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Forum: Grammar October 30, 2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By createdamadman
Question about this sentence

I have the following sentence:

"Durante el tiempo de cosecha, la familia Acosta llama a otras personas para trabajar en la finca, y así juntos poder terminar el trabajo a tiempo para tener buen...
Forum: Grammar October 28, 2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By createdamadman
Okay, so is it right to say that "ello/ella" can...

Okay, so is it right to say that "ello/ella" can be used to mean "it", but cannot be pluralized to mean "them" when talking about objects? Also, I believe I've seen "ella" used to mean "them" as well...
Forum: Grammar October 27, 2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By createdamadman
Confused about this use of "estos"

This is from the same short story as the last question I posted, but it's a different issue. A man is giving students a tour of a solar farm, and the second sentence seems to say that they can see...
Forum: Grammar October 20, 2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By createdamadman
"dar uno"?

In the sentences below, I understand that the manager is basically giving the kids a tour, but I don't understand why "dar uno" is used.



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Forum: Grammar September 29, 2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By createdamadman
"La ayuda"?

Up until now, I always thought you had to use the indirect object pronouns "le/les" with "ayudar", and the thing you were actually doing to help was the direct object. But then I saw these two...
Forum: Grammar September 26, 2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By createdamadman
¨pidió prestada¨?

I can't understand why the second image uses the phrase "pidió prestada", and not "pidió prestar". Is there a rule here or is this just an exception?




https://i3.lensdump.com/i/1MZJW5.png
Forum: Grammar September 05, 2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By createdamadman
Why is the subjunctive only used in one of these sentences?

I have the two sentences from a short story:

"El collar y los aretes que lleva hacen que Laura se vea muy hermosa."

"¡Ellos también se ven bien!"

I believe the subjunctive is used in the...
Forum: Grammar August 24, 2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By createdamadman
Me hace cansar?

Why is "cansar" used instead of "cansado" in the second example?





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Forum: Grammar August 12, 2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By createdamadman
A couple questions about these uses of infinitives

For the first three images below, I know the answers are "El vivir", "El limpiar" and "El escuchar", but I'm not clear on why the "El" is needed.


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Forum: Grammar August 11, 2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By createdamadman
"difícil de volar" vs "difícil volar"?

I've seen both of these examples used in sentences to mean "difficult to fly":


"difícil de volar" and "difícil volar"


I've seen this sort of thing with other words too, and while I know...
Forum: Grammar August 07, 2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By createdamadman
Okay thank you. I had actually learned of this...

Okay thank you. I had actually learned of this construction a while back but this is the first time I've come across it and didn't catch it. There are actually instances where this sort of...
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By createdamadman
"no se me olvida.." ?

I have this sentence in a short story:

"Ése fue otro día que no se me olvida.."

I get that it basically means "That is another day I will not forget", but the "se me olvida" is really throwing...
Forum: Grammar July 31, 2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By createdamadman
When to say "mirar + a" vs. simply "mirar"?

In the image below, why is it "mira a la luna" but "mira ese/el pájaro" (without the "a")? I'm also reading a short story with the sentence "Los aztecas se comieron a las serpientes." What is the...
Forum: Grammar July 03, 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "este" used here?

In a short story I read, they were playing a game similar to "Dungeons and Dragons" and at one point I read this sentence:


"Te ha descubierto el dragón y este bajará volando desde la montaña."
...
Forum: Grammar June 13, 2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "le" not used here?

I have the following:



https://i.lensdump.com/i/tp8Zbi.png


I would have expected "le presentan" in both of these. Is "le/les" not necessary with "presentar" or is there a different...
Forum: Grammar June 02, 2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By createdamadman
Why is the "a" used here?

I have the following:


https://i2.lensdump.com/i/tmp0D3.png


I'm pretty sure - based on the other examples in this part of the lesson - that they are saying "the cat can see the fish" (and...
Forum: Grammar April 25, 2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "bajar" and not "bajando" used here?

I have the following:



"Dos veces el año, el primer día de primavera y el primer día de otoño, se puede ver a una serpiente bajar del templo. Parece una serpiente de fuego, pero es el sol...
Forum: Grammar April 21, 2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "pueden" being used in the first example here?

I have this screenshot from Rosetta Stone:


https://i.lensdump.com/i/t05MV5.png


In all three examples, he is talking to one person, so I can't figure out why he says "pueden" in the first...
Forum: Grammar April 11, 2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By createdamadman
"se me hace"..?

I have the following sentence:



"Iba a pintar algo que se parezca a esta pintura del siglo dieciocho, pero se me hace muy difícil pintar".


(And here's a picture form for extra context...
Forum: Grammar March 17, 2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By createdamadman
"Que si" at the beginning of a question

So, I have the following:



¿Que si me gustan las manzanas? ¡Me encantan! De hecho, ahora estoy trayéndolas del supermercado.


I'm a bit unclear on the purpose of the "Que si" at the...
Forum: Grammar March 14, 2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By createdamadman
Poner la lavadora - No me gusta nada

So I have a clip of a woman putting clothes in a washing machine and she says:


"Estoy poniendo la lavadora. ¡No me gusta nada!"


I'm a bit confused by both sentences. In the first, it...
Forum: Grammar March 08, 2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "les" being used here?

So I'm reading this short story where people are choosing characters to play in a board game, and have the following exchange:





Person 1: ¨Hmm, me gusta ayudar a la gente, pero no sé si un...
Forum: Grammar February 25, 2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "lo" used in this sentence?

I have the sentence:


"Él hombre está listo para trabajar, pero su mujer no lo está."


The "lo" doesn't seem to represent any object. All I can figure is that "no está" typically means "is...
Forum: Grammar February 09, 2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By createdamadman
Okay, thank you. Another somewhat related...

Okay, thank you. Another somewhat related question.. I see that I can say "fue llamado" to mean "was called". Is that interchangeable with "se llamó"?
Forum: Grammar February 08, 2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By createdamadman
Why does "llamada" mean "called"?

So I have the following sentence:




"Trabajo para una compañía llamada Wheeler and Sons."
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