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Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Rusty
They (impersonal they, no real antecedent is...

They (impersonal they, no real antecedent is needed, singular or plural) are going to hear the confession of prisoner number nine.
Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 55
Posted By Rusty
plural, impersonal reference (they, he that is,...

plural, impersonal reference (they, he that is, or those that are, receiving the confession)
(the same impersonal reference appears in 'la vida le han de quitar' = 'they're going to take his life')...
Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 61
Posted By Rusty
Hágase tu voluntad. = Thy will be done....

Hágase tu voluntad. = Thy will be done. (third-person impersonal reference)
(Que) Dios bendiga = (May) God bless (third-person reference, subjunctive mood)
Forum: Translations July 11, 2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Rusty
Context should make it clear. In the absence of...

Context should make it clear.
In the absence of clarifying context, use other wording.
Forum: Vocabulary July 10, 2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By Rusty
I suppose you mean the American candy made with...

I suppose you mean the American candy made with gelatin, not the medicated lozenges sold in the UK (but called the same name).

gomita (AmL)
gominola (Es)
Forum: Introductions July 09, 2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenida a los foros! Me llamo = I call...

¡Bienvenida a los foros!

Me llamo = I call myself (my name is)
"es" isn't needed after "I call myself."

Sorry, but I can't make out what you wrote after your name.
Forum: Introductions July 07, 2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros!

¡Bienvenido a los foros!
Forum: Translations June 17, 2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Rusty
Both of the phrases you wrote work, but it is...

Both of the phrases you wrote work, but it is much more common to use nací.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 16, 2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By Rusty
Have a look here...

Have a look here (http://www.tomisimo.org/idioms/es/vestirse-de-punta-en-blanco-3686.html).
Forum: Translations June 01, 2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Rusty
Here is the translation found on many websites: ...

Here is the translation found on many websites:
Ningún camino es largo con buena compañía.
Forum: Translations May 30, 2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Rusty
cinta (adhesiva) plateada cinta para ductos ...

cinta (adhesiva) plateada
cinta para ductos
cinta americana
Forum: Grammar May 16, 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Rusty
Have a look here...

Have a look here (http://lema.rae.es/dpd/srv/search?key=llenar).
Forum: Grammar May 15, 2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Rusty
I suggest going to the movies. :good: I would...

I suggest going to the movies. :good:
I would suggest going ... :good:
I would suggest to go ... :bad:

I (would) suggest we go ... :good:
Forum: Translations May 08, 2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Rusty
Both sentences are grammatically correct, but...

Both sentences are grammatically correct, but adding 'una de las heroínas' changes the meaning. She believes that she is the heroine of the novels she reads.
Forum: Grammar May 04, 2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Rusty
The -ico suffix is also heavily used in Costa...

The -ico suffix is also heavily used in Costa Rica.
Forum: Translations April 22, 2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Rusty
I hear 'well,' but as you stated, it was barely...

I hear 'well,' but as you stated, it was barely said.
Forum: Translations April 18, 2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Rusty
Well then, a friend perhaps, or maybe a lover?

Well then, a friend perhaps, or maybe a lover?
Forum: Grammar April 17, 2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Rusty
The video tells you, at 1:00, when to use the...

The video tells you, at 1:00, when to use the indicative in the affirmative.
It tells you to use the subjunctive in the negative, at 4:40.

The subjunctive is used in the affirmative when you...
Forum: Vocabulary April 17, 2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Rusty
In the US, apartments are rented, usually with...

In the US, apartments are rented, usually with month-to-month payments (an upfront deposit, usually the same as one-month's rent, is often required). Most sign a contract that specifies how long we...
Forum: Translations April 15, 2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Rusty
If you're suffering through life, it's said that...

If you're suffering through life, it's said that "you're in a living hell" or "a living nightmare."
Forum: Translations April 14, 2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Rusty
No, I applied the wrong context, so I'm off base....

No, I applied the wrong context, so I'm off base.

The exact opposite of what I said would be 'Living with you is (like) a living hell.' But that may be too aggressive.
Someone once said, "If...
Forum: Vocabulary April 14, 2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Rusty
The bank has seized/repossessed/foreclosed my ......

The bank has seized/repossessed/foreclosed my ...

I have two liens ...
I am in foreclosure ...

My wages are (being) garnished (in order to repay a lien/debt).
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 14, 2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Rusty
Odd man out (used for both guys and gals) ...

Odd man out (used for both guys and gals)
Fifth-wheel
Reject

feel rejected
feel left out
Forum: Translations April 14, 2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Rusty
While 'dying alive' is the literal translation, I...

While 'dying alive' is the literal translation, I have never heard this used in English.
We would say 'heaven on earth' or 'be in heaven'.

There's a song written in 1935 called "I'm in Heaven"...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 13, 2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Rusty
What you call the kitty, we call the crib, in the...

What you call the kitty, we call the crib, in the game of cribbage.
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