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Jan
25
comment How can we say “I'm sorry” apart from “lo siento”?
All of these sound ok in Argentina. But also "lo siento (mucho)"
Jan
25
comment Translation of “bloody” etc. for frustration (colloquialisms)
These one are quite common indeed, but also rather swear words :-) BTW "orto" is a strong-rude argentine word for "ass (buttocks)"
Jan
25
comment Translation of “bloody” etc. for frustration (colloquialisms)
"puñetero" is not used in Argentina, all others are ok. "dichoso" is the less rude one.
Jan
23
revised Translation of “how often” questions
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Jan
23
comment Translation of “how often” questions
@AlfredoO: yes, that's better spanish. But (sadly) not so much spoken in real Argentina. :-) I'll add it, thanks.
Jan
23
answered Words for mountain/hill
Jan
23
answered Translation of “how often” questions
Jan
23
answered Translation of “take your time”
Jan
23
revised Translation of “settling in”
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Jan
23
revised Translation of “settling in”
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Jan
23
answered Translation of “It will be a while before/until…”
Jan
23
answered Translation of “settling in”
Jan
21
awarded  Scholar
Jan
21
accepted Audio maps of spanish dialects?
Jan
19
comment Translation of “too good to be true”
I thought it was traditional... at least it's also popular in Mexico almallanera.org/refranes.htm
Jan
18
revised Words for boat, ship, and other seafaring vessels
formatted list of translated words
Jan
18
comment Spanish abbreviations of days of the week
On the contrary, the two-letters forms is the most used in my experience (Argentina).
Jan
18
suggested suggested edit on Words for boat, ship, and other seafaring vessels
Jan
18
comment Translating “how is …?” and “how was …?”
Another verb that is sometimes used here is "andar" "¿Cómo anda el tráfico?" "¿Cómo anduvo la reunión" - though this would rather correspond to "How did the meeting go?"
Jan
18
comment shy: tímido vs. reservado vs. vergonzoso vs. penoso
+1 "Penoso" means something completely different from "shy" also here (Argentina).