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Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 01, 2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Rusty
When someone strikes another person, especially a...

When someone strikes another person, especially a spouse or a child, we say they "rule with an iron fist/hand." But it usually means they act authoritatively, without mercy.
When someone slaps...
Forum: Grammar October 29, 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By Rusty
En este caso, las dos sirven igual. No importa si...

En este caso, las dos sirven igual. No importa si se usa "the present perfect tense" (el pretérito perfecto compuesto) o "the past tense" (el pretérito perfecto simple).
(Hay casos en los que no...
Forum: Grammar October 29, 2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By Rusty
Lo que escribiste sirve (según las correcciones...

Lo que escribiste sirve (según las correcciones notadas), pero sería mejor decir:
"I'll try to help you. May I have your name again, please?"

Para no suponer que ya te ha dado el nombre antes de...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 28, 2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By Rusty
Nothing lasts forever. Even the longest night...

Nothing lasts forever.
Even the longest night has an end.
This too shall pass.
Forum: Grammar October 24, 2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Rusty
We are not talking about a personal 'a' here, but...

We are not talking about a personal 'a' here, but the preposition 'a'.
The 'a' introduces the indirect object. This is always the case.

Another way to formulate the transliteration is "(The)...
Forum: Translations October 23, 2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By Rusty
I mostly see it translated as 'defy(ing) time and...

I mostly see it translated as 'defy(ing) time and oblivion.'
Forum: Grammar October 17, 2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By Rusty
There is no real difference between the two...

There is no real difference between the two questions. Both ask whom the cat belongs to.
Forum: Grammar October 14, 2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Rusty
:eek: That verb should be acudir. acudió ...

:eek: That verb should be acudir.

acudió
acudiese
Forum: Vocabulary October 02, 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Rusty
No me suena. Perece ser un calco del alemán, como...

No me suena. Perece ser un calco del alemán, como sugieres.
A ver qué dicen los hispanohablantes.
Forum: Grammar September 23, 2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Rusty
The use of 'during' is perfect. It communicates...

The use of 'during' is perfect. It communicates that something will be done in conjunction with a prescribed time frame.
Forum: Vocabulary September 23, 2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Rusty
He's saying 'bien fuertes'. The Spanish 'f' is...

He's saying 'bien fuertes'.
The Spanish 'f' is not pronounced the same as in English.
Forum: Grammar September 21, 2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Rusty
I don't think the OP questioned the use of the...

I don't think the OP questioned the use of the subjunctive after 'para que'. It looks like he was asking about the last part of the sentence where both the indicative and the subjunctive forms of the...
Forum: Vocabulary September 11, 2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Rusty
I didn't get any hits on 'gureto'. I found...

I didn't get any hits on 'gureto'.

I found that 'the tip of a cigar' is said, "El extremo de un puro/cigarro."
A tip cutter is "el cortapuros" or "el cortador de puros."
Forum: Grammar September 07, 2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By Rusty
As Alec pointed out, you'll hear it said either...

As Alec pointed out, you'll hear it said either way depending on regional usage.
An online search shows that both articles are currently being used- 'una Playstation' and 'un XBox' being the more...
Forum: Introductions September 05, 2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,040
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros! intercambiar ideas ...

¡Bienvenido a los foros!

intercambiar ideas
viendo telenovelas
siempre y cuando sea necesario

(There's an 'Accents' drop-down menu above the text box that you can use to insert special...
Forum: Vocabulary September 04, 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Rusty
The word 'concurrido' means 'frequented', which...

The word 'concurrido' means 'frequented', which can describe a place that also happens to be crowded, but the meaning you're looking for is 'lleno de gente' (abarrotado, repleto de gente, plagado de...
Forum: Practice & Homework September 02, 2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By Rusty
We won't do your homework for you. Try to...

We won't do your homework for you.

Try to isolate the verb first that appears in list c). Once found, apply what you've learned about that verb to find any objects it may have. Once you determine...
Forum: Introductions August 29, 2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros, Kai!Espero que no te...

¡Bienvenido a los foros, Kai!Espero que no te molesten las correcciones. :)
There's a drop-down menu labeled 'Accents' above the area where you entered text. Use it to insert all the special...
Forum: Introductions August 29, 2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By Rusty
Hi! Welcome back.

Hi! Welcome back.
Forum: Vocabulary August 28, 2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Rusty
5 ft 7 in is as close as you need to get during...

5 ft 7 in is as close as you need to get during the conversion process.

1.70 m is read 'one point seven meters'.

If you're giving your height, and you're '5 ft 7 in' tall, you say, "I'm five...
Forum: Grammar August 27, 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Rusty
Tiene razón el que te dijo que es 'la harina'. ...

Tiene razón el que te dijo que es 'la harina'.

La segunda regla aquí (http://lema.rae.es/dpd/srv/search?id=8Tu5qHMtQD63wEn6zW) habla de sustantivos femeninos que empiezan por /a/ tónica (la /a/...
Forum: Vocabulary August 25, 2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Rusty
No, she's saying 'fuerte'. I've noticed a...

No, she's saying 'fuerte'.
I've noticed a difference in the pronunciation of the Spanish 'f' and the English 'f', especially in Central America (and Mexico).
The English 'f' is defined as a...
Forum: Vocabulary August 20, 2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By Rusty
Just to make it clear, I believe you're asking...

Just to make it clear, I believe you're asking where they pronounce 'afuera' as if it were spelled 'ajuera', but with a softened 'jota' sound (making it more like the American English 'h' sound).
...
Forum: Grammar August 20, 2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Rusty
Sustantivos invariables de género: (la)...

Sustantivos invariables de género:
(la) víctima, (el/la) policía, (la) persona, (el/la) patriota, (el/la) atleta, (el/la) deportista, (el/la) gimnasta
(el) confidente, (el/la) televidente
(el/la)...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Rusty
The direct object in your first sentence is 'a...

The direct object in your first sentence is 'a papá' (the preposition 'a' is necessary when the direct object is a person).
It is OK to add a direct object pronoun to your sentence (it is redundant,...
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