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Forum: Grammar February 11, 2019, 06:42 PM
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Posted By poli
Both are correct, but they have slightly...

Both are correct, but they have slightly different nuance.

I am delighted that you come to see me implies the you come to see me on a regular basis (weekly, monthly, etc.)

I am delighted with...
Forum: Grammar February 11, 2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By poli
The "a bit" that you used is OK. It just sounds...

The "a bit" that you used is OK. It just sounds a bit British (and east coast USA I suppose).
Forum: Translations February 08, 2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By poli
or you can say, mi intención es facilitar su...

or you can say, mi intención es facilitar su cargo de trabajo
Forum: General Chat February 07, 2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By poli
It seems so rare, like Catalan in Sardinia. I...

It seems so rare, like Catalan in Sardinia. I have read that there is an Italian/Spanish dialect called Lunfardo spoken in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. I have also heard of Portuñol which Wikipedia...
Forum: Vocabulary February 05, 2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By poli
Retache

I have heard this on a Mexican talk show, "al retache" instead of al regresar. Is this commonly used or a peculiarity of the speaker?
Forum: Vocabulary January 29, 2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By poli
Acá aquí

I was under the impression that they have the same meaning but aquí being precisely here while acá is more approximate, but I'm not sure. If they are synonyms is their use determined by region? The...
Forum: General Chat January 28, 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By poli
There's a big Native American population in...

There's a big Native American population in Argentina that has a big influence on the country, and native languages (Quechua and Guaraní among others) are spoken maybe not so much in Buenos Aires ...
Forum: Vocabulary January 24, 2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By poli
An obvious one is casi me choca el coche.

An obvious one is casi me choca el coche.
Forum: Introductions January 21, 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By poli
There are a lot of Spanish and Latin American...

There are a lot of Spanish and Latin American directors who have made great movies. May I suggest you have a look at films by Fernando Trueba, Pedro Almodóvar, Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Saura, Guillermo...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 18, 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By poli
to create quite a stir

to create quite a stir
Forum: Grammar January 14, 2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By poli
Ola almost always refers to sea wave, or...

Ola almost always refers to sea wave, or something that metaphorically refers to sea waves. Onda has more meanings. It may refer to hair waves, microwaves, and sometimes sea waves as in onda marina.
Forum: Culture January 10, 2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 560
Posted By poli
Un artículo sobre "Roma"

Lo encontré interesante que usaron subtítulos para el español hablado en la película, aunque francamente leí los subtítulos también, culopero en mi caso los subtítulos eran en inglés. En general...
Forum: Vocabulary January 07, 2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By poli
Eureka!! Horripilante is the word I was...

Eureka!!
Horripilante is the word I was searching for. It has been driving me crazy. Thank you, Angelica :pinkdaisies:
Forum: Vocabulary January 07, 2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By poli
...ripente

is "ripente" ever used as a suffix in Spanish. I believe I came across it, but cannot recall the word with which it is associated. horroripente???
Forum: Introductions January 01, 2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By poli
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Forum: Translations December 04, 2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By poli
I would use aspira instead of inhala. You are...

I would use aspira instead of inhala. You are more likely to hear valor instead of coraje as a positive term for courage.
Forum: Grammar November 27, 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By poli
No, this sentence does not usually take the...

No, this sentence does not usually take the subjunctive. There may be a situation when the subjunctive is used here, and leave that to native speakers. I could only assume that you can use it if...
Forum: Translations November 26, 2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By poli
Retirar is also commonly used for taking away (as...

Retirar is also commonly used for taking away (as in food from a restaurant) at least in Caribbean Spanish. A lot of times you may hear a waiter or busser ask ¿Puedo retirar los platos?
I assume you...
Forum: Translations November 20, 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By poli
También vale la pena saber que una frase require...

También vale la pena saber que una frase require un sustantivo y un verbo.
Con lo que está pasando en el clima internacional que incluye eventos actuales en Polonia y EEUU, debemos investigar la...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 09, 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By poli
or Venice is winning the battle against sea...

or Venice is winning the battle against sea erosion.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 07, 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By poli
Venice is gaining ground in its battle with...

Venice is gaining ground in its battle with rising tides. Is this true:thinking:?
Forum: Vocabulary November 06, 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By poli
Thanks. I am now assuming that lonja and loncha...

Thanks. I am now assuming that lonja and loncha are used most commonly in Spain.
Forum: Vocabulary November 06, 2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By poli
Rebanada, lonja, loncha

I hear rebanada, but I am not sure about how lonja and loncha are used. Are they regional? Are the terms interchangeable. For instance, can you say lonja de pizza? I suspect you can't. Is it a...
Forum: Grammar November 02, 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By poli
Es una preposición que significa without en...

Es una preposición que significa without en inglés. Es una preposición que tiene que estar seguida por el subjuntivo.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 28, 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By poli
Topmost is superiorísimo, but that requires an...

Topmost is superiorísimo, but that requires an accent mark.
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