 3 bombs, over a 10 year period, warrants...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 7th February 2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,977
Posted By switch007
(I'm not going to respond to previous points,...

(I'm not going to respond to previous points, though you're probably right in what some of you said :) )


It's that kind of repetition of phrases that makes me sad. Are those truly your own...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 6th February 2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,977
Posted By switch007
Sorry, I have to stop quoting you here. This is a...

Sorry, I have to stop quoting you here. This is a skip often skipped and assumed. It is this kind of thinking that encroaches on our freedom. You can not assume that. You need lots of historical data...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 6th February 2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,977
Posted By switch007
Why does killing 250+ people cause widespread...

Why does killing 250+ people cause widespread panic? That's a response people choose. It causes panic because it's by a "terrorist" that wants to KILL YOUR CHILDREN (I could write Fox headlines!).
...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 5th February 2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,977
Posted By switch007
hey :) But it's not just body scanners,...

hey :)


But it's not just body scanners, it's everything: e-borders (how many people have even heard of it?), the terrorism act, the way the government takes knee-jerk reactions to appease the...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 4th February 2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,977
Posted By switch007
Full-body scanners at airports - does nobody care?

What do you all think about the introduction of full body scanners? I searched all the big news websites and there's nothing anywhere near the front page about them. I don't think that is a...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 30th January 2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,938
Posted By switch007
I know it may be obvious, but learn Spanish. I...

I know it may be obvious, but learn Spanish. I can't stress this enough - it's the most important thing to do. It will help you integrate.
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 18th January 2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,252
Posted By switch007
I think it depends a great deal on what you want...

I think it depends a great deal on what you want to say.

"How much further is it?" = "¿Cuánto queda?" / "¿A qué distancia está?" / "¿Cuánto hay de aquí?"
"How much longer (time) do we have?" =...
Forum: Geek's Corner 11th January 2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,722
Posted By switch007
(¿oye, habías vivido fuera de España? Me...

(¿oye, habías vivido fuera de España? Me extrañaría muchísimo que lo puedas aprender a un nivel como tuyo sin haber vivido ni una vez en un país donde inglés se habla, o tener un padre/madre...
Forum: Geek's Corner 11th January 2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,722
Posted By switch007
(Your native language is Spanish!? Your English...

(Your native language is Spanish!? Your English reads like a native's!!!)

It is possible that watching videos online (using Flash) causes more stress than even watching a DVD and consequently...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 15th December 2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,557
Posted By switch007
I love how they pronounce words.. WiFi, DVD, ADSL...

I love how they pronounce words.. WiFi, DVD, ADSL .. :D Oracle, never heard that but I imagine its something like 'orák-lay'? ;D That's an awesome idea about a course in spanish! My friend has a...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 15th December 2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,557
Posted By switch007
About 10 times in 3 years :) I lived there for 10...

About 10 times in 3 years :) I lived there for 10 months doing a 'beca' (internship) in Madrid, and I loved it. I still have friends there. I've also been to Granada, Malaga, Ronda, San Sebastian,...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 15th December 2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,557
Posted By switch007
Sounds like a good time for IT in Spain no? :)

Sounds like a good time for IT in Spain no? :)
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 15th December 2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,557
Posted By switch007
Advice please! (Jobs in Spain)

Hey,

How do you move to Spain? I mean:



Interviews in Spanish (just the thought of them make me sweat!)
Convincing an employer you're serious about the job, not just that you want to move...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 12th December 2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,323
Posted By switch007
Not perfect, but a few corrections (I hope,...

Not perfect, but a few corrections (I hope, please correct my corrections) to help you along.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 12th December 2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,159
Posted By switch007
Voy a dar mi familia un clase de...

Voy a dar mi familia un clase de anti-mercantilismo - es completamente gratis. En otras palabras, no tengo ni un duro y no voy a comprar nada :D
Forum: Learning Spanish 8th December 2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,700
Posted By switch007
I subscribe to the RSS feed of...

I subscribe to the RSS feed of http://www.likeaspaniard.com/ - you get several new idioms each week :)

(Edit: I know it looks like spam, but I just don't have anything else to comment on in the...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 3rd December 2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,576
Posted By switch007
Good point! I don't know any other translation of...

Good point! I don't know any other translation of hacerse that would fit here. The clue might be in the "contra" though. If you search Google for "se hizo contra" you get sentences like:

"La...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 3rd December 2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,576
Posted By switch007
"when it was created/founded" ?

"when it was created/founded" ?
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 1st November 2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,465
Posted By switch007
Anyone going to be in Barcelona 20th Nov?

On Nov 20th (error in title!) I'm flying from Mad - Barcelona for the day, now on my own because my friend can't make it !

Anybody else up for some site-seeing, tapas eating, museum-going and...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 31st October 2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,569
Posted By switch007
Thanks Pippa! You're always spot on :)

Thanks Pippa! You're always spot on :)
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 29th October 2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,569
Posted By switch007
Me molesta el Reino Unido

Hey,

I'm trying work out the best way to translate:

"I've finally figured out what it is that has been bothering me for quite some time about the UK.."

E.g:

"Acabo de descifrar lo que del...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 29th October 2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,617
Posted By switch007
hago una excepción por españa, merece la pena ;)...

hago una excepción por españa, merece la pena ;) Tomaré menos cafes, comeré mas en casa, caminaré.... haré todo lo posible para ahorrar para ir de vacaciones;D
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