When do you use ‘for’ and when do you use ‘as’? We’ll be speaking about this and much, much more this week.
Email from Gustavo Gonzalo from La Mancha
Hi Craig and Reza, I am Gustavo from La Mancha again.
I heard you in episode 167 mentioning the word “famelicus” as an old fashioned or not used word (out of date – no longer in use).
You translated it as “hambriento” or something like and that is correct, but you forgot (or maybe you don´t know) another word in spanish that fits much better: “Famélico” (famished, starving).
Both of them have the same root, the latin word famelicus, that comes from “fames” (hambre).
This word is fully in use nowadays in Spanish.
A very big hug for you two.
Correcting ourselves: “I’m peckish is estoy hambriento, not hambrito”, – Angélica Bello
Voice message from Gabby from Peru
Trigger (noun) – gatillo – to pull the trigger
Trigger (verb) to set in motion (desencadenar)
Which event triggered the First World War?
What triggered this podcast?
To trigger off (What triggered off the bomb?)
Email from Nacho, who’s originally from Elche, Alicante, but now working at a B&B on the Isle of Wight
What is the difference between “as” and “since”, (if there is any)? I´d like to know which one I should use in sentences like “ Ya que/como estás aquí, hagamos…” or “Ahora que lo dices…” or
“Ya que/como tienes razón…blablabla”. I´m not quite sure if I can use ‘as’ or ‘since’ for the same sentences or each of them have their own use…
And finally, I would love to share what I like to call “my treasure” with the English learners that listen to your podcast. Since/As (? – See!) you are doing your podcast for free and you are giving away your time, knowledge and experience to us without asking anything in return, I would like to do the same, kind of…let´s say, trying to make the world a better place, just helping people happily and selflessly…
So, the thing is, I have more than 140 Gb of English material, such as: English courses, grammar audios, videos, audiobooks, ebooks, pdf magazines, vocabulary-pics, and more, that I have been collecting during my years of studying and I would love to share (for free, of course) with the people out there that are learning, struggling or enjoying your beautiful language.
I thought that anyone who wants some of my “treasures” can send me an e-mail letting me know what they need and I will send it by “WeTransfer”.
What do you think about it? Is it a good idea?
This is my e-mail where they can contact me: email@example.com
Desde – We’ve been doing this podcast since January, 2014.
Desde entonces – I broke up with my girlfriend six months ago and I haven’t seen her since (then).
“Since” can also mean “because” – I’ll make tea, since you’re so busy.
Since I’ll be at the conference next week, I won’t be able to go to the meeting.
Comparison – as blind as a bat / as flat as a pancake / as cold as ice.
While (mientras, cuando) – As I was walking home I bumped into Pepito.
(Como) – He thinks of himself as a bit of a ladies’ man. / As promised, here’s the 50 euros I owe you./ As you know, the company is doing badly.
As if/though (Como si) – The very angry man shouted as if/though he were possessed with the devil!/ She’s only been working here for a week but acts as if/though she owned the place.
(in the same manner/way as – a la manera de) – Do as I say, not as I do. /I play cricket for the local team, as my father did before me.
As for (INFORMAL) = As regards (NEUTRAL) = With respect to/With regard(s) to/In regard to/In reference to/Regarding/Concerning (MORE FORMAL) – My boss is obsessed with punctuality, but as for staff welfare he doesn’t care at all.
As=Since/because (porque) – I got you some beer, as (=since/because) you don’t like wine.
I didn’t say anything as (=since/because) I didn’t want to worry you.
So, Nacho could use “since” or “as” in his example:
“Since you are doing your podcast for free, I’d like to give something away as well.”
“As you are doing your podcast for free, I’d like to give something away as well.”
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On next week’s episode: More linking expressions
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