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Retired. Once a programmer, then a DBA.


Nov
19
comment How to correctly translate “Upload a track” from English?
Whether people do or do not make a careful distinction between cargar and descargar depends mostly on the habits of the speaker. As in English, with the distinction between download and upload. Some people "download" photos from their phone to their gallery, while others "upload" them.
Nov
19
comment Why isn't “good morning” “buenas mañanas”?
Because different languages are different. That's a stupid answer, but it's the truth.
Nov
19
comment Por qué el español se pronuncia como se escribe?
La diferencia entre lo que dice Diego y lo que dice @clinch se asemeja a la diferencia entre un homomorfismo y un isomorfismo. Esto es un poco abstracto, pero es la misma idea.
Nov
19
revised Por qué el español se pronuncia como se escribe?
typo
Nov
19
answered Is “Arcilla” for “Clay” used only in Spain (or only used outside of Mexico)?
Nov
18
comment Is there an equivalent idiom for “Slow and steady wins the race”?
The one I heard was, "poco a poco se llega lejos". That's almost like one of the ones you posted.
Nov
13
revised Direct or indirect object for textear?
added parentheical remark.
Nov
13
answered Direct or indirect object for textear?
Nov
12
comment Por qué el español se pronuncia como se escribe?
En lo de Wikipedia dicen lo siguiente "El primer intento de dotar de un código gráfico sistemático data del reinado de Alfonso X, que intentaría ajustar las diversas soluciones adoptadas por sus predecesores a un criterio fundamentalmente fonográfico."
Nov
12
answered Por qué el español se pronuncia como se escribe?
Nov
1
answered ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre “no te vayas” y “no te vayas a ir”?
Oct
24
comment Are there no gophers in Spain?
if a gopher is an almost unknown animal for the reader, it stands to reason that the noun for a gopher will be an almost unknown word.
Oct
23
comment Are there no gophers in Spain?
Better yet, go to the Wikipedia article on "Gopher" (by clicking on the link above), and then select "Español" from the language menu on the left. You'll get the corresponding Wikipedia article in Spanish. Lots of detail.
Oct
19
comment Are there no gophers in Spain?
doesn't "topo" mean "mole"?
Oct
19
suggested suggested edit on pronunciación tag wiki
Oct
17
comment Cómo decir la expresión «difficult cookie to crumble» en español
La frase difficult cookie no equivale a tough cookie. Significan la misma cosa, pero tough cookie presenta un juego de palabras que se pierde con difficult cookie
Oct
16
comment Cómo decir la expresión «difficult cookie to crumble» en español
De acuerdo con Diego. Viene de "That's the way the cookie crumbles". En este sentido, "tough cookie" tiene cierto valor humorístico, porque puede signicar una galleta difícil de masticar.
Oct
15
comment Why is “ser” and not “estar” used for expressing the current time?
Time is not mutable, even though it makes everything else mutable. But I'm with those who say it's best not to get too philosophical about word usages.
Oct
13
answered Should I use SER or ESTAR to talk about when an event takes place?
Sep
24
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