Ask a Question

(Create a thread)
Go Back   Spanish language learning forums > Search Forums


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.35 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: AngelicaDeAlquezar
Forum: General Chat December 14, 2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
As Wrholt said, it depends on the laws of the...

As Wrholt said, it depends on the laws of the country you want to visit, and the consular policies.
Forum: Translations December 13, 2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Que" here, is an emphasis on the statement...

"Que" here, is an emphasis on the statement "(but) we are more". In context: "We are more than anyone would have expected".
In Spanish from Spain this kind of sentence always starts with "que". In...
Forum: Translations December 07, 2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I'm glad you found them useful. :)

I'm glad you found them useful. :)
Forum: Translations December 07, 2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@David: That's right, when it's a warning. It may...

@David: That's right, when it's a warning. It may also be similar to "del plato a la boca se cae la sopa". :)

@Stu: The expression "lanzar/echar campanas al vuelo", as Wrholt correctly said, it's...
Forum: Translations December 07, 2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Bob: The article doesn't add much to the...

@Bob: The article doesn't add much to the sentences (unless you mean to emphasize he's the most important or the only son of someone), so it's unnecessary. In the first sentence, though, the order of...
Forum: Translations December 03, 2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad to help. ;)

Glad to help. ;)
Forum: Translations December 03, 2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The movements or trends against bullfighting; the...

The movements or trends against bullfighting; the shared views and goals of people who are organizing to make their demands heard.
Forum: Translations November 30, 2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. The physical description of...

I agree with Rusty. The physical description of the bull as a black-haired one is literal, since there must be also brown bulls.
I also agree that "fighting bulls" or "fierce bulls" may be used...
Forum: Translations November 26, 2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Your correct sentences are those that use the...

Your correct sentences are those that use the subjunctive:
- No se supone que te rías. :approx: No deberías reírte. (Your behavior is inappropriate)
- No se supone que estés aquí. :approx: No...
Forum: Vocabulary November 24, 2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
All of them would be understood... more or less...

All of them would be understood... more or less depending on the context and the specific item you're talking about (material, "topic", how it's made...). :thinking:

The suffix "-illa"...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques November 21, 2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
You have to take into account the nature of the...

You have to take into account the nature of the words and the fact that very rarely a literal translation will give you the actual meaning of a sentence or expression.
If you're trying to learn...
Forum: Grammar November 19, 2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I'd say it's incorrect, because "mirar a" is...

I'd say it's incorrect, because "mirar a" is rather used either for a person ("miré a Juan") or a direction ("miré al occidente"). But colloquially, you'll find this sort of "personal a" used for...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 16, 2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I think it's international. Here, it's not the...

I think it's international. Here, it's not the most common (or polite) greeting, but it's heard often.
And you are right, Poli, "buenos" is never used (at least in Mexico).
Instead, you may...
Forum: Vocabulary November 09, 2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
In principle, "exhibición" is used for activities...

In principle, "exhibición" is used for activities that are shown to a certain public, and "exposición" refers to objects that are displayed to be seen; so the "correct" expressions would be something...
Forum: Translations November 06, 2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Tomísimo. In this case, "a" and...

I agree with Tomísimo. In this case, "a" and "para" both imply a destination.
Forum: Vocabulary November 06, 2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Poli: Yes, the verb pintar may have other...

@Poli: Yes, the verb pintar may have other meanings, like "aparentar", "parecer" and others not so clear sometimes; but when it talks about the representation of something/someone and/or its coloring...
Forum: Vocabulary November 04, 2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. If you use the diminutive on...

I agree with Rusty. If you use the diminutive on the past participle, then you're emphasizing the action. In this case, the painting would have to be very good and detailed.

@Poli: "Painted" here...
Forum: Vocabulary November 04, 2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Wrholt, although it sounds very...

I agree with Wrholt, although it sounds very weird for us "me gustaría un cuarto/una habitación".
When we're at a hotel, we don't really feel we have an option to spend the night, so we actually...
Forum: Grammar October 31, 2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
When you use the present subjunctive, the order...

When you use the present subjunctive, the order hasn't been carried out and it still could be. When you use the past subjunctive, the order was never carried out and it's not time anymore to do it. ...
Forum: Practice & Homework October 20, 2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
There is a foreign accent, but everyone will...

There is a foreign accent, but everyone will understand what you say, so I wouldn't be worried. :)

For a more natural pronunciation, try accenting "Carmen" on "car" and not on "men", and don't...
Forum: Translations October 19, 2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Taken like that, with no context, the sentence...

Taken like that, with no context, the sentence doesn't make any sense.
But if you are taking this from "El tiempo escondido", the "hilo" is the telephone line.
Forum: Practice & Homework October 19, 2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Don't worry too much. The normal "b" sound in...

Don't worry too much. The normal "b" sound in English will be perfectly understood by anyone. The vowels, and the "ñ" and "r"/"rr" are more important. ;)

Anyway, try tensing your lips a little...
Forum: Vocabulary October 15, 2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Both alternatives are alright. Apart from...

Both alternatives are alright. Apart from Wrholt's suggestions, there is also "dar pánico" and "apanicarse". The last verb is probably used only in Mexico, and it's rather colloquial.

-...
Forum: Translations October 14, 2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, Poli, I guess so. "Para que" underlines the...

Yes, Poli, I guess so. "Para que" underlines the purpose why I'm having that service done, although that makes a longer sentence, and it's less frequently used. :)
Forum: Translations October 12, 2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Since Spanish doesn't use passive voice as often...

Since Spanish doesn't use passive voice as often as English does, we don't express these ideas the same way. One alternative is to use the active voice with an impersonal "they":

- Me van a hacer...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:14 PM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

X