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Forum: Grammar August 12, 2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Rusty
The direct object in your first sentence is 'a...

The direct object in your first sentence is 'a papá' (the preposition 'a' is necessary when the direct object is a person).
It is OK to add a direct object pronoun to your sentence (it is redundant,...
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By Rusty
I just noticed something. You were essentially...

I just noticed something.
You were essentially asking if it's OK to introduce a redundant pronoun that references the direct object. This is certainly allowed.

When the verb takes a direct...
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By Rusty
The verb acompañar takes a direct object. If the...

The verb acompañar takes a direct object. If the direct object is a person, a personal 'a' precedes it.
You should not introduce an indirect object pronoun, since there isn't an indirect object.
...
Forum: Grammar August 09, 2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 65
Posted By Rusty
The phrase is tomarla con alguien. As Alec points...

The phrase is tomarla con alguien. As Alec points out, it means 'to have it in for somebody.'
The English translation given in the original post is incorrect.
Forum: General Chat August 07, 2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Rusty
Glad you were able to find it again. I found...

Glad you were able to find it again.
I found other sites that had audio books. Some highlighted the word being read. Others had the story in both Spanish and English (read in Spanish). My search was...
Forum: Grammar August 06, 2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By Rusty
Yes, it is correct.

Yes, it is correct.
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By Rusty
The preposition precedes the interrogative.

The preposition precedes the interrogative.
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 97
Posted By Rusty
I like both of the translations Alec gave better...

I like both of the translations Alec gave better than the "un-Spanish" one found in the book, to be sure, and I see why some confusion could arise (since 'foot' and other wording seemed out of place).
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 97
Posted By Rusty
tranquilidad (tranquility, peace, calm, serenity)...

tranquilidad (tranquility, peace, calm, serenity)
This is repeated in the sentence using the pronoun la, after como, when an example of serenity is then provided.
como la del pie (like when one's...
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 97
Posted By Rusty
The original sentence makes sense, and contains...

The original sentence makes sense, and contains correct grammar.
What part of the sentence don't you understand?
Forum: Grammar August 04, 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Rusty
I agree that vámonos is commonly used, but this...

I agree that vámonos is commonly used, but this particular verb doesn't adhere to the normal rules (check out this post (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?p=30158) for more information).
Forum: Introductions August 04, 2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros, Mark!

¡Bienvenido a los foros, Mark!
Forum: Grammar August 02, 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Rusty
When suffixing the first-person plural reflexive...

When suffixing the first-person plural reflexive pronoun to the imperative, the 's' is dropped from the first-person plural ending.
A similar rule exists for the second-person imperative of a...
Forum: Grammar July 31, 2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Rusty
'Cerveza gratis' is the only way to say 'free...

'Cerveza gratis' is the only way to say 'free beer' (as in free of charge), as the thread title suggests.
Did you have another meaning in mind?
Forum: Grammar July 29, 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By Rusty
This is a set phrase. It is rendered as pasárselo...

This is a set phrase. It is rendered as pasárselo in Spain, by the way.
Just use the phrase as you hear it used, with the meaning as explained.

Lexical pronouns carry a pragmatic meaning instead...
Forum: Vocabulary July 25, 2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,465
Posted By Rusty
'Tome' is English, which entered our lexicon from...

'Tome' is English, which entered our lexicon from the French language. They got their word from the Latin 'tomus,' which came from Greek.

The Spanish word is 'tomo.' As explained earlier (13 years...
Forum: Grammar July 23, 2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Rusty
The sentences in question are using the 'ir + a +...

The sentences in question are using the 'ir + a + infinitivo (el infinitivo del verbo principal)' structure and the pronoun 'se' is tied to the verbo principal.
So, the question is whether quedarse,...
Forum: Grammar July 23, 2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By Rusty
Estaban sentados = they were seated However,...

Estaban sentados = they were seated
However, another way to say that in English (conveying the same idea) is 'they were sitting'. That's what the translator chose to do, apparently. You are both...
Forum: Grammar July 20, 2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Rusty
@poli While it's true that we may choose to...

@poli
While it's true that we may choose to personify a pet, and use a personal 'a' to introduce a personified direct object, the dog in your sentence is the indirect object, introduced with the...
Forum: Vocabulary July 18, 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Rusty
In every case I can think of, the two-word phrase...

In every case I can think of, the two-word phrase is a synonym of very (substitute extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, tremendously, immensely, really, truly, to a great extent/degree,...
Forum: Translations July 17, 2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Rusty
These translations are easily found on the...

These translations are easily found on the internet, but post what you find and we'll confirm or provide you with a suitable translation.
Forum: Grammar July 14, 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By Rusty
They (impersonal they, no real antecedent is...

They (impersonal they, no real antecedent is needed, singular or plural) are going to hear the confession of prisoner number nine.
Forum: Grammar July 14, 2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By Rusty
plural, impersonal reference (they, he that is,...

plural, impersonal reference (they, he that is, or those that are, receiving the confession)
(the same impersonal reference appears in 'la vida le han de quitar' = 'they're going to take his life')...
Forum: Grammar July 14, 2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By Rusty
Hágase tu voluntad. = Thy will be done....

Hágase tu voluntad. = Thy will be done. (third-person impersonal reference)
(Que) Dios bendiga = (May) God bless (third-person reference, subjunctive mood)
Forum: Translations July 11, 2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By Rusty
Context should make it clear. In the absence of...

Context should make it clear.
In the absence of clarifying context, use other wording.
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