What’s a green joke ?
Is it one that is so old and going mouldy? NO
Is it one about environment? NO
It’s what we call in English a blue or dirty joke .
In Spanish, a viejo verde is an old dirty man .
Astrologically speaking, green men (usually little green men) come from planet Mars or somewhere else in space.
Spanish speakers seem to see a variety of different futures and can say what will happen on of them.
Some people say that something will happen in “un futuro próximo .” This is very strange for English-speakers because there is really only one future. So, we have to talk about the near future .
To go out
You use this for a short time and distance. For example, to the shops, to the cinema, for a meal.
To go away
You use this for a longer time and distance. For example, for the weekend, on holiday, to university. If you go away, you take your toiletries with you like toothbrush, etc.
There is NO DIRECT translation to Spanish.
In Spanish, the imperfect tense is expressed by an inflection of the verb or by the verb “soler.”
Here are phrases with USED TO:
Verb Be + used to + -ing form of verb
Get used to + something
Get used to + -ing form of verb
My brother used to hide chocolate from me all over the house.
Mi hermano solía esconder chocolates de mí por toda la casa.
I eventually got used to the constant noise.
Eventualmente me acostumbré al ruido constante.
I’m used to having coffee in the morning.
Glass is what windows, copa, vaso, jarra, tubo are made of; Vidrio ; cristal
These words can cause confusions because:
a cup – is a taza (except in sports copa)
glass of wine – copa or vaso
cup of coffee – when your coffee comes in a small glass
glass cup of coffee – when it has a handle to hold it
plastic glass – is the copa de plástico which you sometimes use for wine
Vase – is the thing you use to put flowers in
Jar – is a glass container for jam
Tube – is a container of tootpaste
Glasses (always plural)- are the things that people wear to help them see well. Each piece of glass is the lens and they are held in a frame.
FUN- If something is divertido and if you’re having fun, te lo pasas bien .
FUNNY- is an adjective but doesn’t mean divertido. It means two other things:
1. gracioso (example: funny story)
2. curioso, extraño, raro (examples: funny party, funny experience); chungo o mareado (when you’re feeling funny means you’re feeling a bit ill