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June 4th, 2012 at 4:39:59 PM permalink
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Clueless adjetivo
1. Sin pistas (not having found clue).
2. (Coloq.) Negado (incompetent).

In addition to clue, the word pista track or in aviation a runway. A related word is "autopista" for highway
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June 4th, 2012 at 9:08:00 PM permalink
Fecha: 05-06-12
Palabra: Colega


One of the first Spanish word any Gringo learns is amigo. There are several words for "friend" in English, and deservedly so, as they all have cast the relationship in a different light.

In Spanish a similar word to amigo is colega. I tend to think is closer in meaning to "buddy" or "pal" than friend. In other words, a sign of affection towards somebody, but not necessarily somebody you know that well, or perhaps a term of affection as the Skipper had for Gilligan. I suppose if they spoke Spanish in Australia they would be saying Buenos días, colega instead of "G'day mate."

This is also a good time to mention Spanish pronunciation. If a g is followed by an a or e, then it makes an English "h" sound, otherwise a hard g, as in gustar.

Ejemplo time.

Colegito, que pasó con todos los plátanos? = Little buddy, what happened to all the bananas?
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June 4th, 2012 at 9:29:26 PM permalink
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In Spanish a similar word to amigo is colega. I tend to think is closer in meaning to "buddy" or "pal" than friend.



You're spared a lecture because two dictionaries agree with you.

The fact that I had to consult two dictionaries, though, tells you how surprised I was. The word is rather common, but I've never heard it used to mean anything other than "colleague."

That's it. No lecture.

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Colegito, que pasó con todos los plátanos? = Little buddy, what happened to all the bananas?



Granted the meaning, the word would be "coleguitA."
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June 4th, 2012 at 9:39:41 PM permalink
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That's it. No lecture.



Yeah! How about leaving for recess a few minutes early?

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Colegito, que pasó con todos los plátanos?



May I second my own request to do something about the exploding Spanish characters? Perhaps going back to your old browser?
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June 4th, 2012 at 9:52:12 PM permalink
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May I second my own request to do something about the exploding Spanish characters? Perhaps going back to your old browser?



I think it's loading some odd character set when I visit certain websites...
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June 4th, 2012 at 10:51:53 PM permalink
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Granted the meaning, the word would be "coleguitA."



In the MADTV 3.5 minute Spanish farce they don't translate "little buddy".
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June 5th, 2012 at 5:16:25 PM permalink
Testing:

Ññ, Áá, Éé, Íí, Óó, Úú Üü

Looks good. Then it's not Gmail that's the problem...
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June 5th, 2012 at 6:49:37 PM permalink
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MADTV 3.5 minute Spanish farce they don't translate "little buddy".



They didn't translate lots of things. This makes me wonder if there was a real episode involving a globo de aire calor.

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Ññ, Áá, Éé, Íí, Óó, Úú Üü



Yeah!
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June 5th, 2012 at 7:07:12 PM permalink
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This makes me wonder if there was a real episode involving a globo de aire calor.



Globo de aire CALIENTE.

You said "heat air balloon" rather than "hot air balloon." :)
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June 6th, 2012 at 6:08:18 AM permalink
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You said "heat air balloon" rather than "hot air balloon." :)



Thanks. I've always wondered about the difference between color y caliente.

Fecha: 6-6-12
Palabra: Reventar


According to the dictionary today's SWD means burst or explode. However, where I encountered the word it meant "annoy." At this point you may be saying to yourself, I thought that fastidiar already covered "annoy." That too. I tend to think that reventar is more informal. Perhaps like saying something "rubs me the wrong way" in English. I'll leave it to the advanced readers to explain it better.

Gilligan, no le reventas a el Profesor. Él está tratando de construir un submarino. = Gilligan, don't bother the Professor. He is trying to build a submarine.
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