Andalucia or Andalusia?

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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby peteroldracer » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:44 pm

:crazy: I once nearly dropped the gato on the gato....and I love the fact that "espero" means "I wait", or "I hope" or "I expect" - translate "I wait for the bus and hope it comes but expect it to be late"
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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby elusive » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:40 pm

peteroldracer wrote:There is no 'J' sound in Spanish though....it is more like an 'H' but clearing your throat as you say it...writing it as a 'k' gets close, like 'Rioja'.
Spanish pronunciation is easy once you learn it, as everything follows rules, very unlike English.



I ment the spelling of it. Its spelt with a j which basically to us is a guteral h. If it were pronouced nerka then it would be spelt with a Q as to us thats pronunced like a K ie antequera

J is jota or pronounced hota to us in the alphabet. Coolio church that famous spanish rapper! Jaime,javier, jose ect they dont pronounce those with a k so why people feel the need to say nerka or even vieka instead of vieja
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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby elusive » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:47 pm

Cholmondely
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:shock: tell me you just made that word up?! :lol:

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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby gerryh » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:54 pm

It's in Cheshire, nearish to where I lived before moving to Spain.
Usually pronounced as Chumley.
If you want to confuse a Spaniard, or an English person, ask them to pronounce
Ynysddu which isn't far from where I was born in Llanfrechfa. :twisted:
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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby elusive » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:57 pm

Very true gerry i was born in cardiff to english parents took them a good while to realise clan head in!

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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby Miro » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:09 pm

Leicester is hard enough for most people. Or nearby Loughborough.
Esperar is a particular bug-bear of mine. I hope to see you tomorrow. I'll wait to see you tomorrow. I damned well expect to see you tomorrow! - but in Spanish, I'm at a complete loss as to how to differentiate. :cry:
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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby markwilding » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:13 pm

Phrasal verbs are complicated too. for us due to the lack of a direct translation and for foreigners, simply because they are illogical. How do you say 'to give up something' in Spanish? It certainly isn't 'dar ariba algo'

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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby chrissiehope » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:18 pm

"stop doing it" ?
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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby markwilding » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:22 pm

That's an alternative way of saying it in English. I mean we can't directly translate it from English to Spanish word for word.

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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby El Cid » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:11 pm

elusive wrote:Cholmondely
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:shock: tell me you just made that word up?! :lol:


It gets worse. There is a name in England, Cholmondley- Featherstonehaugh.

Pronounced Chummly Fanshaw.

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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby costakid » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:05 pm

Cogenhoe in Northants pronounced cookna

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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby chrissiehope » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:56 pm

...and then there's Marjoriebanks - Marchbanks !
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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby Pamela1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:20 am

How about "Andaluz" that's how they refer to Andalucia in Granada province

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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby Parilla » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:35 am

Costa Kid, didn't think anyone else would have even heard of Cogenhoe ! Great pub there, The Royal Oak.

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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby patricia » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:24 pm

I often hear Nerja pronounced as Ner jar ! pronunciations are not alway easy I have to admit. Some of the Welsh names are - to me at least - unpronounceable. Pronounce Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch! :crazy:
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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby ashtondav » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:50 pm

Most of the Spanish here pronounce Nerja more like ner ha rather than ner ka.

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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby patricia » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:29 pm

I say Neer ha. A hard h so to speak. I do not think I have heard a Spaniard pronounce it as if is a k
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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby costakid » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:51 pm

Parilla wrote:Costa Kid, didn't think anyone else would have even heard of Cogenhoe ! Great pub there, The Royal Oak.

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I went to that pub years ago for a 50th birthday. Olde Worlde place.

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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby CielodeCadiz » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:50 am

I prefer "Andaloooosya"

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Re: Andalucia or Andalusia?

Postby ashtondav » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:20 pm

The missus once wanted tarta de Higos but said tarta de Hijos.

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