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SAYING OF THE DAY: A falta de pan…

“A falta de pan buenas son tortas” es un dicho popular de origen español que se utiliza cuando alguna persona tiene que conformarse o aceptar algo que sustituye a otra cosa que deseaba mucho más. Podemos decir que este refrán se relaciona con la resignación o el conformismo de lo

Expresiones idiomáticas con DAR

One of the most difficult aspects of a language to master is the usage of idiomatic expressions.  Idiomatic expressions are phrases that carry a specific meaning within the language. Normally, there is no logical way of translating them word by word. The only way to learn them is to memorize

Cuatro traducciones de “muerto de”

(1) MUERTO DE CANSANCIO This expression is used to indicate that someone is extremely tired, and may be translated as follows: Estuve trabajando todo el día. ¡Estoy muerto de cansancio! I’ve been working all day long. I’m dead tired!   (2) MUERTO DE ENVIDIA This expression means that the speaker

Should I say ‘cambiar de mente’ or ‘cambiar de idea’?

Always say “cambiar de idea” o “cambiar de opinion”. When we talk about altering one’s opinions or decisions, the correct equivalents are “cambiar de idea” and “cambiar de opinión”. “Cambiar de mente” is a literal translation from the English expression “to change one’s mind” that would only make sense in

Expresiones con la palabra “luz”

A buena luz: thoughtfully, after some reflection. A la luz de: in light of. A primera luz: at first light, at the break of dawn. A todas luces:  to do something with confidence and certainty. Bombilla, bombita: light bulb. Brillar con luz propia: to stand out on your own, to succeed.

Expresiones con la palabra “orden”

¡A la/su orden!:  At your service! You’re welcome! (Conceder) la orden de: (to grant) a military or civil honor for services rendered. Del orden de: approximately. El orden del día: items to be discussed at a meeting or assembly. Estar a la orden del día: to be in vogue, something

Expresiones con la palabra “lengua”

How well do you know the “lengua espanola”? Test your knowledge with these phrases featuring the word “lengua”.   Buscarle la lengua a alguien (colloquial): to try to pick a quarrel with sb, be spoiling for a fight/an argument Con la lengua fuera (col): to be out of breath, panting, dog-tired

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