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What items are compulsory in your car in Spain?

Old Sep 26th 2011, 4:47 am
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Es verdad ! Much better to avoid if at all possible but still is a mystery where the car came from and who was driving it the grandfather or the grandson aged 5/6 yrs.

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Originally Posted by The Capitans Wench
Es verdad ! Much better to avoid if necessary but still is a mystery where the car came from and who was driving it the grandfather or the grandson aged 5/6 yrs.


And you can bet neither had a licence !!
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Old Sep 26th 2011, 5:00 am
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We never found out, they drove off after picking the bits that fell off and all havng a quiet discussion round their car.
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Originally Posted by The Capitans Wench
We never found out, they drove off after picking the bits that fell off and all havng a quiet discussion round their car.
did you find the wooden blocks the little one had fixed to his shoes ??
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Originally Posted by Domino
did you find the wooden blocks the little one had fixed to his shoes ??
.. that'd be his chanclas, I guess? ...
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Originally Posted by fionamw
.. that'd be his chanclas, I guess? ...
¿qué es eso?

chancla, chancleta
feminine noun1. backless sandal (sandalia); flip-flop (para la playa) (British), thong (United States, Austr)

chancla [chan’-clah]
noun1. An old shoe with worn-down heel. (f)
2. (f)
verb3. CHANCLETA.
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¿qué es eso?

chancla, chancleta
feminine noun1. backless sandal (sandalia); flip-flop (para la playa) (British), thong (United States, Austr)

chancla [chan’-clah]
noun1. An old shoe with worn-down heel. (f)
2. (f)
verb3. CHANCLETA.
pedant. That'd be his flip flops, then?

ps wouldn't the better choice of word be cual es eso? to establish you're trying to figure which word I meant??
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Old Sep 26th 2011, 6:51 am
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Default Re: What items are compulsory in your car in Spain?

Originally Posted by fionamw
pedant. That'd be his flip flops, then?

ps wouldn't the better choice of word be cual es eso? to establish you're trying to figure which word I meant??
who's the pedant

flip flops or thongs
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
who's the pedant

flip flops or thongs
pedant? Moi? tsk tsk


I think it was a child, so thong possibly not
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Originally Posted by fionamw
pedant. That'd be his flip flops, then?

ps wouldn't the better choice of word be cual es eso? to establish you're trying to figure which word I meant??
3. qué (in questions)
what do you want? -> ¿qué quieres?
what are you doing here? -> ¿qué haces aquí?
what's that? -> ¿qué es eso?
what's that to you? -> ¿a ti qué te importa?

may not be right to a spaniard but as an ignorant guiri it looks right to me,
whilst Cual = Which

with flip flops = para la playa
whilst Chancla can be used for flip flops (para la playa) it is also
noun1. An old shoe with worn-down heel. (f)

I am at a loss to see why I am being pedantic about Spanish language when you used the incorrect Spanish word in an English discussion that has nothing to do with the wooden blocks kids fit to the soles of their shoes to allow them to reach the pedals of a motor vehicle as I originally posted.

have a nice day now
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Default Re: What items are compulsory in your car in Spain?

Originally Posted by Domino
3. qué (in questions)
what do you want? -> ¿qué quieres?
what are you doing here? -> ¿qué haces aquí?
what's that? -> ¿qué es eso?
what's that to you? -> ¿a ti qué te importa?

may not be right to a spaniard but as an ignorant guiri it looks right to me,
whilst Cual = Which

with flip flops = para la playa
whilst Chancla can be used for flip flops (para la playa) it is also
noun1. An old shoe with worn-down heel. (f)

I am at a loss to see why I am being pedantic about Spanish language when you used the incorrect Spanish word in an English discussion that has nothing to do with the wooden blocks kids fit to the soles of their shoes to allow them to reach the pedals of a motor vehicle as I originally posted.

have a nice day now

Perhaps you've forgotten that waaaaay earlier in this thread there was quite a lot of discussion about what shoes were and weren't permissible. Flip flops (chanclas) being one of those discussed. When you spoke of the child having wooden blocks on his shoes I thought to be witty I'd infer that the shoes upon which the wooden blocks were stuck/whatever were (wait for it) chanclas.
Got a bit lost in the telling, is all.

(oh, and no, you're no more of a pedant than I!)
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Default Re: What items are compulsory in your car in Spain?

Originally Posted by fionamw
Perhaps you've forgotten that waaaaay earlier in this thread there was quite a lot of discussion about what shoes were and weren't permissible. Flip flops (chanclas) being one of those discussed. When you spoke of the child having wooden blocks on his shoes I thought to be witty I'd infer that the shoes upon which the wooden blocks were stuck/whatever were (wait for it) chanclas.
Got a bit lost in the telling, is all.

(oh, and no, you're no more of a pedant than I!)
as an L in Spanish I have every right to be pedantic.
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