Every dictionary will tell you that concrete means concreto in Spanish. That is perfectly correct. The problem is that it also means hormigón, that is used for building. So if you’re talking about cooking, or medieval architecture, or anything else, it is best not to ask for a concrete example- !un ejemplo en hormigón! Very definitely, you must avoid sentences like We’ll meet on Tuesday, in concrete at ten o’clock– Nos vemos el martes, a las diez en hormigón. The ...
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People often say I came walking. This is a mistake. You should say I walked here or I came on foot (even though you really came on feet).
Usually, coffee is a long drink but espresso coffee is becoming more popular in Britain. Coffee made with only milk or with some milk in it is WHITE COFFEE. Coffee with no milk in it is BLACK COFFEE (Cafe solo)
A clock is anything else that tells the time. A watch is something that you carry on you, usually on your wrist. It is not a question of size; there are big clocks on churches and other buildings and you can have a small clock sitting on a table. Computers, DVD players, microwave ovens and so on have clocks.
Carpet is the thing on the floor, a moqueta or alfombra. The thing you keep your papers in is a folder or file. The computer operating system Windows calls it a folder.
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.
busy is pronounced /’bIZI/. Business is the abstract noun from it. It means negocio which is why internet domain name .biz is used for businesses.
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Bread is UNCOUNTABLE. We don’t say a bread. The word loaf is used for a big solid piece of bread. So, we normally say a loaf of bread. In plural, loaves of bread. A baguette is called a baguette.
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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