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» by April 20th, 2011 at 8:26 pm » Comments (3)

I don’t know how such a useful word has alluded me for all these years. The word obstante did not come onto my vocabulary radar until recently (after having been a Spanish speaker for 7 years). However, the word obstante is a very useful one. As a conjunction it can be expressed with the basic English […]

Burro de Arranque

» by April 20th, 2011 at 8:17 pm » Comments (0)

A previous entry at DSWU I talked about a marcha as being the word they use in Mexico as the starter motor for a car. In Argentina the same English word is represented by burro de arranque. However, I have also heard people just call it burro. Seems that the lowly donkey has many uses […]


» by April 20th, 2011 at 8:05 pm » Comments (0)

At a friend’s bicycle shop one night he gave me a calcomanía with his name on it. The only way I had heard this term used was to indicate branding of an item by placing a sticker with the seller’s product name on it. However, the word calcomanía can be used for any kind of […]

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