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  1. in forum English Only

    Thread: rap sheet

    by Lucana

    Re: rap sheet

    Ok, thank you. I thought it was "blah, blah, blah" about a person's achievements, like a résumé full of lies.
  2. in forum English Only

    Thread: rap sheet

    by Lucana

    rap sheet

    I can't translate "rap sheet". I quote from Steve Martin's novel "An Object of Beauty": "Barton Talley's history was part glorious résumé and part rap sheet."
  3. Re: material descartable

    Thank you, that'll do.
  4. material descartable

    What do you call in English all the "material descartable" used in medicine? Like syringes, dressings, bandages, gloves, etc. The non-resuable.
  5. Re: grassroots movement

    Gracias, en este contexto parece ser "de la comunidad" o algo así, para no darle connotación política.
  6. grassroots movement

    How would you traslate "We are a grassroots movement working for volunteers from all over the world". Now, this is not a political group, it is more of a spiritual one. "Movimiento" de base wouldn't...
  7. Re: Brand Laureate Lifetime Achievement award

    Thanks a lot, will do!
  8. Brand Laureate Lifetime Achievement award

    I don't know how to translate this into Spanish:

    In 2012, he was awarded the Asia Pacific Brands Association's Brand Laureate Lifetime Achievement award.
  9. we provide resources to help those who wish to pursue peace.

    My question es about the word pursue, in Spanish "perseguir la paz" suena mal, tampoco es lo mismo aunque es mejor "ejercer la paz". ¿Alguna sugerencia?
  10. in forum Legal Terminology

    Thread: Fraud

    by Lucana

    Re: Fraud

    What is the term for a lawyer who deals specially with fraud "cases" or "files" or "causes" or?
  11. in forum English Only

    Thread: Else

    by Lucana

    Else

    When we say "nothing else" or "nobody else" isn't else modifying a noun? Can it still be considered an adverb being a noun modifyier?
  12. Re: cord drapes

    Thanks anyway
  13. Re: cord drapes

    It is a description of a peaceful morning for a mom whose life is on the verge of change. "the delicate rose-patterned wallpaper, the forest-green cord drapes she'd hemmed by hand while waiting for...
  14. cord drapes

    What exactly are cord drapes? Are these drapes that are drawn pulling from cords? Thanks, Luciana
  15. Re: take the minutes

    Es eso, sí ya lo averigüé con gente que "toma nota de las actas", o escribe, o lo que sea. No sabía el procedimiento. Gracias
  16. the person who takes the minutes of a meeting

    Probably not specifically financial but that is where I found it. The person who takes the minutes at a minutes, what does he/she do? Thank you.
  17. Re: quench

    Yes, thank you very much.
  18. quench

    Can you "quench" hunger or is only for thirst?
  19. as near as makes no difference

    Hello, I understand the meaning of this phrase but I am unable to "replace" it. How could you express it using another phrase or word? Here's the complete sentence: "All toasters are not exactly the...
  20. Re: Cold storage plant or meat processing plant or what?

    Thanks a lot but, please, don't think of anymore!!!!
  21. Re: Cold storage plant or meat processing plant or what?

    That'll do, thank you.
  22. Cold storage plant or meat processing plant or what?

    I would like to know what the "place" where meat comes from before it gets to the butcher´s or supermarket is called. Does the butcher or the supermarket but it from a "meat processing plant" or a...
  23. Re: faucet and water tap

    Thank you. That is exactly what I wanted to know.
  24. Re: faucet and water tap

    Keeping the tap/faucet thread, my question is: Do tap and faucet refer both to the "tube" through which the water comes from as to the device to turn on and off the flow?
  25. Re: revise/review (for an exam)

    This came from a book that I use to teach English to adults. The book es quite modern.
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