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IreneD
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Phrases to avoid!

Postby IreneD » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:53 pm

This is useful - I'm sure I've made some of these mistakes!! :shock:

http://www.things-to-do-barcelona.com/attractions/spanish-mistakes

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Re: Phrases to avoid!

Postby oliveview01 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:17 pm

1 I certainly have, had the neighbours in fits of laughter..... I am not telling which one :lol:

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Re: Phrases to avoid!

Postby Lavanda » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:26 pm

Very good, Irene. I certainly dropped one or two howlers when we first came here. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Phrases to avoid!

Postby Pattsy47 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:53 pm

I get the male/female o/a thing very confusing. Has anybody come across a good website that explains the ins and outs and exceptions? Thanks

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Re: Phrases to avoid!

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Re: Phrases to avoid!

Postby markwilding » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:33 pm

I've come a cropper when I've tried to say drawers.

cajónes which is very similar to cojones (B@ollocks)

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Re: Phrases to avoid!

Postby belindamc » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:04 pm

Certainly eye opening lol

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Re: Phrases to avoid!

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:15 pm

I have seen someone in a MacDonalds look at the massive menu on the wall/ceiling and, wanting an icecream cone (cono) pronounce it as if there was a tilde over the n.... :oops:
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Re: Phrases to avoid!

Postby telboy » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:13 pm

Yes I made a howler not long after moving here - I took my new car to a garage to have it serviced. My wife and I went for a walk whilst the car was being tended to, the first shop I walked into the shop assistant approached me, she said 'diga'. I tried to say in Spanish 'I was just window shopping whilst my car was being serviced', but it turned out I said 'I am looking for a toilet for my car' :lol:
She was confused. :?

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Re: Phrases to avoid!

Postby Anntonio » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:45 pm

Be carefull with your spanish, if you go to south america, i.e. you can not 'catch a bus' :wink:

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Re: Phrases to avoid!

Postby frank » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:26 pm

markwilding wrote:I've come a cropper when I've tried to say drawers.

cajónes


Cajones pasa a ser una palabra grave terminada en S, por lo tanto no lleva tilde.
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