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Top new questions this week:

"Siempre" Neruda

¿Qué significa antes de mí en el poema de Neruda? ¿Es algo propiamente chileno?¹ Siempre Antes de mí no tengo celos. Ven con un hombre a la espalda, ven con cien hombres en tu ...

asked by c.p. 2 votes
answered by rsanchez 3 votes

Translation of “encato”

What does the word encato really mean? I have been looking for this word in several dictionaries but was unable to find anything so far. Examples of usage: Excelente, me encato! A mi hija le ...

asked by ezpresso 1 vote
answered by Diego 5 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Does "Prima" have a double-meaning (in Mexico)?

I recently saw this billboard in León, Guanajuato, México: [Sorry for the awkward placement of the light pole in the photo; I was driving when I snapped it.] The sign is an advertisement for ...

modismos méxico  
asked by Flimzy 10 votes
answered by DarkAjax 8 votes

congratulations: felicidades vs. felicitaciones

English I have heard both ¡Felicidades! and ¡Felicitaciones! as translations of the interjection, "Congratulations!" What is the difference between the two, and when is each used? Español He ...

traducción selección-de-palabras uso-de-palabras vocabulario  
asked by jrdioko 4 votes
answered by Kage 7 votes

The difference between "empezar" and "comenzar"

What is the difference between empezar and comenzar? Is one more formal than the other?

selección-de-palabras gramática sinónimos  
asked by DerPolyglott33 2 votes
answered by Quintrala -4 votes

Are there any differences between "de nada" and "por nada"?

Most of the time in all the Spanish speaking countries I've been in I've heard de nada as the reply to gracias or the equivalent of English you're welcome etc. But after a while I became conscious ...

modismos preposiciones selección-de-palabras cortesía  
asked by hippietrail 9 votes
answered by Alenanno 8 votes

Translation of "Welcome back!"

In English, if someone has been gone for a while and has recently returned, it's common to greet them by saying, "Welcome back!" (or "Welcome back from your trip!", etc). What is the most natural way ...

traducción saludos  
asked by jrdioko 11 votes
answered by Amedio 16 votes
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