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Post your comments/titles/captions to this picture (both in Spanish and English) and vote for the ones you like. The best answer will be chosen tomorrow on the basis of the greatest number of votes as well as the language correctness.

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Captions should be a minimum of four words and a maximum of four sentences in length.

The sentences MUST be your own work: you cannot copy from the translator, books, or any other source.

Idioms and lyrics that do not translate should be avoided.

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Answers must caption the picture in both English and Spanish.

You must correct your answer with any corrections that are given.

Sentences must be comprehensible after three or four reads.

Do not post pictures or unnecessary subject pronouns in Spanish.

Answers that do not follow the rules will not be corrected or accepted.

My example:

My attempt to pull an all-nighter studying for my final exam was not very successful.

Mi intento de pasar toda la noche estudiando para mi examen final no tuvo mucho éxito.

  • Examen is grave. No need for a accent mark unless you make it plural (exámenes) - 0074b507 Dec 5, 2011 flag
  • Nice picture. - Rey_Mysterio Dec 5, 2011 flag
  • I guess it is called "book fatigue" - ian-hill Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • Thanks, Q! You're right! - gintar77 Dec 6, 2011 flag

26 Answers

13 Vote

Se murió llevando los zapatos - obviamente buscando de una manera de entender del el subjuntivo.


He died with his shoes on - obviously searching for a way to understand the subjunctive.

  • jjaja - ¡ojalá tenga suerte!! :) - 001a2987 Dec 5, 2011 flag
  • (Or in my case trying to understand personal pronouns and where they "go"....) - nonombre Dec 5, 2011 flag
  • I'll be watching for Gintar's corrections on this one. I'm curious if the "se" is needed since "murió" means "he died"... and I'm wondering if the "de" is necessary since "buscando" means "searching for" already. Muy chistoso!! - Tosh Dec 5, 2011 flag
  • I'll be watching too - it's all those "teeney-tiny" words that cause me the most grief :( - nonombre Dec 5, 2011 flag
  • rofll@Annie The subjunctive ....Boring? No! complex yes lol - FELIZ77 Dec 5, 2011 flag
10 Vote

It was Professor Plum in the Library with a book.

Fue Profesor Plum en la biblioteca con un libro .

  • jeje - muy gracioso!! - 001a2987 Dec 5, 2011 flag
  • Hey! That isn't one of the weapons... only a Candlestick, Knife, Lead Pipe, Revolver, Rope, and Wrench. ;) - Tosh Dec 5, 2011 flag
  • I think the professor has an alibi, he was in the kitchen with Cook. - annierats Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • :) - pintor Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • Almost perfect, ayamevida! -- Fue *el* profesor Plum ... - gintar77 Dec 6, 2011 flag
9 Vote

Elemental querido Watson, los libros están al revés,él fue asesinado.

Elementary my dear Watson , the books are upside down , he was murdered.

  • maybe not Holmes - he could just be very short sighted. - ian-hill Dec 5, 2011 flag
  • His excersize and novel are both upside down , and who leaves their coat at ones feet , one cannot read lying flat , head is always held up by hands in which case he would fall asleep with face on top of arms - ray76 Dec 5, 2011 flag
  • He was killed , coat was rifled and thrown down , then body staged to look like suicide , it was "Profesor Moriarty " my arch enemy and accomplice of "Gekkosan " - ray76 Dec 5, 2011 flag
  • Elementary my dear Raysan :) - ian-hill Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • But it is not a coat - it is the cat that was used to kill him. - ian-hill Dec 6, 2011 flag
5 Vote

These new books with sound effects are awesome!

¡Estos libros nuevos con efectos de sonido son asombrosos!

3 Vote

History is a very boring subject and I fall asleep so easily. But at least I have a cool belt.

La historia es un sujeto muy aburrido y me duermo tan fácilmente. Pero por lo menos tengo un cinturón guay.

  • I think fácilidad should be facilidad- no tilde - wendy_1 Dec 5, 2011 flag
  • A mi me parece la historia - porcupine7 Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • Wendy, you are correct. I meant to use fácilmente. - Tosh Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • Great job, Tom! -- La historia es *una asignatura* muy *aburridA* ... - gintar77 Dec 6, 2011 flag
3 Vote

That's what I call getting down to work.

Eso es lo que llamo ponerse manos a la obra

3 Vote

Se murió de emoción.

He died of excitement.

  • Excellent job! - gintar77 Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • ...porque buen libro es valer el dolor - Tasear Dec 11, 2011 flag
3 Vote

Esta mañana, mi compañero di cuarto puso esta foto en Facebook y ahora tengo miedo que mis padres van a verla.

