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Forum: Vocabulary September 09, 2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By aleCcowaN
Embarrar. Embarrar(se) los calzones --->...

Embarrar.


Embarrar(se) los calzones ---> soiling one's undies


this one, used in some dubbings.
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By aleCcowaN
Son parecidos pero no coinciden un 100%, pues el...

Son parecidos pero no coinciden un 100%, pues el timo incluye hurto mediante engaño, como en el "cuento del tío (https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_cuento_del_t%C3%ADo)", mientras que la estafa puede...
Forum: Grammar September 08, 2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By aleCcowaN
It doesn't say or suggest that at all. That's a...

It doesn't say or suggest that at all. That's a mistake.
What example are you talking about?

Here you have an example of "lo + participio usado como adverbio adjetival"

No importa lo seguido...
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By aleCcowaN
You're right in this case, I think, because than...

You're right in this case, I think, because than is followed by an expression that works as a noun, though it was intended in a sort of contrasting way (would you say "he claims not to own anything...
Forum: Grammar September 07, 2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By aleCcowaN
Lo cortés no quita lo valiente ---> courtesy and...

Lo cortés no quita lo valiente ---> courtesy and courage are not mutually exclusive

Lo pasado, pisado ---> let bygones be bygones

A lo hecho, pecho ---> it's no use crying over spilt milk
Forum: Vocabulary September 06, 2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By aleCcowaN
Un uso común de abarrotar que se me escapó se...

Un uso común de abarrotar que se me escapó se refiere a saturar un mercado con un determinado producto.

Estoy acostumbrado a escuchar en los doblajes latinoamericanos el uso de "tienda de...
Forum: Vocabulary September 06, 2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By aleCcowaN
Exacto: los vagones van/marchan abarrotados,...

Exacto:

los vagones van/marchan abarrotados, y la gente viaja apiñada.

Eso es castellano de España y se usa con distinta frecuencia en otras regiones. En general todos lo entendemos por los...
Forum: Vocabulary September 05, 2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By aleCcowaN
La gente viaja apiñada en el ascensor (unos...

La gente viaja apiñada en el ascensor (unos pegados a los otros, agrupados estrechamente, "como lata de sardinas" diríamos en mi tierra)


El ascensor está abarrotado (lleno de gente agrupada...
Forum: Grammar September 02, 2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By aleCcowaN
The day "es" because it has certain features and...

The day "es" because it has certain features and properties as a whole or as a bottom line and not "está" because because it is or will be temporarily in a certain state.

Espero que hoy sea mejor...
Forum: Grammar August 27, 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By aleCcowaN
Con todos los sustantivos que empiezan con a- o...

Con todos los sustantivos que empiezan con a- o ha- tienes que aprender el género viendo cómo son sus plurales (cambio por tener a tónica al comienzo):


las águilas ---> el águila

las harinas...
Forum: Vocabulary August 25, 2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By aleCcowaN
I hear fuertes, with an f which is pronounced...

I hear fuertes, with an f which is pronounced slightly different to the way I use. But I may understand where does this come from as I often find English speakers who somewhat have come to think that...
Forum: Grammar August 20, 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By aleCcowaN
gorila residente tenista

gorila
residente
tenista
Forum: Vocabulary August 20, 2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By aleCcowaN
atleta amateur deportista amateur deporte...

atleta amateur
deportista amateur
deporte amateur
amateurismo

Aficionado is a bit ambiguous because it both describes the usual sport spectator and the non professional player. It's a word...
Forum: Grammar August 19, 2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By aleCcowaN
No se me ocurre ningún ejemplo de sustantivo que...

No se me ocurre ningún ejemplo de sustantivo que no sea femenino

la impericia
la codicia
la tercia
la delicia
la esencia
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By aleCcowaN
I don't see such difference in commitment, but...

I don't see such difference in commitment, but it's a subjective matter.

Basically the verb cuidar can be used both as a transitive and as an intransitive verb.

transitive---> cuida a su abuela...
Forum: Vocabulary August 11, 2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,165
Posted By aleCcowaN
El logo del sitio contiene esa tilde. El problema...

El logo del sitio contiene esa tilde. El problema es que si se la utiliza en la base de datos puede dar origen a algunos problemas prácticos en Internet.

De todos modos, el uso de sustantivos...
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By aleCcowaN
One of the several meanings of texto is libro de...

One of the several meanings of texto is libro de texto (textbook). Consider one the short for the other.

Libro de texto de gramática is possible but uncommon. "Libro de texto de" is usually...
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By aleCcowaN
Yes, it comes from gato. It's used to suggest "in...

Yes, it comes from gato. It's used to suggest "in a quadruped way".
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By aleCcowaN
a oscuras/obscuras = in the dark I don't...

a oscuras/obscuras = in the dark

I don't know the reason but many of these expressions using adjectives become nouns are plural and feminine:

a ciegas = blindly (literally)
a oscuras

but...
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By aleCcowaN
They are instances of locuciones adverbiales...

They are instances of locuciones adverbiales (adverbial phrases). You could not make them freely.

There are many starting with the preposition a. There are many more constructed in a different...
Forum: Grammar August 09, 2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By aleCcowaN
I don't quite understand what "take after me"...

I don't quite understand what "take after me" means there. I only know it as "to resemble someone or to follow someone's example", but the context suggests something like "to pick at or bull...
Forum: Grammar August 08, 2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By aleCcowaN
camisas azules (azul is an adjective) ...

camisas azules (azul is an adjective)

camisas azul claro (azul is a noun, claro is an adjective which modifies that noun; equivalent to camisas de color azul claro -all the shirts are of the same...
Forum: Grammar August 07, 2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By aleCcowaN
The original text is "Rich felt like he was doing...

The original text is "Rich felt like he was doing pretty well until the vomiting started"

Again, problems with the translation. Arreglárselas implies Rich is the agent in a wide variety of...
Forum: Grammar August 06, 2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By aleCcowaN
Another instance of lexicalized pronouns ...

Another instance of lexicalized pronouns

arreglárselas = cope, manage, get by (without any aid)
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By aleCcowaN
The text is from a translation of the novel It by...

The text is from a translation of the novel It by Stephen King, which original wording is exactly as Tyrn quoted it in the opening post («And it had all happened with the casual ease of slipping into...
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