Would a question asking about interesting language differences be appropriate? My favorite is "Me perdi al autobus" for I missed the bus in English. The literal translation: the bus was lost to me implies it was more the bus's fault than it was mine. Another I read recently was "mata a tiro", which I take to mean kill shot or fatal shot.

There wouldn't be a right answer. I just thought it would make for interest reading.

  • Uhms, I think it could be interesting. However, the format of the site is Q&A and it would be difficult to know which is the answer. You should probably narrow it down to: "does the expression X have a meaningful meaning in Y?".
    – fedorqui
    Commented Dec 18, 2015 at 16:06
  • This is a fascinating topic for discussion. I love the way English and Spanish express the same thought in very different ways. With regard to "me perdí", my favorite is "se cayó". It just fell. I had nothing to do with it. The problem with your suggestion comes from the fact that it just doesn't fit into the Q & A format favored in all the SE areas. Commented Feb 15, 2016 at 22:22

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No. From the On topic page:

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