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The "llave" in the context of a faucet may also be called "llave de paso" and is the one that lets the pipes feed the faucet or the whole house water stream: We also use "llave" for some tools like "llave inglesa" (Monkey wrench) or "llave allen". We also use "llave" for "llave de judo", a movement of the martial art discipline in which you immobilize ...


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I use the same words in Spanish, and I'm sure it is widely used in many Spanish speaking regions. Other options are equivale actualmente a, or corresponde actualmente a: For example: 1 USD equivale actualmente a 0.89 EUR 1 USD corresponde actualmente a 0.89 EUR Notice that with these two options, the preposition a must be used before the second ...


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While "De nada" means "you are welcome", "No problema" is not a correct sentence in Spanish. The correct way of using the second sentence would be: "No hay problema" or "No es problema" which literally translates into "No problem" and "it's not a problem" respectively. Other than that, the difference between using one or another was well explained in the ...


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Yes, he seems to be switching forms. "Cierra" is definitely a second person form and usted, in spite of being a second person form, uses the 3rd person form conjugation. Since the first time this character addresses Dursley he seems to be insulting him, the translator may have thought that no one talking like that to someone else would care to keep the ...


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Huevos besides testicles is also used as a intensifier. So the phrase: Pesas un huevo. is translated as: You're heavy as hell. You can use it with lot of things. Me importa un huevo. [In don't give a shit] Me costó un huevo. [It was hard as shit] Caminé un huevo. [I walked a lot] And yes, it's vulgar, but pretty normal.


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As Diego said, they both originate from the same latin word, so the meaning is naturally very close. In general lines, you will talk about a "llave" when it is a physical object (house key, water valve). I have heard some (old) Spanish people (my great-granma) even talking about "llaves de luz" (electric switch). If it is instead an abstract concept, you ...


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There are several pairs of words derived from classical languages that coexist and have similar meanings, but differ in that one remains attached to the root form, and the other evolves according to the Spanish phonological preferences.The name in linguistics for this phenomenon is doblete (in Spanish). I do not know if it's a rule, but I think that the ...


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Este hilo del foro del Instituto Cervantes reproduce una consulta similar. Hay una aportación que enumera autores modernos que han usado el adverbio en sus obras: Martín Gaite, Carmen; Jodorowsky, Alejandro; Laín Entralgo, Pedro; Castilla del Pino, Carlos; Moix, Ana María; Arrabal, Fernando; Caballero Bonald, José Manuel; Marías, Javier; Chacón, Dulce; ...


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Luego is generally quite specific to time and in isolation might be most accurately translated as later on. In some countries, it can also substitute for después: luego de hacer algo Entonces has a bit more of a connotation of and therefore or so (then) when used with that same future-oriented sense. It cannot have the meaning after [something] as in the ...


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Depende del contexto, puede tener precisamente este significado sobre todo en España. Pero que conste que no es una palabra tan fuerte como fuck en inglés. Para mí, tiene una intensidad algo más fuerte que damn. En otros contextos, por ejemplo en mi coche está jodido, significa más bien messed up o non-functioning; en tales casos, una traducción como ...


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En mi sitio, el estado de California, la palabra "carro" tiene dos significados: coche y otro es carro de compras. Algunos dicen "carrito"


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Yo personalmente uso y he oido usar malamente de vez en cuando con el significado de con mucha dificultad/a duras penas. (Castilla y Leon, España).


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Llave generally is the real object to open doors, etc. Except some situations like other mentioned before I: llave de judo, etc. Clave is like a password. It is not tangible.



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