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Old Dec 9th 2008, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Thats because of the way you read it then, not the way he said it!



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I think he means '& then there was light'!
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Old Dec 9th 2008, 1:20 pm
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That ugly fish could be catfish, which Brits used to turn their noses up at, or monkfish which is so ugly even its mother wouldn't love it....but surely even Brits know how wondrous that is?
....and on Spanish fishing practices, you still see teeny weeny hake here on supermarket displays.......thought that was supposed to have been outlawed yonks ago
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Originally Posted by fionamw
That ugly fish could be catfish, which Brits used to turn their noses up at, or monkfish which is so ugly even its mother wouldn't love it....but surely even Brits know how wondrous that is?
....and on Spanish fishing practices, you still see teeny weeny hake here on supermarket displays.......thought that was supposed to have been outlawed yonks ago
'catfish' came up in a lesson I was giving this morning

I didn't know the translation into spanish so I looked it up - we work from his books, so no chance of real lesson planning or looking things up in advance



my huuuuuuuuuge Collins gave 'siluro' or 'bagre'

my student, a spanish lawyer, had never heard of it

anyone know a different translation?
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Old Dec 9th 2008, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
'catfish' came up in a lesson I was giving this morning

I didn't know the translation into spanish so I looked it up - we work from his books, so no chance of real lesson planning or looking things up in advance



my huuuuuuuuuge Collins gave 'siluro' or 'bagre'

my student, a spanish lawyer, had never heard of it

anyone know a different translation?
I think Bagre is the more common name for it, but different regions may have their 'slang' or variations.

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Default Re: Supermarkets...better in Spain? or in UK?

Originally Posted by lynnxa
'catfish' came up in a lesson I was giving this morning

I didn't know the translation into spanish so I looked it up - we work from his books, so no chance of real lesson planning or looking things up in advance



my huuuuuuuuuge Collins gave 'siluro' or 'bagre'

my student, a spanish lawyer, had never heard of it

anyone know a different translation?
no, says the same in mine as well....must have been printed by the same man

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Old Dec 9th 2008, 2:38 pm
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I never said Spanish food was crap. I said two things, i) spanish supermarkets are somewhat behind their counterparts in other countries on some items they stock and ii) Spanish have not taken to ethnic cuisine. Now how someone can take that to mean Spanish food is crap is quite telling.

It is like if his girlfriend comes up to him and says she doesn't like his shirt, he gets all offended and takes it to mean that she is implying he has a small penis. sonofsam appears to be a little over sensitive about the size of his.. ummmm.. cuisine. LOL
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Originally Posted by AdrianTO
I never said Spanish food was crap. I said two things, i) spanish supermarkets are somewhat behind their counterparts in other countries on some items they stock and ii) Spanish have not taken to ethnic cuisine. Now how someone can take that to mean Spanish food is crap is quite telling.

It is like if his girlfriend comes up to him and says she doesn't like his shirt, he gets all offended and takes it to mean that she is implying he has a small penis. sonofsam appears to be a little over sensitive about the size of his.. ummmm.. cuisine. LOL
I'm not sticking up for him, but you have to realise he is possibly/probably running everything through an online translator


the above into Spanish with Abacho:

Usted tiene que realizar que él dirige posiblemente/probablemente todo por un traductor en línea

& then back into English:

You have to realize that he directs possibly / probably everything for a translator in line
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He's using a translator????

My sister swims with the fishes and especially likes Cod
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Old Dec 9th 2008, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
He's using a translator????

My sister swims with the fishes and especially likes Cod
into spanish & back again

My sister not at all with the fish and especially he likes the Cod


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Default Re: Supermarkets...better in Spain? or in UK?

Originally Posted by lynnxa
'catfish' came up in a lesson I was giving this morning

I didn't know the translation into spanish so I looked it up - we work from his books, so no chance of real lesson planning or looking things up in advance



my huuuuuuuuuge Collins gave 'siluro' or 'bagre'

my student, a spanish lawyer, had never heard of it

anyone know a different translation?

'Pez gato'. I'd heard this before to describe all the different types. Looks like 'bagre' is the translation but must admit, never heard it before.
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
into spanish & back again

My sister not at all with the fish and especially he likes the Cod


I love playing around with online translators
Dont you mean

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Originally Posted by arko
'Pez gato'. I'd heard this before to describe all the different types. Looks like 'bagre' is the translation but must admit, never heard it before.
my student said 'pezgato' with an expression of great confusion on his face

he'd never heard of either translation or could remember ever eating it
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Dont you mean

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they' re great these translators in line - watched!

perhaps we could have a competition to find the translation in line stupider of an oration

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Originally Posted by Sarleon
they' re great these translators in line - watched!

perhaps we could have a competition to find the translation in line stupider of an oration

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