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Old 05-01-2008, 12:19 AM   #11
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goodness, I need glasses----I thought you said "leave the monkey here" I forgot the Spanish word for monkey and then I read the other posts" and realized I need to get my eyes checked........despite no knowing the word for "monkey" I'm so glad that I took 2 years of high school Spanish
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:42 AM   #12
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Oh so true...Michael is right, though. Babelfish (or any of the other translators) sometimes give you some very strange translations, usually involving word order. We study, study, study Spanish and we are getting better, but today I faced the challenge of making my way through the Telmex (phone company) maze to report that our internet was not working. Very challenging. Speaking the language is one thing - understanding it when other people speak it is another. We joke now that we can ask any question, but we are not likely to understand the answer........
Feel free to ask anytime. My first language is Spanish.
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Thanks, Dina - you'll be hearing from me. Usted es muy amable.
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:15 AM   #14
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goodness, I need glasses----I thought you said "leave the monkey here" I forgot the Spanish word for monkey and then I read the other posts" and realized I need to get my eyes checked........despite no knowing the word for "monkey" I'm so glad that I took 2 years of high school Spanish
LOL - you're probably thinking about:

Por favor, alajar me suegra - por favor!

Oops - wait that is: Please, take away my mother-in-law - please!

Monkey/ape is "mono" ...

LOL - better stop with the mother-in-law jokes ....
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:06 AM   #15
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mucho comedia, Micahael.....making it up as I go along....:)
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