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Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 29th March 2009, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Wildefish
Thanks As way of further background,...

Thanks

As way of further background, this is a multinational company, I am aware a certain amount of internal politics is taking place regarding its west European offices. Notwithstanding...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 29th March 2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,275
Posted By Wildefish
"Mercantile" role?

In a Spanish context what exactly would a “Mercantile” role be, in contrast to a “Labour” role? Would that be equivalent to being a Contractor/Self Employed and invoicing your time?

As a way...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 23rd March 2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,257
Posted By Wildefish
La mujer nueva. Tiene un foto en blanco y...

La mujer nueva.

Tiene un foto en blanco y negro de un mujer vestido en negro y elegante. Soporta un cigarrillo con delicadeza y no está mirando al fotógrafo.

Me recuerda de Madrid. No sé por...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 23rd March 2009, 01:17 AM
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Posted By Wildefish
Now it is not my intention to get into an english...

Now it is not my intention to get into an english grammar fight with anyone (as I would lose easily).

Also it might be a reflection of the type of english books vs spanish books I read... but the...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 22nd March 2009, 12:26 AM
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Posted By Wildefish
"amancebamiento" This is part of the reason...

"amancebamiento"

This is part of the reason why I love spanish, a single word to express a fairly complex idea. It is such a rich language.

Otra pregunta como eso estaba un buen adivina por...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 21st March 2009, 11:34 PM
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Views: 12,257
Posted By Wildefish
Oh tengo otro para vosotros... Victor...

Oh tengo otro para vosotros...

Victor pensaba, cuerdamente, que un amancebamiento así a las claras tenía tantos inconvenientes como el matrimonio

Gracias!
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 21st March 2009, 10:58 PM
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Views: 12,257
Posted By Wildefish
Female spanish writer, Carmen Laforet. I believe...

Female spanish writer, Carmen Laforet. I believe the book was written during the 50s if that helps.
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 18th March 2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,817
Posted By Wildefish
Shame. Only reason why I opened an account and...

Shame. Only reason why I opened an account and transferred money in. It saved me a small (desperately needed) fortune last year.
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 17th March 2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,176
Posted By Wildefish
Creo que tienes razon. Los periodicos son mejor...

Creo que tienes razon. Los periodicos son mejor que los libros para niños....

Pero hay mucha gente que no leen los periodico en sus lengua menos mal en otra lengua. Para tal personas, quizás sea...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 17th March 2009, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Wildefish
Have to admit "jog my memory" (from word...

Have to admit "jog my memory" (from word reference) feels closest to what "hacer memoria" seems to be being used as by aleCcowaN. I.e. an informal way to describe a logical deduction to something...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 15th March 2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,257
Posted By Wildefish
Por favor, ayúdame con estos traducciones

Hola

Yo sé que estoy leyendo un libro demasiado dificil para mi nivel pero me encanta el foto sobre la portada... Pues, necesito ayudar con algunas frases. En concretamente, con las palabra...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 2nd March 2009, 11:55 PM
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Views: 3,732
Posted By Wildefish
The verb "To get" is overused by english...

The verb "To get" is overused by english speakers, sometimes in a way that would have caused people to fail an English exam 50 years ago (or so I'm told!)

The easiest workaround seems to be to use...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 1st March 2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,449
Posted By Wildefish
Actually, yes. If the Inuit had refused to eat...

Actually, yes. If the Inuit had refused to eat meat, they couldn't have survived in the Arctic and they would have starved. It's that simple. I have no problem with people who hunt and fish to make a...
Forum: Learning Spanish 1st March 2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,580
Posted By Wildefish
If any beginner was ever told the full wealth of...

If any beginner was ever told the full wealth of what they would have to learn, right at the start, they would probably go running in the opposite direction!

Simplifications, though they can...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 1st March 2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,682
Posted By Wildefish
Great film although I do think the hype has been...

Great film although I do think the hype has been a little too much. In addition, this is NOT my definition of a "feel good" movie. But then what do you expect from the man that gave us Trainspotting...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 12th February 2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,455
Posted By Wildefish
Sí empecé clases de español ahí el mes pasado....

Sí empecé clases de español ahí el mes pasado. Era mi segunda eleccion porque mi primera que era mas barata me canceló en el último minuto. A pesar de he perdido algunas clases me parece un buen...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 2nd February 2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,286
Posted By Wildefish
The field I'm talking about is similar to...

The field I'm talking about is similar to accounting or being a lawyer in that you first do a degree and then do professional exams while you work.

Starting salaries after graduation would...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 2nd February 2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,286
Posted By Wildefish
Has she thought of doing a long distance degree...

Has she thought of doing a long distance degree course? A friend's Dad swears by it, he was in engineering and when he started most did not need a degree by the time he retired it was a prerequisite....
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 30th January 2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,286
Posted By Wildefish
Pay London v Madrid

Hi

Another day, another question!

Does anyone have any experience of pay in London v Madrid, particularly in the professional finance field (it's quite a specific small field).

On one...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 27th January 2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,560
Posted By Wildefish
Vaughan Systems english school

Hi

Is anyone familiar with the Vaughan Systems english school? What is it like working for them, etc. Trying to formulate a plan B if needed…

http://www.vaughanteacher.com...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 21st January 2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,165
Posted By Wildefish
Okay small but good step in the right direction. ...

Okay small but good step in the right direction.

The boss of the place that was a maybe wants to have a chat by phone (he's in Madrid).

I have no idea as of yet if this is a phone interview...
Forum: Intercambios / Meet Ups / Penpals 18th January 2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,840
Posted By Wildefish
If Skype would work for you I'd be interested....

If Skype would work for you I'd be interested. Never used it for a language swap before but I've hit a wall trying to find people in London for a language swap (the first two people I had, I found...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 18th January 2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,113
Posted By Wildefish
This thread is very interesting and helpful. I...

This thread is very interesting and helpful. I wanted to see if I was missing an important nuance. I had been told that subjunctive always followed "de ahí que" and indicative "asi que" but the...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 18th January 2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,322
Posted By Wildefish
Being from south london you hear "X has gone off...

Being from south london you hear "X has gone off Y" a lot. A certain demographic would say it to their mates but not to their parents when talking about people.

When talking about food, it is...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 15th January 2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,113
Posted By Wildefish
Same meaning?

Hello

Another question, do these two sentences below mean virtually the same thing?

Han cambiado la sala para la reunión así que no sabemos dónde está

Han cambiado la sala para la reunión...
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