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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Rusty
Santa (Claus) = San Nicolás, Papá Noel (Spain),...

Santa (Claus) = San Nicolás, Papá Noel (Spain), Santa Claus (Mexico), Viejo/Viejito Pascuero (Chile)

I'm not familiar with the phrase 'Magical Santas', but if it means 'all things Christmas', you...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 16, 2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By Rusty
That's debatable. That's arguable. That's...

That's debatable.
That's arguable.
That's disputable.
Forum: Vocabulary December 16, 2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By Rusty
He was concealed in a tube with a diameter of 40...

He was concealed in a tube with a diameter of 40 centimeters.
He was concealed in a 40-centimeter-diameter tube.
Forum: General Chat December 15, 2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By Rusty
There are some things I would change. The first...

There are some things I would change. The first is the title of the poem. I believe you meant 'December-the best time of the year'.
If so, add the article 'la' prior to 'mejor'.

Instead of...
Forum: Introductions December 15, 2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By Rusty
Your question should be rendered, "¿Por qué se...

Your question should be rendered, "¿Por qué se usa interesada en vez de interesado?"
Yes!
The predicate adjective agrees in gender with the subject, just as adjectives do.
Forum: Introductions December 14, 2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenida a los foros, Rosa! Aquí te dejo...

¡Bienvenida a los foros, Rosa!

Aquí te dejo unas correcciones.(There is an 'Accents' menu above the box you write in. From it you can insert the special characters you'll need when typing in...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 13, 2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Rusty
Yes, you have the right idea. It was simply a...

Yes, you have the right idea. It was simply a term of endearment.
Forum: Vocabulary December 08, 2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Rusty
It means "Why here?" Without "aquí," it means...

It means "Why here?" Without "aquí," it means "Why?"

The prepositions 'por' and 'a' can mean different things, but in the two examples you cited, they are translated into English as synonyms....
Forum: Translations December 06, 2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By Rusty
it is averaged (in)

it is averaged (in)
Forum: Translations December 06, 2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Rusty
Without context, it's hard to say. It repeats or...

Without context, it's hard to say. It repeats or augments what has already been stated.
Literally, it means "That we are more." This begs the question, "More than what?"
Do you know the context?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 05, 2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Rusty
To have every chance to/for ... Odds are that...

To have every chance to/for ...
Odds are that ...
Chances are that ...
In all likelihood, ...
It's in the cards that ...
It's in the stars that ...

The stars are aligned for ...
The planets...
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Rusty
@ROBINDESBOIS: 'News' usually takes a singular...

@ROBINDESBOIS: 'News' usually takes a singular verb.
Forum: Vocabulary December 03, 2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Rusty
I have a lot of news to tell you ...

I have a lot of news to tell you ...
Forum: Translations December 01, 2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Rusty
Regardless of whose son you are, don't disrespect...

Regardless of whose son you are, don't disrespect me.

I like:
Seas hijo de quien seas, no me faltes el/al respeto.

There are most likely other ways to say the same thing.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 30, 2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Rusty
Spelling intended, with the meaning of...

Spelling intended, with the meaning of 'refraining from insisting on' an exact midpoint. If the student is close to a 5, the teacher will dismiss considering that better effort is necessary.
Forum: Translations November 30, 2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Rusty
A 'black-haired bull' can be certainly be used. ...

A 'black-haired bull' can be certainly be used.
For the second, I would go with '(Spanish) Fighting Bulls'.
Forum: Translations November 30, 2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Rusty
Without any context, the literal translations are...

Without any context, the literal translations are correct.

Do you have the context that makes you think the phrases have another meaning?
Forum: Translations November 30, 2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By Rusty
It could be. In AmE, the last word is...

It could be.
In AmE, the last word is translated as 'soccer'.

espectáculo de masas = mass entertainment or media spectacle
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 29, 2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Rusty
I'll let it go. (I'll let you pass.) I'll let...

I'll let it go. (I'll let you pass.)
I'll let it by.
I'll waive you through.

All mean that it's close enough (worth the effort given) to allow a rounded-up grade.
Forum: Practice & Homework November 26, 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Rusty
You pronounced it correctly.

You pronounced it correctly.
Forum: Practice & Homework November 26, 2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Rusty
The vowel 'o' is always pronounced the same,...

The vowel 'o' is always pronounced the same, whether stressed or not.
If you hear native speakers saying anything else, it is either regional or habitual for them only.
ALL Spanish vowels are pure....
Forum: Vocabulary November 04, 2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Rusty
The diminutive goes on the noun in this case. ...

The diminutive goes on the noun in this case.
Diminutives can be tacked onto nouns, adjectives, adverbs and proper names, but not verbs.
Forum: Grammar November 01, 2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Rusty
When discussing something of a private matter or...

When discussing something of a private matter or 'top secret', both phrases could mean the same thing. However, the well-known phrase is the latter.

If you're talking about something that is only...
Forum: Introductions November 01, 2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rusty
One 'p' in 'aprendiendo'. ;) Good to meet...

One 'p' in 'aprendiendo'. ;)

Good to meet you! Have fun here.
Forum: Grammar November 01, 2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By Rusty
Yes, it may be confusing that improper grammar is...

Yes, it may be confusing that improper grammar is accepted, but poor English is readily accepted, too (like saying 'me and my friend' instead of 'my friend and I'). You should certainly learn the...
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