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Forum: Vocabulary November 04, 2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Rusty
The diminutive goes on the noun in this case. ...

The diminutive goes on the noun in this case.
Diminutives can be tacked onto nouns, adjectives, adverbs and proper names, but not verbs.
Forum: Grammar November 01, 2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Rusty
When discussing something of a private matter or...

When discussing something of a private matter or 'top secret', both phrases could mean the same thing. However, the well-known phrase is the latter.

If you're talking about something that is only...
Forum: Introductions November 01, 2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By Rusty
One 'p' in 'aprendiendo'. ;) Good to meet...

One 'p' in 'aprendiendo'. ;)

Good to meet you! Have fun here.
Forum: Grammar November 01, 2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By Rusty
Yes, it may be confusing that improper grammar is...

Yes, it may be confusing that improper grammar is accepted, but poor English is readily accepted, too (like saying 'me and my friend' instead of 'my friend and I'). You should certainly learn the...
Forum: Grammar October 31, 2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By Rusty
The second statement is correctly used. 'La...

The second statement is correctly used. 'La respuesta' is the direct object of 'decir' and 'le' is the indirect object pronoun for 'a él', which apparently didn't need to be said because the persons...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 31, 2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By Rusty
'Parar(le) bola(s)' is an expression meaning...

'Parar(le) bola(s)' is an expression meaning 'prestar atención', and it's used in a few other countries besides Colombia.
Forum: Grammar October 28, 2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Rusty
When asking a question, the verb is always in the...

When asking a question, the verb is always in the indicative.
Forum: Introductions October 24, 2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums, Ryan!

Welcome to the forums, Ryan!
Forum: Introductions October 19, 2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Hi!
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Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums!

Welcome to the forums!
Forum: Practice & Homework October 19, 2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Rusty
Hmm. Yes, it is, but I throw /v/ completely out,...

Hmm. Yes, it is, but I throw /v/ completely out, since there is no /v/ sound in Spanish. Focus on the /b/ sound (voiced bilabial stop) and then say the same thing with slightly parted lips (voiced...
Forum: Practice & Homework October 19, 2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Rusty
The two words in the recording are clear. Your...

The two words in the recording are clear. Your pronunciation of the word 'jabón' is more clear than 'saber', but both will be understood. :thumbsup:
Forum: Practice & Homework October 19, 2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Rusty
It's still a little weak (your lips need to be...

It's still a little weak (your lips need to be closer together), but will be understood.
Forum: Practice & Homework October 19, 2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Rusty
Your β in 'saber' is closer, but it still needs...

Your β in 'saber' is closer, but it still needs to be a bit stronger. Touch lips first, then slightly part them. Don't let your lip fall into your mouth.

In addition to the video I linked to,...
Forum: Practice & Homework October 19, 2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Rusty
Your intervocal β sound is a little too soft. ...

Your intervocal β sound is a little too soft.
Your lips should not touch each other, which I believe you're doing, but they can't be too far apart. Say 'b', touching your lips together. Then part...
Forum: Grammar October 18, 2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By Rusty
The important thing to grasp here is that 'se'...

The important thing to grasp here is that 'se' replaces 'le' or 'les' when a second pronoun starting with 'l' immediately follows, to avoid cacophony. The pronoun 'se' will always appear prior to the...
Forum: Introductions October 18, 2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros! En vez de 'ese', ¿qué...

¡Bienvenido a los foros!
En vez de 'ese', ¿qué querías decir?
Forum: Practice & Homework October 17, 2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Rusty
/ˈbeɾðe/ The only thing I noticed was that...

/ˈbeɾðe/

The only thing I noticed was that you didn't use the same vowel sound in both syllables. The unstressed 'e' sounds the same as the stressed 'e' in Spanish (unlike Russian).
Forum: Practice & Homework October 17, 2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Rusty
Very good.

Very good.
Forum: Practice & Homework October 17, 2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Rusty
The soft 'r' in Russian isn't like the clipped...

The soft 'r' in Russian isn't like the clipped 'r' of Spanish, but you correctly pronounced the clipped 'r' in your recording. Use the Russian soft 'r' sound when saying words like 'tres', 'verde'...
Forum: Practice & Homework October 17, 2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Rusty
A single 'r' between vowels is clipped. It is...

A single 'r' between vowels is clipped. It is rolled, otherwise.
A Spanish speaker will understand you just fine, provided you roll the 'r' when it isn't between vowels and that you always roll the...
Forum: Practice & Homework October 17, 2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums! Your pronunciation of...

Welcome to the forums!
Your pronunciation of both consonants is good.
Forum: Translations October 17, 2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Rusty
I would use these phrases as indicated and not...

I would use these phrases as indicated and not try a single translation for both.
Forum: Vocabulary October 16, 2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Rusty
From dictionary.com: nurturer someone who...

From dictionary.com:

nurturer
someone who nurtures (educates, trains; rears, brings up)
someone who/something that feeds and protects their offspring
someone who supports and encourages (during...
Forum: Translations October 15, 2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Rusty
You're welcome! We're here if you have...

You're welcome!
We're here if you have questions.
Forum: Translations October 15, 2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Rusty
I'm glad you want to reach out to students and...

I'm glad you want to reach out to students and families that speak Spanish, but can say without reservation that you'll be quite frustrated when you don't have the correct words to use and when you...
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