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Forum: Grammar Today, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Rusty
Although the stressed syllable is different in...

Although the stressed syllable is different in the plural, very few seem to know why. It's simply because this is an exception to the rule. There are only a handful...
Forum: Grammar Today, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 39
Posted By Rusty
All I was saying was that 'a que' indicates...

All I was saying was that 'a que' indicates you'll do something when something else occurs. If it's understood what you'll do, there's no need to supply that information.
Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 39
Posted By Rusty
Quick and easy rule: If you hope that something...

Quick and easy rule:
If you hope that something happens, use esperar que.
If you're waiting for something to happen before performing some action, use esperar a que.

In each sentence you wrote,...
Forum: Vocabulary Yesterday, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 65
Posted By Rusty
Note that cuesta arriba is an adverb, while...

Note that cuesta arriba is an adverb, while cuesta ascendiente or pendiente ascendiente is a noun modified by an adjective. The adverb means 'uphill'. The noun+adjective pair means 'upward slope'....
Forum: Vocabulary May 30, 2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By Rusty
'Migrant' is the basic word here. Hyponyms...

'Migrant' is the basic word here.

Hyponyms of migrant:
immigrant
emigrant
Forum: Grammar May 30, 2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Rusty
Estar a is used in a variety of expressions. For...

Estar a is used in a variety of expressions. For the particular usage in question, it means 'we are at 2 degrees below zero'.
Forum: Practice & Homework May 28, 2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Rusty
There are quite a number of things that need...

There are quite a number of things that need fixed, and it will require reasoning and work on your part to make things right. We are a community of Spanish learners and will not just give you a...
Forum: Translations May 26, 2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,046
Posted By Rusty
Le encanta = he/she/etc. loves (present tense,...

Le encanta = he/she/etc. loves (present tense, third person singular)
Le encantó = he/she/etc. loved (past tense, third person singular)

In Spanish, tense, person, and number are indicated with...
Forum: Grammar May 21, 2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Rusty
@Angelica: I'm with you as far as never hearing...

@Angelica: I'm with you as far as never hearing it used like this, and was going to write that, but instead I provided the OP with a grammatical reason(one that is apparently used by some folks...
Forum: Grammar May 21, 2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Rusty
It means 'all night' (for the entire night, all...

It means 'all night' (for the entire night, all night long), qualifying/modifying the verb.

When you encounter 'toda la noche' (all night, the entire night), it's being used as a noun or an...
Forum: Grammar May 21, 2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Rusty
It is correct as written and sung. The word in...

It is correct as written and sung. The word in question is being used as an adverb, which is invariable.
Forum: Translations May 19, 2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Rusty
Thanks, Angelica. Semantics fail me sometimes.

Thanks, Angelica. Semantics fail me sometimes.
Forum: Translations May 19, 2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Rusty
¡No hay de qué!

¡No hay de qué!
Forum: Translations May 19, 2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Rusty
Yes, there's often more than one way to say...

Yes, there's often more than one way to say something, in all languages I've studied.

In fact, the standard way to ask in Spanish if someone can walk (has the ability to do so) does not involve...
Forum: Translations May 19, 2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,046
Posted By Rusty
De nada. There are several sites that teach...

De nada.

There are several sites that teach Spanish. There are many tutorial videos.
Resources are many and quite varied.

I don't have any particular recommendation, except that you should...
Forum: Translations May 18, 2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Rusty
Neither of those options would work. You can't...

Neither of those options would work. You can't break up the 'más (*) del que' (more (*) than) structure.
The reason I listed that phrase last is because it was my last choice. Angelica's more...
Forum: Translations May 18, 2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By Rusty
In your last sentence, the problem is two-fold....

In your last sentence, the problem is two-fold. First, the subjunctive mood isn't called for, use the future tense instead (make sure it agrees in number with the direct object. Second, there's no...
Forum: Translations May 17, 2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Rusty
"..., tengo más tiempo del que necesito." "...,...

"..., tengo más tiempo del que necesito."
"..., tengo más tiempo del que puedo gastar."
"..., tengo más tiempo del que sé qué hacer con él."
Forum: Translations May 12, 2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By Rusty
Unas correcciones. :)

Unas correcciones. :)
Forum: Introductions May 09, 2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums, Alma.

Welcome to the forums, Alma.
Forum: Grammar May 04, 2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Rusty
The question is fine the way it is written. ...

The question is fine the way it is written.
It's an open-ended question (can't be answered with a simple 'yes' or 'no'). It asks about how something can be done. In this case, it asks, "How does a...
Forum: Translations May 01, 2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,046
Posted By Rusty
I'm pretty certain that Anne likes/loves the text...

I'm pretty certain that Anne likes/loves the text you wrote, that this message wasn't created by her, and that NO reference is being made to you, whatsoever.

The context.reverso.net site you...
Forum: Translations May 01, 2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By Rusty
'Open sand dunes' works just fine. It has the...

'Open sand dunes' works just fine. It has the connotation of a wide expanse of sand.
Forum: Grammar May 01, 2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Rusty
I see that this is being translated literally. A...

I see that this is being translated literally. A 'yes-yes' person would be someone who makes the most of their time, by working and studying throughout the summer vacation. You could say they're...
Forum: Translations May 01, 2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Rusty
These are called a 'camera traps' in English....

These are called a 'camera traps' in English. They are basically cameras that take pictures (some record video) in remote areas, usually triggered by motion detection (some sense heat). They aren't...
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