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Retired. Once a programmer, then a DBA.


Dec
14
revised How would you say “I'm done with this!” as in “I had enough”
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Dec
13
comment How would you say “I'm done with this!” as in “I had enough”
Creo que es derivado de algo malsonante.
Dec
11
answered How would you say “I'm done with this!” as in “I had enough”
Dec
11
comment Why do fruits seemingly have two genders?
Christmas fruitcake contains both fruta seca and frutos secos.
Dec
2
answered What are some effective ways a foreign speaker can improve pronunciation in Spanish?
Nov
26
comment How to say plural of abbreviations
Buenos Aires does not follow the rules for plurals, if you are talking about the capital city of Argentina. In that context, BA is a singular even if it doesn't look like one.
Nov
24
comment ¿Adjetivo para el invierno?
En inglés, la frase "vernal equinox" se refiere al comienzo de primavera. Viene del mismo origen.
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?
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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.