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Forum: Culture May 24, 2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,215
Posted By Felipe
Vista Ultimate Language Packs (Image Heavy)

This may not be accessible to everyone, but if you have the means it's a really neat feature. Windows Vista Ultimate allows you to switch the GUI to a number of languages. You can set a different...
Forum: Culture May 24, 2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,805
Posted By Felipe
I'm not sure if that makes sense. It was the...

I'm not sure if that makes sense. It was the Spanish that had the Philippines for a long time and they do speak Spanish there. I don't remember the Portugese colonizing the Philippines.
Forum: Culture May 24, 2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,695
Posted By Felipe
Yeah, you can do this with Word. Just click where...

Yeah, you can do this with Word. Just click where it says "English" in the status bar and select Spanish. This is in Word 2007. I think in 2003 you may have to access this dialogue through Tools >...
Forum: Culture May 17, 2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,390
Posted By Felipe
Browser Plug-in

Does anyone know of a web browser plug-in (firefox or otherwise) that operates kind of like rikaichan (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2471), but for spanish? Rikaichan is a popup...
Forum: Culture May 12, 2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,529
Posted By Felipe
This may answer your question: "QUESTION: ...

This may answer your question:

"QUESTION: Why do ser and ir have the same form in the preterite?

First, it is really the perfect (= Spanish preterite) conjugation of the Latin verb ESSE "to...
Forum: Suggestions & Feedback May 08, 2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,863
Posted By Felipe
The problem with a machine translation is that it...

The problem with a machine translation is that it can't reason. It's not very good with idomatic expressions and will often translate your sentence word for word, leading to an unnatural and often...
Forum: Vocabulary May 07, 2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By Felipe
That's a metaphor that might not work very well...

That's a metaphor that might not work very well in Spanish directly translated.
You could say Hay una nueva oportunidad or Todavía hay oportunidad.

When I think of opportunity and golpear, I...
Forum: Grammar May 06, 2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,827
Posted By Felipe
I think I can help with the first, but, as you...

I think I can help with the first, but, as you said, a native speaker would answer that question better.

I wish I could see what was around the phrase (before and after). What did you look at? If...
Forum: Vocabulary May 01, 2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,879
Posted By Felipe
I've also heard that for humans, pelo refers to...

I've also heard that for humans, pelo refers to body hair, but cabello specifically refers to the hair on your head.
Forum: Culture April 29, 2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,028
Posted By Felipe
Wherever you see "Cantando" or "Cantan Juntos"...

Wherever you see "Cantando" or "Cantan Juntos" ("singing", "singing together")
At the end:
Niña, niña que riegas la albahaca,
¿cuántas hojitas tiene la mata?
Niña, niña que riegas la albahaca,...
Forum: Culture April 27, 2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,028
Posted By Felipe
Well, I know Lorca wrote a childrens' play called...

Well, I know Lorca wrote a childrens' play called "La niña que riega la albahaca y el príncipe preguntón." I'm fairly sure it has some parts that are intended to be sung.
...
Forum: Vocabulary April 20, 2007, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,730
Posted By Felipe
I might say: El tubo cerró (ha cerrado?) (por,...

I might say:
El tubo cerró (ha cerrado?) (por, a causa de, debido a) la presión de la barra de arriba.

Then again, that doesn´t give the image of something being pinched. But in this sense,...
Forum: Vocabulary April 15, 2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By Felipe
Tan pronto como. Te pago tan pronto como me...

Tan pronto como.
Te pago tan pronto como me des la paquete.
I'll pay you as soon as you give me the package.

If the action hasn't happened yet, it has to carry the subjunctive. Otherwise,...
Forum: Vocabulary April 03, 2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,533
Posted By Felipe
Yes, it did help. Thank you!

Yes, it did help. Thank you!
Forum: Vocabulary March 30, 2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,533
Posted By Felipe
¿Reconocen esta canción?

Aquí estamos to' los negros
que venimos a rogar,
que nos concedan permiso
para cantar y bailar...

¡Ay Mamá Inés, ay Mamá Inés,
todos los negros tomamos café!

Pero Belén, Belén,...
Forum: Vocabulary March 29, 2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,376
Posted By Felipe
Thanks, the only one I knew was guay.

Thanks, the only one I knew was guay.
Forum: Practice & Homework March 27, 2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,556
Posted By Felipe
It's the difference between ser and estar. Fui...

It's the difference between ser and estar. Fui and estaba are preterite and imperfect conjugations of ser and estar, respectively. The use of estar instead of ser is, for me, easier to remember when...
Forum: Practice & Homework March 26, 2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,556
Posted By Felipe
I would say that su comprensión oral mejora cada...

I would say that su comprensión oral mejora cada día...
o que te mejoras en comprender español cada día.
You have many options!
Forum: Grammar March 20, 2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,052
Posted By Felipe
You use it when the direct object of the sentence...

You use it when the direct object of the sentence is a person.

For example, I found him in a store. Encontré a él en una tienda.
I looked for you. Busqué a ti.

There's no english equivalent,...
Forum: Grammar March 16, 2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By Felipe
No, it's not a stem changing verb...

No, it's not a stem changing verb (http://www.davekam.com/spanish.pl?verb=acostrumbrar).
Forum: Vocabulary March 16, 2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,367
Posted By Felipe
I agree, it should be possesed by some noun...

I agree, it should be possesed by some noun because historial doesn't exclusively pertain to a criminal record.
Forum: Vocabulary March 06, 2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,867
Posted By Felipe
This is another one for context clues! Llevar...

This is another one for context clues!
Llevar can be used for several things: wear (clothing), bring, carry.
Traer is a synonym, but it depends on what your saying. Some phrases employ the words in...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques March 06, 2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,869
Posted By Felipe
Doesn't Rosetta Stone allow you to trial their...

Doesn't Rosetta Stone allow you to trial their products? There's a demo form here (http://www.rosettastone.com/en/individuals/flash-demo-form). Not sure how much you'll get out of it, though.
Forum: Introductions March 05, 2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,357
Posted By Felipe
Hi, There's a good thread explaining how to...

Hi,
There's a good thread explaining how to accent letters here (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=234).
I prefer changing the keyboard layout myself. If you're going to be doing any...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques March 02, 2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,869
Posted By Felipe
I don't have much experience with the home study...

I don't have much experience with the home study courses, honestly.
Here's my experience. I've been trying for ages to learn Japanese. I have many books and have read a great deal about the...
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