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Old 25th January 2008, 01:45 PM   #21
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Eschuche este podcast ayer y creo que esos temas son muy muy utiles para los extranjeros.

Hace unos anos, estaba en Montreal, en Canada, y compre una cola en una cafeteria. La camarera me traigo mi bebida a la mesa. Teni el argente exacto listo y lo di a la camarera. Cuando ella estuve parada y me miro. No sabia porque.

Despues de unos secundos, me di cuenta que ella esperaba una propina!

Yo estaba muy desconcertado y le di casi el precio de la bebida como propino.

Si solamente yo lo sabia antes!
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Old 28th January 2008, 12:44 PM   #22
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Muchas gracias por las correcciones
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Old 4th August 2009, 08:58 PM   #23
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Hola. I was amused to see people talking about coming late to this 2007. I guess that makes me tardísima. Oh well, más vale tarde que nunca.

Anyway, I was listening to the discussion of tú and usted, and I was surprised to hear Marina say that vos is "un poco entre el 'tú' y el 'usted', un poco intermediamente formal." I think she may be mistaken. I've always been told that vos is used instead of tú in Argentina, Uruguay, and perhaps parts of some other countries in Latin America. I've also seen/heard this in the book Streetwise Spanish by Gill and Wegmann and in its accompanying CD. Indeed, on the CD, there's an exercise in which one of the questions is something like "En Uruguay, ¿qué dice un hombre a su amor: 'Mi reina, estoy loco por A) ti o B) vos'"? And the answer is B. So I think vos is the equivalent of tú, not something in between tú and usted.

I just want to add that I love the podcasts and transcripts and am hoping that there will be a new series soon.
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Old 16th October 2010, 10:25 PM   #24
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Default nada de nada

Cuando Ben y Marina hablan de las propinas Ben dice "nada de nada."

Nada de nada es simplemente "nothing" o algo mas?

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Old 18th October 2010, 07:59 AM   #25
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'Nada de nada' is nothing, but very emphasized!
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