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Ghyda On December 14, 2018




Anaheim, California
#31New Post! Oct 09, 2018 @ 14:53:27
@chaski Said

Me gustan estas palabras, me hacen feliz.


Google no tiene traducción para la palabra, pajueleando. ¿Sabes lo que quiere decir?
chaski On 16 minutes ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#32New Post! Oct 09, 2018 @ 15:00:36
@Ghyda Said

Google no tiene traducción para la palabra, pajueleando. ¿Sabes lo que quiere decir?



I’m pretty sure it is guitar picking.

Comes from pajuela... little wooden match or toothpick...

Pajuelear might be a made up verb from pajuela, so pajueleando would be the action of picking... as in playing a guitar.

There are also “dirty” meanings... I think.
Ghyda On December 14, 2018




Anaheim, California
#33New Post! Oct 09, 2018 @ 15:13:02
So the translation of:

Sentíamos las balas pajueleándonos los talones, como si hubiéramos caído sobre un enjambre de chapulines.

would become

We felt the bullets picking our heels, as if we had fallen on a swarm of grasshoppers.
chaski On 16 minutes ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#34New Post! Oct 09, 2018 @ 15:22:52
@Ghyda Said

So the translation of:

Sentíamos las balas pajueleándonos los talones, como si hubiéramos caído sobre un enjambre de chapulines.

would become

We felt the bullets picking our heels, as if we had fallen on a swarm of grasshoppers.



1st see my post... I made an edit.

I think an english translation might be: We felt the bullets nipping at our heels, as if we had fallen on a swarm of grasshoppers.

Slang never works with a straight translation. The word, depending on latin American country, can be used for "b****y" (like she is b****y and always nitpicking at me), or... well there are various other uses including sexual ones.

Sorry for answering in english... Mi español es débil esta mañana.
Ghyda On December 14, 2018




Anaheim, California
#35New Post! Oct 09, 2018 @ 21:19:27
@chaski Said

1st see my post... I made an edit.

I think an english translation might be: We felt the bullets nipping at our heels, as if we had fallen on a swarm of grasshoppers.

Slang never works with a straight translation. The word, depending on latin American country, can be used for "b****y" (like she is b****y and always nitpicking at me), or... well there are various other uses including sexual ones.

Sorry for answering in english... Mi español es débil esta mañana.


So,

pajueleándonos los talones

might become

nitpicking at hour heals or b****ing at our heals

I found the line in Llano en Llamas by Juan Rulfo. He calls one of the characters, La Perra, so probably he would not object to the translation, b****ing. It fits.
Chyna On about 9 hours ago




Thomasville, Georgia
#36New Post! Nov 30, 2018 @ 22:02:07
This is an interesting thread--I know bits and pieces of Spanish, not enough for a full conversation..would love to know more...I just want to say "Buenos Dias" to everyone right now..=-/
Ghyda On December 14, 2018




Anaheim, California
#37New Post! Dec 05, 2018 @ 02:35:33
@Chyna Said

This is an interesting thread--I know bits and pieces of Spanish, not enough for a full conversation..would love to know more...I just want to say "Buenos Dias" to everyone right now..=-/


Sorry to be so long in answering this. I've been busy with school and work.

You can study Spanish on-line.

The two whitch I have used are:

babbel.com

and

rosettastone.com

Both are relatively inexpensive. I have been spending about an hour a day practicing the babbel grammar and vocabulary exercises.
Chyna On about 9 hours ago




Thomasville, Georgia
#38New Post! Dec 07, 2018 @ 01:28:44
Thanks for the tips--I got a book called, "Spanish for Dummies"--guess I need to find it and brush up on my Spanish..or check out your tips!! 8-]]
Ghyda On December 14, 2018




Anaheim, California
#39New Post! Dec 07, 2018 @ 14:39:10
Textbooks, which I suppose also includes Spanish for Dummies, have their use, but they don't speak.

To learn to speak, we need to hear the sound, so you need a teacher of some kind. Nice thing about using a computer is that it never gets tired.
Ghyda On December 14, 2018




Anaheim, California
#40New Post! Dec 09, 2018 @ 23:31:30
Palabras Afines

Januka (Januca) = Hanukkah o Chanukah en inglés

Januka, el festival judío de las luces, y también, se está convirtiendo en un festival de compras como en navidad.
Ghyda On December 14, 2018




Anaheim, California
#41New Post! Dec 10, 2018 @ 18:14:38
Palabras Afines

fraude = fraud en inglés

El presidente Trump dice que tenemos demasiado fraude en las campañas electorales.
Ghyda On December 14, 2018




Anaheim, California
#42New Post! Dec 11, 2018 @ 17:27:38
Palabras Afines

observar, observador = to watch, observer en inglés.

Si los observadores electorales observan las campañas, luego tendremos menos fraude.
Ghyda On December 14, 2018




Anaheim, California
#43New Post! Dec 11, 2018 @ 22:46:22
Palabras Falsas

fútbol = soccer en inglés americano

En español, fútbol tampoco es un pelota ni es un balón. Y no es un deporte. Y es un verdadero arte.
Ghyda On December 14, 2018




Anaheim, California
#44New Post! Dec 14, 2018 @ 02:26:16
Palabras Afines

democracia = democracy monarquia = monarchy

Tenía un rey, Jorge Tercero; y eramos una monarquía. Hemos tenido tres más Jorges, y ahora somos una democracia.
Ghyda On December 14, 2018




Anaheim, California
#45New Post! Dec 14, 2018 @ 20:53:18
Palabras Falsas

footing = jogging
hacer footing = to jog

Hago footing cada día.
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