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Referencia a frase “Todas las historias de la humanidad derivan de dos: …”

Hace tiempo leí una frase de un poeta o cantante que decía más o menos así (parafraseo): Todas las historias en la historia de la humanidad derivan de dos: la de un guerrero que quiere regresar a ...
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Spanish version of “the tables have turned.”

Is there any Spanish equivalent of the phrase, "the tables have turned," or that communicates a similar message? My Spanish-speaking friend tells me that the literal translation loses the connotation ...
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How to say “I am not a spam bot” for a captcha

I'm creating a checkbox captcha; in English the text is "I am not a spam bot" What is the proper way to say this for the Spanish language translation? I should add I'm not necessarily looking ...
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“okupar” and “ocupar”

It's pretty common to find, in the net, people chatting, posting, and so on with (sometimes convenient, for shortness, but sometimes intentional) spelling mistakes: ¿qué? is often written ke?, xq ...
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Synonyms for big (grande), as in volume?

I'm trying to find a proper synonym for "grande", as in the quality of three dimensional objects of occupying space, to use with a regular object, such as a "big dog". I'll explain my specific ...
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Translating “young man” and “young woman”

In English, we use the phrases "young man" and "young woman" to refer to a person (usually an adolescent) who is older than a "boy" or "girl" but younger than an "adult." It generally indicates ...
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“to feel ashamed for an unknown person” or a cringe-worthy experience

Since the upcoming of talk- and music-casting shows in Ger & US TV in the last two decades, Germans created the compound verb fremdschämen, e.g., when somebody is embarrassing in his actions or ...