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Old Jan 30th 2010, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
we went to the cinema to see Pirates in Spanish - numbers 2 & 3 I think

it just isn't the same, is it?

it occurred to me that a lot of Spanish people have never heard what the the actual actors really sound like!
But are they real actors when all their parts sound the same ?
Michael Cain. lol
Ben Kingsley, totally different.
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Old Jan 30th 2010, 6:22 pm
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Originally Posted by jdr
But are they real actors when all their parts sound the same ?
Michael Cain. lol
Ben Kingsley, totally different.
what you mean is - Is Michael Cain an actor?
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Old Jan 30th 2010, 6:52 pm
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
what you mean is - Is Michael Cain an actor?
Robert Carlyle is also a man of many voices and an excellent actor.
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Old Jan 30th 2010, 6:57 pm
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Originally Posted by jdr
Robert Carlyle is also a man of many voices and an excellent actor.
isn't he though

& Johnny Depp
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My cousin was very shocked when she heard Melanie Griffiths voice for the first time.........so some things are better in Spainsh dubbing....

Anyway it is Sunday, big fry up brekkie day........2 eggs, bacon, chunky sausage, beans, champis, grilled toms, and thick toast........ and a big dollop of HP brown sauce.....the good old English breakfast.....one of the best meals on the planet.....
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Old Jan 30th 2010, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by JLFS
My cousin was very shocked when she heard Melanie Griffiths voice for the first time.........so some things are better in Spainsh dubbing....

Anyway it is Sunday, big fry up brekkie day........2 eggs, bacon, chunky sausage, beans, champis, grilled toms, and thick toast........ and a big dollop of HP brown sauce.....the good old English breakfast.....one of the best meals on the planet.....
brunch - sometime between 11 & 12 when the OH gets up to cook it


is there a typical Spanish sunday brekkie?

I've never thought of that before?
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
brunch - sometime between 11 & 12 when the OH gets up to cook it


is there a typical Spanish sunday brekkie?

I've never thought of that before?
No there is not, (well sometimes a Suso) Spanish brekkie is crap it is maily dunking thins in mil, coffee or Cola Cao.

Some even dip bread in their coffe.

It is quite tasty though, and I loved it when I was a kid and still do to tell the truth, but it cant compare to the BB, I forgot to say that black pudding is also on the menu........
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Originally Posted by JLFS
No there is not, (well sometimes a Suso) Spanish brekkie is crap it is maily dunking thins in mil, coffee or Cola Cao.

Some even dip bread in their coffe.

It is quite tasty though, and I loved it when I was a kid and still do to tell the truth, but it cant compare to the BB, I forgot to say that black pudding is also on the menu........
I have to admit to liking magdalenas or fartons dipped in milky coffee or hot choccy

& loooove churros with hot chocolate so thick they stand up in it
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I want eggy bread now....
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Originally Posted by rachelk
I want eggy bread now....
now there's an idea..............

with mushrooms & sausages
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Old Jan 30th 2010, 8:49 pm
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
I have to admit to liking magdalenas or fartons dipped in milky coffee or hot choccy

& loooove churros with hot chocolate so thick they stand up in it
Yummmmm, I'm going to send OH round the corner to get some churros.
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If we're having a brunch Spanish style we'll usually have toasted bread with a section of hams, embutidos and cheeses. Or have toast with tomato, garlic and oil. With coffee and orange juice.

That's quite often what they'll give you at hotels/hostels as well.

And then churros or a bollo (pastry) from time to time.

But yes the average daily breakfast is usually biscuits, muffins or bizcocho (type of sponge cake) dipped in milk or colacao.
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Old Jan 31st 2010, 1:53 am
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Originally Posted by rachelk
Aye, well, it'll be that the word gerundio that confuses us lesser mortals then.

As Lynnxa said, it's used differently.

Quite so.

If you use the English term Gerund, then I'm going to assume that you mean the present participle used as a noun.

If you use the Spanish word gerundio, then that means the present participle used verbally as in the examples given.

Estoy nandando = I am swimming right at this instant.

Can't remember if that's the progressive present or the continuous present.
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Old Jan 31st 2010, 2:51 am
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Originally Posted by bil
Quite so.

If you use the English term Gerund, then I'm going to assume that you mean the present participle used as a noun.

If you use the Spanish word gerundio, then that means the present participle used verbally as in the examples given.

Estoy nandando = I am swimming right at this instant.

Can't remember if that's the progressive present or the continuous present.
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In linguistics, gerund (abbreviated ger) is a term used to refer to various non-finite verb forms in various languages:

* As applied to English, it refers to the usage of a verb (in its -ing form) as a noun (for example, the verb "learning" in the sentence "Learning is an easy process for some")
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Ejemplo del gerundio:

* Angela estaba ingresando.
* Braulio está escribiendo.
* Jorge estaría leyendo.
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All agree then. An English gerund is used like a noun. A Spanish gerundio is what we in English would call a present participle. In Spanish it is usual to use the infinitive where in English we would use the gerund.

It is confusing because in English the gerund and the present participle have the same .....ing form.
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