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Forum: Vocabulary February 18, 2019, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Rusty
There are several online sources that give an...

There are several online sources that give an explanation, but the information given here (http://spanishlinguist.us/2013/03/pepe-and-paco-2-mysterious-spanish-nicknames/) says that the folks at the...
Forum: Grammar February 11, 2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Rusty
I've heard 'a bit' used everywhere I've been in...

I've heard 'a bit' used everywhere I've been in the USA.
It's a good qualifier for 'hard', but means that it won't be a walk in the park. We also use 'a little,' 'a tad,' and 'a wee' (but the latter...
Forum: Grammar February 11, 2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Rusty
Yes. It's going to be harder, with you being...

Yes.

It's going to be harder, with you being a smoker.

If quoting colloquial speech:
It's gonna be ...
Forum: Translations February 08, 2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Rusty
You're close. In your "current translation,"...

You're close.

In your "current translation," you were trying to use the continuous form. This is correct usage in English, but not in Spanish (unless you're in the very act of trying). And you...
Forum: Vocabulary February 04, 2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By Rusty
Si se entiende en contexto, sí. Si no, utiliza...

Si se entiende en contexto, sí. Si no, utiliza 'diario escolar'.
Forum: Grammar February 04, 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Rusty
Si dudas que haya, sí. Pero si crees que hay, no.

Si dudas que haya, sí. Pero si crees que hay, no.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 01, 2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By Rusty
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Vocabulary January 29, 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Rusty
Have a look here...

Have a look here (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showpost.php?p=157120&postcount=8). Remove the postcount parameter in the URL to look at the entire post, which has more explanations.
Forum: Translations January 28, 2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Rusty
Corrections and suggestions (in purple) appear...

Corrections and suggestions (in purple) appear below.
Forum: Translations January 26, 2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Rusty
You're welcome. peligro de muerte súbita...

You're welcome.

peligro de muerte súbita (del lactante) = SMSL = SIDS, in English (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
Forum: Translations January 26, 2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums. I've included...

Welcome to the forums.

I've included corrections and alternate wording below.I wasn't able to compare what you wrote with the source, so had to guess at a few things (in purple).
If you provide...
Forum: Vocabulary January 24, 2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Rusty
There are a couple of ways you can say this, and...

There are a couple of ways you can say this, and I'm certain others can chime in, but I use "por poco ..." to say that something just/barely missed me or another object. The present tense is usually...
Forum: Introductions January 21, 2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros, Ryan!

¡Bienvenido a los foros, Ryan!
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 18, 2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Rusty
The dictionary says "cause a lot of debate, be...

The dictionary says "cause a lot of debate, be the subject of a lot of debate." Something that causes a lot of comments/discussion.

I've heard all these, and "It's a hot topic."
Forum: Grammar January 17, 2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Rusty
Ah, with the context it's so much easier to see...

Ah, with the context it's so much easier to see how the character might have been used.
I was unaware of the slash usage. The corrupted 'y' scenario did come to mind, however.
Forum: Grammar January 16, 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Rusty
We're apparently missing context here, as the...

We're apparently missing context here, as the phrase doesn't make sense as written.

The Spanish abbreviation v (with a period) means véase, but that may not be the case here.

Looking at what...
Forum: Translations January 15, 2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Rusty
availeth = avails Por desgracia, no hay más...

availeth = avails
Por desgracia, no hay más virtud que [valga | sea útil | sirva] en nuestras oraciones ...
Forum: Vocabulary January 15, 2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Rusty
Me gusta más lo de una tras otra (las etapas del...

Me gusta más lo de una tras otra (las etapas del camino) o un tras otro (los pasos del camino).
Forum: Vocabulary January 15, 2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Rusty
Dado el sentido de la frase, hito sí encaja. Aquí...

Dado el sentido de la frase, hito sí encaja. Aquí los landmarks no son puntos de referencia sino milestones. Se alcanza/cumple un hito (milestone).
Forum: Translations January 08, 2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Rusty
'They' se refiere a los ojos. Either 'you' or...

'They' se refiere a los ojos.
Either 'you' or 'were' could be inserted between 'which found' to make the thought more clear.
... los ojos que (descubriste / fueron descubiertos / se descubrieron)...
Forum: Translations January 08, 2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Rusty
Tienes razón. ¡Gracias!

Tienes razón. ¡Gracias!
Forum: Translations January 01, 2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Rusty
Thanks! Sorry to hear that your mom was...

Thanks! Sorry to hear that your mom was hospitalized. I'm glad to know that she's better now.

Hope to see you around.
Forum: Grammar December 31, 2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Rusty
We don't, unless the subject was already...

We don't, unless the subject was already mentioned (in context). Add "You (formal)" to your list of subject pronouns. It also takes a third-person conjugation.
Forum: Grammar December 30, 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Rusty
The sentences don't mean the same thing. The...

The sentences don't mean the same thing.
The first has no subject. If we assume 'ella', since that is given in the second sentence, 'ella' washes her OWN face.
In the second sentence, 'ella' washes...
Forum: Introductions December 28, 2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros, Rohit! Welcome to the...

¡Bienvenido a los foros, Rohit!
Welcome to the forums, Rohit!
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