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Old 2nd October 2008, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default La palabra 'hombre'

Hola todo! Que tal estaís?

Tengo una pregunta. Lo siento realmente (se dice?) si esta pregunta ya esta en este foro, pero no pudo encontrarla. Bueno. Estoy escuchando a los podcasts de Notes In Spanish, y noto que Ben y Marina (Marina especialmente) dicen 'hombre' mucho. Ya se que esta palabra quiere decir 'Man', pero que quiere decir esta palabra cuando esta a la empieze de una frase?

Gracias por su ayuda, todas las correciones son bienvenidas!

Hasta luego

Mike
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Old 2nd October 2008, 08:38 AM   #2
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"hombre" in this context is just an interjection that is not really nesesary but commonly used in spain. I guess that it just shows supprise/not being sure about something or is used to reinforce a statement.

hombre!no lo sabia!= gosh! i didn't know that!

hombre! no estoy seguro! = well! I'm not sure!

que dices ? hombre! = what are you saying? uff!(with this one you need to say "mujer" if you are talking to a woman)

a ti hombre! = thanks no worries ( this is a reply sometimes used as a stronger way to say "you're welcome")

so i guess that in most cases it could be simply translated as " well/gosh/hmmm"
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Old 2nd October 2008, 09:11 AM   #3
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Gracias delgado! Y que repuesto mas rapido

Yo creía que Ben Y Marina estaran diciendo 'Man' como en Ingles - 'Oh Man, well I believe that...' etc. Muy cool

Gracias otra vez, hasta luego !
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Old 3rd October 2008, 02:13 PM   #4
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I have commentaries that you can click on any word to get a language translation. I wonder if there is something like that in a computer dictionary?
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Old 3rd October 2008, 05:02 PM   #5
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In Chile, it's easy. They just use 'weón' to say everything
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Old 14th October 2008, 06:17 AM   #6
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In Chile, it's easy. They just use 'weón' to say everything
Nunca la he visto escrito así. En Costa Rica se dice huevón también, pero no se deletrea como "weón".
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Old 14th October 2008, 03:23 PM   #7
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I have commentaries that you can click on any word to get a language translation. I wonder if there is something like that in a computer dictionary?
You can buy an online Spanish/English-English/Spanish dictionary which you download to your desktop. You can then click on any word + Ctrl. Translations and definitions will appear beside your cursor in a separate pop-up window.
http://www.ultralingua.com/en/dictionaries.htm
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You can buy an online Spanish/English-English/Spanish dictionary which you download to your desktop. You can then click on any word + Ctrl. Translations and definitions will appear beside your cursor in a separate pop-up window.
http://www.ultralingua.com/en/dictionaries.htm
I have ultra lingua dictionary for my iPhone, it is pretty cool.
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Old 14th October 2008, 05:48 PM   #9
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of course, Joe, we both know ....it's not "cool enough" to include any of Ben and Marinas "Real Spanish" words/phrases. Unfortunately it's geared toward Central/South American (and always polite) Spanish.

Ya gotta come here for the down 'n dirty......
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of course, Joe, we both know ....it's not "cool enough" to include any of Ben and Marinas "Real Spanish" words/phrases. Unfortunately it's geared toward Central/South American (and always polite) Spanish.

Ya gotta come here for the down 'n dirty......

Gracias a Ben y Marina por esta pagina y tus podcasts y todo.

El fin de semana pasada, compre real spanish control. Me gusto.
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