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canal and channel

TV doesn’t come in canals. The water between England and France is more than a canal. Both of these are CHANNELS.

A canal is an artificial waterway such as the Panama canal or the canal of Amsterdam.

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fish bones

Animals have bones.

The things inside a fish are bones (not espinas).

Cactuses have spines, roses have thorns, and olives and peaches have stones. These are not animals.

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attendance sheet

 

Lista de asistencia is an attendance sheet.

This is NOT assistant sheet.

Assistant is from a root word “assist” which means someone who helps or gives support.

To assist (verb)- to help or to give support.

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attic

Attic is an empty space inside the roof. It is used for storage of things that are used occasionally. No one wants to live in altillo o desván. If your flat is an aticó which is a very pleasant to live in, with fresh air and a wonderful view over the city or the beach, you can call it PENTHOUSE. Loft is more or less synonym of attic but it is now a very fashionable for a large space that has ...

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aperitif

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Aperitivo is not aperitif in English. Aperitif is just the drink that you might have before dinner. This custom is not so usual in Spain. So what do you call the food that comes with the cava then? Less formally these olives, little pastries and biscuits (savoury or sweet) are called nibbles. Nibble means “mordisquear,” which is what you do with pica-pica.

 

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