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Forum: Culture December 24, 2019, 02:06 PM
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Posted By wrholt
What do you mean when you say "accented letter...

What do you mean when you say "accented letter a"?

If you're referring to the letter "ã" as in the name "João", in Portuguese the "~" marks a nasal diphthong. The nasal diphthongs that are...
Forum: Grammar December 14, 2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By wrholt
As I understand it, sometimes one of them is...

As I understand it, sometimes one of them is possible and the other one is not.

Using your examples, "(yo) podía haberlo hecho ayer" says only that you had the capacity/ability to do it yesterday....
Forum: Grammar December 13, 2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By wrholt
The preterite tense differs from all of the other...

The preterite tense differs from all of the other tenses because it always focuses on a single event or on a specific number of discrete events. In the case of "poder", "pude" implies trying and...
Forum: Grammar December 12, 2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By wrholt
Depending on differences in context or in...

Depending on differences in context or in intonation and emphasis, your sentence "you don't eat too much fruit" can mean either "no comes demasiada fruta" or "no comes mucha fruta".
Forum: Introductions December 08, 2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By wrholt
!Bienvenida a los foros! Welcome to the forums!

!Bienvenida a los foros! Welcome to the forums!
Forum: Grammar December 05, 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By wrholt
Encontré este artículo...

Encontré este artículo (https://www.englishgrammar.org/bare-infinitive-2/) sobre el "bare infinitive".
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 25, 2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,376
Posted By wrholt
One possibility is: to leave someone in the lurch.

One possibility is: to leave someone in the lurch.
Forum: Vocabulary August 29, 2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By wrholt
For some reason I've always favored a different...

For some reason I've always favored a different method of converting adult human heights: I always convert inches to centimeters (multiply by 2.54 cm/in or divide by .3937 in/cm) or centimeters to...
Forum: Introductions April 19, 2019, 10:18 PM
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Posted By wrholt
Welcome to the forums!

Welcome to the forums!
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 14, 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By wrholt
Hmm, have I mis-remembered? Maybe. :/

Hmm, have I mis-remembered? Maybe. :/
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 13, 2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By wrholt
Following on Rusty's comments about "kitty": I...

Following on Rusty's comments about "kitty": I know of one other related use in the context of playing a specific card game that I know as "cribbage". This game involves dealing a specified number of...
Forum: Grammar April 13, 2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By wrholt
I've done a little bit of searching for examples...

I've done a little bit of searching for examples of both me parece que and no me parece que.

From what I found, I think that me parece que is generally followed by the indicative.

However, no...
Forum: Vocabulary April 12, 2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By wrholt
Without more context, I perceive your examples as...

Without more context, I perceive your examples as referring to a legal process. Your first sentence uses the verb "embargar", and the other sentence uses the noun "embargo".

Some possible...
Forum: Vocabulary April 07, 2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By wrholt
Probably not "extra": more likely...

Probably not "extra": more likely "extraordinary", "special", "special-purpose", depending on local conventions.
Forum: Vocabulary April 04, 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By wrholt
I concur with Rusty; in the US, the generic name...

I concur with Rusty; in the US, the generic name for both regular and extraordinary assessments to pay for expenses related to property held in common are called "fees". The legal documents that...
Forum: Grammar March 28, 2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By wrholt
I've done some more reseach on the topic, and I...

I've done some more reseach on the topic, and I believe that I owe you an apology. I have found more than one source that demonstrates two types of passive sentences, and one of them resembles the...
Forum: Grammar March 27, 2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By wrholt
None of them are correct. I agree with all of...

None of them are correct. I agree with all of poli's suggestions.

If you have an English sentence that has an active voice verb, one converts that verb to passive voice by taking either the direct...
Forum: Introductions March 22, 2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By wrholt
¡Bienvenido a los foros, Youcef!

¡Bienvenido a los foros, Youcef!
Forum: Vocabulary March 16, 2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,471
Posted By wrholt
Some possible equivalents in English could be...

Some possible equivalents in English could be "review", "critique", or "criticism".

A "review" is a published opinion about some work of art of any type, usually one that has been recently...
Forum: Introductions March 09, 2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By wrholt
¡Bienvenido a los foros!

¡Bienvenido a los foros!
Forum: Grammar January 25, 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By wrholt
Except for #3, everything you wrote would sound...

Except for #3, everything you wrote would sound natural to most people in the US.
Forum: Translations January 22, 2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By wrholt
That's correct: it's possible for them to mean...

That's correct: it's possible for them to mean the same thing, but enamored can also mean estar loco por algo.

I found this list of synonyms for the verb enamor: fascinate, bewitch, enchant and...
Forum: Translations January 22, 2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By wrholt
Me pregunto ¿por qué los ángeles son los que...

Me pregunto ¿por qué los ángeles son los que puedan heredar la isla de felicidad? ¿Tal vez son los herederos de la isla porque es una manifestación del cielo?


En la otra frase, el significado...
Forum: Grammar January 12, 2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By wrholt
In general "a ti" is used for emphasis. ...

In general "a ti" is used for emphasis.

However, the meaning of this particular sentence implies emphasis ("I love only you", or "The only one I love is you"), so perhaps in this context it sounds...
Forum: Grammar November 28, 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By wrholt
The RAE article about leísmo in "Diccionario...

The RAE article about leísmo in "Diccionario panhispánico de dudas" (http://lema.rae.es/dpd/?key=leismo) may be worth reviewing for what the RAE's position is on this topic.

Based on this article,...
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