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Forum: Vocabulary March 31, 2020, 09:03 PM
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Careta/mascarilla

What is most common for the now commonly used surgical masks?
Forum: Translations March 30, 2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By poli
Tomísimo is correct in Spanish. In English,...

Tomísimo is correct in Spanish. In English, because we don't use accent marks, Tomisimo is probably OK.
Forum: General Chat March 26, 2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By poli
I would say, por lo pronto, tiene que mantener tu...

I would say, por lo pronto, tiene que mantener tu distancia a otra gente.
Forum: Vocabulary March 25, 2020, 02:00 PM
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Views: 209
Posted By poli
Apurado

I have read that this word may be used to mean carencia.

El arroz está apurado/ Hay una carencia de arroz.

Is this a common usage?
Forum: Vocabulary March 24, 2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By poli
Angelica, me ayuda mucho. Gracias.

Angelica, me ayuda mucho. Gracias.
Forum: Vocabulary March 23, 2020, 09:53 AM
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Views: 111
Posted By poli
Apuro

I always thought that apurar meant exclusively to hurry. Recently I see it may mean to be in trouble. Dictionary searches indicate that it may also refer to scarcity. Are the meanings referring to...
Forum: Vocabulary March 22, 2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By poli
That's good info David. I thought dar de alta was...

That's good info David. I thought dar de alta was a term restricted to being discharged as discharged from a hospital.
Forum: Vocabulary February 11, 2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By poli
I suppose anything goes if it's understood, but...

I suppose anything goes if it's understood, but disgusted in and disgusted at seem non-standard. I guess you can say something like, I'm disgusted at the way things are done here.
Forum: Translations February 10, 2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By poli
Treinta y pico means in your thirties or thirty...

Treinta y pico means in your thirties or thirty and then some.
Más o menos treinta means about thirty.
Forum: Vocabulary February 10, 2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By poli
Sancho, now that you wrote this, I think...

Sancho, now that you wrote this, I think disgusted with sounds better than disgusted by. I wonder if disgusted by is a local usage adopted by non-native
speakers (por instead of con or the Italian...
Forum: Vocabulary January 22, 2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By poli
One way of saying I'm not disgusted by it is no...

One way of saying I'm not disgusted by it is no me da asco. You can say no lo veo asqueroso
Forum: Translations January 20, 2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By poli
Ve siempre al banco

I have brought this subject up before regarding questions about the word siempre.
I hear phrases like this, and am led to believe that, under certain circumstances, siempre may mean directly. Does...
Forum: Translations January 09, 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By poli
A common expression is me cayó bien/mal, It...

A common expression is me cayó bien/mal,

It usually means it disagreed with me, or it went well with me. So, as you assumed what happened is what it means. A more direct translation might be,
how...
Forum: Grammar January 03, 2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By poli
Remember that both no creer que and no suponer...

Remember that both no creer que and no suponer que should generally be followed by the subjunctive.
Forum: Grammar January 02, 2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By poli
Castilian is a comparatively modern language. If...

Castilian is a comparatively modern language. If I understand the facts correctly, it was first put on paper by linguists who knew what they were doing about 500 years ago. For that reason, it's...
Forum: Grammar January 02, 2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By poli
Supongo que generally is not followed by the...

Supongo que generally is not followed by the subjunctive. Conversely no supongo que takes the subjunctive.
Forum: Grammar December 26, 2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By poli
:thinking:Might the difference between the two...

:thinking:Might the difference between the two be:not as healthy as they seem/not as healthy as they may seem?
Forum: Translations December 25, 2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By poli
asiento del conductor/ asiento del pasajero =...

asiento del conductor/ asiento del pasajero = driver's seat/passenger's seat

the only word I know for rocking chair is mecedora

recliner is sillón reclinable

folding chair = silla plegable ...
Forum: Culture December 24, 2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By poli
Yes, the A in Portuguese, at least Portuguese...

Yes, the A in Portuguese, at least Portuguese spoken in Brazil, is soft. It sounds like the A spoken in classic metropolitan New York City English.
Forum: Vocabulary December 23, 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By poli
Of course! Ingresar a, I forgot about it. Thanks.

Of course! Ingresar a, I forgot about it. Thanks.
Forum: Vocabulary December 23, 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By poli
Join

...as in join a club. I would use metricular, but it seems fancy. Dictionaries say liar, but that seem wrong. What is the correct term?
Forum: Vocabulary December 10, 2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By poli
Oh, I thought it was a typo.

Oh, I thought it was a typo.
Forum: Vocabulary December 09, 2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By poli
In Spanish escarabajo is, to my knowledge, a...

In Spanish escarabajo is, to my knowledge, a generic term for beetle. It certainly corresponds with the English term, scarab which is the dung beetle and not a Cleopatra bug. I looked up Cleopatra...
Forum: Vocabulary December 08, 2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,361
Posted By poli
For English spoken in the US, they are...

For English spoken in the US, they are interchangeable, but I believe "different from what" sounds like better English.
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,343
Posted By poli
In US teachers mark (or grade) tests or papers....

In US teachers mark (or grade) tests or papers. A student who receives good marks is doing well.
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