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Forum: Grammar November 07, 2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By deandddd
"Se Los Dije" ?

Group Members,

Ahhhh! I was just watching an old dubbing re-run of El Llanero Solitario, and they threw me a curveball!

At time stamp 1:20, Kimosabe said"Ya se los dije".
...
Forum: Grammar October 28, 2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By deandddd
Angelica, Thank you for your timely answer. ...

Angelica,

Thank you for your timely answer.

The subjunctive is changing? Good Lord, I hope it doesn't mean that people are becoming more ignorant about their Spanish. What I have always...
Forum: Grammar October 28, 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By deandddd
Subjunctive, and Manner of Speech Question

People,

I ran across this sentence in a video the other day, and copied it down.

"Porque no hay nada que puede haberse sin estar en Dios".

The first thing I am thingking is that I must have...
Forum: Grammar September 02, 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By deandddd
Angelica, This is good news. I think that I...

Angelica,

This is good news. I think that I am devloping some linguistic instincts in Spanish.

Dean
Forum: Grammar September 02, 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By deandddd
Sentence Structure

People,

I ran across the following sentence a while ago: "Su tía compró el anel por él, para que le diera a su novia".

But I keep getting the feeling that the object could be mentioned in the...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 24, 2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By deandddd
Angelica, Wow! That was a nice explanation....

Angelica,

Wow! That was a nice explanation. I'm going to put some of those examples in my notes.

Thanks!

Dean
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 22, 2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By deandddd
Angelica, Does "por sí solo" mean it just...

Angelica,

Does "por sí solo" mean it just came about naturally, of its own accord, it just happened that way ?

Dean
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 22, 2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By deandddd
Angelica, To tell the truth, I don't have a...

Angelica,

To tell the truth, I don't have a written context. I have "por sí solo" written down in my notes, And I just heard "de por sí" in a film I watched last Friday night on the Canal Uno...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 21, 2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By deandddd
De por Sí

People,

Is there any difference between de por sí, and por sí solo?

Comments ?

Dean, Silopanna
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 02, 2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By deandddd
Robin, I am thinking that caradura might be...

Robin,

I am thinking that caradura might be stronger language.

Just yesterday I was watching Saber y Ganar, and the lady knew the answer and the host was needling her a bit about whether of not...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 28, 2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By deandddd
Caradura vs. Un Morro

Members of the Forum!

What is the difference between:

"Tiene un morro" and "es un caradura"?

I think that there is some nuance of a difference that the dictionaries are not showing me.
...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 28, 2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,903
Posted By deandddd
Angelica, And what if the person disapointed...

Angelica,

And what if the person disapointed his family in terms of life and career ?

Could you say: "No correspondió a la familia" ?

Dean
Forum: Grammar November 22, 2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By deandddd
Ok! Dean

Ok!

Dean
Forum: Grammar November 22, 2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By deandddd
Rusty, One more thing. Can I say "Me...

Rusty,

One more thing.

Can I say "Me dio un susto"?

Dean
Forum: Grammar November 22, 2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By deandddd
Rusty, Thank you. Dean

Rusty,

Thank you.

Dean
Forum: Grammar November 21, 2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By deandddd
Me Asusté

Members of the Forum,

I am a little confused about the correct usage of the verb "asustar".

I was listening to a recorded conversation in which the person was telling about how she was scared...
Forum: Grammar November 13, 2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By deandddd
Se Me Olvidó ...

Rusty,

Yes, it was "me olvidé de".

You have explained it well, confusion cleared.

Thanks!

Dean
Forum: Grammar November 13, 2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By deandddd
Se Me Olvidó ...

People,

I have always used the structure "se me olvidó", as an examle, "Se me olvidaron las llaves".

But recently I heard "Me olvidó de". "se" has been dropped, and "de" has been introduced.
...
Forum: Grammar November 13, 2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 31,848
Posted By deandddd
Subjunctive Thread

People,

I like this thread!

Dean
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 09, 2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,903
Posted By deandddd
Ah, ok. Dean

Ah, ok.

Dean
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 08, 2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,903
Posted By deandddd
Angelica, Could you say "corresponder a las...

Angelica,

Could you say "corresponder a las circunstancias" ?

Dean
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 24, 2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,195
Posted By deandddd
Angelica, Thanks! The word "alegato" really...

Angelica,

Thanks! The word "alegato" really helped me on that one.

Dean
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 21, 2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,195
Posted By deandddd
I rest my case!

People,

I think that I could say, just in common parlance, "Con esto, está todo dicho", meaning I rest my case.

-------------------

But then, there is legal jargon.

I heard "La fiscalía...
Forum: Grammar October 15, 2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By deandddd
WR Holt, You nailed it! Thanks! This is...

WR Holt,

You nailed it! Thanks!

This is the best forum on the internet. I don't know why more people are not aware of it.

Dean
Forum: Grammar October 14, 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By deandddd
Hizo Trizas

People,

I ran across the following sentence:

"Hizo trisas el florero".

I think that something is strange here. It stipulates that a person, third person singular, broke the flower vase.
...
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