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Forum: Practice & Homework July 05, 2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By El Gato
It's good to know I was able to get it right in...

It's good to know I was able to get it right in the second attempt with your help. Getting the nuances down, I image, will improve with time and more exposure to Spanish.
I'm going to add the verbs...
Forum: Practice & Homework July 04, 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By El Gato
Your explanation helped a lot, both of your...

Your explanation helped a lot, both of your explanations were very helpful. This is my revised version, probably still some mistakes, but most likely less than before.

Mac El Oso
A Mac el oso no...
Forum: Practice & Homework July 04, 2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By El Gato
Thank you again.

Thank you again.
Forum: Practice & Homework July 03, 2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By El Gato
Thank you for your corrections. This helps a lot....

Thank you for your corrections. This helps a lot.
I just have a couple questions.
The "Lo significa" was supposed to mean "It means," what could I have used instead to convey that?
What would have...
Forum: Practice & Homework July 03, 2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By El Gato
Need Proofreading

I've been thinking of ways to improve my Spanish and reading has helped some, but someone on another forum had the idea of writing little stories in Spanish and I thought I'd see if that helps. ...
Forum: Grammar January 26, 2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 63,363
Posted By El Gato
Very helpful, thank you.

Very helpful, thank you.
Forum: Grammar January 25, 2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 63,363
Posted By El Gato
Are there meaning changes with all emotions if...

Are there meaning changes with all emotions if you use ser instead of estar?

Like:
Estar feliz
Ser feliz

Estar enojado
Ser enojado

Estar triste
Forum: Grammar May 28, 2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,609
Posted By El Gato
Multiple Adjectives in Spanish

Does placement of adjectives matter or change the meaning when there are multiple ones for the same noun?

Such as: "el muñeco rojo grande".

Would it change the meaning if it were: "el muñeco...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques May 27, 2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,322
Posted By El Gato
Spanish Learning Videos

I have begun watching videos about learning Spanish, the Spanishdict ones to be exact. They have exercises to reinforce what I learned in the videos. Some of the grammar that eluded me has become...
Forum: General Chat January 08, 2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,571
Posted By El Gato
I'm trying to learn Spanish because I've always...

I'm trying to learn Spanish because I've always wanted to learn another language and Spanish is practical, it is more likely to open job opportunities. The experience of trying to learn Spanish has...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques August 06, 2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,088
Posted By El Gato
Vocabulary Building

I've picked up a few basics but I still need to build up my vocabulary substantially. I've started using flash cards that I made myself and it has helped some but retention is a problem. I know I...
Forum: Grammar July 31, 2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,703
Posted By El Gato
Verbs Left Unconjugated

I've been working on verb conjugation. I started with the present tense, then the preterite and am now on the imperfect. I'm starting to notice the conjugations in those tenses when I read Spanish. ...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques July 19, 2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,569
Posted By El Gato
Tackling it one tense at a time is helping. I'm...

Tackling it one tense at a time is helping. I'm using hablar as a template for -ar verbs, comer for -er verbs and escribir for the -ir verbs. Most of the time I've been able to conjugate correctly...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques July 18, 2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,569
Posted By El Gato
Learning Verb Conjugation

It's starting to get easier to remember words and short phrases in Spanish but one scary obstacle still worries me (okay it's not the only one but it is the one that worries me the most). Verb...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques July 14, 2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,838
Posted By El Gato
Would anyone Recommend Online Translators to Assist in Learning?

Would anyone recommend online translators for learning new phrases or do they not get the word order right?

If so are there any in particular that are especially good?
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques July 12, 2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,503
Posted By El Gato
I would say C for starters, later D and...

I would say C for starters, later D and eventually A.

Most of my studying has been written, but I did find out there are Spanish language learning DVDs at the library and I have thought of...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques July 12, 2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,503
Posted By El Gato
For now I have to resort to self-teaching since...

For now I have to resort to self-teaching since classes are not an option at the moment.
I have been studying a mix or words, phrases and grammar. The phrases seem to help me get a partial grasp on...
Forum: Vocabulary July 12, 2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,896
Posted By El Gato
'Turtles' son tortugas en inglés.

'Turtles' son tortugas en inglés.
Forum: Vocabulary July 12, 2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,896
Posted By El Gato
Good. Thanks again. If they had asked me a...

Good. Thanks again.

If they had asked me a couple questions and I wanted to anticipate what they would ask next by telling them: Pig is cerdo, goat is cabra etc., would a simple "Cerdo es 'pig',...
Forum: Vocabulary July 12, 2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,896
Posted By El Gato
Thank you for your response. Would...

Thank you for your response.


Would there be differences based on word gender or if it were a noun, verb, adjective, or a preposition?

So would the response to "¿Cómo se dice la ciudad?" be...
Forum: Vocabulary July 12, 2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,896
Posted By El Gato
Response to ¿Cómo se dice?

One of the first things I learned was "¿Cómo se dice?" How do you say?

But I don't know the response phrase: ???? is ????? in English/Spanish.

Say someone asked me, "¿Cómo se dice el caballo...
Forum: Vocabulary by Topic July 12, 2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,670
Posted By El Gato
Some suggestions I have are: Astronomy ...

Some suggestions I have are:

Astronomy

Physics

Land features (mountains, valleys, rivers etc.)

Food (possibly different types of food having topics of their own)
Forum: Grammar July 12, 2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,940
Posted By El Gato
Thank you for your responses. It is still...

Thank you for your responses.

It is still very complicated to me, but I imagine it will get easier with persistence.
Forum: Grammar July 12, 2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,940
Posted By El Gato
Noun and Adjective Order

In Spanish do adjectives always follow nouns? Are there exceptions?
Would I call a blue whale "ballena azul" or "azul ballena"?
Also, I've seen some gender variations with animals. Is this...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques July 12, 2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,503
Posted By El Gato
Question for those who learned as adults: How...

Question for those who learned as adults: How long did it take to get by in Spanish and what would you recommend I try to learn first? Phrases? Individual words? Grammar?
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