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Old 16th September 2010, 11:19 AM   #1
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Yesterday someone confused the following two words. I never do cause I can't get out of my mind how they where explained to me.

bandera y bandeja

The r is the little flag fluttering at the top of the pole.
The j is a tray with a leg. You can see a little cup of tea on top

Bet they'll never get them confused now

Anyone got any ways to split very similar words?
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Old 16th September 2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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Sometimes when I get tired I mix up words that differ by one letter...

abeja vs oveja
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Old 16th September 2010, 10:03 PM   #3
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I am sure only a bird brain would muddle
Casada = married
Cansada = tired

having arrived in Spain very tired i still cannot remember whether i was asked if i was married or tired - but I got the answer wrong! I now remember cansada as tired because it contains NS which is contained in SNore and SNooze.

works for me
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Old 16th September 2010, 10:38 PM   #4
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soñar = dream
sonar= sound
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Old 16th September 2010, 10:45 PM   #5
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soñar = dream
sonar= sound
Easy one. You can see Saffron snoozing away on top of the n

abeja vs oveja Em!!! Acosta I think that would be words with 2 different letters then
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Old 17th September 2010, 07:03 AM   #6
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To us, yes, but it seems that Spanish speakers consider them pretty interchangeable -- my boyfriend never spells a word with those two letters right. The results can be pretty perplexing, as when he asked me (by email) si habeces I could help him with his bervos. Like Spanish isn't hard enough for me....
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Old 17th September 2010, 09:28 AM   #7
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si habeces I could help him with his bervos.

Si habeces = a veces?

Pero..

Cual es bervos? Huevos? :-)

Dunc.
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Old 17th September 2010, 01:19 PM   #8
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Si habeces = a veces?

Pero..

Cual es bervos? Huevos? :-)

Dunc.
bervos.- verbos

Teneis que tener mucho cuidado con la ñ

ano- año
una- uña
cono-coño
tenido-teñido
cano-caño
tono -Toño
a mano - amaño
mono - moño
tino - tiño
cuna - cuña
panal -pañal
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Old 17th September 2010, 09:00 PM   #9
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Duncaaaannn... que travieso.

eres australiano?.
Los australianos parecen tener una mentalidad mas normal y sana (from a spanish perspective) que ingleses y yankis, estos últimos siempre dispuestos a horrorizarse y escandalizarse ante cualquier cosa que sea o parezca minimamente 'politicamente incorrecta'.

Viva Australia!!!!!


maño.

mano.

una mano fractal.
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Old 18th September 2010, 01:40 AM   #10
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Duncaaaannn... que travieso.

eres australiano?.
Si.. Soy de Australia.. Hay muchas cosas que no me gustan sobre mi país y sobre mis paisanos pero una cosa me gusta mucho es nuestro sentido del humor irreverente. Ninguna cosa es seguro. Todas las cosas pueden objetivos del humor.


En sujeto..

Con frecuencia confundo nuevo, nueve, and nueva.. No sé por qué pero para mí son muy difíciles.

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Yeah, you start talking about what a great time you had in that last ano and people might edge away....or closer, depending on their tastes.
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Old 18th September 2010, 08:44 AM   #12
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Yeah, you start talking about what a great time you had in that last ano and people might edge away....or closer, depending on their tastes.
Precisely. And when they say they have 26 anos. That is an awful lot of shit!
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Old 19th September 2010, 12:13 AM   #13
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Not to mention a fortune in toilet paper!

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Old 19th September 2010, 05:02 AM   #14
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To remember that ser is for permanent states of being I think of the "er" in permanent.
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Old 19th September 2010, 05:06 AM   #15
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You must be a teacher and a very visual one at that. Your suggestions are great.
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Old 19th September 2010, 05:10 AM   #16
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Maybe he's just a bad speller....?! very humorous and creative mistakes though.
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Old 19th September 2010, 05:14 AM   #17
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Qué signífica maño ? No encontré esta palabra en mi dicionario muy malo.
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It wasn't in either of mine either, but I googled it and it appears to mean someone from Aragón. i guess it's their nickname.
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Maybe he's just a bad speller....?! very humorous and creative mistakes though.
He's a terrible speller. I didn't know you COULD misspell Spanish until I met him! And he wants to learn English, with all of our scary spelling....the first time I spelled out "thought" for him, I got to the U and he just gave me a dirty look, like I know you're pulling my leg. I was like No, and it gets worse: G...H....
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Old 19th September 2010, 08:29 AM   #20
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Qué signífica maño ? No encontré esta palabra en mi dicionario muy malo.
Maño is somebody from Aragon, a region in Spain. You have for example:

Andalucía.- andaluces
Cataluña -catalanes
Madrid.- madrileños
Cantabria.- montañeses o cántabros.
Aragon.- maño o aragonés

Also from some citiescan be very diferent.

Salamanca.- charro

The photo was un maño because he had the dress typical of the region.

Maños

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