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Phrases

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por casualidadby the way/incidentally, by chance
hasta la fechaup to now, to date
por lo vistoapparently, evidently
parece mentirait hardly seems possible
lo de menosinsignificant, of little importance
meterse en lo que no le importato be intrusive, to meddle in somebody else's business
el dia menos pensadowhen least expected
de un dia para otrofrom one day to the next
de la noche a la mananaovernight, all at once
a mas tardarat the latest
de ningun modoby no means, under no circumstances
tomar a pechoto take seriously
quedar biento make a good impression
dirigirle la palabra a unoto address, to speak to
al pie de la letrato the letter, thoroughly
en un abrir y cerrar de ojosin the twinkling of an eye, in a very short time
un no se quea certain something
ir al granoto get to the point
dejarse de cuentosto come to the point, stop beating around the bush
hay gato encerradothere is more than meets the eye
a escondidaswithout the knowledge of, on the slide
por termino medioon the average
hacer de cuentato pretend, to act as if
tener sin cuidadonot to care, to care not at all
llevar la delanterato be ahead, to have the lead
con las manos en la masain the act, red-handed
pasarsele a uno la manoto go too far, to be heavy handed, to overdo
en aquel entoncesat that time, way back then
con buenos ojosto look favorably
llevar a caboto carry out, accomplish
perder el hablato be speechless, dumbfounded
no tener nin pies ni cabezanot to have rhyme nor reason
cruzarse de brazosto remain indifferent
empenarse ento insist on
como llovido del cielolike manna from heaven
dar rienda sueltato give free rein
de buenas a primerassuddenly, without warning
caer en la cuenta queto realize
no le haceit does not matter, it does not make a difference
estar de vueltato be returned
estar a cargo deto carry the load
estar a gustoto be happy
estar equivocadoto be wrong
estar a punto deto be about
estar de lutoto be mourning
estar de malasto be having a bad day
estar de modato be fashionable
estar de viajeto be travelling
estar en plan deto be planning to do
estar de vacacionesto be a vacation
estar en deuda conto be indebted to
estar en visperas deto be on the verge of
estar fuera del alcance de unoto be out of the reach of
estar metido ento be deeply involved in
estar para chistesto be in a joking mood
ser blando de corazonto be soft hearted
ser menesterto be necessary


Lucius Tillman

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