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medio (adjective) half; medium, middle; average, ordinary

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Solo queda medio pastel

Only half of the cake is left

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  • Great Vaanz. welcome back. - ray76 Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Perfect, Vaanz!! but remember that "solo" does not take tilde anymore :) - cogumela Apr 18, 2011 flag

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Intermedio, mediodía, mediano, mediocridad, promedio, mediático, medieval, a medias, en medio, Edad Media, media aritmética, clase media, medio de transporte, medio de comunicación, medio ambiente... un montón de palabras y expresiones en español provienen de la misma raíz latina, medĭus.


Intermediate-intermission, noon, medium-sized, mediocrity, average, media (adjective), medieval, incompletely, in the middle, Middle Ages, arithmetic mean, middle class, means of transport, media (noun), environment ... lots of Spanish words and common expressions come from the same Latin root, medĭus.

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  • "Medio Oriente" (its definition may differ from that of "Middle East" in English) - Fidalguinho- Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • I love how you make your posts educational. Muy bien mi amiga :) - EL_MAG0 Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • incompletely (typo) Great, Cogumela! - sanlee Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • You are a legend! - ray76 Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Thank you all! :) - cogumela Apr 19, 2011 flag
8 Vote

El medio ambiente es una causa de preocupación para mucha gente.

The environment is a cause of concern for all people.

Environment Pictures, Images and Photos

  • Cool photo Ray! - Yeser007 Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • para todo el mundo / para todas las personas/ para mucha gente. Well done, Ray! :) - cogumela Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Thank you so much cogu, this gives me a lift i needed to continue . - ray76 Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Yes it is thanks Gary, how are you mate ? - ray76 Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Wow great pic!! - 00b6f46c Apr 18, 2011 flag
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Visitaron la Alhambra, que es un palacio muy hermoso construido por los moros en la Edad Media.

They visited the Alhambra that is a very beautiful palace built by the Moorish people in the Middle Ages.

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Un animal nuevo...medio caimán, medio pato.

A new animal...half alligator, half duck. alt text

  • genial, vote! - amykay Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Now I would not be surprised. Dont try to feed that duck jeje - EL_MAG0 Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Perfect, dcalienz! :) - cogumela Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Thanks Laura. Thanks Amy. Brian, you would not believe how many ducks I went through just trying to breed this animal. - dc-alien-z Apr 18, 2011 flag
7 Vote

Recuerdo a mi padre diciendo que una vez que has empezado algo, ya está medio acabado.

( I remember my father saying that once you have started something it is half finished. )

..como siempre, corregid mi español y mi inglés, ¡por favor! red face

  • "Well begun is halfway done!" - timmyspanish Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Great sentence, Sakis! ...una vez que has 'empezado algo, ya está' medio acabado. :) - cogumela Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • ¡Gracias cogu! :) - sv2qp Apr 18, 2011 flag
6 Vote

No debes pararte en el medio de la carretera, es probable que causes un atasco.

You shouldn't stop in the middle of the street, you'll probably cause a traffic jam.

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  • " en mitad de la carretera" and "en (el) medio de la carretera" are much more common. Well done, Sally! - cogumela Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Sally, what is that? I have not seen one before, do you have those in England? Buena respuesta. - EL_MAG0 Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Looks like a 3-toed sloth to me. - pesta Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Yes it is pesta, and no we don't have them in England, Amor. - galsally Apr 19, 2011 flag
  • Gracias Cogu - la cambiaré por la más común. :) - galsally Apr 19, 2011 flag
6 Vote

¿Quieres la otra mitad de mi comida?


Do you want the other half of my food?

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  • Thank you for the pdf file for the A S C I I . very helpful. Buena respuesta. - EL_MAG0 Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Oh, my God! (No, thanks) :) ¿Quieres la otra mitad de mi comida? Well done, Rolest! - cogumela Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Amor_y_paz--Thanks. Glad it is a help to you - Rolest Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Gracias cogumela...you should try the food, it must be good, she seems to be enjoying it. - Rolest Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Ewwww! I love it! - pesta Apr 18, 2011 flag
6 Vote

Mi madre me pidió que le comprase media docena de huevos.

My mother asked me to buy her a half dozen eggs.

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¡Quítate de en medio! Los frenos no funciooonnaaannnn!!!

Get out of the way! The brakes don't wooooorrk

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  • Excellent, Joe! It sounds very natural to me :) - cogumela Apr 18, 2011 flag
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Como estaba cansado, me dormí durante el medio del juego.

Because i was tired, I fell asleep during the middle of the game.

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  • Como estaba cansado me dormí a medio partido. Well done, timmy! :) - cogumela Apr 18, 2011 flag
5 Vote

Me gusta la chaqueta,¿ la tiene en talla mediana?

I like the jacket, do you have it in medium?

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  • en talla mediana? Well done, theresa! :) - cogumela Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Thanks! So much for the word of the day. - theresa5 Apr 18, 2011 flag
5 Vote

Prefiero pensar en el vaso medio lleno.

      I prefer to think of the glass as being half full.

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  • Excellent, brentus! :) - cogumela Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • No corrections? Seriously? Woo Hoo!! - brentus Apr 19, 2011 flag
5 Vote

According to one of these clocks, the time is 7:30.

Según uno de estos relojes, son las siete y media. alt text

  • ....relojes, son las siete y media. ( It seems strongly redundant to add the word "horas" in Spanish) Well done, Amor! :) - cogumela Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Thank you cogumela ;) - EL_MAG0 Apr 18, 2011 flag
5 Vote

Cuando estaba en escuela secundaria, era una estudiante normal.

When I was in high school, I was an average student.

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  • Cuando estaba en la escuela secundaria era una estudiante "normal" ( medio does not fit here) Well done, amykay! :) - cogumela Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Aw, bummer! thanx Laura! - amykay Apr 19, 2011 flag
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Hoy la esperanza de vida media es de 67,2 años.

Today the average life expectancy is 67.2 years.

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  • ...es de 67,2 años. Well done, wansell! :) - cogumela Apr 18, 2011 flag
  • Gracias cogumela! - wansell Apr 18, 2011 flag
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