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July 27th, 2012 at 8:40:06 AM permalink
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Don't you enjoy picking up some non-Mexican Spanish?



It's so unlikely I'll need it that there's no point. And best to just leave it at that.
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July 27th, 2012 at 11:08:08 AM permalink
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It's so unlikely I'll need it that there's no point. And best to just leave it at that.


You might go to Barcelona.
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July 27th, 2012 at 11:10:11 AM permalink
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You might go to Barcelona.



Why would I?
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July 27th, 2012 at 11:14:43 AM permalink
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Why would I?



For the love of learning about a new place.
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July 27th, 2012 at 11:16:34 AM permalink
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The question for the advanced readers is to compare and contrast rascar, rasguñar, y arañar. As a hint, the word for spider is araña, so perhaps arañar is the kind of scratching you would do if bitten by an insect or arachnid.



"rayar" is also listed as meaning "to scratch"
"rasgar" is also listed as meaning "to scratch"
"rasguñar" is also listed as meaning "to scratch"
"arañar" is also listed as meaning "to scratch"
"gratar" is Catalan for "to scratch with nails"

So that is four Spanish verbs, and one Catalan with variations of the same English meaning. Nareed will have to field this one.
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July 27th, 2012 at 11:18:00 AM permalink
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For the love of learning about a new place.



I don't find Europe very appealing. But if I did go there, I'd be interested to visit Greece and Italy.
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July 27th, 2012 at 11:21:36 AM permalink
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The question for the advanced readers is to compare and contrast rascar, rasguñar, y arañar. As a hint, the word for spider is araña, so perhaps arañar is the kind of scratching you would do if bitten by an insect or arachnid.



It's a bit subtle.

Rascar means to scratch an itch
Rasguñar means to scratch someone with the intent to cause injury
Arañar is used when a cat or dog attacks you using her claws

BTW "scrape" is best translated as "raspar." But that one goes into different meanings, too.
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July 27th, 2012 at 11:31:08 AM permalink
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Why would I?



Barcelona is a very romantic place.
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July 27th, 2012 at 11:35:15 AM permalink
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Barcelona is a very romantic place.



I have never been to Spain, so can't comment. It is common knowledge that the Sands is planning to build a casino district in either Barcelona or Madrid. I think a decision will be announced which one in September.
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July 27th, 2012 at 12:15:04 PM permalink
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I have never been to Spain, so can't comment. It is common knowledge that the Sands is planning to build a casino district in either Barcelona or Madrid. I think a decision will be announced which one in September.



Sheldon says decision in September, but it is being presented not just as an either/or, but as will he or won't he. Barcelona is much closer to beach, so there are many more people on vacation, and it is also 3 hours closer to Paris by train. The Brits and other Northern Europeans mostly vacation in Southern Spain.

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