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Es una gran pérdida para el pueblo de Colombia

The news of the great author Gabriel Garciá Márquez's passing gave me a chance to use this phrase learned on Duolingo (with a slight change of Colombia for Argentina).

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/books/gabriel-garcia-marquez-literary-pioneer-dies-at-87.html?_r=0

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mjstallworth

Certainly more useful than "Yo soy un pingüino!"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Skutir

Oh, I use that one all the time!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OnesimusUnbound

It's the shibboleth of all English to Spanish DL learners :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gen912
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Una gran pérdida, sí... Cien años de soledad was the first book I read in Spanish, and even though I found it difficult at first, I learned so much thanks to this fascinating and incredible book. I also loved El amor en los tiempos del cólera and Crónica de una muerte anunciada. Gracias Gabo, que descanses en paz!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Equilibrio99
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Thanks for the great link, it is a wonderful article. I hope that one day I will be able to read these books in Spanish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nicky1586

I agree it has inspired me to one day be able to read it in spanish

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nashrambler
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me gusta tu utilizando español pero no comprendo por que es pueblo y no es país. Quisas es solomente un cosa español. The website democracynow.org did a full hour show on his passing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Skutir

It is an idiom but I like it, that a country becomes a figurative "town" when talking about how the people feel.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RAMOSRAUL

Pueblo means "village" as some sort of umbrella term. There are a list of names for different types of communal congregations in Spanish. Traditionally cities were given a Status by the king. Obviously in Latin America not all the cities where founded under the rule of a king, but that's another story.

However Pueblo means Population in the broad sense. I do not know a better translation into English but Population. It is not tied to a city, but to a culture. I guess it could be on the vein of "we the people..". German has a word for it: "Bevölkerung" which may not tell you much...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CyclingPeony

i need lingots!!!!

1 year ago