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Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 08:38 AM
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Posted By Rusty
(y) cito ... fin de (la) cita comienzo de...

(y) cito ... fin de (la) cita

comienzo de cita ...
Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 12:50 AM
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Posted By Rusty
Glad to have been of some help.

Glad to have been of some help.
Forum: Grammar January 13, 2021, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Rusty
You're dealing with the phrase lo que fuera que...

You're dealing with the phrase lo que fuera que ocurriese.
The subjunctive is called for because of uncertainty; something that was about to happen (in the future) is the topic of discussion in the...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 30, 2020, 08:12 AM
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Posted By Rusty
You'll find the answer to your question here...

You'll find the answer to your question here (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=6972) or here (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=7506).
Forum: Grammar December 21, 2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By Rusty
Hi David, we'll need more context than what...

Hi David, we'll need more context than what you've provided in order to fully answer your question, but I can explain a few things about the verb that was used in the fragment you posted.

The verb...
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Rusty
The meanings I provided are from dictionaries...

The meanings I provided are from dictionaries that I consult. They don't seem to square with what you're asking.

In English, squatting is not a crime, unless it is done on someone else's property...
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Rusty
allanamiento de morada = breaking and entering...

allanamiento de morada = breaking and entering (the crime of forceful entry)
ocupación = squatting (establish your home on land not owned or on government land, with no payment of rent)
violar...
Forum: Vocabulary December 11, 2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Rusty
context.reverso.net takes samples of phrases from...

context.reverso.net takes samples of phrases from all over. A subtitle is fair game, even one that contains a typo.

Try this Google search:
"al rechulo de Marco Antonio, con todo mi"
One of the...
Forum: Vocabulary December 11, 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By Rusty
The word 'cario,' which appears in the subtitles,...

The word 'cario,' which appears in the subtitles, should be cariño.
That's what I thought when I read your post, and that's what I heard when I listened to the movie.

Subtitles don't always...
Forum: Vocabulary December 06, 2020, 04:28 PM
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Posted By Rusty
It isn't necessary to include 'el archivo de.' ...

It isn't necessary to include 'el archivo de.'

Each of the terms below appear in various websites, and I believe they'll be understood by computer users just about everywhere. I've listed them in...
Forum: Grammar December 05, 2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By Rusty
WARNING: Controversial Topic (there's more than...

WARNING: Controversial Topic (there's more than one "right" answer)

You'll certainly see 'Developers Guide' used, but prescriptively speaking, this is clearly an example of the genitive case; it's...
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Rusty
I don't think so, poli. The dictionary meaning...

I don't think so, poli.
The dictionary meaning is a 'litmus test' or an 'acid test.' The phrase is used to describe the degree of such a test.

Here are some examples...
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Rusty
Yes. But that could have been part of the context...

Yes. But that could have been part of the context we weren't provided.

The metaphorical meaning was the context, so 'fireproof' has been ruled out.
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Rusty
In what context? It could mean fireproof, as...

In what context?

It could mean fireproof, as stated.

It could also mean 'trial by fire' or 'moment of truth' (a '(first) real test,' an 'ultimate test;' akin to a 'litmus test' or an 'acid...
Forum: Grammar December 04, 2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Rusty
You're welcome!

You're welcome!
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 03, 2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By Rusty
Colloquial usage of armarse: cause a...

Colloquial usage of armarse:

cause a commotion
kick up a fuss
Forum: Culture December 01, 2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Rusty
Usar "sorpréndame" serviría para indicar que el...

Usar "sorpréndame" serviría para indicar que el camarero puede escoger lo que quiera servirte, pero nunca he pedido así. No lo he oído, tampoco. Espera a que te conteste un hispanohablante.
Forum: Vocabulary December 01, 2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Rusty
'Turn out to be (something/one)' and 'Prove (to...

'Turn out to be (something/one)' and 'Prove (to be) (something)' are not synonyms.
The first means that something/one eventually becomes something or is discovered to have a particular quality.
The...
Forum: Translations December 01, 2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Rusty
First off, two of the words used are mostly...

First off, two of the words used are mostly isolated to Spain.
Instead of coche, use carro. (In Argentina, use auto.)
Instead of aparcado, use estacionado.

You can use 'en la esquina' or 'por la...
Forum: Grammar November 28, 2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Rusty
"He asked" is an active voice construction in...

"He asked" is an active voice construction in English. The subject is 'he.' The active voice equivalent is "Él preguntó" in Spanish.

"He was asked" is a passive voice construction in English. One...
Forum: Grammar November 28, 2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Rusty
The sentence in question contains an error. The...

The sentence in question contains an error. The verb should read "se han reunido."

This is an example of a pronominal verb (reunirse) conjugated in its present perfect form.
The first step of...
Forum: Vocabulary November 28, 2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By Rusty
Laugh at life.

Laugh at life.
Forum: Grammar November 26, 2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Rusty
The passive voice is what you were thinking in...

The passive voice is what you were thinking in English.
This is used in Spanish, but much less frequently than we use it in English.

Your neighbor corrected estar to ser because the latter is...
Forum: Grammar November 25, 2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Rusty
Tattoos on dogs ... I don't know where this will...

Tattoos on dogs ... I don't know where this will end!
(Similar wording could be used in the exclamation. It seems incredulous to the writer that anyone would want a tattoo on their dog.)

The word...
Forum: Grammar November 22, 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Rusty
Absolutely.

Absolutely.
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