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Forum: Culture June 10, 2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,380
Posted By ajak568
Yea, that's like a Boston accent type "Harvard."...

Yea, that's like a Boston accent type "Harvard." . . .I'm not from Massachussetts, so I pronounce the "r." :) Of course, maybe that's the 'true' pronounciation since Harvard is in Massachussetts,...
Forum: Grammar June 10, 2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,691
Posted By ajak568
Future subjunctive? My mind is blown and I am...

Future subjunctive? My mind is blown and I am afraid.
Forum: Translations June 09, 2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,768
Posted By ajak568
I'm definitely not confusing it with seventh...

I'm definitely not confusing it with seventh heaven. . .I don't know how they do it in NY, but down here cloud nine is just being really happy. I would never use cloud nine in the way poli used it....
Forum: Translations June 09, 2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,768
Posted By ajak568
Para clarificar un poco, cuando hablamos de «la...

Para clarificar un poco, cuando hablamos de «la nube nueve», o «cloud nine» en inglés, decimos que algo nos hace muy feliz. Por ejemplo, si hiciera buen tiempo afuera y me estara relajando con el...
Forum: Other Languages June 08, 2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 144,584
Posted By ajak568
Used most where? Where are you/your family's...

Used most where? Where are you/your family's Chinese-speaking origins from? (I don't know how to phrase that question so it sounds right, sorry!) I'm just interested to know. . .
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques June 07, 2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,789
Posted By ajak568
En general, creo que Juanes es un cantante a que...

En general, creo que Juanes es un cantante a que los hispanohablantes realmente ya no le escuchan, pero he aprendido mucho vocabulario de él. :)
Forum: General Chat June 07, 2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,292
Posted By ajak568
Tongue Twisters

Hi guys. Para los hispanohablantes en el foro: Do you guys know any tongue twisters in Spanish? I've heard one that went like 'Mi mama me mima y yo mimo a mi mama' or something like that. . .I'd love...
Forum: Culture June 06, 2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,574
Posted By ajak568
Reverse Culture Shock

Have any of you ever experienced it?

I haven't traveled very much AT ALL in my life. This is only my second time out of the US and the longest I have ever been outside of the country. I am in...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 06, 2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,824
Posted By ajak568
Saying 'tricks' in a game of spades isn't that...

Saying 'tricks' in a game of spades isn't that strange, either. I don't know how it is in Canada or anywhere else in the world, but where I'm from in the US (in the South, I don't know what you guys...
Forum: Other Languages June 06, 2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 144,584
Posted By ajak568
I do understand that, I was just asking about the...

I do understand that, I was just asking about the difference between "Ying yu" and "Ying wen/Meiguo Yingwen," for example. Are they interchangeable? Would a person from one region be more likely to...
Forum: Culture June 06, 2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,948
Posted By ajak568
What kind of accent is the first British comedy...

What kind of accent is the first British comedy clip?

The difference between 'accent' and 'dialect' that I have learned is actually a bit different. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I have learned...
Forum: Introductions June 06, 2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,798
Posted By ajak568
Yes, I am currently in Spain so that's why I was...

Yes, I am currently in Spain so that's why I was asking about the differences. It looks like there are a lot of different words for different levels of school! I will have to work to keep them all...
Forum: Introductions June 06, 2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,936
Posted By ajak568
Oh, cool, so it's not that weird. :) In English,...

Oh, cool, so it's not that weird. :) In English, 'carrera' would be 'major'. A 'career' is what you do for a living, like being a lawyer or a doctor or something, so you would say your major isn't...
Forum: General Chat June 05, 2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 78,331
Posted By ajak568
Answer: 1 month ago when I took a bus to País...

Answer: 1 month ago when I took a bus to País Vasco.
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Question: When was the last time you sang along to the radio?
Forum: Introductions June 05, 2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,936
Posted By ajak568
You should post more in these forums so you can...

You should post more in these forums so you can improve your learning.

Yo habría dicho 'You should post more often [in the forums] so [that] you can learn more.' o 'You should post more often so...
Forum: Grammar June 05, 2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,691
Posted By ajak568
Ooooooh, ahora entiendo. ¡Gracias! (El...

Ooooooh, ahora entiendo. ¡Gracias!

(El hombre no sería tal, si no tuviese sueños ni ahelos.=Man would not be so if he did not (didn't) have dreams and yearnings.)
Forum: Grammar June 05, 2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,691
Posted By ajak568
¿Y que sujeto tendría ese conjugación? ¿Vosotros?...

¿Y que sujeto tendría ese conjugación? ¿Vosotros? (Yo no sé, estoy adivinando. . .) ¿Podrías usarlo en una frase y/o conjugar más verbos en el pretérito perfecto igual que 'tuviese.'?
Forum: Introductions June 05, 2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,936
Posted By ajak568
O, que pena, quería hacer un chiste, pero he...

O, que pena, quería hacer un chiste, pero he suspendido evidentemente. Es que la carrera de estudios internacionales no es algo muy común y nunca se sabe que quiere decir, exactamente. Quería sugerir...
Forum: Culture June 05, 2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,380
Posted By ajak568
I think what nobody's mentioned in this forum is...

I think what nobody's mentioned in this forum is that 'culture shock' doesn't always mean a literal 'shock.' It's more often a more gradual thing with different stages, and almost everybody feels it...
Forum: Other Languages June 05, 2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 144,584
Posted By ajak568
I use 'zhongwen' for the Chinese language and...

I use 'zhongwen' for the Chinese language and 'yingwen' for the English language, 'Meiguo' for America, etc. Why are there these differences? Does it depend on the region that the speaker comes from?
Forum: Grammar June 05, 2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,691
Posted By ajak568
Tuviese

Por Dios, ¿puede decirme alguien que quiere decir 'tuviese'? Me imagino que tendrá algo que ver con alguna forma o algún conjugación del verbo 'tener.'. . .

Además, me gustará tener más ejemplos...
Forum: Introductions June 05, 2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,665
Posted By ajak568
Yo diría "I know a little French. I'm learning it...

Yo diría "I know a little French. I'm learning it independently." or "I'm trying to teach myself [French]."
Forum: Introductions June 05, 2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,936
Posted By ajak568
¡Un saludo!

¡Hola a todos! Soy Aja. Ni siquiera intentéis pronunciar mi nombre, que os vais a equivocar. Soy estadounidense, inglés es mi primer idioma y hace 6 años que estudio español. Empecé estudiar español...
Forum: Introductions June 05, 2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,798
Posted By ajak568
Entonces, en Argentina, ¿Nunca se usaría la...

Entonces, en Argentina, ¿Nunca se usaría la palabra 'instituto'?¿Mi entenderías si usara eso?
Forum: Introductions June 05, 2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,798
Posted By ajak568
No estoy segura de que si sea algo...

No estoy segura de que si sea algo especificamente español, pero yo he aprendido que 'colegio' quiere decir escuela primaria, para niños, como 'elementary school.' También uso yo 'instituto' decir...
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