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Nov
24
comment Translating “actually” (as in a change of mind)
In a conversational and not formal situation, you could just use "O mejor sí".
Nov
24
answered “vaso de agua” or “vaso con agua”? Which is correct?
Nov
24
comment Are there vulgarities in Spanish that are universal throughout the language?
Roberto Fontanarrosa, a wonderful writer talks about vulgarities in Spanish here (part 1/2) youtube.com/watch?v=ErGLhqYJOrk. Don't miss him!
Nov
24
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Nov
24
comment How should I ask someone to repeat something they've said?
@Jon "Cómo?" is perfectly acceptable, but colloquial. Don't use it in formal situations. "Disculpe?" is the opposite :)
Nov
23
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Nov
23
comment Various translations of “ticket”
As I said in my answer there are a lot of highly localized usage there. In Argentina, for example, "billete" is for money or lottery ticket ONLY, "boleto" is for ground transportation ticket (bus, train, but never airplane or ship. Those use "pasaje") :). Also "boleto" is used in the sense you mentioned "resguardo", as in "boleto de venta" (a legal promise to sell a property)
Nov
23
comment Translating “looking forward to”
@jrd Yep. It depends. "Espero que me pagues pronto"!
Nov
23
comment Various translations of “ticket”
@hippi Receipt is usually translated as "recibo"
Nov
23
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Nov
23
comment How do I know whether to attach a direct object pronoun to the infinitive?
«Como si adivinara mi pensamiento, díjome al punto: “La verdad es desnuda”» is a very nice formed sentence. Obsolete and literary, but beautiful.
Nov
23
comment Translation of “contact info”
Referring to people, "datos" is very colloquial.
Nov
23
comment Can “los cristales” be translated as “mirrors” or “looking glasses”?
I am not sure if the task is doable without a PhD :). Seriously. For example the last sentence "las voces de los muertos me dirán para siempre" can be read in Spanish in at least five different ways. The mastery of JLB was that that was made intentionally
Nov
23
answered Various translations of “ticket”
Nov
23
answered Translation of “contact info”
Nov
23
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Nov
23
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Nov
23
answered Translating “looking forward to”
Nov
23
comment Can “los cristales” be translated as “mirrors” or “looking glasses”?
No, he is not swiping his hand over the "cristales". He is repassing his concave hand over his face, to recognize it (he was blind)
Nov
23
comment Are there any nouns with irregular plurals in Spanish?
Also, not all of them are masculine. For example "buscavidas" and "rompecorazones" are both f. and m. as