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Amazon Prime Video has released a series based on stories by Philip K. Dick. It's called Electric Dreams.
Click here to see the trailer for Stephen Spielberg's Ready Player One, currently scheduled to debut March 30th. Look for the DeLorean. (Hint-it's moving quickly and is black and you're more likely to find it if you watch one of the explanatory videos that elaborates on the trailer.) If you want to, stay on the YouTube page and see lots more about Ready Player One. After all, it's a movie about the native online generation.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hummingbird Words

If you are not fluent in Mexican Spanish, and wonder about some of the words in The Hummingbird's Daughter, you might refer to this entry in Wikipedia.

Thanks, Dennis. I'm going to add to this: here is the translation of the first non-off-color full sentence in Spanish that isn't translated: In the book, it starts with "Llegaron con el amancer,..." and it means, "Arrived with the dawn. No riding horses. Walking, leaping like deer, flying like vultures." You'll know which sentence when you get there in the book or if you have been there.

Also, you can use for some words and sentences.

1 comment:

ClaudiaH said...

I have been thinking about sending an email asking people to post translations if they know them! This article is helpful. Even though you can sometimes tell it's not a nice word, when you see it over and over in different contexts, it can be helpful to know the translation(s).