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June 16th, 2011 at 11:14:53 PM permalink
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Palabra del día: nafta


In our continuing series on Argentine slang, the word for the day is nafta. This should be easy to remember because NAFTA is normally associated with the North American Free Trade Agreement. However, in Argentina, nafta is slang for gasoline. The proper word for gasoline is petrol.



Ejemplo time.

Algunas personas dicen que es demasiado grande, utiliza demasiada nafta = Some folks say it's too big, uses too much gas.

Trivia time -- Name the song and artist of the above líricos (lyrcis). As always, no searching!
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June 17th, 2011 at 5:01:53 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

The proper word for gasoline is petrol.



In England, ironically enough :)

In Spanish the word for gasoline is "gasolina"

PetroleO is Spanish for oil, as in crude oil. the generic word for oil, as in any greasy fluid, is aceite.


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Ejemplo time.

Algunas personas dicen que es demasiado grande, utiliza demasiado nafta = Some folks say it's too big, uses too much gas.



Very good, except it's "...demasiadA nafta"
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June 17th, 2011 at 7:07:28 AM permalink
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Trivia time -- Name the song and artist of the above líricos (lyrcis). As always, no searching!



Missed that. the word you want is "letra." Yes, that also means letter, as in letter of the alphabet (the word for a written letter is carta, which also means card). But the words to a song are "la letra de una canción."

Lírico means related or pertaining to poetry, which does apply to song, but not the same way as in English.


BTW the photo is of a Mexican gas station.
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June 17th, 2011 at 7:45:59 AM permalink
Pink Cadillac picture: very clever, Paco.

demasiadA: Damn!!! I promised myself I wouldn't screw up the adjectives again. I was so anxious about other parts of the example that I just didn't think about the adjective. It is very hard for me to get used to feminine and masculine versions of each adjective. I owe you 25 push ups for that.

In Spanish the word for gasoline is "gasolina": According to spanishdict.com, petrol, nafta, and gasolina all seem accetpable.

Yes, I knew Pemex was a Mexican gas company. I've passed them many times. That is why I chose that picture.

Letras: Thanks. Somehow I thought I heard that before, but wasn't sure.
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June 17th, 2011 at 7:58:28 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

demasiadA: Damn!!! I promised myself I wouldn't screw up the adjectives again. I was so anxious about other parts of the example that I just didn't think about the adjective. It is very hard for me to get used to feminine and masculine versions of each adjective. I owe you 25 push ups for that.



I think I should fine you a quarter for every slip, but that seems like elementary school behavior on my part.

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In Spanish the word for gasoline is "gasolina": According to spanishdict.com, petrol, nafta, and gasolina all seem accetpable.



The link you gave shows the translations for the English "petrol" to Spanish. According to Spanish dictionaries, petrol is not a Spanish word.
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June 17th, 2011 at 8:07:22 AM permalink
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I think I should fine you a quarter for every slip, but that seems like elementary school behavior on my part.



That is why I suggested push ups. I quarter just won't mean anything to you or me. Push ups should only count towards really stupid mistakes you've warned me about. I accept those as punishments, and will do them the next time I see you.

Quote: Nareed

The link you gave shows the translations for the English "petrol" to Spanish. According to Spanish dictionaries, petrol is not a Spanish word.



You're right. We don't say "petrol" in the US, so I guess I just assumed it was a Spanish word. It sounds Spanish at least.
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June 17th, 2011 at 8:26:04 AM permalink
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That is why I suggested push ups. I quarter just won't mean anything to you or me. Push ups should only count towards really stupid mistakes you've warned me about. I accept those as punishments, and will do them the next time I see you.



Hm. Watching you do push ups does nothing for me. I'll think of something else...


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You're right. We don't say "petrol" in the US, so I guess I just assumed it was a Spanish word. It sounds Spanish at least.



As I explained, it's not. In England they say petrol, I assume in other parts of Britain too. I suppose it's short for "petroleum," which is long for being a short form of something.
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June 17th, 2011 at 8:47:28 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

In Spanish the word for gasoline is "gasolina"



1) utiliza demasiada gasolina
2) usa demasiada gasolina

Which verb is the best one to use in this phrase? Is it acceptable to use "usa" instead of "utiliza"?

Nareed, is the word duro a common slang word?

La Gasolina
Quote: La letra de Gasolina

Zumbale el mambo pa' q mis gatas prendan los motores,
Que se preparen q lo q viene es pa q le den, duro!

Mamita yo se que tu no te me va' a quitar (duro!)
Lo que me gusta es q tu te dejas llevar (duro!!)
To los weekenes ella sale a vacilar (duro!!)
Mi gata no para de janguiar porque

A ella le gusta la gasolina (dame mas gasolina)
Como le encanta la gasolina (dame mas gasolina) x2

Ella prende las turbinas,
No discrimina,
No se pierde ni un party de marquesina,
Se acicala hasta pa la esquina,
Luce tan bien q hasta la sombra le combina,
Asesina, me domina,
Anda en carro, motoras y limosinas,
Llena su tanque de adrenalina,
Cuando escucha el reggaeton en la cocina.

A ella le gusta la gasolina (dame mas gasolina!!)
Como le encanta la gasolina (dame mas gasolina!!) x4

Aqui nosotros somos los mejores,
No te me ajores,
En la pista nos llaman los matadores,
Haces q cualquiera se enamore,
Cuando bailas al ritmo de los tambores,
Esto va pa las gatas de to colores,
Pa las mayores, pa las menores,
Pa las que son mas zorras que los cazadores,
Pa las mujeres que no apagan sus motores.

Tenemo' tu y yo algo pendiente,
Tu me debes algo y lo sabes,
Conmigo ella se pierde,
No le rinde cuentas a nadie. x2

Subele el mambo pa' q mis gatas prendan los motores,
Subele el mambo pa' q mis gatas prendan los motores,
Subele el mambo pa' q mis gatas prendan los motores,
Que se preparen q lo q viene es pa q le den, duro!

Mamita yo se que tu no te me va' a quitar (duro!)
Lo que me gusta es q tu te dejas llevar (duro!!)
To los weekenes ella sale a vacilar (duro!!)
Mi gata no para de janguiar porq

A ella le gusta la gasolina (dame mas gasolina!!)
Como le encanta la gasolina (dame mas gasolina!!) x4

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June 17th, 2011 at 8:53:07 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

1) utiliza demasiada gasolina
2) usa demasiada gasolina

Which verb is the best one to use in this phrase? Is it acceptable to use "usa" instead of "utiliza"?



They're both right.

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Nareed, is the word duro a common slang word?



Not that I know of. It means hard.
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