¿"FAMILIA NUMEROSA" EN INGLÉS? Nov 24, 2022

When I first came to Spain, I was surprised by the idea of a "familia numerosa" because it is not a common concept in the UK. Families with more than three children are very unusual in the UK, so I...

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¿Cómo se dice "alta dirección" en inglés? Nov 24, 2022

Company structures and positions are always a bit difficult to describe in a foreign language.

The use of "high direction" is an obvious translation of "alta dirección" and is potentially...

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Cómo se dice "aprovechar esta oportunidad" en inglés Nov 24, 2022

This is an expression that stops most Spanish speakers in their tracks!

A student might be speaking very fluently when suddenly they feel they need to use the word "aprovechar" and they can not...

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¿"Me puedes echar un cable" en inglés? Nov 24, 2022

This is not a Spanglish mistake, I don't think I have ever heard somebody say: "Can you give me a cable?

It is still interesting to think about this phrase though because you might be stumped (no...

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"MADRE MíA" EN INGLÉS Nov 24, 2022

Me he dado cuenta de que algunos hispanohablantes utilizan el spanglish a propósito, sobre todo como broma.

Uno de estos tipos de expresiones es: "mother mine" que es la traducción...

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NO SE DICE: "COUNT WITH YOU" Nov 24, 2022

Es un reto recablear el cerebro para dejar de cometer este error.

Esta expresión es útil en un contexto de negocios, pero también cuando se socializa con los amigos,...

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10 maneras diferentes de decir “tell” Nov 24, 2022

Una de las mejores maneras de mejorar tu inglés para sonar más profesional es ampliar tu vocabulario. Con esto no solo me refiero a aprender nuevas palabras, sino también a...

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¿CÓMO SE DICE "LA COMPETENCIA" EN INGLÉS? Nov 24, 2022

This is used in business contexts all the time yet many Spanish people get it wrong. Spanish people say "competence" which means something completely different.

So when you want to say "la...

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"Llueve sobre mojado" en inglés Nov 24, 2022

Before I give you the answer, we need to first make sense of the English verb: to pour.

On one hand, it can mean servir/echar:
Can you pour me a bit of wine? (¿Me echas un poco de vino?)...

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"A palabras necias, oídos sordos" en inglés Nov 24, 2022

I’m sure most of us have encountered bullies at some point in our lives — be it in the school yard, at the supermarket, or even in a work environment. If you haven’t, lucky you!

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¿"NO ME VACILES" EN INGLÉS? Nov 24, 2022

This was a question that I got from one of my readers! I thought it was an interesting expression so I thought I would share it with all of you!

If you put this expression into Google Translate it...

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¿UN "PLATO ÚNICO" EN INGLÉS? Nov 24, 2022



There is a big temptation for Spanish speakers to use "unique plate" to translate this expression. I have heard it several times.

In fact, the whole area around dining can be a bit difficult because...

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