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Forum: Grammar August 22, 2021, 05:01 AM
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Posted By Sancho Panther
Definite article before "Español".

When should 'el' precede 'Español' and when is it omitted - and do the same rules apply to the noun "Castellano"? And when should the initial letter be capitalised?
Forum: Vocabulary April 25, 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Sancho Panther
Ten square feet = one square foot x ten. ...

Ten square feet = one square foot x ten.
Whereas ten feet square = ten feet x ten feet.
Forum: Vocabulary April 06, 2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By Sancho Panther
¡Gracias - y sí que lo es - muy del pueblo! ...

¡Gracias - y sí que lo es - muy del pueblo!

Re my first posting here - when my daughter lived in Spain there was a street near her house called 'c/ de jesus Pobre' and we'd agree that it probably...
Forum: Vocabulary April 04, 2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By Sancho Panther
How do you say "The man who lives next-door but...

How do you say "The man who lives next-door but one"? As in "The man who lives next-door but one ¡es más patán que nadie que haya conocido, pero no tiene mala leche!"
Forum: Vocabulary March 26, 2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By Sancho Panther
Mi Padre Pobre / Mi Pobre Padre

I began learning Spanish fifty odd years ago (I'm a slow learner) and I remember reading in one text-book that one of those structures means "My pitiable father" and the other one means "My father...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 15, 2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By Sancho Panther
https://www.barcelona.com/barcelona_directory/monu...

https://www.barcelona.com/barcelona_directory/monuments/manzana_de_la_discordia

Hope this helps!
Forum: Grammar March 13, 2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Sancho Panther
Well yes, that's clarified it a bit so thanks for...

Well yes, that's clarified it a bit so thanks for that. I have copy of Jaques de Bruyne's "Comprehensive Spanish Grammar" (all six hundred + pages of it!); and no mention of my query ay all.

But...
Forum: Grammar March 12, 2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Sancho Panther
What is the rule for the use of a participle as an adjective in lieu of the gerundio?

I refer to a mountain beauty spot near where my daughter used to live in Spain called "El Leon Dormido" which she maintained was incorrect and should be "El León Durmiendo". Can anyone refer me to...
Forum: Vocabulary February 15, 2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By Sancho Panther
I'll just say "Post-woman" - it's easier, and...

I'll just say "Post-woman" - it's easier, and less controversial!
Forum: Vocabulary February 13, 2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By Sancho Panther
My wife is Española - I am English - in...

My wife is Española - I am English - in differences of opinion on matters of Spanish vocabulary/grammar I am not permitted to be right even if I can quote the RAE. She however has the inalienable...
Forum: Vocabulary February 13, 2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By Sancho Panther
The Post-Lady

My wife was half-expecting a letter this morning, I saw the post-lady walk past the window; so I said "Acaba de pasar la cartera". "¿Qué dices? ¿Qué quiere decir 'cartera'? ¡No he oido tal cosa en...
Forum: Vocabulary September 18, 2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By Sancho Panther
An Englishman writes;- "¡No hagas tonterías con...

An Englishman writes;-
"¡No hagas tonterías con pornagrafía, si lo haces te bloquearé permanentemente!".
HTH!
Forum: General Chat September 03, 2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By Sancho Panther
Yes thanks, it came to me yesterday. On UK tv it...

Yes thanks, it came to me yesterday. On UK tv it was shown as "Bombón el Perro". The scene where the naïve "Bombón" has an encounter with a scruffy perra caliente was so 'tenderly romantic' it...
Forum: General Chat September 01, 2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By Sancho Panther
Rarely Seen Film

I remember seeing a brilliantly funny Argentine film donkey's years ago, it was about a pleasant chap who loses his job, I think. He helps a lady whose car has broken down, does some welding I...
Forum: Grammar June 03, 2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
Posted By Sancho Panther
Re-reading that slightly baffled me, surely there...

Re-reading that slightly baffled me, surely there is no ambiguity there; it's "Carácteres" i.e. the same isn't it?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 31, 2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,434
Posted By Sancho Panther
Cross That Bridge When ...

When someone wants to make overly detailed plans for the unforeseeable future we say "Cross your bridges when you get to them!", does Spanish employ "¡Cruce los puentes cuando los llegues!" ¿u otra...
Forum: Vocabulary May 11, 2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,579
Posted By Sancho Panther
Wall tiles are azulejos in Spain. HTH

Wall tiles are azulejos in Spain. HTH
Forum: Grammar April 17, 2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
Posted By Sancho Panther
Acentuation - Stress

A very concise and lucid explanation of where to apply written accents:-

Stress
Stress falls on the last syllable of a word, e.g. comer,
unless the word ends in a vowel, n or s, in which case ...
Forum: General Chat March 29, 2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,439
Posted By Sancho Panther
"Shift yerself you daft woman!", is probably as...

"Shift yerself you daft woman!", is probably as good as owt!

Very common colloquial northern English; = "¡Apartate, tonta!".

Should that be "¡Apártate!"?
Forum: General Chat March 26, 2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,439
Posted By Sancho Panther
¡Gracias! Now I have question - my wife is...

¡Gracias!

Now I have question - my wife is very gregarious - very much a "people" person and when we're on essential shopping trips she occasionally forgets and converses with strangers; what...
Forum: General Chat March 24, 2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,641
Posted By Sancho Panther
Todas las obras de Carlos Ruiz Zafón,...

Todas las obras de Carlos Ruiz Zafón, especialmente "Shadow of the Wind" que leí en el inglés. And for English writers - Robert Goddard, very prolific, not as intense as Zafón but very gripping and...
Forum: Vocabulary March 24, 2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By Sancho Panther
When a Sheila slaps you one - slap 'er back,...

When a Sheila slaps you one - slap 'er back, Blue!

NB, Cobber - I am not Australian!
Forum: General Chat March 24, 2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,439
Posted By Sancho Panther
¡Bienvenidos de nuevo!

¡Cuanto os he echado de menos - creí que habéis desaparecido por siempre!

¡Espero que estéis todos bien en estos tiempos tan difíciles!

God bless and keep us all!

A great way to celebrate my...
Forum: Vocabulary February 08, 2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By Sancho Panther
In the UK we usually say "Disgusted with it",...

In the UK we usually say "Disgusted with it", although "Disgusted by it" probably isn't really wrong, just not widely employed. Whereas "Disgusted to it" makes no sense at all, so really I have to...
Forum: Grammar January 14, 2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,155
Posted By Sancho Panther
Benidorm

My daughter lived there for fourteen years, we visited her there often, but it's only today that I spotted an anomaly - it's spelled without accentuation so according to all my textbooks it should be...
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