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Forum: Grammar April 09, 2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By wrholt
There is a good amount of regional variation in...

There is a good amount of regional variation in whether or not native speakers use both formal and informal 2nd-person pronouns and which pronouns they use.

Most people in Spain use "usted" and...
Forum: Grammar April 09, 2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By wrholt
There are many books about Spanish grammar, and...

There are many books about Spanish grammar, and the better ones should discuss object pronouns in general and 3rd person pronouns in some detail. Some of the books are for beginning students, some...
Forum: Grammar April 04, 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By wrholt
"lo" refers to the phrase "(habían sido)...

"lo" refers to the phrase "(habían sido) calculadas", which is what the previous tears were but what the current tears are not.

We could translate this sentence as "If his/her tears of a moment...
Forum: Introductions April 01, 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By wrholt
¡Bienvenido a los foros!

¡Bienvenido a los foros!
Forum: Grammar March 23, 2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By wrholt
There is a potential difference in meaning...

There is a potential difference in meaning depending on whether one uses an article with both nouns or uses only one article.

If the speaker/writer is talking about 2 distinct groups that do not...
Forum: Vocabulary October 20, 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 789
Posted By wrholt
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Grammar October 14, 2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By wrholt
"Se hizo trizas el florero" is an example of...

"Se hizo trizas el florero" is an example of passive "se": it implies that the damage happened by itself or accidentally.



No, "a" would not be used here. Using the preposition "a" before a...
Forum: Grammar September 21, 2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By wrholt
The range of possible meanings for direct object...

The range of possible meanings for direct object and for indirect objects in Spanish is rather broad, and it is different from the range of possible meanings in English. I do not know enough about...
Forum: Grammar July 24, 2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By wrholt
I have met several people from Colombia who...

I have met several people from Colombia who habitually use "usted" to everyone all the time; I have also met several people who habitually use "tú" with some people and "usted" with other people.
...
Forum: Culture May 12, 2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,849
Posted By wrholt
Poli, students who complete undergraduate degrees...

Poli, students who complete undergraduate degrees in Spanish language and literature in US universities start their coursework with a 2-semester class on the history of Spanish literature that covers...
Forum: Translations January 21, 2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By wrholt
Escribes de dos estructuras gramaticales: 1....

Escribes de dos estructuras gramaticales:

1. "<noun A> of <noun B>"
2. "<noun B> <noun A>"

y parece que quieres saber cómo se puede inferir el significado más probable de cada una de las dos...
Forum: Introductions January 20, 2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,958
Posted By wrholt
¡Bienvenido a los foros! Welcome to the forums!

¡Bienvenido a los foros! Welcome to the forums!
Forum: Culture December 24, 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,526
Posted By wrholt
What do you mean when you say "accented letter...

What do you mean when you say "accented letter a"?

If you're referring to the letter "ã" as in the name "João", in Portuguese the "~" marks a nasal diphthong. The nasal diphthongs that are...
Forum: Grammar December 14, 2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By wrholt
As I understand it, sometimes one of them is...

As I understand it, sometimes one of them is possible and the other one is not.

Using your examples, "(yo) podía haberlo hecho ayer" says only that you had the capacity/ability to do it yesterday....
Forum: Grammar December 13, 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By wrholt
The preterite tense differs from all of the other...

The preterite tense differs from all of the other tenses because it always focuses on a single event or on a specific number of discrete events. In the case of "poder", "pude" implies trying and...
Forum: Grammar December 12, 2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By wrholt
Depending on differences in context or in...

Depending on differences in context or in intonation and emphasis, your sentence "you don't eat too much fruit" can mean either "no comes demasiada fruta" or "no comes mucha fruta".
Forum: Introductions December 08, 2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,123
Posted By wrholt
!Bienvenida a los foros! Welcome to the forums!

!Bienvenida a los foros! Welcome to the forums!
Forum: Grammar December 05, 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By wrholt
Encontré este artículo...

Encontré este artículo (https://www.englishgrammar.org/bare-infinitive-2/) sobre el "bare infinitive".
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 25, 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,132
Posted By wrholt
One possibility is: to leave someone in the lurch.

One possibility is: to leave someone in the lurch.
Forum: Vocabulary August 29, 2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,484
Posted By wrholt
For some reason I've always favored a different...

For some reason I've always favored a different method of converting adult human heights: I always convert inches to centimeters (multiply by 2.54 cm/in or divide by .3937 in/cm) or centimeters to...
Forum: Introductions April 19, 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Hi
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Posted By wrholt
Welcome to the forums!

Welcome to the forums!
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 14, 2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,045
Posted By wrholt
Hmm, have I mis-remembered? Maybe. :/

Hmm, have I mis-remembered? Maybe. :/
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 13, 2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,045
Posted By wrholt
Following on Rusty's comments about "kitty": I...

Following on Rusty's comments about "kitty": I know of one other related use in the context of playing a specific card game that I know as "cribbage". This game involves dealing a specified number of...
Forum: Grammar April 13, 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,354
Posted By wrholt
I've done a little bit of searching for examples...

I've done a little bit of searching for examples of both me parece que and no me parece que.

From what I found, I think that me parece que is generally followed by the indicative.

However, no...
Forum: Vocabulary April 12, 2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By wrholt
Without more context, I perceive your examples as...

Without more context, I perceive your examples as referring to a legal process. Your first sentence uses the verb "embargar", and the other sentence uses the noun "embargo".

Some possible...
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