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One of my teachers in Peru sent me a list of phrases.

Some you might find useful:

Bienestar = well being
Side effect= efecto secundario 
To hit rock bottom= tocar fondo
Safe  and sound = sano y salvo
Flirty= coqueto
Sore=adolorido 
Give and take= dame que te doy
First things first= primero lo primero 
Todo o nada = all in
That bad? = tanto asi?
Out of it = fuera de sí 
Settle down= sentar cabeza
Binge drinking= empacharse
Every once in a while= de vez en cuando 
Come and go= van y vienen 
Countless= incontables 
Put to test = poner a prueba
Walk in= sin cita previa
aperiences are deceiving= las apariencias engañan 
Dentro de (futuro)= within
Te gustaría que fuera latina= do you wish that she we latina
Press charges= presentar cargos 
Is matter of chance= es cuestión de suerte
Get into problems or troubles= meterse en problemas
Chug= seco y volteado
I wish there were= ojalá hubiera
Supply and demand = oferta y demanda
Stare= mirar fijamente
To each his own= cada quien con lo suyo
First crush, Celebrity crush= amor platónico
Hitchhike = pedir aventon 
Iffy= tambaleante
Even though, although= aunque sin subjuntivo
Even if = aunque con subjuntivo
COU= golpe de estado
I wish i was there= ojala hubiera ido / ojala hubiera estado ahi
I wish i didnt sign up= ojala no hubiera firmado
From now on = de aqui en adelante
So it was= así fue que
Double standard = doble discurso
En efecto = indeed
Hints= indirectas 
Free loader = conchudo
Spinster= solterona
Miser= solteron
When all is said and done= al fin y al cabo 
Dog with a bone= perro del hortelano
Por gusto= for nothing, for fun
Hacer caso= to mind
Al por mayor = in bulk
De trámite = dead rubber
Con tal de que = provided that
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Jefffffrey
49 minutes ago, tomjackin said:

 

I wish i was there= ojala hubiera ido / ojala hubiera estado ahi
 

Ojala comes from when the Muslims controlled most of Spain.  O Alla!  

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Haus

Soy Solteron           :coverlaugh:

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Diggy
5 hours ago, tomjackin said:

De trámite = dead rubber

How about "dead fish" which we come across much more than "dead rubber"?

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sampson

Pescado muerto

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Jefffffrey
13 minutes ago, sampson said:

Pescado muerto

To me 'pescado' is fish you are going to eat.  So it is already dead.  Pez is fish.  So wouldn't you say pez muerto?  Pescado muerto would be like saying 'dead beef' instead of dead cow.  I think when you hear 'pescado muerto' you are hearing Spanglish.  I think they would say 'fria' for 'dead fish'

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sampson

I use that sometimes.  And it is most likely Spanglish. 

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Haus

How would you say "chewy french fries"?         :bald_head:

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Trike
22 minutes ago, Haus said:

How would you say "chewy french fries"?         :bald_head:

Huevos Montados.......:dancin_banana:

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soulcal
8 minutes ago, Trike said:

Huevos Montados.......:dancin_banana:

Oh, you're taking the Royal Canadian Mounties again!  :Red-Wink:

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PhordPhan
57 minutes ago, Haus said:

How would you say "chewy french fries"?         :bald_head:

Chewy?? Papitas de goma? :crying:

I like well-done fries, i.e. crispy. I always order "bien dorada." Often they actually come out well done. But, being Mexico, it's still a crap shoot.

 

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Trike

In my 58 years of Mexican life.........I have never ever been to a restaurant and heard anyone order Pez.....always Pescado......even in window advertising.........have never seen.........Pez advertised............

But I know, I know.........Amigos..........Bros.............TJ Talkers..............have their own SSL vocabulary...........

Soooooooooooooooo........... I leave it at that.............O.o

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Haus

Does all your years of Mexican restaurant experience include Taco Bell??       

 

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Trike

Actually Mijo..........I love Taco Bell's tacos........I usually get the six pack to go........fuck...........even the Japaneese regarded Taco Bell as not an authentic Mexican food joint......when I lived there.....but.........only in Murica..........

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soulcal
27 minutes ago, Trike said:

In my 58 years of Mexican life.........I have never ever been to a restaurant and heard anyone order Pez.....always Pescado......even in window advertising.........have never seen.........Pez advertised............

But I know, I know.........Amigos..........Bros.............TJ Talkers..............have their own SSL vocabulary...........

Soooooooooooooooo........... I leave it at that.............O.o

With you on that.  When I think of Pez, but that's just me.

 

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soulcal
1 hour ago, Trike said:

Actually Mijo..........I love Taco Bell's tacos........I usually get the six pack to go........fuck...........even the Japaneese regarded Taco Bell as not an authentic Mexican food joint......when I lived there.....but.........only in Murica..........

Always have liked their Enchiritos and of course their crispy tacos.  Mini chicken quesadilla is ok also.

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PhordPhan
1 hour ago, Trike said:

In my 58 years of Mexican life.........I have never ever been to a restaurant and heard anyone order Pez.....always Pescado......even in window advertising.........have never seen.........Pez advertised............

But I know, I know.........Amigos..........Bros.............TJ Talkers..............have their own SSL vocabulary...........

Soooooooooooooooo........... I leave it at that.............O.o

And they wouldn't. Pescado is a fish "already caught." Pez is a fish still living in the water, as it were. The ocean is full of pez. The fish market is full of pescado. 

So, by definition, pescado would generally already be dead. We wouldn't say "dead corpse" because a corpse is already dead and it would be redundant. We would say "dead fish" because fish, in English, could be alive or dead. But in Spanish pescado muerto would be just as redundant. 

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soulcal
1 minute ago, PhordPhan said:

And they wouldn't. Pescado is a fish "already caught." Pez is a fish still living in the water, as it were. The ocean is full of pez. The fish market is full of pescado. 

That makes perfect sense!

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Trike

SO I 200% agree with Bro PP.............he's the "Voice Of Reason" in this topic.........but here's a WTF..........why are fisherman called.Pescadores..........not Pecedores........they are fishing for live fish .....Peces........not dead fish........Pescado..............:bald_head:

I really......really need to get back to work........:rofl1:.........lunch was over 1.5 hours ago.......:crying02:

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soulcal
19 minutes ago, Trike said:

SO I 200% agree with Bro PP.............he's the "Voice Of Reason" in this topic.........but here's a WTF..........why are fisherman called.Pescadores..........not Pecedores........they are fishing for live fish .....Peces........not dead fish........Pescado..............:bald_head:

I really......really need to get back to work........:rofl1:.........lunch was over 1.5 hours ago.......:crying02:

True enough.  Why is a hamburger called that? All kinds of facts, fiction, and hearsay on that.

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PhordPhan
25 minutes ago, Trike said:

SO I 200% agree with Bro PP.............he's the "Voice Of Reason" in this topic.........but here's a WTF..........why are fisherman called.Pescadores..........not Pecedores........they are fishing for live fish .....Peces........not dead fish........Pescado..............:bald_head:

I really......really need to get back to work........:rofl1:.........lunch was over 1.5 hours ago.......:crying02:

I've been called many things, but this may be the first time for "Voice of Reason." :crying:

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