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    Hello there, I would love some help. Basic vocab for setting up house?

    Shutters/Shades
    Curtain rods
    Water stand for large water bottle
    Picture hangers
    Paint for typical cement wall

    I know I will have more questions about household vocabulary.

    Been messing up my Spanish today. Must be the heat

    Put this in living, probably should be in Spanish 101.

    Any help welcome.

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    I think venitian blinds/shutters are called "persiana"

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    Persianas / cortinas
    Las barras de cortina
    Agua de pie para botella de agua
    Soportes de imagen
    Interior Laytex Pintura

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaineGirl View Post
    Hello there, I would love some help. Basic vocab for setting up house?

    Shutters/Shades Persianas/cortinas
    Curtain rods Varas de cortinas
    Water stand for large water bottle Maybe : Botellero?
    Picture hangers "Vainas para colgar cuadros" <=slightly uncouth but they will understand you at the hardware store
    Paint for typical cement wall Pintura de agua para interiores

    I know I will have more questions about household vocabulary.

    Been messing up my Spanish today. Must be the heat

    Put this in living, probably should be in Spanish 101.

    Any help welcome.
    No problemo, we are here to assist you in any way possible.

    You will have to "dumb down" your vocab.

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    you can also say claves para colgar cuadros, even thou technically they are not claves
    whenever i do not know the word i describe what i need, it works well in ferreterias because they never expect a woman to know anything about the manly stuff

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    If you have concrete walls you will need to buy the plastic anchor "tarugo", screws "tornillos" and more than likely the correct size drill for concrete "mecha para concreto".

    If it's wood I would ask for "ganchito para montar/colgar cuadro"
    Last edited by Chip; 08-02-2011 at 05:58 PM.

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    "claves" are keys as in issues or problems or key people.

    You mean "clavos de cemento" but I would not recommend them. They leave huge holes.

    They do sell the ones that have adhesives on the back, and these might work.

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    I find the high humidity causes the adhesive to "Let Loose".
    Here is a "TIP". Use those "
    "Clavos",when you want to remove them,screw in,half way, a screw large enough to "grab" the "clavo" then use a claw hammer to pull it out. A little "Masilla',patching compound,and paint!
    "Mejor "K" Nuevo!

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    I will let you know how I fare tomorrow (si Dios quiere going to shop).

    Thanks ever so much my DR1 panitas.

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    Also in my shower there is a missing hook to hang up the shower head, I need to report this to get it fixed....word? THanks.

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