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Forum: Grammar November 14, 2018, 04:19 AM
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Posted By Aprendo
Grammar question: why present subj?

Yes, my grammar still sucks.

Today I had a lesson from a native speaker (Venezuela). I didn't have time to ask her,

Why is this sentence using the present subjunctive?


El gobierno no...
Forum: Grammar November 07, 2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Aprendo
Cheers, Rusty. Yes, I see infinitives...

Cheers, Rusty.

Yes, I see infinitives everywhere en español.

Just the two infinitive with 'ser' in between make me curious.

Thanks again.
Forum: Grammar November 05, 2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Aprendo
Viajar es trabajar - infin + ser + infin

I don't hear or see this often.

infinitive + ser + infinitive.

"travel is work" meaning it is a form of working when you're traveling. You can't totally relax if your on the road / moving...
Forum: Vocabulary November 05, 2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Aprendo
Thanks again, Rusty.

Thanks again, Rusty.
Forum: Vocabulary November 04, 2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Aprendo
Meaning of: Perífrasis

Context: Perífrasis verbales aspectuales en español


TIA.

I tried Spanishdict & google. No tengo suerte.
Forum: Translations October 23, 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Aprendo
Gracias, poli. Creo que "quebrar" is a...

Gracias, poli.

Creo que "quebrar" is a literal meaning as in an object that is broken.


Si?
Forum: Translations October 23, 2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Aprendo
Gracias, Angelica. El ejemplo "estoy pelado"...

Gracias, Angelica.

El ejemplo "estoy pelado" es from "Spanishdict." It's helpful but can't be trusted as anyone can post an answer there.

Gracias por los ejemplos. :)
Forum: Translations October 23, 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Aprendo
To be "broke" no money / L.AM

Hola,

To be broke / no money - temporary, usually (long term is "poor," IMO).

I googled and saw some terms noted for Latin America and Spain.

In Latin America is Estoy limpio / pelado the...
Forum: Culture October 22, 2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Aprendo
si, interesante. Algunas vietnamitas...

si, interesante.

Algunas vietnamitas studian espanol ahora en VN.

Asisto un clase aqui en VN con un hablante nativo.

Instituto de Cervantes esta aqui, tambien.
Forum: Culture October 02, 2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Aprendo
Article on increase of Spanish in China

This article is in Spanish and describes the increasing popularity of studying and learning Spanish in China.
...
Forum: Grammar September 22, 2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Aprendo
Gracias, Rusty.

Gracias, Rusty.
Forum: Grammar September 18, 2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Aprendo
Yo tambien vs. A mi tambien

I've googled and found a few different ways to explain this but nothing has been good for me.

Does anyone know a simple rule to apply when knowing when to correctly use:

Yo tambien vs. A mi...
Forum: Culture September 07, 2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 861
Posted By Aprendo
10 Daily Phrases only Mexicans know

Interesting article from the BBC on 10 daily phrases only understood/known in Mexico.

The article is in Spanish.

I'm putting this here in "culture." I hope it's in the right place.
...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques August 13, 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,738
Posted By Aprendo
Como Agua para Chocolate por Laura Esquivel...

Como Agua para Chocolate por Laura Esquivel (autora Mexicana)
Forum: Grammar March 19, 2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Aprendo
Thank you, Tomisomo. So, I think the 3rd...

Thank you, Tomisomo.

So, I think the 3rd example (pluperfect) is the best way to express this meaning?
Forum: General Chat March 17, 2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,538
Posted By Aprendo
A la piscina: A: Usted no nada, nada? ...

A la piscina:


A: Usted no nada, nada?

B: No traje, traje.
Forum: Grammar March 17, 2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Aprendo
Same or different meaning?

Hola,

Do these 2 sentences have the exact same meaning, or is there a difference?

First sentence uses the imperfect of querer and the second uses the past subjuntive.

Gracias.


1. Si...
Forum: Other Languages February 03, 2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,703
Posted By Aprendo
French has (at least) 5 vowel sounds that are not...

French has (at least) 5 vowel sounds that are not in English.

Youtube videos focusing specifically on these vowel sounds and other consonant sounds have helped me a lot.

I forgot the name of...
Forum: Translations September 26, 2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Aprendo
^^ Rusty, thanks. Got it. ^ AngelicaD,...

^^ Rusty, thanks. Got it.

^ AngelicaD, thanks. I will follow your advice.
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 22, 2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,912
Posted By Aprendo
Reading a book/novel in first person - very helpful

For learning a language reading a book in the first person narrative is very helpful (for me) as most books are written in 3rd person.

Some common familiar novels in first person for example, can...
Forum: Translations September 22, 2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Aprendo
Suelta La Sopa

Yes, after the show "Suelta La Sopa." It means?

I used Spanishdict and Linguee, but both give different meanings.

I googled and wikied the show title but no luck.


"Drop the soap?" - I...
Forum: Translations September 15, 2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 600
Posted By Aprendo
Landscaping Spanish - verbs

Hola,

I'm still studying Spanish and still love the language. Seriously, we have people from Mexico advertising to do landscaping in the newspaper in English, but when they arrive they speak...
Forum: Vocabulary June 12, 2017, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By Aprendo
Thanks AleC!! Muchas gracias!

Thanks AleC!!

Muchas gracias!
Forum: Vocabulary June 11, 2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By Aprendo
Tiempo vs. plazo

Hi,

My Spanish teacher noted my incorrect usage of "plazo" today and noted the difference between "tiempo" and "plazo."

However, she can only do conversation and her explanation was not clear....
Forum: Practice & Homework May 30, 2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,489
Posted By Aprendo
You can do language exchanges on Skype. It's...

You can do language exchanges on Skype. It's often found through "Italki" . com

I assume if you google you could find practice groups using Skype.
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