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Forum: Translations Today, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Rusty
Buscas la diferencia entre 'bien conocido' y...

Buscas la diferencia entre 'bien conocido' y 'bien sabido'.
La última es una frase hecha con signifcado de 'a well-known fact'.
Se usa más 'bien sabido' porque se refiere a una cosa/hecha que ya...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings Yesterday, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Rusty
creerse = believe, think (consider oneself) ...

creerse = believe, think (consider oneself)
creer = think, believe (suppose)

The pronominal form is correct, as far as I understand the sentence you wrote in the title.

They think they own...
Forum: Vocabulary February 21, 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Rusty
tie, necktie = corbata bow tie (two words) =...

tie, necktie = corbata
bow tie (two words) = corbata de lazo, corbata de moño (moño understood in context), corbatín, pajarita

anudarse la corbata
hacer nudo de corbata
atar la corbata
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 18, 2021, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Rusty
I'm uncertain what your question was, but "Suerte...

I'm uncertain what your question was, but "Suerte que ..." means "It's a good thing ..." ("it's lucky ...").
It is the shortened form of "Qué suerte que ..."
Forum: Vocabulary February 13, 2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Rusty
Cartero/a is listed in all dictionaries I consult...

Cartero/a is listed in all dictionaries I consult as the term for a postman/postwoman (postlady) (AmE: mailman/mailwoman) or a post/mail/letter carrier.

I also know that cartera is a bag or item...
Forum: Vocabulary February 10, 2021, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Rusty
power theft electricity theft ...

power theft
electricity theft
electricity/power tapping
pilferage of power/electricity
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 10, 2021, 11:47 AM
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Views: 138
Posted By Rusty
This phrase is not used in Latin America.

This phrase is not used in Latin America.
Forum: Grammar February 08, 2021, 02:23 AM
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Views: 158
Posted By Rusty
Glad to have been of some help.

Glad to have been of some help.
Forum: Grammar February 06, 2021, 08:29 AM
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Views: 87
Posted By Rusty
It depends on where you live. In Spain,...

It depends on where you live.

In Spain, where the second-person plural subject pronoun 'vosotros' is used, it is expected that you'll also use the second-person plural direct object pronoun 'os.'...
Forum: Grammar February 04, 2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Rusty
The usages of 'se' are varied. Rather than...

The usages of 'se' are varied. Rather than discuss all of the different uses, which can be found here in the forums or elsewhere online, I'll simply identify the two usages employed in the clauses...
Forum: Grammar February 02, 2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By Rusty
The model for the structure in question is...

The model for the structure in question is quitarle algo a alguien.
It means take something (away) from someone.

The 'something' is the direct object. This object is taken 'from someone,' which...
Forum: Grammar January 28, 2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Rusty
I agree that we do it all the time, and so...

I agree that we do it all the time, and so documented that fact.
I also stated that when we think we're commanding ourselves, we are actually using a second-person form (as we would normally...
Forum: Grammar January 28, 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Rusty
Technically, you're talking about giving a...

Technically, you're talking about giving a command to yourself. There is NO way to command yourself in English or in Spanish.

The way we get around this limitation is to write the command as if it...
Forum: Vocabulary January 28, 2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Rusty
Yes, but it would be rare to hear it said.

Yes, but it would be rare to hear it said.
Forum: Grammar January 25, 2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Rusty
Here's a good explanation...

Here's a good explanation (https://www.elcastellano.org/cecilia-monsalve-6).
Forum: Grammar January 16, 2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By Rusty
El verbo 'imaginarse' es pronominal. En tu...

El verbo 'imaginarse' es pronominal.

En tu ejemplo, 'imaginarse' quiere decir 'creer probable'.
Forum: Grammar January 14, 2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Rusty
(y) cito ... fin de (la) cita comienzo de...

(y) cito ... fin de (la) cita

comienzo de cita ...
Forum: Grammar January 14, 2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Rusty
Glad to have been of some help.

Glad to have been of some help.
Forum: Grammar January 13, 2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Rusty
You're dealing with the phrase lo que fuera que...

You're dealing with the phrase lo que fuera que ocurriese.
The subjunctive is called for because of uncertainty; something that was about to happen (in the future) is the topic of discussion in the...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 30, 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 706
Posted By Rusty
You'll find the answer to your question here...

You'll find the answer to your question here (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=6972) or here (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=7506).
Forum: Grammar December 21, 2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,240
Posted By Rusty
Hi David, we'll need more context than what...

Hi David, we'll need more context than what you've provided in order to fully answer your question, but I can explain a few things about the verb that was used in the fragment you posted.

The verb...
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By Rusty
The meanings I provided are from dictionaries...

The meanings I provided are from dictionaries that I consult. They don't seem to square with what you're asking.

In English, squatting is not a crime, unless it is done on someone else's property...
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By Rusty
allanamiento de morada = breaking and entering...

allanamiento de morada = breaking and entering (the crime of forceful entry)
ocupación = squatting (establish your home on land not owned or on government land, with no payment of rent)
violar...
Forum: Vocabulary December 11, 2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By Rusty
context.reverso.net takes samples of phrases from...

context.reverso.net takes samples of phrases from all over. A subtitle is fair game, even one that contains a typo.

Try this Google search:
"al rechulo de Marco Antonio, con todo mi"
One of the...
Forum: Vocabulary December 11, 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By Rusty
The word 'cario,' which appears in the subtitles,...

The word 'cario,' which appears in the subtitles, should be cariño.
That's what I thought when I read your post, and that's what I heard when I listened to the movie.

Subtitles don't always...
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