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Old 17th March 2009, 01:12 PM   #81
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Quedarse dormido hasta en las barbas de una gamba .(to fall asleep easily anywhere)
Me lo dijo una de Badajoz, nunca lo había oído.
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Old 19th March 2009, 05:46 PM   #82
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La gente de pelas (Rich people)

I think this phrase comes from the days when pesetas were refered to as "pelas" (slang).
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Old 19th March 2009, 11:42 PM   #83
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Hola a todos!

Tengo unas frases que aprendí ayer:

me saca de quicio : he's driving me up the wall
hablar por los codos : to talk 19 to the dozen
caer en desgracia : to fall out of favour
estar para el arrastre : to be bushed
dormir a pierna suelta : to sleep like a log
llorar a lágrima viva : to cry one's heart out
estaba lloviendo a cántaros : it was raining cats and dogs

en seguida : immediately

Es una buena idea, pero hay mucos frases de aprender. Buena suerte.

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Old 22nd March 2009, 07:41 PM   #84
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A mucha hambre, no hay pan duro Beggars can't be choosers
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Old 5th April 2009, 06:15 PM   #85
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Donde se ponga X, que se quite Y

I think the equivalent in English would be something like:

When you've got X, who needs Y?

Any other suggestions?
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Old 20th April 2009, 07:03 PM   #86
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This is really useful! Thanks everyone! Now, I just need to write them all down! Here´s some vocab I learnt recently:

abortagado/a (adj.) swollen, bloated/unable to think properly
el rodaballo (Zoo.) =turbot
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Old 20th April 2009, 08:07 PM   #87
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polemizar: to argue
con detenimiento: thoroughly
por lo que a mí concierne: as far as I am concerned
en la medida de lo posible: as far as possible
propios y extraños: all and sundry
se mire como se mire: however you look at it
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Old 21st April 2009, 06:39 AM   #88
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This is really useful! Thanks everyone! Now, I just need to write them all down! Here´s some vocab I learnt recently:

abortagado/a (adj.) swollen, bloated/unable to think properly
el rodaballo (Zoo.) =turbot
Puede ser abotagado o abotargado.

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Old 21st April 2009, 04:54 PM   #89
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Thanks, Pippa! Sorry I wrote it down wrong!
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Old 22nd April 2009, 01:35 PM   #90
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Como agua para chocolate significa en Mexico - to be furious.
After just having seen the film found this interesting
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Old 24th April 2009, 05:42 PM   #91
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Have just learnt the following from a food blog:
berton (xenos)= turnip greens(?)
un torrezno= (Cul.) fried rasher of bacon
ajada= garlic sauce (?) also : wrinkly/worn/wrinkled
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Old 1st May 2009, 04:41 PM   #92
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avaro/a: miserly/ miser (learnt it from Spanish vocab ex. on Todo-claro)
indumentaria: clothing, attire( from comments on NIS Intermediate Semana Santa podcast)
es una mentira como un catedral= it´s a massive lie (from NIS Facebook application)
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Old 2nd May 2009, 08:29 PM   #93
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armarse de valor para hacer algo= to pluck up the courage to do
something.

a prueba de agua
= waterproof
a prueba de balas = bulletproof

no hay nada mejor que... = there is nothing better than...
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Old 4th May 2009, 11:52 PM   #94
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Toma el olivo == take off, run away. (Venezuela)
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Old 6th May 2009, 10:09 PM   #95
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el saúco=(Bot.)elderflower
la ciruela damascena (Bot.) damson
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Old 8th May 2009, 09:24 AM   #96
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?Cuanto se tarde? ...How long will it take? (accent on "a" in cuanto)
darse un chapuzon .....have a dip (accent on the "0")

!maldigo sea! (dammit!) ...can't do accents now "more keys" has gone and I have Firefox which means I cannot access any downloads right now, sorry!!
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Old 13th May 2009, 01:04 AM   #97
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Here's something possibly obscure. My most recent obsession (after Spanish and my girlfriend) is chess (adrejez) so I decided to try to learn some pieces and terms today:

Chess - adrejez
king - rey
queen - dama
rook - torre (tower)
bishop - alfil
knight - caballo
pawn - peon
castling - enroque


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Old 13th May 2009, 08:54 AM   #98
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Here's something possibly obscure. My most recent obsession (after Spanish and my girlfriend) is chess (adrejez) so I decided to try to learn some pieces and terms today:

Chess - adrejez



-DaveK
Thanks a lot for the glossary since I share your obsessions (except your girlfriend of course ). I recently joined www.chess.com but unfortunately I am losing most of my games.

Just a small correction: the word for chess is ajedrez, not adrejez.
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Old 13th May 2009, 01:23 PM   #99
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Thanks a lot for the glossary since I share your obsessions (except your girlfriend of course ). I recently joined www.chess.com but unfortunately I am losing most of my games.

Just a small correction: the word for chess is ajedrez, not adrejez.
Gracias! The best is when I get to play chess WITH my girlfriend. Ella es mas lista que yo.

My username on chess.com is itzdavey.

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Old 13th May 2009, 06:16 PM   #100
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en balde = in vain
de balde = for nothing, for free
caer como un balde de agua fría=to come as a complete shock
un palco= director´s box, box (Theat.)
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