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Forum: Grammar May 25, 2020, 02:23 PM
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Posted By poli
This is just a way of saying that they are...

This is just a way of saying that they are soliciting an employee or they have an open position (puesto abierto).
Forum: Grammar May 20, 2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By poli
If you mean, I spent a week at the beach with my...

If you mean, I spent a week at the beach with my family you can use fuí por una semana a la playa con... More often you would say pasé una semana a la playa con mi familia.
Forum: Culture May 14, 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By poli
Angelica, thank you for the time you spent in...

Angelica, thank you for the time you spent in explaining this.
Forum: Culture May 13, 2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By poli
Wow, was my info wrong, but, back to Tyrn's...

Wow, was my info wrong, but, back to Tyrn's question, does the modernization of Castilian in the late 1400's the reason for its simple spelling rules?
Forum: Culture May 12, 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By poli
I thought that it was Nebrija who created the...

I thought that it was Nebrija who created the first Castilian dictionary, and put Spanish grammar down on paper in the late 1400's. I thought the language was used by the people for centuries, but...
Forum: Culture May 12, 2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By poli
In comparison to English and French, written...

In comparison to English and French, written Spanish is new. I believe that Spanish as a written language is about 500 years old. Prior to that, written language was in Latin or Arabic depending on...
Forum: Translations May 11, 2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By poli
No hay de qué. La situación está grave por...

No hay de qué.

La situación está grave por el virus en la área metropolitana de Nueva York con las cifras de muertos aumentando por 250 o más diariamente.

He estudiado como seis años el...
Forum: Vocabulary May 11, 2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By poli
In the back of my head I always thought that...

In the back of my head I always thought that azulejos were blue and white tiles, but they can be any color I guess.
Forum: Translations May 10, 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By poli
A native speaker may have another response, but I...

A native speaker may have another response, but I believe this is correct. A native speaker will correct me if I'm wrong. If there is no correction in a short while, assume that my answer is correct.
Forum: Grammar May 10, 2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By poli
This may help. As a command you can say, be...

This may help.
As a command you can say, be confident!
A suitable answer may be, how do be confident?
Forum: Vocabulary May 09, 2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By poli
I had to look that up, because on the North...

I had to look that up, because on the North American side of the Atlantic a rawl plug is called a molly.

I think I have seen certain candies called tarugos, almost like a nugget or clump in...
Forum: Grammar May 05, 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By poli
Angelica, I just realized that my answer had a...

Angelica, I just realized that my answer had a typographical error. In case you didn't catch my error, the correct word is nincompoop.
Forum: Vocabulary May 04, 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By poli
Stopper

... as in drain stopper. I have used tapón, but is tarugo the better?
Forum: Vocabulary May 01, 2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By poli
Oh. Now I'm thinking baldosas are more likely to...

Oh. Now I'm thinking baldosas are more likely to be very durable like stone flooring and lozas are thinner perhaps made of vinyl.
Forum: Grammar May 01, 2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By poli
I never heard of the term NEET . Ninny is an...

I never heard of the term NEET . Ninny is an older term coincidentially related NEET. I think ninny comes from nincompoot ( una persona incapaz) .
Forum: Vocabulary May 01, 2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By poli
Floor tile

Is the Spanish word teja, or does that usually refer to roof tiles?
Forum: Vocabulary April 29, 2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By poli
Thanks very much for your help. A centro de...

Thanks very much for your help. A centro de acopios is a collection site in USA.
Forum: Vocabulary April 29, 2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By poli
Centro de acopio/abastos

Do they both refer to warehouses or markets?
Forum: Grammar April 28, 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By poli
I don't think the word order in the case of...

I don't think the word order in the case of estuve en Madrid dos meses/ estuve dos meses en Madrid. Here's why: Substitute the verb pasar (I believe would be a more common usage) for estar and you...
Forum: Vocabulary April 28, 2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By poli
Presumir/fachendista

As far as I can tell from dictionary research, presumir means to show off and fachendista is the noun, show-off. I present this to the forum, because to show off has several meanings, and the...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 23, 2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 888
Posted By poli
To get away with

¿salir con? It doesn't sound right to me. Is this the term?
Forum: Vocabulary April 22, 2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By poli
Thanks. Some of those images are what I would...

Thanks. Some of those images are what I would call biombo, but now I see that a biombo is a mampara with hinges.
Forum: Vocabulary April 21, 2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By poli
Mampara

I have read this term used for pantallas plásticas that are used to protect us from contagions. Is this a common term?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 20, 2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By poli
Yes, a conjugated verb following dondequiera...

Yes, a conjugated verb following dondequiera takes the subjunctive.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 20, 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By poli
Perhaps the translator picked up the meaning as:...

Perhaps the translator picked up the meaning as: there, where they used to go.
Certainly, in that case, the subjunctive would not be used.
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