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Forum: Grammar December 14, 2019, 02:40 AM
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Posted By Tyrn
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Grammar December 13, 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Tyrn
El gato me silbó

Hi,

I've been trying to translate the cat hissed at me by means of various online sources. The subj is the only half-decent translation I got (all the rest were blatant abominations). Is it really...
Forum: Grammar December 13, 2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Tyrn
Nothing really out of the ordinary or...

Nothing really out of the ordinary or counterintuitive. Except for the curious status of hay (something twice irregular).
Forum: Grammar December 12, 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Tyrn
By the way, what is hay? Apparently, it is not a...

By the way, what is hay? Apparently, it is not a verb. How can it be conjugated?
Forum: Grammar December 12, 2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Tyrn
Hubo risas. Hubo una respuesta, pero Ben no...

Hubo risas.

Hubo una respuesta, pero Ben no llegó a descifrarla.

Al principio, mientras el viento estuvo a su espalda, no hubo demasiado problema; por el contrario, hasta parecía ayudarlo a...
Forum: Grammar December 10, 2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Tyrn
Hay (present and past)

Hi,

Hay means there is, or there are.

I've seen both hubo and había as there was. Have I got it right?

Había as Imperfect, looks natural; hubo, not quite.

Does solitary hubo mean there...
Forum: Vocabulary December 10, 2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! To poli: It isn't Cleopatra,...

Thanks!

To poli:

It isn't Cleopatra, it's Coleoptera (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetle).
Forum: Vocabulary December 09, 2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By Tyrn
Escarabajo

Hi,

Today I've learned that any Coleoptera bug es un escarabajo. Is there a way to pinpoint the specific way of life? I mean, making balls of dung for a living? Escarabajo de mierda is my first...
Forum: Grammar December 09, 2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Tyrn
I've read carefully Angelica's suggestions. ...

I've read carefully Angelica's suggestions.

Every sentence of hers has been made of Present + Present Subjunctive, if I am not mistaken.

Rusty suggests also Past + Imperfect Subjunctive.

Is...
Forum: Grammar December 04, 2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Tyrn
Mastering conditional and subjunctive

Hi,

How am I supposed to learn building subjunctive clauses in Spanish with confidence? On the surface, it's pretty much like English. However, I'm virtually helpless when it comes to making it on...
Forum: Grammar December 01, 2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Grammar November 30, 2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Tyrn
In It's all the same for me one cannot replace it...

In It's all the same for me one cannot replace it with even so :)
Forum: Grammar November 30, 2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Tyrn
Soportar vs aguantar

Hi,

These two verbs are pretty similar in meaning. Is there a clear and concise way to separate connotations? Some expressions, for instance, where these verbs are not interchangeable.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 28, 2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,035
Posted By Tyrn
Antes de lo que se tarda en decir amén

Hi,

I guess it's something like "before he could say Jack Robinson". What does it mean literally?
Forum: Grammar November 27, 2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! Priceless.

Thanks! Priceless.
Forum: Grammar November 26, 2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Tyrn
Que disfrutes de tus vacaciones

Hi,

In the English original the subject looks like Enjoy
your summer vacation.

Conjunction tables also look like this:

que (yo) disfrute
que (tú) disfrutes
que (él) disfrute
Forum: Grammar October 18, 2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By Tyrn
¿Tú haces cosas para tu jefe?

This is a thread from Duolingo:

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31481500

It starts with jokes, quite naturally, because doing things sounds vaguely suggestive in English. It remains unclear...
Forum: Grammar October 14, 2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! Two (my very own) typos in a row, then....

Thanks! Two (my very own) typos in a row, then. (It) happens :o
Forum: Grammar October 13, 2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Tyrn
Acuidar

Hi,

There are two sentences, with translation:

Nadie acuidó a ayudarlo.
No one came to help.

¿Era posible que nadie acuidese en su ayuda? ¿Nadie en absoluto?
Was it possible that no one...
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Tyrn
There is also a very expressive verb gatear :p

There is also a very expressive verb gatear :p
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! The meaning is obvious, usually. Except...

Thanks! The meaning is obvious, usually. Except for a gatas :) . Do they mean cats?
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Tyrn
So the family is wider than I expected :) ...

So the family is wider than I expected :)

Another, more specific question:

a oscuras

What is a and what is -as?
Forum: Grammar August 09, 2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Tyrn
A oscuras, a tientas, etcétera

Hi,

I've got a growing collection of such use cases:

a oscuras
a tientas
a ciegas
a cuestas
a medias
Forum: Grammar August 09, 2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Tyrn
Something like that, yes. Thanks!

Something like that, yes. Thanks!
Forum: Grammar August 09, 2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Tyrn
La before a verb

Hi,

Y en mi ciudad natal había unos tíos que la tomaban siempre conmigo.

And there were these fellows in my home town who used to take after me pretty regularly.

Lexicalized pronoun again?...
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