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Forum: Forum Admin and News 13th November 2010, 10:55 AM
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Posted By saffron
Au revoir

thought the forum as it bobs gently to a close should have some French.

I was certain it was now archive only.

Bye bye:confused:
Forum: Forum Admin and News 11th November 2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 79,739
Posted By saffron
the forum is closing ...

I was so dissappointed when I read Ben's message. As i am not sure if closedown is midnight tonight or sometime tomorrow I am posting now.:(

I found NIS last year and was sufficiently impressed...
Forum: Learning Spanish 4th November 2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 42,724
Posted By saffron
things you find

posts about Spanish phrase for "wooden spoon" very interesting and the posts too about rugby. I am no expert, but had thought the celtic and basque areas of Spain and France had a rugby tradition -...
Forum: Learning Spanish 2nd November 2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 42,724
Posted By saffron
things you find in

rodillo de amasar = rolling pin

cuchara de madera = wooden spoon

together used to make masa = pastry

In England we have an expression to "receive the wooden spoon" for the team that...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 29th October 2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,311
Posted By saffron
las gachas

Me gusta la receta Ajo. ¿Quizás los huevos revueltos en "NAAFI" contuvieran una cantidad minúscula de huevos frescos?



please correct my Spanish [and English]
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 29th October 2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,311
Posted By saffron
Las gachas

Gracias otra vez Pippa.

¡ vísteme despacio que tengo prisa !

Mi diccionario:

"Bowl Ai [Container] [culin]bol m. tazón m. cuenco m; [for washing etc] palangana f. barreño m."
...
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 29th October 2010, 01:04 AM
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Hi!
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Posted By saffron
new member

it is a friendly forum with great information from native spanish speakers and good podcasts.

we used to have a Spanish teacher from Valencia and I spent 2 enjoyable weeks there which coincided...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 28th October 2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,311
Posted By saffron
Las gachas

Gracias Ajo. Muy interesante.

Tengo una historia sobre mi madre: a finales de los años 40, mi madre era un miembro de la Marina Real [WRNS]. Era mecánica del avión. Un día, tuvo que ayudar al...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 23rd October 2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 81,516
Posted By saffron
Zafón

same day in Barcelona I purchased a Mendoza book I also bought Zafóns book. I found the extensive vocabulary difficult and tried to read without looking the words up. I believe he has also written...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 22nd October 2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 187,711
Posted By saffron
Argentinian Music

I'm signed up to a BBC language newsletter, there languages site is excellent. the newsletter I received today had a link to a radio programme I had missed on Radio 3 called World Routes - there are...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 22nd October 2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 81,516
Posted By saffron
Books Mendoza

Have belatedly read that Mendoza has received el planeta for his novel Riña de gatos. I have read several of his books and he is an interesting author. I bought the first book on a trip to...
Forum: Learning Spanish 22nd October 2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 627,362
Posted By saffron
Red face spanish word game

I'm about to break the rules as cannot think of a word with the rules and noone has posted for a while, so this changes a letter and adds a letter.

erosión [f] = erosion

La erosión de las...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 11th October 2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,801
Posted By saffron
Mm not sure where I got the figure for staff from...

Mm not sure where I got the figure for staff from - I dont have any inside info. General tone is they have a lot of staff there.
Chile is managing the incident to give the country/ government best...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 10th October 2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,801
Posted By saffron
Chile - miners

Yes I know i should write this in Spanish and place it in another place.

I have found the coverage of this incident on the BBC fascinating, particularly in the last 48 hours and wondered what...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 20th September 2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 34,136
Posted By saffron
Loved the music and message. Have had good and...

Loved the music and message. Have had good and bad experiences on ryanair. worst was a flight back from Girona on 17th March some years ago. we had a comfortable seat near front of plane when I...
Forum: Learning Spanish 20th September 2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,113
Posted By saffron
el cine

I enjoy films and to help my spanish and film knowledge I signed up some months ago for the newsletter from the san sebastian film fest - which is on as we write.

I have had lots of emails in the...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 20th September 2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,762
Posted By saffron
OK - yes it looks strange - but in context ...

OK - yes it looks strange - but in context
Borough [in UK] is pronounced Burra eg the ough is pronounced like the "a" in mat

:)
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 19th September 2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,762
Posted By saffron
tonteria

I remember vividly learning how to pronounce "ough" at 7 despite it being so long ago - oh that I had learnt spanish then.

Dough = go
through = too
cough = off
enough = uff - puff
plough...
Forum: Learning Spanish 17th September 2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 42,724
Posted By saffron
thanks Pippa - should have spotted my mistake...

thanks Pippa - should have spotted my mistake when I edited the message

:)
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 16th September 2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,762
Posted By saffron
toneria

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...
Forum: Learning Spanish 16th September 2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 42,724
Posted By saffron
things that you find in

montero [m] [con mano o y mano] = pestle and mortar

mine is used often especially for spices - but can also be used for garlic [ajos] to make aiioli.

:)
Forum: Learning Spanish 5th September 2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 627,362
Posted By saffron
Spanish word game

robáis = presente Vos. from robar to steal - though if you are the victim it is more likely to be past tense!

:)
Forum: Learning Spanish 25th August 2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 62,798
Posted By saffron
Horchata [de chuFas] - milk drink made from tiger...

Horchata [de chuFas] - milk drink made from tiger nuts - in latin America its made from rice.

http://www.visitalltheworld.com/blog/archives/date/2010/02/02



hope above works - my IT skills...
Forum: Learning Spanish 18th August 2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 42,724
Posted By saffron
rallador [ de queso] m = grater [cheese] ...

rallador [ de queso] m = grater [cheese]


:)
Forum: Learning Spanish 16th July 2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,521
Posted By saffron
Veinte Mundos

thankyou for your post Pippa. I always enjoy your posts which are knowledgeable, helpful and gracious. I particularly liked the link to Alfonsina at the time of Mercedes death. I had put another...
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