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Old Dec 12th 2009, 12:21 pm
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Not sure if this should go in the free beer thread, but maybe it deserves its own thread. Other posters have from time to time given useful links in this field; perhaps we could bring them all together?
Anyway, the website I found is on the ElPais site. Although it's described as a English-Spanish dictionary, it also includes synonyms and expressions; additionally it gives French translations.

http://www.elpais.com/diccionarios/ingles-espanol/

Here are just a few examples given when searching on the word "face"

· he stood face to face with his rival - "estaba cara a cara con su rival "
· * the solution was staring me in the face - "tenía la solución delante de las narices "
· * she told him to his face that he was ugly - "le dijo a la cara que era feo "
· * she left, slamming the door in my face - "salió y me dio con la puerta en las narices "
· * the child fell flat on his face in the mud - "el niño se cayó de bruces al barro "
· * don't show your face in here again! - "¡no quiero volver a verte aquí nunca! "
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Old Dec 12th 2009, 12:25 pm
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I like http://wordreference.com/ - they also give examples and if you can't find what you need there's a forum as well.

http://www.verbix.com/ is good for checking verb conjugations.

Also the RAE dictionary, http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/ - which you can add as a search option in Firefox
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Old Dec 12th 2009, 3:17 pm
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The Grammar Police Squad must be thrilled.
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I don`t believe the grammar police use the internet, I believe the motto they use is

Damnant Quodnon Intelligunt
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Old Dec 12th 2009, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by chulo
I don`t believe the grammar police use the internet, I believe the motto they use is

Damnant Quodnon Intelligunt
Yeah, Right!

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=644283
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=643880
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=644459
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Damn, them, damn them all.
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