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Forum: Grammar August 07, 2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By poli
tomar una decisión is correct, and it corresponds...

tomar una decisión is correct, and it corresponds with to take a decision which is more commonly used in Britain
Forum: Vocabulary August 03, 2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By poli
Thank you. That was very helpful.

Thank you. That was very helpful.
Forum: Vocabulary July 31, 2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By poli
Cristal vs. vidrio

Would you say a store window is made of vidrio or cristal. Is a windshield made of vidrio or crustal. Could someone clarify me the difference between these two words?
Forum: Grammar July 27, 2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By poli
I guess you could use the verb presumir, but...

I guess you could use the verb presumir, but suponer is certain. Señor Livingson, supongo.
Forum: Grammar July 17, 2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By poli
Facilmentese puede decir , no está al alcance de...

Facilmentese puede decir , no está al alcance de nuestro entendimiento.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 16, 2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By poli
Como así

I always thought it meant, like this, but I was told it means, how come? If it is not used in an interrogative form, could it ever meam like this?
Forum: Vocabulary July 16, 2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By poli
I think that's an archaic use of the word...

I think that's an archaic use of the word mayordomo which these days almost always refers to butlers.
Forum: Grammar July 09, 2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By poli
Thank you both!

Thank you both!
Forum: Grammar July 09, 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By poli
Haber+past participle

Is it ever OK to insert another word between haber and the past participle?
Forum: Translations July 06, 2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By poli
It looks like with the whole heel on the gas...

It looks like with the whole heel on the gas pedal. Because taco means different things in different countries, my guess it that it is a Colombian term not use in many other places.
Forum: Grammar July 02, 2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By poli
There's lots, and many start with the letter P....

There's lots, and many start with the letter P. Pillar, pifiar, pinchar, apañar. I have heard hacer una comprita:rolleyes:
Forum: Vocabulary July 01, 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By poli
If you would like your name on the list is much...

If you would like your name on the list is much more natural than in the list.
If you would like your name listed is another way to say this.
Forum: Vocabulary July 01, 2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By poli
That's true, a butler is a steward, but I think...

That's true, a butler is a steward, but I think that in contemporary English, the meaning has shifted more towards the role of public servant. Do you think that way as well? An example of what I...
Forum: Vocabulary June 30, 2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By poli
Perhaps administración is the term, but...

Perhaps administración is the term, but stewardship is beyond management. A steward is like a captain. A good steward is successful at caring management. It's almost maternal or paternal. From what...
Forum: Vocabulary June 30, 2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By poli
Bad stewardship

Using a dictionary, I see there are various terms for stewardshio. Is proveeduria a good term? Mayordomería is another term dictionaries use, but I think this has something to do with...
Forum: Grammar June 28, 2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By poli
I was taught that haber de is less imperative. I...

I was taught that haber de is less imperative. I hear Spanish a lot, and rarely hear haber de used. By the way, hay que is pretty common, but when used it seems less didactic to me than than tener...
Forum: Grammar June 25, 2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By poli
Yes, that would be correct.

Yes, that would be correct.
Forum: Grammar June 25, 2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By poli
Here's a further explanation I found. Apparently...

Here's a further explanation I found. Apparently in formal Spanish, there are places where the plu-perfect can be replaced with the imperfect subjunctive when it takes the form" ra" as opposed to the...
Forum: Grammar June 23, 2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By poli
So, you want to say, the door suddenly opened...

So, you want to say, the door suddenly opened without you leaning on it?:thinking:
Forum: Grammar June 22, 2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By poli
I don't know if this helps, but there are very...

I don't know if this helps, but there are very specific accent rules. Generally, if the accent of a word lands on the second to last syllable when a word ends with a consonant other than n or s, and...
Forum: Vocabulary June 19, 2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By poli
En EEUU la palabra para aquellos muros de...

En EEUU la palabra para aquellos muros de cemento es Jersey barrier.
Forum: Vocabulary June 18, 2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By poli
Searching companies connotes companies that...

Searching companies connotes companies that search (empresas que buscan). Searching for companies
means looking for companies (buscando empresas/en búsqueda de empresas). The meanings are different.
Forum: Translations June 16, 2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By poli
Caribbean use mapo or trapo instead of mopa,...

Caribbean use mapo or trapo instead of mopa, Trapear and mapear are the verbs you often hear.
Forum: Grammar June 10, 2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By poli
Sometimes the subjunctive in Spanish implies...

Sometimes the subjunctive in Spanish implies might or may, and this is a bit confusing for us English speakers, because we don't use the subjunctive that way. This uncertainty is expressed in these...
Forum: Vocabulary June 10, 2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By poli
...or made it as clear as mud. Word Reference...

...or made it as clear as mud. Word Reference definitely agrees with Angélica, and gives examples to prove it including references to slope in geometry.
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