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answered No supo la respuesta
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answered video vs. grabación
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comment Literal and metaphorical translation of “duende”
Good answer. I'd like to reinforce that duende meaning feeling is hardly used, if ever, when not refering to flamenco.
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comment Speakers' location in determining venir vs. ir
It's that simple. However, I've noticed that in Catalan-speaking areas, at least in Mallorca, they often say "ya vengo" instead of "ya voy".
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answered “Vegetable”: verdura vs. vegetal
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comment Translating “wait until” or “wait for”
+1 but I would translate "Wait for me to come home..." simply as "Espera a que (yo) llegue a casa...". "Espérame a que llegue..." sounds weird to me.
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comment Words for strong or weak rain (sprinkling, drizzling, pouring)
I had forgotten jarrear for "to rain heavily". Also, "caer chuzos" or "caer chuzos de punta".
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comment Different words for “beer”
I've no idea, really. I've heard it, but a couple of times only, not often. If you look up the word in Google, the first two results have to do with the Canary Islands, but that's all I know.
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comment Words for strong or weak rain (sprinkling, drizzling, pouring)
I've never heard garúa in Spanish, but it is certainly used in Basque.
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comment Words for strong or weak rain (sprinkling, drizzling, pouring)
chispear is in the dictionary and it doesn't say it's colloquial or anything
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comment Words for strong or weak rain (sprinkling, drizzling, pouring)
Two words for llovizna: calabobos (literally, fool-drencher, because it looks like it's raining just a little bit, but you end up completely wet) and sirimiri (used in the Basque Country)
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comment Bonita, linda, hermosa, bella, and guapa: what's the difference?
@belisarius: There are several species called bonito, but in Spain, it usually refers to bonito del norte or atún blanco, and is the most appreciated one. Apparently, so is in the US, since it is the only species tha can be labeled "white meat tuna". So, if you are in Spain and see canned "Bonito", prefer it over canned "atún".
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comment Different words for “beer”
And another word I've heard for beer, though not very commonly, is garimba.
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comment Different words for “beer”
Just a note: caña refers to a normal serving of keg beer. But it is quite common to ask for "half servings" (about 125 or 150 cl.) which go by the names of chato de cerveza, zurito, corto and others.
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answered Single or multiple word names of numbers
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answered Do compounds exist in Spanish which are not nouns or are nouns other than than of the form (3ps verb + pl noun)?
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answered Why “camarada” means friend?
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comment When does sólo have an accent?
I knew the new recommendations said something about it, but didn't know the exact terms. However, I still think there are cases where such an ambiguity can happen and you can't use the recommended means to avoid it. Imagine a poem, where solo is the only word that fits, or rhymes, but the sentence is ambiguous. I know, it's not a common case, but it can happen.
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comment Usage of “donde la espalda cambia de nombre”
About the first answer, I would say they are not exactly the same. According to several sources (Urban Dictionary, Wiktionary):"Where the sun doesn't shine" means "anus", whereas "donde la espalda cambia de nombre" refers to the buttocks.
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comment Quotation mark usage in Spanish
I guess we use double quotation marks instead of angular ones because they're easier to write.