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Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 11th July 2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,364
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http://www.hockeyhielo.com/ I know that my...

http://www.hockeyhielo.com/

I know that my local ice rink has a team which leads me to think that there must be other teams to play against, otherwise it would get rather boring!
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 21st March 2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,093
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Txuri-urdin ( Real Sociedad which will hopefully...

Txuri-urdin ( Real Sociedad which will hopefully be back in primera next season) is the name of its colours in euskera- white and blue.I have always used ¨merengues¨for Real Madrid too - only using...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 26th August 2009, 10:38 PM
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Views: 4,136
Posted By una maruja
When my children were in nursery school ( a long...

When my children were in nursery school ( a long time ago) they wore a ¨baby¨or ¨babi¨ - I have never seen the word written so I am not sure of the spelling - which was a protective overall, rather...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 9th May 2009, 10:33 PM
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Views: 2,203
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I think that what has been most worrying about...

I think that what has been most worrying about the cases of ¨violencia de genero¨ lately has been the ages of those involved. It had been hoped that the idea of ¨I killed her because she was mine¨...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 30th March 2009, 03:57 PM
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Views: 8,191
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Gary, how I wish those holidays were free but...

Gary, how I wish those holidays were free but they´re not - only subsidised.We´ve been on five of those holidays now and the average cost for one week, including travel, hotel and three meals a day...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 16th March 2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,460
Posted By una maruja
Well, I use ¨tartera¨ or what seems to be the...

Well, I use ¨tartera¨ or what seems to be the thing nowadays ¨ un tupper¨ .
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 3rd January 2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,127
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Richardksa, if you are looking for second hand...

Richardksa, if you are looking for second hand furniture check out the local Emaús warehouse . They collect, repair and sell old furniture and electrical appliances and as it´s a charity you are...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 3rd December 2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,109
Posted By una maruja
Wearing something red is supposed to attract good...

Wearing something red is supposed to attract good luck.
It needn´t be underwear but it´s a good excuse for buying something new. Í think that it´s a fairly recent addition to the New Year´s Eve...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 24th November 2008, 10:44 PM
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How come they didn´t mention petanca? The Spanish...

How come they didn´t mention petanca? The Spanish women´s team are the reigning world title holders.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 29th October 2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,849
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I worked there until I retired a couple of years...

I worked there until I retired a couple of years ago, but not in the language department. Their certificates were quite well thought of and they had a ¨bolsa de empleo¨ as some companies prefered to...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 19th October 2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,861
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Well, another good story bites the dust! Do you...

Well, another good story bites the dust! Do you think they´ll change the name of the station when the Real Madrid stadium moves out of the centre? If so, will it be Ruiz Gallardon seeing that...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 19th October 2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,861
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Margot, I assumed that you meant it as a joke and...

Margot, I assumed that you meant it as a joke and my answer was supposed to be funny too.( I didn´t get the (-d) bit though so you get an extra point for that)

Anyway, it seems as if Callao means...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 19th October 2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,861
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Oh, thank you MrMark. It´s been a very long time...

Oh, thank you MrMark. It´s been a very long time since anyone used the adjective ¨little¨when talking about me!
Margot, does that mean that you don´t want me to answer or you want me to whisper it...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 18th October 2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,861
Posted By una maruja
What about Alonso Cano?. He was a painter and...

What about Alonso Cano?. He was a painter and sculptor, but I wouldn´t have thought that he was in the same category as Miguel Angelo.
Anyway, many thanks for the quiz. It´s got me looking at names...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 18th October 2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,861
Posted By una maruja
After cheating and using Google I think that...

After cheating and using Google I think that number 5 is Principe de Vergara. The only one that I can find that might fit number 1 is Legazpi (Miguel Lopez de Legazpi ). Now if only Google could be...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 17th October 2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,861
Posted By una maruja
At a guess, it´s something to do with metro...

At a guess, it´s something to do with metro stations -
ciudad lineal was designed by Arturo Soria
La Maja was painted by Goya
The king who abdicated in 1931 was Alfonso X111
and the Pacific...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 5th October 2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,230
Posted By una maruja
Greytop, can you wait until I get my winnings...

Greytop, can you wait until I get my winnings from the Spanish lottery - the one that I diddn´t buy a ticket for but somehow managed to leave my email address?
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 4th October 2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,230
Posted By una maruja
Thanks for that information. They seem to be...

Thanks for that information. They seem to be keeping quiet about that, don´t they? So when that nice Nigerian gentleman that I am going to help get his money out of the country sends me some of those...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 3rd October 2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,230
Posted By una maruja
I have always understood that the Cajas de Ahorro...

I have always understood that the Cajas de Ahorro were formed from the original Montes de Piedad which were charitable institutions which lent money in times of need to people who left something as a...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 2nd October 2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,230
Posted By una maruja
At the moment it is 20,000 euros per person. On...

At the moment it is 20,000 euros per person. On the radio today on Intereconomia it said that if there were two people named as title holders of that account then the amount would be 20,000 euros...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 30th September 2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 32,367
Posted By una maruja
Yes, he was from a small village in Avila, but he...

Yes, he was from a small village in Avila, but he was one of the lucky ones. He was doing his military service when the war started and so had to follow his commanding officer who supported what...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 30th September 2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 32,367
Posted By una maruja
This happened in the cities as well during the...

This happened in the cities as well during the post war years. My father-in-law was working a thirteen hour day, including Saturdays, and therefore needed to be the one given the most protein. No...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 5th September 2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,448
Posted By una maruja
I agree that this is something that you shouldn´t...

I agree that this is something that you shouldn´t take personally. I was warned that some cashiers in supermarkets will short change clients and then slip the extra money under the box in the drawer...
Forum: Learning Spanish 23rd August 2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 662,699
Posted By una maruja
ETERNO - adj. eternal El Sueño Eterno es...

ETERNO - adj. eternal

El Sueño Eterno es una pelicula de 1946 dirigida por Howard Hawks y protagonizada por Humphrey Bogart como el detective privado Philip Marlow
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 18th August 2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,711
Posted By una maruja
One of the words that I find most irritating is...

One of the words that I find most irritating is the word ¨DESVIO ¨and the unwritten rule that only two of these signs must be used in any one area- the one that directs you away from the only road...
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