May 7th, 2014

moonbunny

Spanish possessive pronouns regarding gifts?

Suppose that we are close friends and you give me a thoughtful gift. To me, is it "mi regalo" (because it's mine), "tu regalo" (because you gave it to me), or just "el regalo"?

Or, now that I think of it, does it cease to be a gift once it's been given?

Any replies useful, particularly if you can tell me the dialect you're citing.

moon
  • yiskah

Bilingual Arabic / English poetry books

Hi linguaphiles,

I'm looking to get some bilingual Arabic / English poetry books (the sort with the original and the translation on facing pages) as a fun way to practice my Arabic reading and improve my vocabulary. I have just ordered Victims of a Map, and am looking for similar resources. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Also, I'd quite like the opportunity to browse books like this before buying them. Over the next few weeks I will be in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Can anyone recommend book shops with a wide range of different language resources in any of those cities?

Thank you!