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Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 2nd March 2010, 04:43 PM
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I would say that both these rates are way too low...

I would say that both these rates are way too low :o

I've been working as a full time freelance translator for the last eighteen months now, and based on that experience I would say Ben's...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 6th April 2009, 02:05 PM
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Welcome, malamute. I work as an autónomo. A...

Welcome, malamute.

I work as an autónomo. A lot depends on which sector you want to work in. In mine, translation, it is not possible to get work from Spanish clients without being registered as...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 27th March 2009, 01:28 PM
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Posted By rod
Definitely guiri - otherwise it would be...

Definitely guiri - otherwise it would be pronounced differently. :)
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 25th March 2009, 11:53 AM
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Views: 10,490
Posted By rod
This is very sad news indeed. Edith was very...

This is very sad news indeed. Edith was very generous with her contributions to this forum, she conveyed a real sense of enthusiasm for Spain, the language, nature and photography. She will be much...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 23rd March 2009, 09:58 AM
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Interesting. I must admit I had not heard of him...

Interesting. I must admit I had not heard of him before, and I'll have to check out his book The Sierras of the South.

I like this bit in the obit:
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 23rd March 2009, 09:51 AM
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Posted By rod
I thought harina (de trigo) con levadura (as...

I thought harina (de trigo) con levadura (as produced by Gallo, for example) was self-raising flour. Am I wrong? :confused:
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 20th March 2009, 01:49 PM
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Posted By rod
Smile New Ojos de Brujo CD and Almodóvar film out in same week!

Ojos de Brujo are frequently named as a forero favourite in the Spanish music threads (Ben has also blogged enthusiastically about them) and Almodóvar named as favourite director in film threads. How...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 20th March 2009, 01:30 PM
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Posted By rod
You mean 'guiri'. I'm amazed you haven't heard it...

You mean 'guiri'. I'm amazed you haven't heard it before, if you've lived in Spain for any length of time.:)

I've heard that some Spanish people say it isn't derogatory but affectionate, but I...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 13th February 2009, 07:39 PM
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Views: 3,139
Posted By rod
There are other companies that do the same thing....

There are other companies that do the same thing. Try VaughanTown, they may have a program to suit you (this is not a personal recommendation, I just know the company exists).
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 9th February 2009, 04:32 PM
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Posted By rod
Yes, it is definitely illegal.

Yes, it is definitely illegal.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 7th February 2009, 01:28 PM
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Posted By rod
Actually I'm doing the certificate an injustice....

Actually I'm doing the certificate an injustice. I now remember I needed it to change my bank account from 'non-residents' to 'residents'. I don't think I could have done that any other way. Also...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 6th February 2009, 07:59 PM
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Views: 18,010
Posted By rod
Having arrived since the card was withdrawn I've...

Having arrived since the card was withdrawn I've been already been through the process and have the certificate in front of me. It clearly states on it, twice, just in case you miss it the first...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 6th February 2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,010
Posted By rod
As far as I understand it, Spain does not...

As far as I understand it, Spain does not recognise dual nationality except in certain cases. Towards the end of last year these were extended as part of the historical memory legislation to include...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 22nd January 2009, 12:08 PM
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Views: 3,474
Posted By rod
I got my social security number just over a year...

I got my social security number just over a year ago, if I remember it was a very simple prodecure involving presentation of NIE, passport, and very basic information including names of parents....
Forum: Learning Spanish 16th January 2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,219
Posted By rod
I bought a USB Spanish keyboard for my desktop...

I bought a USB Spanish keyboard for my desktop when I moved down here - just tried it with a laptop and it works fine. It possibly needs to be USB, I'm not sure, so depends on whether you have a USB...
Forum: Learning Spanish 17th November 2008, 09:56 AM
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Posted By rod
I had to have a Spanish friend down here tell me...

I had to have a Spanish friend down here tell me about jejeo - otherwise I would not have known what was going on. Normally he speaks standard Spanish and I can understand him perfectly, but when he...
Forum: Learning Spanish 16th November 2008, 07:55 PM
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Views: 4,708
Posted By rod
Apologies for replying with a secondhand source...

Apologies for replying with a secondhand source (it's from the Spanish Wikipedia entry on 'Dialecto Andaluz (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialecto_andaluz)') but after experience living in Cadíz and...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 12th November 2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,010
Posted By rod
Shaun of the Dead...

Shaun of the Dead (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365748/), a romantic comedy, with zombies.:D
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 26th October 2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,897
Posted By rod
I enjoyed it. I bought it for a flight over here...

I enjoyed it. I bought it for a flight over here and it served that purpose particularly well - kept me entertained and interested through the airport wait and the flight and for some hours...
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 19th October 2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,032
Posted By rod
I find the 'Fogo Electric' device (available in...

I find the 'Fogo Electric' device (available in most Spanish supermarkets in affected areas) very effective. It's a plug you have to plug in to the mains in which you have to insert a pastilla, and...
Forum: Learning Spanish 14th October 2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,488
Posted By rod
When I was at CLIC in Sevilla I went to an...

When I was at CLIC in Sevilla I went to an excellent optional class on phonetics, where we were taught that 'rr' is not the only occasion when you should roll your r's. According to this class, you...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 13th October 2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,542
Posted By rod
Yes Jon, I'm surprised by your response and I'd...

Yes Jon, I'm surprised by your response and I'd back up everything Gary says.

I guess this is the problem with extracts of videos going viral worldwide and therefore out of context.

The...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 11th October 2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,776
Posted By rod
Two of kind, yes, but I think with negative...

Two of kind, yes, but I think with negative connotations. My trusty diccionario de dichos y frases hechas (Buitrago) defines it as 'juntarse dos situaciones negativas o dos personas no muy bien...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 11th October 2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,121
Posted By rod
I clicked on the link but I didn't understand the...

I clicked on the link but I didn't understand the question:confused:, so I gave up.

Anyone else see the new mini-series from HBO about the Iraq War, Generation Kill...
Forum: Learning Spanish 3rd October 2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,363
Posted By rod
Grant and Cutler foreign language specialist...

Grant and Cutler foreign language specialist bookshop in London has an online catalogue and I think you can buy online (not sure whether I'm allowed to link but you can look it up on Google)....
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