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green jokes

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.

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future

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 .

 

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go away and go out

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.

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glasses

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 ...

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forehead

Your forehead is the front part of your head.

(The prefix fore means front; it is la frente.)

The front is the opposite of the back, or it is the front in a war; it is el frente.

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fun

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

 

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Don’t forget!

I forgot my books at home. 

No, you didn’t. You forgot to bring them to your English lesson. You left them at home.

I left my books at home. NOT I forgot my books at home.

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fire and light

If you want to light a cigarette, don’t ask for fire.

Say Can you give me a light?  Have you got a light or a lighter?

Fire is fuego but it is also incendio.

Electricity bill (la factura de la luz) is for more than just light. And if there are roadworks in the street outside your house, you might have all of your electricity cut off, not just the light.

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familiar

This means well-known. Its meaning is not associated with family.

Examples:

A familiar place/ a well-known place

A familiar person/ a well-known person

I’m not familiar with this place.

You can use the word family as an adjective.

Examples: 

family holiday

family finances

family day

 

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EXPLÍCAME

Explain me. – No, I can’t. I can’t explain you. But I can explain why I was late for the class.  In this example, me here functions as DIRECT OBJECT. Direct object is the thing you need to explain.

In the example above, the speaker meant me as the INDIRECT OBJECT, hence, it should have been “to me” NOT me. Explain to me. 

Concrete example:

Explícame la persona. Explain the person to me/ Explain (the person) to me.

Person is the DIRECT ...

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