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Forum: Grammar Today, 03:08 PM
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Both are correct. We don't have an incorrect...

Both are correct. We don't have an incorrect order of adjectives in Spanish, but the nuance, for me, is on what you want to stress:

If you say "el patógeno mortífero actual", the adjective...
Forum: Grammar July 02, 2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 39
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I'm having a hard time finding an euphemism....

I'm having a hard time finding an euphemism. Poli's examples all imply stealing, except "hacer una comprita", which I'd never heard before, but it's fabulous! I love it. :D

In some old newspapers...
Forum: Vocabulary July 02, 2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 97
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
So I guess depending on the context, the...

So I guess depending on the context, the expression might become words like: gestión, manejo, dirección, gobierno, uso, utilización, empleo...

- El actual problema de la deforestación se debe al...
Forum: Grammar July 01, 2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I used "they" as a person of any gender, but you...

I used "they" as a person of any gender, but you are right. Using "you" would have been enough. Thanks! :)
Forum: Grammar June 30, 2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 55
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree. It's definitely a typo. It's...

I agree. It's definitely a typo.


It's either: "No se las podía mirar" or "no las podías mirar". Both would be correct, but one is an impersonal sentence, the other is talking to "you", the...
Forum: Grammar June 30, 2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
They mean the same in a statement, but structures...

They mean the same in a statement, but structures are different.
- Me impresiona lo mucho que ha crecido el niño.
- Me impresiona cuánto ha crecido el niño.
I'm amazed at how much the boy has...
Forum: Vocabulary June 30, 2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 97
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Mayordomía" is only related to the services...

"Mayordomía" is only related to the services butlers provide, but "stewardship" is a broader term, right? So I'm not sure, but maybe "administración". (?)
Forum: Grammar June 25, 2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Tenga" is necessary because expressing an...

"Tenga" is necessary because expressing an opinion or a feeling with this kind of structure needs the subjunctive.


- Mi hermana siempre tiene razón y justamente me molesta que siempre tenga...
Forum: Grammar June 25, 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Que haya" is the correct construction. ...

"Que haya" is the correct construction.


"Que hayan" is frequently used, but not correct in this case.
Tip: If you can make the sentence in the indicative and it's an impersonal "hay", then...
Forum: Grammar June 25, 2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. All similar expressions with...

I agree with Rusty. All similar expressions with emotions and opinions take the subjunctive:


-Me gusta que
-Me molesta que ;)
-Me disgusta que
-Me encanta que
-Me enoja que
-Me hace...
Forum: Grammar June 25, 2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It would make sense with the nuance that this...

It would make sense with the nuance that this would express "less uncertainty" than the previous sentence. Yet, "permitirá" for me, should rather be "permita". The life you wish depends on two...
Forum: Grammar June 21, 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
This might be a regional thing, like...

This might be a regional thing, like "vídeo"/"video", "fútbol"/"futbol", "fríjol"/"frijol", but I really don't know anyone who would pronounce "sandwích". Not even on TV programs from foreign...
Forum: Grammar June 21, 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The antepretérito (pretérito anterior) is almost...

The antepretérito (pretérito anterior) is almost never used nowadays, but you can find it in literature still.
It is used when an action has concluded, in relation with another action that also...
Forum: Vocabulary June 19, 2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Pino: Es igual en México, pero nunca he oído que...

@Pino: Es igual en México, pero nunca he oído que se haga la diferencia entre muro y barra de contención. :)
Forum: Translations June 18, 2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It's grammatically correct. :)

It's grammatically correct. :)
Forum: Vocabulary June 18, 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Pino: Yo no lo había oído pero, efectivamente,...

@Pino: Yo no lo había oído pero, efectivamente, el término se utiliza bastante en medios informativos, entonces no es sólo de Puebla, sino muy probablemente se dice así en gran parte del país. :D
Forum: Grammar June 18, 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Thank you, I didn't know that! :) Well,...

Thank you, I didn't know that! :)


Well, I think it's worth noting that this was written in 1982, when computers, androids, space-ships, etc., were much more fantasy than science (even now, I...
Forum: Vocabulary June 17, 2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Muro de contención. :D Even if it's all metal,...

Muro de contención. :D
Even if it's all metal, like the one in the photo. We don't use any of the ones in the list. (At least I don't know anyone using them, maybe in other regions). ;)


By...
Forum: Grammar June 16, 2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
You can say "...volvió a sorprenderse de la...

You can say "...volvió a sorprenderse de la delicadeza de sus movimientos"

As Rusty says, they're not interchangeable phrases, but equivalent structures:

- Este examen me preocupa por lo...
Forum: Grammar June 16, 2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty; the accent in capital letters...

I agree with Rusty; the accent in capital letters is compulsory.
In the past before computers, when there were only typewriters, the accent couldn't be placed on top of the capital letters (the...
Forum: Translations June 15, 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Adding to Rusty's proposals: -...

Adding to Rusty's proposals:


- Friégalo/frótalo con un paño semiseco.
- Límpialo con un trapo húmedo, más bien seco. (Mexican Spanish) :D
- Trapéalo con una jerga casi seca. (Super MxSp) ;)
Forum: Grammar June 15, 2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I think David's proposals are valid, and I don't...

I think David's proposals are valid, and I don't know much about programming language, but I think we could also say something like: "he writes a code that makes her (the machine) enjoy herself/have...
Forum: Grammar June 15, 2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I'll have to let our members from Spain correct...

I'll have to let our members from Spain correct me, but as I've seen it used, "pensarse" in Spain is used in the sense of assuming something.


- Se pensó que era un comunista buscando follón. ...
Forum: Grammar June 15, 2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes. It means to relax and avoid any resistance;...

Yes. It means to relax and avoid any resistance; just enjoy the pleasant feelings.
Forum: Grammar June 15, 2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"I stayed there", resolved to stay no matter...

"I stayed there", resolved to stay no matter what. :)
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