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Forum: Introductions December 07, 2018, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros!

¡Bienvenido a los foros!
Forum: Translations December 04, 2018, 07:05 PM
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Views: 123
Posted By Rusty
Use these together: inhala/exhala Use these...

Use these together: inhala/exhala
Use these together: aspira/espira

expira = die :eek:

Note: Using formal command forms may be more appropriate.
Note: valor may be used instead of coraje....
Forum: Translations December 03, 2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By Rusty
Here...

Here (https://www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/cual-es-el-origen-de-la-frase-me-canso-ganso-que-uso-amlo.html) you'll find the meaning of this frase que rima.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 30, 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Rusty
I suppose there are areas where 'le' might be...

I suppose there are areas where 'le' might be used, but we're dealing with an expression that uses a direct object pronoun (with good reason).
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 30, 2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Rusty
lo que lo/la salva

lo que lo/la salva
Forum: Vocabulary November 27, 2018, 09:40 AM
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Views: 463
Posted By Rusty
vocational training vocational...

vocational training
vocational courses/coursework/classes
trade school
Forum: Vocabulary November 27, 2018, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Rusty
road/street closures closed roads/streets ...

road/street closures
closed roads/streets
blocked off roads/streets
cordoned off roads/streets

A traffic blockage is a traffic jam (atasco). Also embotellamiento (traffic jam, bottleneck).
Forum: Grammar November 19, 2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Rusty
No hay de qué.

No hay de qué.
Forum: Grammar November 14, 2018, 08:04 AM
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Views: 273
Posted By Rusty
The conjunction just prior to 'tengan' should not...

The conjunction just prior to 'tengan' should not be there.

The verb prohibir is a verb of influence and, therefore, requires the subjunctive mood in the 'que' clause. Whenever someone tries to...
Forum: Translations November 12, 2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Rusty
That's OK, but 'rules in our favor' or 'agrees...

That's OK, but 'rules in our favor' or 'agrees with us' may be better.
Forum: Vocabulary November 12, 2018, 02:47 AM
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Views: 136
Posted By Rusty
There's very little difference. I believe...

There's very little difference. I believe bordered would be used more often.
Forum: Vocabulary November 12, 2018, 02:43 AM
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Views: 184
Posted By Rusty
As I said, I've never used it. It appears to be...

As I said, I've never used it. It appears to be popular, doing a search, but I don't hear it very often in my region.
'set ... on' appears to be the same as 'sic ... on'.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 11, 2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Rusty
It seems you can use lisiado. This describes...

It seems you can use lisiado. This describes psychological impairment as well as physical damage/impairment. Another word might be 'paranoide' or 'paranoico'.
Or you can spell it out-"won't...
Forum: Vocabulary November 11, 2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Rusty
sic the dog on someone -or- sick the dog on...

sic the dog on someone
-or-
sick the dog on someone

The first spelling is recommended, but both are seen. The verb sic means "command to chase or attack, especially as a command to a dog." We...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 09, 2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Rusty
This could be translated a couple of other ways,...

This could be translated a couple of other ways, since 'gaining ground' may not be what the author intended.
With a little more context, we might translate it as 'Venice is reclaiming lands from the...
Forum: Translations November 08, 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Rusty
Good job! Just a few changes needed. "con...

Good job!
Just a few changes needed.

"con un devoto, Mujer" needs no comma, no capitalization, and needs to use an adjective, instead of a noun, and it needs to agree in gender with a female it...
Forum: Grammar November 06, 2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Rusty
The infinitive is being used as a noun. The...

The infinitive is being used as a noun. The English equivalent is the gerund, which ends in -ing, not to be confused with the present participle used in "I'm traveling tomorrow." The present...
Forum: Translations November 04, 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Rusty
Improvements to the English text: Decent,...

Improvements to the English text:

Decent, hard-working 34yo man, European, non-smoker/non-drinker,
wants to build a family based on traditional Christian values with a devout,
family-oriented...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 04, 2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Rusty
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Forum: Vocabulary November 04, 2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Rusty
A phrasal verb is a structure consisting of at...

A phrasal verb is a structure consisting of at least two verb forms, one conjugated and the other non-finite (an infinitive, a gerundio (present participle) or a past participle). Verbal periphrasis...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 03, 2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Rusty
Daylights used to be slang for 'the eyes'. This...

Daylights used to be slang for 'the eyes'. This came to mean 'the vital senses' over time.

We say 'beat' or 'scare' the living daylights out of someone.
When we use 'beat', we are talking about...
Forum: Grammar November 01, 2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Rusty
Para mí, no está bien clara la duda que tienes....

Para mí, no está bien clara la duda que tienes. Entiendo que puedes distinguir el uso de las dos palabras, porque eres hispanohablante nativa, pero parece que estás diciendo que no entiendes las...
Forum: Translations October 31, 2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Rusty
You're inquiring after a set phrase, which will...

You're inquiring after a set phrase, which will always be difficult to understand. Like idiomatic expressions, set phrases don't necessarily have a word-for-word explanation/translation.

Reducing...
Forum: Grammar October 30, 2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Rusty
Only the first letter of the first word, and the...

Only the first letter of the first word, and the first letter of proper nouns, are capitalized for titles in Spanish.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 28, 2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Rusty
Usernames with written accents can be a bit...

Usernames with written accents can be a bit troublesome to provide during signup, and there is a difference between using mas and más, al lector culto.
So even though 'topmost' would contain the...
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