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Forum: Vocabulary August 03, 2020, 09:36 PM
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad it was useful :)

Glad it was useful :)
Forum: Grammar July 31, 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. Just for the sake of...

I agree with Rusty.

Just for the sake of fun-facts:
In Mexico City, you may find a street named "Poniente 8", but in Puebla you will find an "8 Poniente". :)
Forum: Vocabulary July 31, 2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The dictionary says that "crystal" is high...

The dictionary says that "crystal" is high quality glass, like the one in luxury ornaments and expensive glassware. But it is also the glass in a window, and optical glasses.


"Vidrio" is the...
Forum: Vocabulary July 29, 2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Names in general don't sound ridiculous or weird,...

Names in general don't sound ridiculous or weird, unless there is a clear and established different connotation of the words used. Otherwise, they become associated with the things or entities they...
Forum: Vocabulary July 28, 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I don't see any actual difference in meaning...

I don't see any actual difference in meaning between them.
The current usage maybe says more often "senda" when we talk about a figurative path that someone followed to achieve a goal, but...
Forum: Grammar July 28, 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 79
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. Just a side comment: if...

I agree with Rusty.
Just a side comment: if you say "no me opongo a él", referring to a book sounds strange, because an object can't really be an adversary to you. But grammatically, the sentence...
Forum: Grammar July 27, 2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
This is hard, so I'll try to explain what I...

This is hard, so I'll try to explain what I understand from the Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas (https://www.rae.es/dpd/a):

With verbs that imply a preference or need like "buscar",...
Forum: Grammar July 27, 2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. This structure in a question...

I agree with Rusty. This structure in a question asks about what is happening or happened to a person:

- Cuéntame, ¿qué es de ti? -> I'm asking how you're doing after a long time we haven't...
Forum: Grammar July 27, 2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Indeed, the issue isn't grammar, but rather...

Indeed, the issue isn't grammar, but rather syntax, which is an even trickier aspect of learning a foreign language. :D



@David: Glad to help. :)




It's funny, I found this today in a...
Forum: Grammar July 27, 2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The standard translation for this particular...

The standard translation for this particular sentence is "El doctor, Livingstone, supongo."
But in all other cases, you do need the article, because you're asking as if this were a third person,...
Forum: Translations July 25, 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The article is not necessary in a vocabulary...

The article is not necessary in a vocabulary list, but it's a useful classroom strategy so the language students learn the word with its gender. :)
Forum: Grammar July 24, 2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Although it cannot be generalized, here it's a...

Although it cannot be generalized, here it's a valid preference of style.
"Se han detenido y abrazado", feels to me like a movie scene; as if they were running from something and when they felt...
Forum: Vocabulary July 20, 2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It's true that the use of "mayordomo" as a member...

It's true that the use of "mayordomo" as a member of a guild or association charged with a specific task is rather archaic, but it's still widely used in some activities in the Catholic Church. There...
Forum: Grammar July 20, 2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Poli. You may also try...

I agree with Poli.


You may also try "está más allá de nuestro entendimiento". :)
Forum: Culture July 20, 2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Many students I know agree with you, Tyrn. ...

Many students I know agree with you, Tyrn.
They seem to like Mexican pronunciation better. They usually also like Argentine accent. :)
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 20, 2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
As far as I know, this is an expression from...

As far as I know, this is an expression from Colombia, which is becoming popular in other regions through telenovelas and social networks. Even some people in Mexico are starting to use it regularly....
Forum: Grammar July 20, 2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
In many countries, when your parents use "usted"...

In many countries, when your parents use "usted" with you, you're in trouble, and it's normally used for giving orders:

- ¡Cállese! ¿Quién le dijo que hablara?
Shut up! Who told you you can...
Forum: Grammar July 20, 2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Even" as "hasta" expresses that something...

"Even" as "hasta" expresses that something happens to a certain degree, or it's used as an intensive. In this case, "hasta" is mostly synonymous of "incluso".

- Estaba tan enojado, que hasta fue...
Forum: Vocabulary July 20, 2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The names of ships, or land property (even towns)...

The names of ships, or land property (even towns) often depend a lot on anecdotes, prominent features, or mere whims by local powerful people.


According to the museum dedicated to this ship...
Forum: Grammar July 15, 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Both, your proposals and Tomísimo's work well for...

Both, your proposals and Tomísimo's work well for the context. :)
Forum: Grammar July 15, 2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad to be useful. :)

Glad to be useful. :)
Forum: Grammar July 09, 2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I think I agree with Rusty. It's rather in...

I think I agree with Rusty. It's rather in literary texts that this will be found; mostly for inserting a linking word, or when sentences are the continuation of a story or a previous idea. I think...
Forum: Grammar July 04, 2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes. If I used them, in the first sentence...

Yes.
If I used them, in the first sentence it's been confirmed that she is right, and in the other I "feel in my heart" that she is right, although I don't have a specific situation to prove it.
Forum: Grammar July 04, 2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
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: 3
Views: 200
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...
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