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Forum: Translations Yesterday, 07:30 PM
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
First of all, this is a vocabulary note: Although...

First of all, this is a vocabulary note: Although it's the first entry in the dictionary (https://dle.rae.es/prieto), I have never seen the word "prieto" as "tight". :thinking:
"Prieto" has always...
Forum: Vocabulary November 12, 2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It's a common exclamation. It used to be heard...

It's a common exclamation. It used to be heard more often a few years ago though. I think it's becoming old-fashioned. We also use "Fuera". :)
Forum: Grammar November 08, 2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
:D Es curioso, yo me sentí más segura en Nueva...

:D Es curioso, yo me sentí más segura en Nueva York que en la Ciudad de México, pero como dices, es cuestión de sentido común. Si ya has viajado por varias ciudades de Centroamérica, probablemente la...
Forum: Grammar November 06, 2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
La Ciudad de México tiene muchísimas cosas que...

La Ciudad de México tiene muchísimas cosas que ver y muchas actividades. Es grande y complicada, pero a la mayoría de los turistas les gusta para regresar. :D
Forum: Grammar November 04, 2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The word "delicia" when it's not talking about...

The word "delicia" when it's not talking about food, it's used when you are particularly pleased with something. In this case, if you say "es una delicia conocerte", it means you are genuinely...
Forum: Vocabulary November 02, 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yeah, I guess the derogative is in the sound,...

Yeah, I guess the derogative is in the sound, indeed. :D
Forum: Vocabulary October 31, 2022, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I see. Here are some proposals: :) - ¿Quién...

I see. Here are some proposals: :)

- ¿Quién querría vivir en un pueblito tan atrasado? (Here, "pueblito" is not an endearment diminutive; it emphasizes how insignificant the place is.)
- Es un...
Forum: Grammar October 31, 2022, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Correct, although this is a bit complicated to...

Correct, although this is a bit complicated to explain. Ask all the questions you need if I didn't make it clear enough. ;)

Both words, despite their similarity, are not one the plural of the...
Forum: Vocabulary October 28, 2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I had never seen this expression before, so let's...

I had never seen this expression before, so let's see what others say.
I think it might be something like "un pueblo atrasado/primitivo/subdesarrollado"... :thinking:

Do you have any specific...
Forum: Grammar October 28, 2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. I will just add that they...

I agree with Rusty. I will just add that they can't used "ellos", because mirrors are not persons. That's why they used "estos". :)
Forum: Vocabulary October 27, 2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Laser hair removal" o "waxing", dependiendo del...

"Laser hair removal" o "waxing", dependiendo del método.

I have a certificate for 10 sessions of waxing/laser hair removal.
Forum: Translations October 26, 2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Comments below: :)

Comments below: :)
Forum: Grammar October 22, 2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. The second "a" necessary...

I agree with Rusty.
The second "a" necessary in formal writing, but in daily speech many people suppress it. ;(

And I agree that without any context, "uno" doesn't make any sense. Here, "uno"...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 09, 2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Because the adjective "cuerdo(a)" comes from the...

Because the adjective "cuerdo(a)" comes from the noun "cordura" (sanity), which is derived from Latin "cordis" (heart), not "chorda" (string). ;)
Forum: Grammar September 30, 2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. I will just add a side...

I agree with Rusty.
I will just add a side note.
"Officially", the verb "ayudar" is a transitive verb, which means that it needs a direct object, so the grammatically correct thing to do is...
Forum: Grammar September 27, 2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I don't know if I can talk about "rules" here,...

I don't know if I can talk about "rules" here, but in this case the past participle ("prestada") is working as an adjective, so it agrees in gender and number with the noun ("pala").

Maybe...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 16, 2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Reading about topics you already know does help...

Reading about topics you already know does help when you're learning a foreign language.
My advice is that you start with popularization texts, which will be on topics you already know, but with a...
Forum: Introductions September 16, 2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Welcome to the forums! We may be a small...

Welcome to the forums!
We may be a small community, but your questions will be answered. ;)
Forum: Grammar September 09, 2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with elchocano. :) I will add a...

I agree with elchocano. :)


I will add a few more examples:


Here, it's important to learn that the verb "verse" is used to describe what something or someone looks like.
- María se ve...
Forum: Grammar September 09, 2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Your dictionary is right; I think that "el...

Your dictionary is right; I think that "el hermano que me sigue" is the same case as "A Kennedy le sigue Engativá". "Seguir" doesn't only mean to pursue or to follow, but also to be next in order. :)...
Forum: Grammar September 09, 2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,606
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Excellent! That's a great way to practice. :) ...

Excellent! That's a great way to practice. :)



I was taught that reciprocal actions are also reflexive verbs.
- Juan y yo no nos hablamos.
- Los loros se acicalan unos a otros.
-...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 08, 2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I guess "mal contados" is just a way to add an...

I guess "mal contados" is just a way to add an emphasis on the small number and a touch of contempt.
Yes, you can say that. :)
Forum: Grammar September 06, 2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,606
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
According to the Diccionario Panhispánico de...

According to the Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas (https://www.rae.es/dpd/conocer), when used like this, it's an archaic use of the verb as being intransitive. I've heard it from people who believe...
Forum: Grammar September 06, 2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Your sentence is great, and since the risk is...

Your sentence is great, and since the risk is already there, because the authorities haven't intervened yet, you may even say: "Hay riesgo de tragedias si no se atienden doce quebradas".
Still,...
Forum: Vocabulary September 06, 2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,700
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Haha! Yeah, that one is funny. :D I can't...

Haha! Yeah, that one is funny. :D
I can't think of any equivalent colloquial expression in Mexico though.
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