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Forum: Vocabulary October 10, 2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,551
Posted By Awaken
I'm with Rusty on all the statements. We would...

I'm with Rusty on all the statements. We would never use "wide" for vocabulary. I have a "broad" vocabulary is how I would describe what Perikles mentioned. But in general, "large" or "extensive" are...
Forum: Other Languages August 15, 2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,913
Posted By Awaken
I would think simple English would be the...

I would think simple English would be the easiest. Easier conjugation of verbs, no gender, etc... However, English is VERY nuanced with tons of words that all mean similar things with slight tweaks. ...
Forum: General Chat August 08, 2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,433
Posted By Awaken
I guess it depends on what you mean by amnesty? ...

I guess it depends on what you mean by amnesty?

This is purely my personal opinion, based on what limited information I have.

Basically, I think any concept of deporting the 12+ million illegal...
Forum: Translations May 16, 2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By Awaken
When are you taking vacation? When do you go on...

When are you taking vacation?
When do you go on vacation?
When are you going on vacation?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 22, 2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By Awaken
Always badass, not bad ass. I would say in...

Always badass, not bad ass.

I would say in modern day times, it usually is a good thing.

"That motorcycle is so badass."

or "That guy is such a badass" - It is slang and it usually means...
Forum: Introductions March 21, 2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,629
Posted By Awaken
A couple of notes from above. "mother...

A couple of notes from above.

"mother language" is not commonly used in America. We use "native language".
Capitalize Spanish and English to be correct.

" I thought I spoke a pretty english...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques March 08, 2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,248
Posted By Awaken
Angelica, What you say is true. I agree a...

Angelica,

What you say is true. I agree a mix is good.I definitely agree that as adults, we (especially myself) don't really "try" enough for experimentation. If I'm not sure I am right, I usually...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques March 07, 2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,248
Posted By Awaken
I have used both SpanishDict.com and Michel...

I have used both SpanishDict.com and Michel Thomas's course. I personally did not like Michel's course. I found his speaking to be poor and distracting. As for SpanishDict.com, I can only say that it...
Forum: Vocabulary February 27, 2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Awaken
I agree with Perikles.

I agree with Perikles.
Forum: Vocabulary February 26, 2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Awaken
The 2nd is more common. I would actually phrase...

The 2nd is more common. I would actually phrase it as follows:

I relax by talking about my day with my wife.
Forum: Translations February 18, 2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By Awaken
'u' is a vowel and usually "an" is used in front...

'u' is a vowel and usually "an" is used in front of a word that starts with a vowel. Rusty pointed out some exceptions with the letter 'u' but to really understand it, you need to think about the...
Forum: Practice & Homework February 13, 2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,622
Posted By Awaken
I hear it used sometimes, and it is certainly...

I hear it used sometimes, and it is certainly correct as a statement. However, "I go to a chess website" or "I visit a chess website" are both more common.
Forum: Practice & Homework February 11, 2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,622
Posted By Awaken
Note: "a ways" is an informal item used in...

Note: "a ways" is an informal item used in American English that is grammatically incorrect, but is used in common speech. I do not know if the phrase is used in British English. I only used it to...
Forum: General Chat February 01, 2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,352
Posted By Awaken
It's all relative. A neutral American accent to...

It's all relative. A neutral American accent to me means "no accent" but I'm sure to the rest of the world, it is an American accent.
Forum: Vocabulary January 31, 2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,914
Posted By Awaken
I am guessing you are talking about when they are...

I am guessing you are talking about when they are used in a similar fashion.

"Carry" is used differently than the other two. As wrholt mentioned, it is focused on the method of transport and/or...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 31, 2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,708
Posted By Awaken
Fair enough. I can't say my motivation in high...

Fair enough. I can't say my motivation in high school matches my actual desire to learn it these days.
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 30, 2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,708
Posted By Awaken
Won't it depend on the speakers? I can't imagine...

Won't it depend on the speakers? I can't imagine if I walked into my Spanish 1 class and the teacher only spoke Spanish. Starting from zero, it would have been a nightmare. In high school, 2nd...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 29, 2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,708
Posted By Awaken
Teaching English Abroad

Has any one of the native English speakers here done an English teaching trip abroad in a Spanish Speaking country? I had a friend who did it and seemed to enjoy it, but I'm interested in how it...
Forum: Grammar January 14, 2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By Awaken
"I work at my computer all day" sounds very...

"I work at my computer all day" sounds very normal.
"I work on my computer all day" is different. That makes me think you are repairing a computer. "I use a computer all day" would get the point...
Forum: General Chat January 11, 2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,352
Posted By Awaken
Some of the thick Irish/Scottish stuff is near...

Some of the thick Irish/Scottish stuff is near impossible for me to understand as a native English speaker. I have no issues with most of the normal British English. Thick Australian can be pretty...
Forum: Grammar January 10, 2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By Awaken
American English: staying at home staying at...

American English:
staying at home
staying at work
staying at school - physically located on the campus
staying in school - continuing to be a student
staying in the hospital
Forum: Vocabulary December 03, 2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By Awaken
You get a +1 since that is the first one I...

You get a +1 since that is the first one I thought of too.
Forum: Vocabulary November 05, 2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,270
Posted By Awaken
Haha. Yeah. What they said!

Haha. Yeah. What they said!
Forum: Vocabulary November 01, 2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,270
Posted By Awaken
Yes. "He is average height and weight." is a...

Yes. "He is average height and weight." is a perfectly normal statement.
Forum: Vocabulary October 19, 2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,226
Posted By Awaken
I agree that SUVs are different than "estate"...

I agree that SUVs are different than "estate" cars. In AmE, we call "estate cars" station wagons, or just wagon for short if it is clear it is a car.

Going back to the Volvo, they usually came in...
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