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Forum: Vocabulary Yesterday, 12:23 PM
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Posted By poli
Oh, I thought it was a typo.

Oh, I thought it was a typo.
Forum: Vocabulary December 09, 2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By poli
In Spanish escarabajo is, to my knowledge, a...

In Spanish escarabajo is, to my knowledge, a generic term for beetle. It certainly corresponds with the English term, scarab which is the dung beetle and not a Cleopatra bug. I looked up Cleopatra...
Forum: Vocabulary December 08, 2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,465
Posted By poli
For English spoken in the US, they are...

For English spoken in the US, they are interchangeable, but I believe "different from what" sounds like better English.
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By poli
In US teachers mark (or grade) tests or papers....

In US teachers mark (or grade) tests or papers. A student who receives good marks is doing well.
Forum: Vocabulary December 02, 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By poli
In this case you will need to clarify what you...

In this case you will need to clarify what you mean. If marks are negative, you would say, on his exam he has 8 marks against him. You can say, he has consistently gotten good marks (or grades) on...
Forum: Grammar November 24, 2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By poli
Oh, don't thank me because I believe I gave you...

Oh, don't thank me because I believe I gave you bad info.

I wonder how you would say I would have liked you to have come to my party
which is what I thought me gustaría que vinieras a mi fiesta...
Forum: Translations November 24, 2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By poli
That's what I thought too. I think there may me...

That's what I thought too. I think there may me regional differences where enis preferred. I recently took a trip to Spain, and in the Madrid metro, before the train arrives a sign says el tren va a...
Forum: Translations November 22, 2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By poli
The train will arrive at the station

El tren va a llegar en o a la estación.

¿Cuál es correcto en or a?
Forum: Grammar November 22, 2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By poli
The conditional tense goes well with the...

The conditional tense goes well with the imperfect subjunctive, and it implies the past.

The imperfect subjunctive on its own is very polite when it implies the present.
For example: Quisiera...
Forum: Culture November 22, 2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,341
Posted By poli
Aprendo, this movie exposed something i did not...

Aprendo, this movie exposed something i did not expect in regards to language use in Mexico. In this movie, often middle class people speak less clearly than poor people. I assume it is because the...
Forum: Grammar November 22, 2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By poli
..and in case there are any doubts: ¿cómo...

..and in case there are any doubts: ¿cómo atreverse... how do you dare to...
¡cómo tienes la audacidad de... how dare you..
Forum: Grammar November 21, 2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By poli
How do you dare do that is cómo tiene la osadía o...

How do you dare do that is cómo tiene la osadía o valor hacer esoIt most likely has a positive connotation. example: How dd he dare to climb Mt Evarest.

How dare you. This implies [I]un delito o...
Forum: Translations November 20, 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By poli
Oh, now I understand. Thanks very much.

Oh, now I understand. Thanks very much.
Forum: Translations November 20, 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By poli
Children accompanied by adults

Niños acompañado de adultos is what I saw written and I thought it seemed wrong. I would use con. Would I be wrong?
Forum: Translations November 18, 2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By poli
I would say, han pasado 20 años desde la última...

I would say, han pasado 20 años desde la última vez que estaba en mi casa. Does that sound like sensible Spanish?
Forum: Vocabulary November 12, 2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By poli
Gracias Rusty. Ahora veo que la palabra giba...

Gracias Rusty. Ahora veo que la palabra giba tiene algo de ver con gibbousen inglés.
Forum: Vocabulary November 12, 2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By poli
Giba/joroba

Quisiera saber si los camellos tienen gibas o jorobas. Gracias
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 31, 2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,901
Posted By poli
I think a menace would work here.

I think a menace would work here.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 28, 2019, 06:26 AM
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Views: 566
Posted By poli
That term surprises me, because I would think...

That term surprises me, because I would think that lo tienes claro would mean you have grasped the idea, but in your context the opposite is implied, and it means you've got it all wrong or...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 27, 2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By poli
If the phrase is not meant to be negative, as to...

If the phrase is not meant to be negative, as to leave me in a lurch is, the I think the best translation is to let me figure it out, or to keep it more idiomatic, to leave me with a tough nut to...
Forum: Grammar October 24, 2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By poli
Because in Spanish this translates as cheese...

Because in Spanish this translates as cheese pleases the mice.

A person better versed in Spanish grammar will let you know why the "a" is always used in these cases (other example: a mí me gustan...
Forum: Translations October 23, 2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By poli
Desafiar al tiempo y al olvido

desafiar al tiempo y al olvido:?:
My guess is defy the passing of time and memory.

Is this right?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 17, 2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,157
Posted By poli
You are right, I used to think it meant shake...

You are right, I used to think it meant shake things up, but in a previous entry in this forum, it was determined to mean spill the beans.
Forum: Grammar October 17, 2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By poli
I suppose you are right. During means mientras,...

I suppose you are right. During means mientras, an for, in this case, means para.
Forum: Grammar October 15, 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By poli
Tal como has more meanings. Besides meaning just...

Tal como has more meanings. Besides meaning just like, it can convey similar to in many contexts.
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