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Old 02-04-12, 11:04 PM
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Your Spanish Lesson of the week: Libre vs Liebre

Hello dear gringo. "Libre" means "Free". "Liebre" means "Rabbit". If you ever asked for a drink (Cuba Libre) and ended up with a cuban-raised-rabbit stew, now you know why.
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And in france you better spell and pronounce the french word for fish correctly, or else you may die from poison intake.

Fish in french is poisson.

Exit ramp in German is Ausfahrt
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Old 02-05-12, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
And in france you better spell and pronounce the french word for fish correctly, or else you may die from poison intake.

Fish in french is poisson.

Exit ramp in German is Ausfahrt
Here ,let me try.
The Frog is eating "poisson" for lunch.
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spry, that would be la grenouille mange à déjeuner.
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Funny comparison, by the way, French v German. One of the classic of all times Steve McQueen movies was Pappilon. The title means "BUtterfly", for the Butterfly tat the McQueen character had on his chest, which played a central role in many sequences. If the character had gone to a tropical German version of Devil's Island, the title would have been Schmetterlink. Which one sounds more musical and life oriented, Pappilon or Schmetterlink?
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
spry, that would be la grenouille mange à déjeuner.
Cut n pastin' I see.
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Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
Hello dear gringo. "Libre" means "Free". "Liebre" means "Rabbit". If you ever asked for a drink (Cuba Libre) and ended up with a cuban-raised-rabbit stew, now you know why.
You forgot to tell us how to pronounce them. Libre could be how you pronounce Libary (that place you can check out DVDs and use the computer for free) for all us murikns know.

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Pronounce the word libre

Pronounce the word liebre
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The only one I remember from Spanish classes is do'lores vs. dolor'es, with one being "aches and pains" and the other meaning "dollars". But when I look them up now, they both seem incorrect, so maybe my teacher was lying to me 20-some years ago.
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I asked for british cigarette in a cantina in Nuevo Laredo once. I did not get a british cigarette.
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I asked for british cigarette in a cantina in Nuevo Laredo once. I did not get a british cigarette.
My roommate in college was from Oxford. Never seen a nicer guy have to flee from nearly every bar he entered.
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Originally Posted by wfin2004 View Post
Cut n pastin' I see.
No, I speak and read French....sorry. I'm not the average monolingual American. I speak French, Spanish, German and some Russian, in addition to English. I also learned Latin in HS and can read Attic Greek.
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No, I speak and read French....sorry. I'm not the average monolingual American. I speak French, Spanish, German and some Russian, in addition to English. I also learned Latin in HS and can read Attic Greek.
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