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Forum: Translations July 13, 2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By literacola
If he was saying it in Spanish (and you don't...

If he was saying it in Spanish (and you don't speak Spanish), I'm sure he meant that he loves you very much.
Forum: General Chat June 29, 2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,808
Posted By literacola
For people who have had formal Spanish educations

Hey everyone,

I am starting my first semester at UC Davis this fall, and I have placed into Spanish Composition I via the language placement test. I am wondering if anyone has taken a Spanish...
Forum: Translations June 29, 2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,010
Posted By literacola
Wouldn't enviar sound better than mandar?

Wouldn't enviar sound better than mandar?
Forum: Translations June 26, 2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,188
Posted By literacola
It sounds like a poem that might help with...

It sounds like a poem that might help with Spanish pronunciation.
Forum: Grammar June 06, 2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,008
Posted By literacola
Ha is used because el día is the subject of the...

Ha is used because el día is the subject of the sentence, not you.
Forum: Grammar June 06, 2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,786
Posted By literacola
You are going to have to use the imperfect tense...

You are going to have to use the imperfect tense as irmamar has said. Whenever you are introducing background to something else that has happened in the past you will use the imperfect.

i.e. I...
Forum: Translations June 01, 2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,353
Posted By literacola
Addressing a professor

Hello all,

I was wondering what the proper method of addressing a former professor would be. I am planning on writing a formal thank you letter to my Spanish professor, and I need some advice on...
Forum: Grammar May 09, 2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,155
Posted By literacola
Don't forget ü.

Don't forget ü.
Forum: Grammar May 09, 2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,784
Posted By literacola
I was under the impression that creer was not...

I was under the impression that creer was not used to make suppositions or guesses, thus the reason it doesn't take the subjunctive.
Forum: Grammar May 08, 2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,784
Posted By literacola
Se puede usar el verbo "dudar", o frases como "Es...

Se puede usar el verbo "dudar", o frases como "Es dudoso que", "Es posible que", "No es cierto que", "no estar seguro de que", etc.
Forum: Grammar May 08, 2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,784
Posted By literacola
En español, no hay duda en la mente cuándo se...

En español, no hay duda en la mente cuándo se usan los verbos creer y pensar. En inglés, es posible que haya duda con los dos verbos.
Forum: General Chat April 09, 2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By literacola
Really? I would think that inquiring about ones...

Really? I would think that inquiring about ones ethnicity by asking "Where are you from?" would be the least likely situation.
Forum: Introductions April 08, 2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By literacola
Joto is an offensive term that means a homosexual...

Joto is an offensive term that means a homosexual man. I am not sure about the word po. It could just be meaningless slang.
Forum: Introductions April 08, 2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Po
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Posted By literacola
In Spanish or English? Sometimes the word "po" is...

In Spanish or English? Sometimes the word "po" is used in English to refer to the police.

If you are talking about Spanish, I am not sure.
Forum: Practice & Homework March 25, 2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By literacola
Gracias chileno!

Gracias chileno!
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 25, 2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By literacola
I believe the phrase you are looking for is ...

I believe the phrase you are looking for is holier-than-thou

It usually refers to the negative description of a self-righteous attitude someone holds.
Forum: Practice & Homework March 25, 2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By literacola
Help Translating oral preentation for school - semi urgent

My name is Sean . I was born in ----, California on August 21, 1988. I have lived in ---- my entire life. I attended elementary school, middle school, and high school in ----, and I am now in my...
Forum: Translations March 18, 2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,962
Posted By literacola
No me importa - it's not important to me No...

No me importa - it's not important to me
No importa - it's not important (nevermind it, it doesn't matter)
Forum: Grammar March 05, 2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,409
Posted By literacola
I think it sounds better in some situations...

I think it sounds better in some situations personally. If someone says "It is the most fun thing in the world" it just sounds bad to my ear. "The funnest thing in the world" sounds much better to me.
Forum: Translations March 03, 2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,824
Posted By literacola
- absence - ausencia (noun), ausente (adj), or...

- absence - ausencia (noun), ausente (adj), or falta (noun)

Ella ha estado ausente toda la semana.
Ella tiene demasiadas ausencias.
Ella tiene demasiadas faltas.


- unexcused - ausencia no...
Forum: Translations March 02, 2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,293
Posted By literacola
which would translate as "By not having school"...

which would translate as "By not having school" ?
Forum: Suggestions & Feedback February 27, 2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,605
Posted By literacola
I think out of those five, the third and fourth...

I think out of those five, the third and fourth look the best. I would prefer the fourth over the third though, as bright red always reminds me of advertising for some reason.
Forum: General Chat February 25, 2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,177
Posted By literacola
Crotalito, my skype ID is blackwrx.

Crotalito, my skype ID is blackwrx.
Forum: Practice & Homework February 25, 2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By literacola
Generally, where can you find the list of food in...

Generally, where can you find the list of food in a restaurant? (think of something that has a list of food on it)
Forum: General Chat February 25, 2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,177
Posted By literacola
Thank you David, I did not even know that was an...

Thank you David, I did not even know that was an option.
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