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Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 04:53 AM
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Posted By Rusty
No hay de qué.

No hay de qué.
Forum: Grammar November 14, 2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Rusty
The conjunction just prior to 'tengan' should not...

The conjunction just prior to 'tengan' should not be there.

The verb prohibir is a verb of influence and, therefore, requires the subjunctive mood in the 'que' clause. Whenever someone tries to...
Forum: Translations November 12, 2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Rusty
That's OK, but 'rules in our favor' or 'agrees...

That's OK, but 'rules in our favor' or 'agrees with us' may be better.
Forum: Vocabulary November 12, 2018, 02:47 AM
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Views: 90
Posted By Rusty
There's very little difference. I believe...

There's very little difference. I believe bordered would be used more often.
Forum: Vocabulary November 12, 2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Rusty
As I said, I've never used it. It appears to be...

As I said, I've never used it. It appears to be popular, doing a search, but I don't hear it very often in my region.
'set ... on' appears to be the same as 'sic ... on'.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 11, 2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Rusty
It seems you can use lisiado. This describes...

It seems you can use lisiado. This describes psychological impairment as well as physical damage/impairment. Another word might be 'paranoide' or 'paranoico'.
Or you can spell it out-"won't...
Forum: Vocabulary November 11, 2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Rusty
sic the dog on someone -or- sick the dog on...

sic the dog on someone
-or-
sick the dog on someone

The first spelling is recommended, but both are seen. The verb sic means "command to chase or attack, especially as a command to a dog." We...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 09, 2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Rusty
This could be translated a couple of other ways,...

This could be translated a couple of other ways, since 'gaining ground' may not be what the author intended.
With a little more context, we might translate it as 'Venice is reclaiming lands from the...
Forum: Translations November 08, 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Rusty
Good job! Just a few changes needed. "con...

Good job!
Just a few changes needed.

"con un devoto, Mujer" needs no comma, no capitalization, and needs to use an adjective, instead of a noun, and it needs to agree in gender with a female it...
Forum: Grammar November 06, 2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Rusty
The infinitive is being used as a noun. The...

The infinitive is being used as a noun. The English equivalent is the gerund, which ends in -ing, not to be confused with the present participle used in "I'm traveling tomorrow." The present...
Forum: Translations November 04, 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Rusty
Improvements to the English text: Decent,...

Improvements to the English text:

Decent, hard-working 34yo man, European, non-smoker/non-drinker,
wants to build a family based on traditional Christian values with a devout,
family-oriented...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 04, 2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Rusty
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Forum: Vocabulary November 04, 2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Rusty
A phrasal verb is a structure consisting of at...

A phrasal verb is a structure consisting of at least two verb forms, one conjugated and the other non-finite (an infinitive, a gerundio (present participle) or a past participle). Verbal periphrasis...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 03, 2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Rusty
Daylights used to be slang for 'the eyes'. This...

Daylights used to be slang for 'the eyes'. This came to mean 'the vital senses' over time.

We say 'beat' or 'scare' the living daylights out of someone.
When we use 'beat', we are talking about...
Forum: Grammar November 01, 2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By Rusty
Para mí, no está bien clara la duda que tienes....

Para mí, no está bien clara la duda que tienes. Entiendo que puedes distinguir el uso de las dos palabras, porque eres hispanohablante nativa, pero parece que estás diciendo que no entiendes las...
Forum: Translations October 31, 2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By Rusty
You're inquiring after a set phrase, which will...

You're inquiring after a set phrase, which will always be difficult to understand. Like idiomatic expressions, set phrases don't necessarily have a word-for-word explanation/translation.

Reducing...
Forum: Grammar October 30, 2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Rusty
Only the first letter of the first word, and the...

Only the first letter of the first word, and the first letter of proper nouns, are capitalized for titles in Spanish.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 28, 2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Rusty
Usernames with written accents can be a bit...

Usernames with written accents can be a bit troublesome to provide during signup, and there is a difference between using mas and más, al lector culto.
So even though 'topmost' would contain the...
Forum: Grammar October 26, 2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Rusty
Have a look here...

Have a look here (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=10150&highlight=santo).
Forum: Translations October 23, 2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Rusty
She didn't say it, but "Estoy pelado" means "I'm...

She didn't say it, but "Estoy pelado" means "I'm naked," and having no 'lana' on one's person is what makes the phrase understood as "I'm without money." The phrase is used in Spain.
Forum: Vocabulary October 22, 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Rusty
cinco dólares exactos cinco dólares cerrados

cinco dólares exactos
cinco dólares cerrados
Forum: Translations October 22, 2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By Rusty
Since the dream of the island seems to be a...

Since the dream of the island seems to be a pleasant one, only 'recur', 'frequent', 'remain with' or 'linger' would be good interpretations. Haunt may have meant something more in the mid-19th...
Forum: Grammar October 22, 2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By Rusty
Es ejemplo de léismo que se usa habitualmente...

Es ejemplo de léismo que se usa habitualmente (http://lema.rae.es/dpd/srv/search?id=DRC2Ny6YAD6yEoSWaX). Échale un vistazo qué dice la parte 4.f.
Forum: Translations October 21, 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By Rusty
I believe the person here is saying that they'll...

I believe the person here is saying that they'll need to set/make (calendar in) some time that is mutually agreeable (a good time for both parties) for catching up when the other returns.
You're...
Forum: Vocabulary October 20, 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Rusty
You're correct that 'break in' doesn't take an...

You're correct that 'break in' doesn't take an object. This phrasal verb also has two other meanings.
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