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Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 05:27 AM
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Posted By Rusty
This is an example of the "no fault 'se'" (or...

This is an example of the "no fault 'se'" (or "accidental 'se'") construction, used when talking about something that is not your fault, like when you drop a glass (se me cayó el vaso = I dropped the...
Forum: Culture August 05, 2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By Rusty
Could this be it? (Different titles, same...

Could this be it?
(Different titles, same lyrics)

El mayor de los dorados
Corrido de Francisco Villa
Corrido de Pancho Villa
Canción a Francisco Villa
Fui soldado de Francisco Villa
Fui...
Forum: Grammar July 31, 2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Rusty
In your last sentence, it wouldn't be clear who...

In your last sentence, it wouldn't be clear who ate whom without the addition of the 'a'. That 'a' designates the direct object, where it may not be evident.

In Spanish, the sentence structure...
Forum: Vocabulary July 30, 2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Rusty
Do you want the literal translation or words that...

Do you want the literal translation or words that describe it, like a fragment or a scrap?

cabo de vela
Forum: Vocabulary July 13, 2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Rusty
According to dictionaries, when used as a noun it...

According to dictionaries, when used as a noun it is masculine. It may also be used as an adjective. When used as an adjective, its referent (the noun being modified) may be feminine.
Forum: Grammar July 11, 2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Rusty
The phrase in question isn't a command. It's...

The phrase in question isn't a command. It's simply a statement using the near future, as in "You won't leave me here."
The next sentence contains two commands, the last being "Let me finish (what I...
Forum: Introductions July 10, 2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido!

¡Bienvenido!
Forum: Grammar July 07, 2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Rusty
This works in Central America, but you might want...

This works in Central America, but you might want to consider your audience (el tuteo no se usa en general con los desconocidos). It's understood that you intend to pay for the item.

A question is...
Forum: Grammar July 07, 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Rusty
Technically, 'les' should have been used because...

Technically, 'les' should have been used because the referent is plural, as you pointed out.
What you've discovered is either a typographical or grammatical error.
You'll most likely find plenty of...
Forum: Grammar July 07, 2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Rusty
Yes, the plural indirect object pronoun should...

Yes, the plural indirect object pronoun should have been used. What you've run into is either a typo or a grammatical error.
Grammatical errors are made all the time, in all languages. ;)
Forum: Translations July 04, 2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By Rusty
No se usa mucho la frase literal. He aquí...

No se usa mucho la frase literal.

He aquí otras frases que no has puesto, y hay más. No dudes en usarlas todas (de cabo a rabo).

Me ha llamado la atención que ...
He sabido que ...
He oído...
Forum: Grammar July 03, 2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Rusty
'Este' means 'the latter' in this case. It refers...

'Este' means 'the latter' in this case. It refers back to the dragon, as you would expect. The dragon is the subject in the first clause. The direct object pronoun 'te' is someone familiar to the...
Forum: Grammar June 27, 2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Rusty
The word 'anda' can be used to express...

The word 'anda' can be used to express (https://spanish.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/using-anda-anda-que-anda-que-no-for-surprise-encouragement-emphasis-interjections) surprise, encouragement,...
Forum: Grammar June 23, 2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Rusty
I hug my friend. (Subject=I, Verb=hug, Direct...

I hug my friend. (Subject=I, Verb=hug, Direct Object=my friend)
I give a hug to my friend. (Subject=I, Verb=give, Direct Object=hug, Indirect Object=to my friend)

The Spanish personal 'a' is only...
Forum: Translations June 23, 2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Rusty
I did, but my source doesn't give the same answer...

I did, but my source doesn't give the same answer as yours (I didn't mean to ruffle any feathers).

Over time, word spellings evolve, especially for parts of speech that are derived from phrasal...
Forum: Grammar June 23, 2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Rusty
That little word is quite versatile in Spanish. ...

That little word is quite versatile in Spanish.

Some verbs are followed by the preposition 'a' (it isn't introducing a verb complement (direct or indirect object) in this case; it goes with the...
Forum: Translations June 22, 2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Rusty
In that case, I'd just omit the reference to a...

In that case, I'd just omit the reference to a road, seeing how most would read that into the description.

Note that 'grownup' is the noun; it's the adjective that takes a hyphen.
Forum: Translations June 22, 2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Rusty
Friends (Folks), the administrator will remove...

Friends (Folks), the administrator will remove all billboard-sized comments found on the side (one side or both sides?) of the (explain to us what part of Facebook you're trying to say here - 'roads'...
Forum: Grammar June 21, 2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Rusty
The right entry in the dictionary would be the...

The right entry in the dictionary would be the interjection.

This interjection is used to lift someone's mood or spirit or give encouragement, like saying, "Come on!" or "Cheer up!"
"Chin up!" or...
Forum: Introductions June 20, 2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenida! Active discussions can be had...

¡Bienvenida!

Active discussions can be had here. No worries, there.

Post any questions you might have in an appropriate forum or start up something in the General Chat forum. We'd be glad to...
Forum: Grammar June 19, 2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Rusty
Pueden usarse iguales, y añado otra variante: No...

Pueden usarse iguales, y añado otra variante: No me hagas daño a mí, por favor.

Es seis de uno y media docena del otro. ;)
Forum: Translations June 18, 2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Rusty
For an English speaker, 'gustar' is an unusual...

For an English speaker, 'gustar' is an unusual verb upon first encounter.
The first sentence in your post correctly makes use of the verb 'gustar'.

Your learning material may have said that it's...
Forum: Grammar June 16, 2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Rusty
Whether the subjunctive is used in colloquial...

Whether the subjunctive is used in colloquial speech is ALWAYS based on how the speaker feels. Because of this, it can seem arbitrary, but it never is. The speaker's attitude toward the idea is what...
Forum: Grammar June 12, 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Rusty
Venir is a verb of motion, and that motion is...

Venir is a verb of motion, and that motion is towards the speaker.

Give me five!
Forum: Grammar June 10, 2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Rusty
I've never heard this particular phrase used (as...

I've never heard this particular phrase used (as noted, it is antiquated), but would suppose it's the other person's hand.

In Central America, «chocar la mano» was commonly used when I was there,...
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