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Forum: Translations April 06, 2021, 06:41 AM
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Posted By Rusty
You get mostly nonsense because of the source;...

You get mostly nonsense because of the source; it's very poorly written.
I can guess that the review was supposed to say this:


Hope that helps.
Forum: Introductions April 06, 2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenida a los foros, Valecia!

¡Bienvenida a los foros, Valecia!
Forum: Grammar April 04, 2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By Rusty
It is correct as written; el patrón is the...

It is correct as written; el patrón is the subject.
Forum: Grammar April 02, 2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Rusty
Since the only verb in the noun clause is haber,...

Since the only verb in the noun clause is haber, and it's in the infinitive form, the pronoun can only be present where it is. Just FYI, the pronoun should be 'lo', but 'le' is accepted in Spain.
Forum: Grammar March 30, 2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Rusty
You found correct information. Note that ello...

You found correct information.
Note that ello is a subject pronoun, not an object pronoun.
Your source stated that 'ello' is rarely used, or not used at all. I would take that statement as meaning...
Forum: Grammar March 29, 2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Rusty
I believe the confusion lies in the English...

I believe the confusion lies in the English transliteration that has been provided.
EDIT: I said that the empty subject pronoun 'it' has NO equivalent in Spanish. While this is true, it doesn't...
Forum: Grammar March 28, 2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Rusty
The explanations for the examples you gave are...

The explanations for the examples you gave are correct.
The 'encontrarse a' structure means seeing someone, maybe from a distance, but not stopping to talk with them. You spotted someone.
The...
Forum: Grammar March 28, 2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Rusty
Both mean a single person. The first has 'single'...

Both mean a single person. The first has 'single' meaning unaccompanied (alone); the second, unattached (not married).
Forum: Grammar March 24, 2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Rusty
Repeat the personal 'a' for each direct object.

Repeat the personal 'a' for each direct object.
Forum: Grammar March 23, 2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Rusty
That has already been answered, unless in your...

That has already been answered, unless in your latest question you've deviated from the idiomatic use of 'on the house.'
Forum: Grammar March 22, 2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By Rusty
I was going to say that there are...

I was going to say that there are English-language arguments and support for both 'living happy' and 'living happily,' but many arguments against saying 'living calm'.
This is why I categorized the...
Forum: Grammar March 22, 2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By Rusty
In Spanish, we avoid using the -mente ending more...

In Spanish, we avoid using the -mente ending more than once.
So, your first sentence should be "Las tropas avanzaban lenta y cautelosamente."
To describe the troops themselves, instead of...
Forum: Grammar March 22, 2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Rusty
The sentence is quite correct.

The sentence is quite correct.
Forum: Grammar March 22, 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By Rusty
You are correct on both counts about sentence 2. ...

You are correct on both counts about sentence 2.
However, "Hace muchos años que Pedro y yo nos conocemos" is correct.
Forum: Grammar March 21, 2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Rusty
I did this on your behalf. (I did this for you...

I did this on your behalf. (I did this for you (in your absence or because you weren't able).)

Your previous 'at the expense of' definition may be rendered 'on the house' or 'on the establishment'...
Forum: Grammar March 21, 2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Rusty
Public or private, context is key. ;)

Public or private, context is key. ;)
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 18, 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Rusty
Sarna is mange, when used in conjunction with an...

Sarna is mange, when used in conjunction with an animal, and scabies when a human is so afflicted.
Forum: Vocabulary March 18, 2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Rusty
Your understanding is a valid meaning. So is...

Your understanding is a valid meaning. So is mine.
Both meanings are used here in the USA.

I like lobby fodder, but that isn't used here.
Career politician is. It especially refers to a...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 18, 2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By Rusty
Have a look here...

Have a look here (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=4616). ;)

a real country bumpkin
a hick
a hillbilly
from the sticks
hayseed
local yokel
redneck
from Hicksville
Forum: Vocabulary March 18, 2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Rusty
We generally think all politicians are bad here...

We generally think all politicians are bad here in the United States. They get in office and quickly forget who they represent. Those who are elected time and time again are called career...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 18, 2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Rusty
"To be worse than scabies" is the only thing I...

"To be worse than scabies" is the only thing I found. I'm not familiar with the Spanish idiom (what it might mean other than the literal meaning). I've not heard the literal English translation,...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques March 18, 2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By Rusty
You're quite welcome!

You're quite welcome!
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques March 17, 2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By Rusty
The very best way to learn Spanish is total...

The very best way to learn Spanish is total immersion. Since that's not possible for most people, the next best thing is to befriend a native speaker of Spanish and try to communicate in their...
Forum: Grammar March 17, 2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Rusty
I have only seen carente used as an adjective...

I have only seen carente used as an adjective this way.
carente de nombre

You can also use (la) carencia as a noun, but may want to finish the idea with a complete clause.
Su carencia de nombre...
Forum: Grammar March 15, 2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Rusty
You're welcome! Yes, it is.

You're welcome!

Yes, it is.
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