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Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Rusty
There are two forms of address - formal and...

There are two forms of address - formal and familiar. The first is conjugated using a third-person ending, which has no 's'. The second is conjugated using a second-person ending, which does have an...
Forum: Grammar August 09, 2020, 07:31 PM
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Views: 38
Posted By Rusty
It is neither. There are actually two...

It is neither.

There are actually two complete sentences here, with improper punctuation in between.

The first sentence contains the verb in question - sujetar.
This transitive verb takes a...
Forum: Grammar August 08, 2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 90
Posted By Rusty
It seems the RAE has adopted yet another change,...

It seems the RAE has adopted yet another change, because I thought it used to say something else. I did a quick search on what constitutes leísmo. Most sites (over 20) agree with my statement above....
Forum: Grammar August 08, 2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 90
Posted By Rusty
This will only work in Spain (and just a few...

This will only work in Spain (and just a few places elsewhere), and only if the person is male.

Using the correct direct object pronoun will be understood everywhere. But, as they say, "When in...
Forum: Grammar August 08, 2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 32
Posted By Rusty
If more than one adverb is being used, even in...

If more than one adverb is being used, even in compound fashion (horizontal list, with or without a coordinating conjunction (like y or o)), you only place the -mente ending on the last adverb.
Forum: Grammar August 04, 2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By Rusty
No explanation needed. You caught a typo.

No explanation needed. You caught a typo.
Forum: Grammar August 02, 2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Rusty
You're welcome. The accent mark (tilde) is...

You're welcome.

The accent mark (tilde) is very important. In case you weren't aware, there's an 'Accents' drop-down menu just above where you type here. Use it to select all the special...
Forum: Grammar August 02, 2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Rusty
lo que = that which (the thing that) que = that...

lo que = that which (the thing that)
que = that (which, who)
qué = what

Using lo que indicates that something particular is being referenced, including a topic, event, or idea (abstract).
...
Forum: Grammar July 31, 2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Rusty
That's too narrow a correlation. There are...

That's too narrow a correlation.

There are certainly Avenues that are followed by a digit, like Avenida 1, Avenida 2, etc. And there are streets similarly designated, e.g., Calle 1, Calle 2, etc....
Forum: Grammar July 28, 2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By Rusty
Yes, with the parenthetical aid you provided, you...

Yes, with the parenthetical aid you provided, you have it right.
Forum: Grammar July 28, 2020, 12:59 AM
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Posted By Rusty
The neuter pronoun ello can represent an abstract...

The neuter pronoun ello can represent an abstract idea, thought, or event (something intangible).
The masculine pronoun él can be substituted for a masculine object.
The feminine pronoun ella can...
Forum: Grammar July 27, 2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By Rusty
Just so you know, there are times when a direct...

Just so you know, there are times when a direct object is introduced with the preposition 'a', even when it isn't a person. This is done to distinguish the direct object from the subject. This is...
Forum: Grammar July 27, 2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By Rusty
Yes, dile adiós al acné; diles adiós a las...

Yes, dile adiós al acné; diles adiós a las manchas; dile adiós a esta porquería.

Again, the 'a' that introduces an IO is not a personal 'a', even if it is a person.
Forum: Grammar July 26, 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By Rusty
The "extra" indirect object pronoun is required...

The "extra" indirect object pronoun is required in some constructions, and is often included when not required (like when the indirect object is stated).

The indirect object will always be...
Forum: Grammar July 26, 2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Rusty
In this instance, ser de is a phrasal verb...

In this instance, ser de is a phrasal verb meaning 'become of.'
In the future perfect tense, it means 'will have become of.'

In English, we can also understand this phrasal verb to mean the same...
Forum: Grammar July 21, 2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By Rusty
The usual translation is here I am. Another is...

The usual translation is here I am. Another is behold or look at me here. It's rare to find this phrase used in colloquial speech.

The translation of your sentence is Here I am acting out of pure...
Forum: Grammar July 20, 2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Rusty
The predominate form of address in Costa Rica is...

The predominate form of address in Costa Rica is usted, for all persons of all ages. Aun entre los esposos.

Vos is the alternative.
Forum: Grammar July 20, 2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Rusty
Especially when a quaint turn-of-phrase, like...

Especially when a quaint turn-of-phrase, like this one, is being used.
Forum: Translations July 18, 2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Rusty
Above you will find notes on the two things you...

Above you will find notes on the two things you mentioned as needing focus. The personal 'a' goes with the person.

The word 'shock' is an English loanword. It certainly looks well accepted in...
Forum: Introductions July 18, 2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenida a los foros!

¡Bienvenida a los foros!
Forum: Grammar July 18, 2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Rusty
No. When 'even' means 'up to' and/or 'including'...

No. When 'even' means 'up to' and/or 'including' only hasta (or its synonyms aun and incluso) can be used.

When 'not even' is the meaning, use ni siquiera.

Using siquiera by itself (without ni)...
Forum: Grammar July 09, 2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Rusty
It's not a common practice and technically...

It's not a common practice and technically against the rules. The verb form you're talking about is considered a unit (an entity) in Spanish. You shouldn't insert any other word.

However, you will...
Forum: Vocabulary July 09, 2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By Rusty
Hi, Her response contains two questions back...

Hi,

Her response contains two questions back to back.

Correctly typed, the first question is "¿Quién eres?" This means "Who are you?"
Note that all questions in Spanish have both an opening...
Forum: Vocabulary July 08, 2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Rusty
Pasarlo genial is a set phrase in Spain. It means...

Pasarlo genial is a set phrase in Spain. It means 'to have a great time'.
Since vamos a is being used to express what is going to happen, the sentence is translated as "We're going to have a great...
Forum: Vocabulary July 07, 2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Rusty
It is possible to narrate a story in the present...

It is possible to narrate a story in the present tense and in first person. If that's the case here, no typo occurred.
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