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Old 30th January 2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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Arrow Notes in Spanish Intermediate 42 - La Mafia

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We look at the extraordinary range of mafias in Europe and discover just how many there are, and what they are up to, in Spain.

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Old 30th January 2008, 07:28 PM   #2
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P.S. I picked up the coolest word I've learned for ages when we made this podcast:

Sicario .... doesn't that word sound soooo mean?

(Oh and what does it mean?)
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Old 30th January 2008, 08:46 PM   #3
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P.S. I picked up the coolest word I've learned for ages when we made this podcast:

Sicario .... doesn't that word sound soooo mean?

(Oh and what does it mean?)
well it has the same meaning in Italian as in Spanish, so you can use it in all sorts of places.... just be careful
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Old 30th January 2008, 10:36 PM   #4
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P.S. I picked up the coolest word I've learned for ages when we made this podcast:

Sicario .... doesn't that word sound soooo mean?

(Oh and what does it mean?)
jejeje Yes, we use the word sicario in Italian, too... it's just a person paid to kill somebody or simply a killer this word has a Latin origin, as a matter of fact "sica" was a knife or a dagger used by Roman mercenaries
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Old 30th January 2008, 11:00 PM   #5
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Hasta hace poco los únicos sicarios que existían en España eran de nacionalidad colombiana, pero en los últimos años han venido mucho de los países del este de Europa.

En zonas de la Costa del Sol como Marbella, Mijas, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, etcétera, se esconden muchas de estas mafias. Como en estas zonas viven mucho inmigrantes europeos, pasan desapercibidos. Luego, se desplazan a cualquier lugar de España a atracar bancos o casas, y no dudan en utilizar la violencia.

Y si no miren lo que le pasó a José Luis Moreno:
http://libertaddigital.com:6681/noti...276320006.html
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Old 13th June 2008, 11:30 AM   #6
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Default Nueva operación contra la mafia rusa

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Old 19th February 2009, 01:33 AM   #7
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jejeje Yes, we use the word sicario in Italian, too... it's just a person paid to kill somebody or simply a killer this word has a Latin origin, as a matter of fact "sica" was a knife or a dagger used by Roman mercenaries
I wonder if that is where the term "Sic 'em" comes from - something you say to a dog when you want it to attack someone or something. (not that I ever use that phrase for my dogs).

I found this podcast very interesting. So interesting that I downloaded all of the podcasts.
Y ahora, estoy practicando mi español.

Claro que uno de mis series favoritas es "The Sopranos".
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I wonder if that is where the term "Sic 'em" comes from - something you say to a dog when you want it to attack someone or something. (not that I ever use that phrase for my dogs).

I found this podcast very interesting. So interesting that I downloaded all of the podcasts.
Y ahora, estoy practicando mi español.

Claro que uno de mis series favoritas es "The Sopranos".
«Mr. Tamony gave an etymological insight by adding that sic 'em is "merely a pronunciation modification of seek 'em or seek 'im."»

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...=&pagewanted=1
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La mafia. ¿Hay una diferencia entre mafia y hampa? Cristóbal
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