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Forum: Practice & Homework March 03, 2021, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Rusty
Hay sitios web que ofrecen resultados de...

Hay sitios web que ofrecen resultados de encuestas que hacen las mismas preguntas. Quizás te sean de alguna ayuda.

Échale un vistazo aquí...
Forum: Grammar March 02, 2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By Rusty
reconociste That que is a conjunction or a...

reconociste

That que is a conjunction or a relative pronoun (notice there's no accent mark, which it should have if it were an interrogative pronoun).

This phrase would usually be asked to...
Forum: Vocabulary February 24, 2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Rusty
Yes, but 'hook into the power grid (power...

Yes, but 'hook into the power grid (power distribution network) illegally'.
Forum: Translations February 24, 2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By Rusty
Buscas la diferencia entre 'bien conocido' y...

Buscas la diferencia entre 'bien conocido' y 'bien sabido'.
La última es una frase hecha con signifcado de 'a well-known fact'.
Se usa más 'bien sabido' porque se refiere a una cosa/hecha que ya...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 23, 2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Rusty
creerse = believe, think (consider oneself) ...

creerse = believe, think (consider oneself)
creer = think, believe (suppose)

The pronominal form is correct, as far as I understand the sentence you wrote in the title.

They think they own...
Forum: Vocabulary February 21, 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Rusty
tie, necktie = corbata bow tie (two words) =...

tie, necktie = corbata
bow tie (two words) = corbata de lazo, corbata de moño (moño understood in context), corbatín, pajarita

anudarse la corbata
hacer nudo de corbata
atar la corbata
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 18, 2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Rusty
I'm uncertain what your question was, but "Suerte...

I'm uncertain what your question was, but "Suerte que ..." means "It's a good thing ..." ("it's lucky ...").
It is the shortened form of "Qué suerte que ..."
Forum: Vocabulary February 13, 2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Rusty
Cartero/a is listed in all dictionaries I consult...

Cartero/a is listed in all dictionaries I consult as the term for a postman/postwoman (postlady) (AmE: mailman/mailwoman) or a post/mail/letter carrier.

I also know that cartera is a bag or item...
Forum: Vocabulary February 10, 2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Rusty
power theft electricity theft ...

power theft
electricity theft
electricity/power tapping
pilferage of power/electricity
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 10, 2021, 11:47 AM
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Views: 177
Posted By Rusty
This phrase is not used in Latin America.

This phrase is not used in Latin America.
Forum: Grammar February 08, 2021, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Rusty
Glad to have been of some help.

Glad to have been of some help.
Forum: Grammar February 06, 2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Rusty
It depends on where you live. In Spain,...

It depends on where you live.

In Spain, where the second-person plural subject pronoun 'vosotros' is used, it is expected that you'll also use the second-person plural direct object pronoun 'os.'...
Forum: Grammar February 04, 2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Rusty
The usages of 'se' are varied. Rather than...

The usages of 'se' are varied. Rather than discuss all of the different uses, which can be found here in the forums or elsewhere online, I'll simply identify the two usages employed in the clauses...
Forum: Grammar February 02, 2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Rusty
The model for the structure in question is...

The model for the structure in question is quitarle algo a alguien.
It means take something (away) from someone.

The 'something' is the direct object. This object is taken 'from someone,' which...
Forum: Grammar January 28, 2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Rusty
I agree that we do it all the time, and so...

I agree that we do it all the time, and so documented that fact.
I also stated that when we think we're commanding ourselves, we are actually using a second-person form (as we would normally...
Forum: Grammar January 28, 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Rusty
Technically, you're talking about giving a...

Technically, you're talking about giving a command to yourself. There is NO way to command yourself in English or in Spanish.

The way we get around this limitation is to write the command as if it...
Forum: Vocabulary January 28, 2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Rusty
Yes, but it would be rare to hear it said.

Yes, but it would be rare to hear it said.
Forum: Grammar January 25, 2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Rusty
Here's a good explanation...

Here's a good explanation (https://www.elcastellano.org/cecilia-monsalve-6).
Forum: Grammar January 16, 2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By Rusty
El verbo 'imaginarse' es pronominal. En tu...

El verbo 'imaginarse' es pronominal.

En tu ejemplo, 'imaginarse' quiere decir 'creer probable'.
Forum: Grammar January 14, 2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Rusty
(y) cito ... fin de (la) cita comienzo de...

(y) cito ... fin de (la) cita

comienzo de cita ...
Forum: Grammar January 14, 2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Rusty
Glad to have been of some help.

Glad to have been of some help.
Forum: Grammar January 13, 2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Rusty
You're dealing with the phrase lo que fuera que...

You're dealing with the phrase lo que fuera que ocurriese.
The subjunctive is called for because of uncertainty; something that was about to happen (in the future) is the topic of discussion in the...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 30, 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By Rusty
You'll find the answer to your question here...

You'll find the answer to your question here (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=6972) or here (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=7506).
Forum: Grammar December 21, 2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,301
Posted By Rusty
Hi David, we'll need more context than what...

Hi David, we'll need more context than what you've provided in order to fully answer your question, but I can explain a few things about the verb that was used in the fragment you posted.

The verb...
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,390
Posted By Rusty
The meanings I provided are from dictionaries...

The meanings I provided are from dictionaries that I consult. They don't seem to square with what you're asking.

In English, squatting is not a crime, unless it is done on someone else's property...
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