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Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 29th May 2009, 01:26 AM
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Views: 54,277
Posted By felipe
One of the things that has made studying Spanish...

One of the things that has made studying Spanish interesting for me has been seeing the shared roots that English and Spanish have, these almost invariably come from the words both languages have...
Forum: Geek's Corner 24th September 2008, 04:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,078
Posted By felipe
My guess is...

I think that they were trying to be ironic and ended up laying it on with a trowel in a very American way.

It's like the news item about the first American to discover irony. The London Times...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 16th September 2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 27,750
Posted By felipe
Be thankful

Gee, when I stop to think of the problems we have with a relatively regular language like Spanish I shudder to think of the arguments that they would be having at a "Notes From England" website.
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 16th September 2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 41,534
Posted By felipe
A little knowledge

At the risk of digging a grave for myself surely "a mi me gusta" is simply being grammatically complete? My Chilean teacher always taught us this as the "correct" way. He says that while you won't...
Forum: Geek's Corner 16th September 2008, 05:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,984
Posted By felipe
sin titulo

I turn everything off when I'm finished with it-but then I am a baby-boomer.
?Como se dice "baby-boomer" en castellano?
Forum: Geek's Corner 16th September 2008, 05:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,078
Posted By felipe
?Y?

Makes perfect sense to me-but then I am Australian.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 8th April 2008, 12:37 PM
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Views: 7,801
Posted By felipe
Swear it's true

From the Goon Show;

"Raise your right hand and repeat after me."

"I Swear"

"I swear".

" I also drink and smoke!"
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 19th October 2007, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,243
Posted By felipe
Anthem embarrassment

While on the subject of the Spanish National Anthem. Here is an extract from an interview with Australian jazz trumpeter (I hope someone has heard of him) James Morrison and Australian TV...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 12th July 2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,791
Posted By felipe
Smile Well in that case...

What next, we'll have lawyers wanting to run with the snakes!

Ud. es abogado? Mil sientos!
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 12th July 2007, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,607
Posted By felipe
Smile Yeah but...

[quote=Alan;28535]That time has come again. Yes, it's time for my Spanish fix. I haven't been to Spain in 8 months and it's driving me mad. So, I have some time off in August and I'm going to get...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 10th July 2007, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,984
Posted By felipe
I liked it.

I thought that there was some pretty wonderful imagery in this film. I had the benefit of seeing it on the big screen at our locaL "Art House" cinema here in Hobart. It's great having a cinema 400m...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 9th July 2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,007
Posted By felipe
Me too.

I'm reading the third of Chris Stewart's books at the moment. Well actually I'm at work- but I think it's called the Almond Blossom appreciation society. He certainly is a good read and a rarity it...
Forum: Learning Spanish 29th June 2007, 02:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,666
Posted By felipe
Las tres cosas.

Que cosas SIEMPRE traigo conmigo? Pues, de vez un cuando perdo el dinero, las llaves, los anteojos, el movil, pero nunca salgo sin la ropa. Nunca yo se que me espera.
Por lo tanto las tres cosas ?...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 19th June 2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,088
Posted By felipe
Cool come on down!

Well then chuck a lefty and come on down to Tassie. Plenty of snow on the mountain this morning!!

felipe
Forum: Learning Spanish 19th June 2007, 04:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,510
Posted By felipe
Asterix y Tin Tin

[quote=imc;27313]Yo creo que si no se tiene aún mucho vocabulario es bueno empezar con libros infantiles o libros adaptados. Los libros infantiles pueden además encontrarse a buen precio, y suelen...
Forum: Learning Spanish 17th June 2007, 03:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,510
Posted By felipe
Y poesia tambien

I have a few Spanish novels and books of short stories with parallel text. It's not often I get the time to sit down with these and give them the attention that someone with my limited vocabulary...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 10th June 2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,398
Posted By felipe
Cycling in Spain

As I cycle a lot here in hilly Tasmania I was wondering how practical a cycling holiday may be in Spain. Has anyone done it? If so what was it like? Cheap? Life threatening? Not for the faint...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 10th June 2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,873
Posted By felipe
El almuerzo australiano

Quiero menciona solamente almuerzo que tomamos a casa aqui en tasmania. Cuando vamos a trabajar llevamos bocadillos o nos compramos comidas en la calle. Pero a casa (en nuestra familia) tomamos...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 29th May 2007, 04:43 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 67,483
Posted By felipe
Red face I'll try to keep this short.

A tourist walks into a bar in Ireland, he buys a Guiness and stands at the bar. There is a local at the bar and a waiter behind the bar. Another local walks in and buys a Guiness, he looks at the...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 28th May 2007, 04:36 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 67,483
Posted By felipe
Once I get started...

A guy walks into a bar and slips on a piece of "doggy-doo" on the doorstep. He picks himself up and goes to the bar and buys a Guiness. Two minutes later another guy walks in and slips in exactly...
Forum: Intercambios / Meet Ups / Penpals 24th May 2007, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,788
Posted By felipe
When in Tassie...

Well if you should be coming to Tasmania and you need a couple of hours of Spanish conversation send me a private message and if it's a Thursday I'll take you along to my two hour conversation class....
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 24th May 2007, 05:39 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 67,483
Posted By felipe
some poor candidates

When the blonde jigsaw joke made it to Tasmania it was a big red rooster and a pack of cornflakes.

Did you hear about the termite that walked into the bar and asked,"where's the bar tender?"
...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 24th May 2007, 05:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,505
Posted By felipe
chicken hearted

And far fewer trains fall out of the sky tambien.;D
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 19th March 2007, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,176
Posted By felipe
Smile That's because...

[quote=Alan;20178]I never got cricket. I never saw it as being fair that if England were giving Australia a right good thrashing, and it rained, then the game was declared a draw.

What! You...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 1st February 2007, 03:57 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 82,535
Posted By felipe
I'm cheating

This is probably poor use of this string but I have just been given a Spain travel book called "Our Lady of the Sewers" by Paul Richardson. The person who gave it to me bought it for 30 cents...
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