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miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2014

De día.

In/at daylight.

I will return at daylight.

In Dictionaries:

"Do the test in daylight for maximum accuracy of colour matching"
Oxford Dictionary Online.

"Police moved in at daylight to make arrests."

Oxford Dictionary Online.

In News: 

"POLICE investigating after two shots were fired at the door of a North-East house in broad daylight on Friday have this morning arrested two ..."
The Northern Echo.

En plein jour en anglais in English.

miércoles, 19 de marzo de 2014

Vigente (documento legal).

Current (adj), still valid.

This authorization is still current. It has not expired yet.

In Modern Litarature:

“Of course, Avery, we’ll need authorization and powers of attorney for each of these
clients,” Osgood said.

“They’re on file,” Avery said as he unpacked his briefcase.

“Yes, but they’ve expired. We’ll need current ones. Every account.”

“Very well.” Avery slid a file across the table. “They’re in there. Everything’s current.”
He winked at Mitch
The Firm by John Grisham

On Websites

"Before you book your travel, please ensure that your passport and those of any children who may be travelling with you are still valid
Australian Passport Offce.

miércoles, 12 de marzo de 2014

Atender a domicilio.

To make house calls.

To make house calls: to visit (as by a doctor or a repair person)  a home to provide a requested service 

In Cartoons:

Shoe Comics

Cartoonist(s): J.C. Duffy.
Pub Date: 2009-12-14

In News: 

"Rural Montana car dealer makes house calls."

"City officials last year started assigning firefighters to make house calls to check on Bellin Hospital patients after they have been discharged. The hospital pays the city $50 per house call."

viernes, 7 de marzo de 2014

Juego de palabras.

Play on words.

Play on words: an amusing use of a word or phrase that has more than one meaning. 
Cambridge Dictionary Online.

In Modern Literature:

"Again feeling repulsed by his captor's sadistic play on words."
Inferno by Dan Brown.

In News:

"A Play on Words, devised by The Diced Soup company, will be performed by West Notts College students on the BA (Hons) Applied Practice (Theatre) course."

jueves, 27 de febrero de 2014

Una Foto que se toma uno mismo, autofoto.


Nicolás Maduro took an excellent selfie.

In News:

"Teach me how to take a good selfie," 

"Don't use a photo your mother took of you at last year's family beach outing. Don't use a selfie."

jueves, 20 de febrero de 2014

Es sólo un decir.

It is just a figure of speech.

"You usually use the figure of speech "break a leg" to wish actors good luck."
Cambridge Dictionary Online

In Modern Literature:

“If you ever touch my coffee, I’ll see to it that you’re sent to the mail room to lick stamps.”
 “We have an automated licker. Do they lick stamps on Wall Street?”
 “It was a figure of speech.
The Firm by John Grisham.

In Cartoons:


miércoles, 5 de febrero de 2014

Teléfono de disco

Rotary phone, rotary dial phone, rotary dial telephone.

On Websites:

Pink Retro Old Fashioned Rotary Dial Telephone

In News:

"A nugget of Philly technology is going the way of the Walkman, rotary telephone, Beta tapes, pet rocks, TurboGrafx 16 and phone booths."

"For those of us who still remember rotary phones this innovation is truly extraordinary. By and large, such technological developments have been a benefit to our society and our economy."
The Hill.

Un telephone a cadran en anglais en espagnol.

martes, 28 de enero de 2014

Empatucar un piso, ensuciar un piso (al caminar sobre él).

To track up a floor, to track on a floor.

Don't  come into the bedroom while I am mopping the floor. You will track it up.

In Modern Literature:

"It's no time to be tracking up her shiny floors."
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

In Cartoons:

Hagar the Horrible