Bear (noun)- is a big wild animal that lives in the mountains (un oso)
bear-bore-born (verb)- means carry BUT it’s only used in certain special cases.
bearer cheque- is one made to the person who carries it, el portador
You can say:
I can’t bear with this pain. (to tolerate- soportar)
To bear a child (dar a luz) – is where most Spanish people make mistakes as the way to say nacer is passive in English. Montse was born in 1984.
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This expression means that he or she’s all talk. Lots of noise and little substance. Much bragging and little to brag about.
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Ser and estar are both be in English.
But I always heard Spanish people using “stay” for “estar”
Estar– is not stay that is quedar or permanecer
Se quedaron en casa – They stayed at home.
But quedar can be BE as well. Example: He quedado embarazada. She got pregnant or She’s pregnant.
In English, battery corresponds to both pila and batería.
- batteries (AA) that you use in a remote control for a TV and in other small things
- small battery in your watch or in a clock that is like a thick coin
- battery of your car
He who takes too much upon himself can’t do justice to all of his assumed duties.
This saying refers to a person who doesn’t do any of the tasks he tried to carry at the same time.
Abarcar- “to encompass”
Spanish often uses the present simple for future arrangements when English uses the present continuous.
Veo a Mary el viernes. I’m seeing Mary on Friday (NOT I see Mary on Friday)
Me voy a Madrid el viernes. I’m going to Madrid on Friday. (NOT I go to Madrid on Friday)
No vienen a la fiesta. They aren’t coming to the party. (NOT They don’t come to the party)
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Doubt means you don’t know whether something is true or will be possible.
It does NOT mean that you are uncertain about something, or don’t know it, or don’t know what to do.
I’m not sure what to say. (NOT I doubt what to say.)
If your teacher says something that isn’t clear, say There’s something I don’t understand or I have a question (NOT I have a doubt).