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  • I was encouraged to buy TWO industrial-sized boxes of Bisquik, porque hace biskits como Kentucky.

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  • Me gusta mucho vivir aquí porque la gente es muy amable y me ha ayudado mucho a mi y a mi familia.

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  • Tortas: Me han dicho que una de las mejores torterias esta sobre la Calle Central Sur y esquina con la 3 norte y el luugar se llama Popeye, lo malo de este sitio es que enfrente esta el Velatorio! esa es la razon por la que solo puedo decirte que "me han dicho" que estan muy ricas porque no me gustaria ir jamaz.

    Tapachula vs. Tuxtla

  • Me despido por el momento porque se me termino la hora del lunch, pronto te mandamos mas sugerencias.

    Tapachula vs. Tuxtla

  • Un compañero de trabajo me esta diciendo que el puede conseguir quien les venda iguana, pero necesita saber sin pueden comer picante porque vende "Mole de iguana".

    Tapachula vs. Tuxtla

  • Tienes que cambiar el aceite porque ... blah, blah, blah.

    Should vs. Must?

  • Reloj no marques las horas porque voy a enloquecer ella se irá para siempre cuando amanezca otra vez

    Developing An Ear for Spanish

  • She was all smiles and loved to dance and at one point, she looked into my eyes and said, es mucho gusto conociendo ustedes porque son buena gente (she then grabbed my hand in both of hers and again looked me in the eyes again and said) eres firme.

    ..gente buena

  • About close to 2 a.m., we were rocking and Sonia, I should say, was feeling pretty good … She was all smiles and loved to dance and at one point, she looked into my eyes and said, es mucho gusto conociendo ustedes porque son buena gente (she then grabbed my hand in both of hers and again looked me in the eyes again and said) eres firme.

    ..gente buena

  • Hoy el desafío de Skype es continuar con el crecimiento en el tráfico, en particular porque el valor de las tarifas permanece estancado, o a la baja, y eso no le permite crecer en ingresos.

    Skype, Now the Largest Long-distance Phone Company

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  • Brazilian Portuguese:
    The language have four different forms: por que, porque, por quê and porquê, all with different meanings.

    Por que is literally why.
    Ex: Why are you doing that?
    Por que você está fazendo isso?

    Porque is because.
    Ex: Because I want to do.
    Porque eu quero fazer.

    Por quê and porquê I can't give examples with my basic English, but I will try another time.

    February 25, 2009

  • I prefer the French, pourquoi, which is the same contraction - "for what".

    September 12, 2007

  • Literally "for what" -- a contraction I've always found interesting. As another little madeupical etymological point, I suppose that this word is the evolved form of the longer phrase "por que razón," or "for what reason." Eventually the last word was dropped, and the first two merged into one.

    September 12, 2007

  • Spanish: why

    September 12, 2007