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Forum: Grammar July 31, 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
As I've said somewhere before, there isn't much...

As I've said somewhere before, there isn't much difference in daily speech between this kind of sentences using "a" and not using the preposition. Commonly, the verbs that imply an idea of...
Forum: Vocabulary July 28, 2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
In this case, "duel" is used as a confrontation....

In this case, "duel" is used as a confrontation. The man was happy going back to the hut that was his home and saw his friend and wife together, so he confronted and killed them both. Since it's an...
Forum: Translations July 23, 2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The word order is what sounds strange to me, but...

The word order is what sounds strange to me, but it's true that sometimes the speaker thinks faster than they speak. Also, we often take advantage of how flexible Spanish can be.

I would have...
Forum: Vocabulary July 23, 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Nobody uses "idio" for "idiota" (or for anything...

Nobody uses "idio" for "idiota" (or for anything else), as far as I know.
In what context did you find it?
Forum: Vocabulary July 13, 2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
For a female, it would be "carcamala", but I've...

For a female, it would be "carcamala", but I've always heard it used for decrepit old men, in a very pejorative tone.

- El carcamal que vive en esa casa tiene muchos perros.
The old geezer in...
Forum: Grammar July 12, 2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I mostly agree with Rusty. This usage of the...

I mostly agree with Rusty.
This usage of the present indicative with "tú" in this kind of context, is often used as an imperative.

- Aquí te quedas mientras compro tu helado. :approx: Quédate...
Forum: Introductions July 12, 2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Bienvenido a los foros!

Bienvenido a los foros!
Forum: Grammar July 08, 2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I'm not really familiar with Colombian usage of...

I'm not really familiar with Colombian usage of pronouns (except for what I've seen on TV), but I've noticed that "usted" is widely used even for close family and friends. Anyway, just do as the...
Forum: Grammar July 08, 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Exactly. Foreign languages are disconcerting, but...

Exactly. Foreign languages are disconcerting, but we just have to "flow" with them. :D
Forum: Grammar July 08, 2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Same case as "le echó el ojo a las uvas"....

Same case as "le echó el ojo a las uvas". ;)
Forum: Grammar July 08, 2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty that this is an error....

I agree with Rusty that this is an error. However, many native speakers make it, and it's become a part of daily language. Many people don't even realize it's an error, and avoid "les" believing "le"...
Forum: Grammar July 08, 2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, you should. We do it all the time in Mexico....

Yes, you should. We do it all the time in Mexico. ;)
Instead of giving orders, we prefer asking questions, so we kind of leave it to the other person to "decide" whether or not to do as we want. :D ...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 01, 2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,055
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It's definitely "know your place". When you...

It's definitely "know your place".
When you feel in a higher level of hierarchy (socially, morally, economically, etc.), and someone you find inferior treats you as an equal or disrespectfully, you...
Forum: Vocabulary June 30, 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad to help. I had never thought about this...

Glad to help.
I had never thought about this word, but now I see how confusing it can be. :D
Forum: Vocabulary June 29, 2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"La orden" is used when instructions are given to...

"La orden" is used when instructions are given to be obeyed; it can also be a religious group, and what you ask for in a restaurant.
- El general dio la orden de atacar al amanecer. (The general...
Forum: Translations June 24, 2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Genial. :)

Genial. :)
Forum: Grammar June 23, 2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Debi: In French you have a verb followed by a...

@Debi: In French you have a verb followed by a certain preposition and that never changes.
In Spanish, sometimes you have an "a" preceding a person with the same verb that won't take it with a...
Forum: Translations June 22, 2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I didn't know that. Thank you! :)

I didn't know that. Thank you! :)
Forum: Translations June 22, 2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Rusty: I think Pinosilano means...

@Rusty: I think Pinosilano means road-billboard-sized posts, advertising as big as the billboards found along the roads. :D

Respecto a "seamos sobrios", yo tomaría la sugerencia de Poli: "let's...
Forum: Grammar June 22, 2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. This is the usage of the...

I agree with Rusty.
This is the usage of the adverb "arriba" (https://dle.rae.es/arriba), as an interjection. :)
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 22, 2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The last two are particularly rude, so be careful...

The last two are particularly rude, so be careful with their use. :)
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 20, 2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The literal meaning of "hostia" is the...

The literal meaning of "hostia" is the consecrated wafer used in religious rituals, but since religion is a very important part of the popular culture, it has acquired many meanings as a cursing in...
Forum: Introductions June 20, 2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Hi, wolfwoman! Welcome to the forums! :)

Hi, wolfwoman! Welcome to the forums! :)
Forum: Grammar June 19, 2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. The "rule of thumb" is that...

I agree with Rusty. The "rule of thumb" is that negative statements with two verbs often ;) need this construction.
- Creo que no está en casa. / No creo que esté en casa.
- Dice que va a...
Forum: Vocabulary June 19, 2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
We tend to use them interchangeably, but to me...

We tend to use them interchangeably, but to me there is some sort of nuance. Pretty close to what Poli said: if you already know the person and you judge their character as "digno de confianza" ...
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