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  • La princesa prometió ayudarlos a robar el vellocino.
  • Para estas aventuras, para estas búsquedas de fabulosos vellocinos, siento mi entusiasmo intacto y mi fe tan candorosa y eficaz como siempre.
  • Dar el vellocino por el vellón es desollarse, no vestirse.

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    Word of the day fortissimo
    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
    Cultural fact of the day


    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.