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Forum: Grammar October 18, 2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By Tyrn
¿Tú haces cosas para tu jefe?

This is a thread from Duolingo:

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31481500

It starts with jokes, quite naturally, because doing things sounds vaguely suggestive in English. It remains unclear...
Forum: Grammar October 14, 2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! Two (my very own) typos in a row, then....

Thanks! Two (my very own) typos in a row, then. (It) happens :o
Forum: Grammar October 13, 2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Tyrn
Acuidar

Hi,

There are two sentences, with translation:

Nadie acuidó a ayudarlo.
No one came to help.

¿Era posible que nadie acuidese en su ayuda? ¿Nadie en absoluto?
Was it possible that no one...
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Tyrn
There is also a very expressive verb gatear :p

There is also a very expressive verb gatear :p
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! The meaning is obvious, usually. Except...

Thanks! The meaning is obvious, usually. Except for a gatas :) . Do they mean cats?
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Tyrn
So the family is wider than I expected :) ...

So the family is wider than I expected :)

Another, more specific question:

a oscuras

What is a and what is -as?
Forum: Grammar August 09, 2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Tyrn
A oscuras, a tientas, etcétera

Hi,

I've got a growing collection of such use cases:

a oscuras
a tientas
a ciegas
a cuestas
a medias
Forum: Grammar August 09, 2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Tyrn
Something like that, yes. Thanks!

Something like that, yes. Thanks!
Forum: Grammar August 09, 2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Tyrn
La before a verb

Hi,

Y en mi ciudad natal había unos tíos que la tomaban siempre conmigo.

And there were these fellows in my home town who used to take after me pretty regularly.

Lexicalized pronoun again?...
Forum: General Chat August 07, 2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,178
Posted By Tyrn
https://www.ellibrototal.com/

https://www.ellibrototal.com/
Forum: Grammar August 06, 2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Tyrn
Rich pensaba que se las estaba arreglando...

Hi,

Rich pensaba que se las estaba arreglando muy
bien hasta que comenzaron los vómitos.

What is this las, and why plural?
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By Tyrn
On the whole, the translator does not stick too...

On the whole, the translator does not stick too closely to the English original.
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! That's exactly what I hoped for.

Thanks! That's exactly what I hoped for.
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By Tyrn
Y todo había ocurrido con tanta tranquilidad como...

Y todo había ocurrido con tanta tranquilidad como la del pie al deslizarse en las zapatillas un sábado por la mañana.

del pie part is probably the most confusing :)
Forum: General Chat August 05, 2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,178
Posted By Tyrn
A site of Spanish audio books, mostly fairy tales

Hi,

There is a site with a lot of books in Spanish. Unfortunately, I can't find it, because I forgot to bookmark it :o

Its prominent features:


Clean copyright
Mostly fairy tales, but...
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! Your suggestions are quite valuable....

Thanks!

Your suggestions are quite valuable. Still

Y todo había ocurrido con tanta tranquilidad como la del pie al deslizarse en las zapatillas un sábado por la mañana.

This sentence is not...
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By Tyrn
Del pie al deslizarse

Hi,

And it had all happened with the casual ease of slipping into a pair of sneakers on Saturday morning.

Y todo había ocurrido con tanta tranquilidad como la del pie al deslizarse en las...
Forum: Grammar August 02, 2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Tyrn
¡Larguémonos!

Hi,

¡Larguémonos (de aquí)! means "let's get out of here!", clear enough. It looks like larguemos + nos to me (Present Subjunctive of largar). Is there a rule about dropping s from emos in such a...
Forum: Grammar July 31, 2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! Very instructive.

Thanks! Very instructive.
Forum: Grammar July 31, 2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Tyrn
Free beer

Hi,

¿Cerveza libre o cerveza gratis? Which sounds more natural?
Forum: Grammar July 29, 2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Tyrn
I mean, where can I see a modest collection of...

I mean, where can I see a modest collection of lexical pronouns?
Forum: Grammar July 29, 2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Tyrn
Doesn't la imply she? Or am I just blundering? ...

Doesn't la imply she? Or am I just blundering?

BTW, Google brings up next to nothing on lexicalized pronouns. Maybe there are better keywords?
Forum: Grammar July 29, 2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Tyrn
Se la pasa

Hi,

From SpanishDict:

¡Dana es una mandona! Se la pasa dándome órdenes.

Dana is such a bossy pants! She's always telling me what to do.

Is it just a set expression one has to memorize? Or...
Forum: Grammar July 28, 2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Tyrn
Female prisoner

Hi,

The prisoner is el preso. La presa is the prey (and a lot more). What is the correct usage for a female prisoner?
Forum: Grammar July 15, 2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks!

Thanks!
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