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.
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.
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.
LET’S HIT THE ROAD!
Read the following dialogue:
Marc: What time is it?
Ana: It’s getting late.
Marc: Right, I’d better hit the road.
Ana: Okay see you tomorrow!
Hace referencia a las necesidades de los caballos al golpear contra el suelo, así que es bastante informal. Se usa para marcharse en cualquier contexto, no hace falta que sea en coche ni a caballo.
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An English billion is 1,000,000,000 which we say as ten to the ninth.
A Spanish billón is a million million (1,000,000,000,000).
Sometimes, Spanish newspapers write un billón de dólares because they have seen it in English as a billion dollars.