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bio website twitter.com/#!/osalinas
location Monterrey, Mexico
age 39
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I like telescopes. And photography. I have a love/hate relationship with my GEM. Native Spanish speaker.


Feb
14
answered ¿Qué significa “jalar” en México?
Feb
14
comment ¿Qué significa “jalar” en México?
Va muy relacionado con la cultura del campo, donde un animal de carga o un vehículo puede o no jalar un arado, de donde deriva dependiendo del contexto, para cada frase que mencionas: funcionar, trabajar (relacionado a la idea de trabajar jalando un arado), ir (en este caso, similar a la idea de manejar un automotor a transmisión manual, donde enclochar se refiere a aplicar el embrague, deteniendo de esta forma el avance del vehículo).
Feb
13
awarded  Editor
Feb
13
revised ¿Qué significa abatizar (visto en Nicaragua)?
Corrección. Omití la palabra criar en el original.
Feb
13
answered ¿Qué significa abatizar (visto en Nicaragua)?
Nov
22
awarded  Yearling
Jul
29
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
24
comment Is it bad to address a young male as “señor”?
Waiter can be translated as "mesero", coming from the fact that they tend the patrons at the tables -"mesas".
Nov
24
comment What is a good, original Spanish childrens novel to help learn grammar and vocab?
I concur with Joze on 'El principito' being a great book for an introduction to the language.
Nov
24
comment Origin of the mexican expression “güey/buey”
I believe that it has a lot to do with the influence of bullfighting, as a castrated bull (buey) would be docile and easy to guide, being used to farm the land and thus asociated with the idea of dumbness - El que por su gusto es buey, hasta la coyunda lame. And güey/wey is a deformation.
Nov
23
awarded  Analytical
Nov
23
comment How important are accents in written Spanish?
I agree with Roman, in México, there are surnames with accent like: González, Pérez, Martínez, Jiménez, Gómez, Vázquez, Hernández, García. And while sometimes skipping the accent will be acceptable, using it will always be considered polite.
Nov
23
comment Historical pronunciation of letters “b” and “v”
As a side note, a regional exception occurs in the north of Mexico, as I was taught as a child (less than 40 years ago) that the correct pronunciation is the one that Gonzalo states in the first paragraph.
Nov
22
awarded  Teacher
Nov
22
awarded  Supporter
Nov
22
answered What Spanish term (or terms) work best to describe a glass jar as used for coffee, jam, etc?
Nov
22
awarded  Autobiographer