Edit:

Esta mañana, mi compañero de cuarto puso esta foto en Facebook y ahora tengo miedo que mis padres vayan a verla.

This morning, my roomate put this picture on Facebook and now I am afraid that my parents will see it.

  • jeje I am so glad Facebook hadn't been invented when I was a student! - pintor Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • Oh yes, pintor, me too - sanlee Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • Great job, sanlee! Almost perfect! -- ...compañero *de* cuarto ... que mis padres *vayan* a verla. - gintar77 Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • ¡Muchas gracias, Gintar! - sanlee Dec 6, 2011 flag
2 Vote

Qué puedo decir....hubiera dormido más anoche, pero sabía que el suelo en la biblioteca es muy cómodo.

What can I say - I would have slept more last night, but I knew that the floor in the library is very comfortable.

  • Excellent, Chris! Only.... es muy *cómodO*. [modifies "suelo"] - gintar77 Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • hmmm...tricky tricky tricky - I was looking at biblioteca...jeez....jeje - I do understand why I was wrong - thank you very much Gintar!! :) - 001a2987 Dec 7, 2011 flag
  • Jeje It took me a sec to relize that it's cómodO because of "el suelo". - Tasear Dec 11, 2011 flag
2 Vote

I hope it come with a continental breakfast. Espero que viene un desayuno continenal.

  • Brillante! Mi favorita. - Ada-S Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • Gracioso. - annierats Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • I hope it comeS ............ - ian-hill Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • Great job, ranmanhayes! -- Espero que *venga con* un desayuno continental. - gintar77 Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • since the sentence is suggestive (espero) then use sujuntivo tense. - Tasear Dec 11, 2011 flag
2 Vote

¿Has visto la nueva película de la saga "Biblioteca"? ¡Biblioteca III: Cuando los libros contraatacan!

Have you soon the new film in the "Library" saga? Library III: When books fight back!

  • Lol, good one! -- No errors in Spanish but ... English: Have you *seen* the new film in *the* "Library" saga? - gintar77 Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • love it! ?Donde puedo mirar esta película? :D - Tasear Dec 11, 2011 flag
2 Vote

It's sad to see what happens to a computer-age youth suffering from video game withdrawal syndrome.

Es triste ver lo que le sucede a una juventud un joven de la era del ordenador que sufren del síndrome de retirada abstinencia de los videojuegos.

  • Muy chistoso - porcupine7 Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • I like it, pesta. - annierats Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • Great job, pesta! -- ... lo que *le* sucede a *un joven* de la era *del* ordenador que sufre *del* síndrome de *abstinencia* de los videojuegos. - gintar77 Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • ¡Gracias, Gintar! - pesta Dec 8, 2011 flag
2 Vote

Quiero absorber las lecciones por mi cara en el libro. Solo parezco como si estuviera durmiendo.

I want to absorb the lessons through my face in the book. I only look as if I was sleeping. grin

  • Great job, Susana! -- I would say ... Solo parezco como *si estuviera* durmiendo. - gintar77 Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • !claro que sí! jaja - Tasear Dec 11, 2011 flag
2 Vote

Un examen final es como un pastel, durante el semestre debes comerlo poco a poco porque para el examen final no lo podrás comer de un día a otro. Estudia todos los días.

A final examination is like a cake, during the semester you must eat it little by little because for final examination you won't be able to eat it overnight. Study everyday.

  • Great job, lucy! Almost perfect! -- because for *the* final examination - gintar77 Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • gracias aprendí la palabra "overnight" - Tasear Dec 11, 2011 flag
  • http://www.diccionarios.com/detalle.php?palabra=overnight&Buscar;.x=47&Buscar;.y=35&dicc_55=on&dicc_54=on&dicc_55=on&dicc_54=on&dicc_54=on&dicc_55=on - Tasear Dec 11, 2011 flag
  • http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=overnight - Tasear Dec 11, 2011 flag
2 Vote

Independientemente del fracaso en su examen, podría resfriarse echado en el piso sin manta toda la noche.

Apart from the failure of his exam, he might get a severe cold laying on the floor without any covering the whole night.

  • Hi there porcupine - I believe the correct spelling is "laying on the floor" but pronounced "lying". And for the last part of your sentence I would probably say "without any covering the whole night" :) - nonombre Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • I don't think "lieing" is actually a word. To be telling "lies" or untruths is actually to be "lying" :) - nonombre Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • Thank you Annie - porcupine7 Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • Great job, porcupine! -- ...*del* fracaso *en* su examen, - gintar77 Dec 6, 2011 flag
  • Gracias gintar - porcupine7 Dec 6, 2011 flag
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