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Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 27, 2020, 04:51 PM
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Oh, I see. In that case, it would be "superar las...

Oh, I see. In that case, it would be "superar las expectativas". The other two verbs sound slightly strange. :D
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 26, 2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad it worked for you :)

Glad it worked for you :)
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 26, 2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Glen: "estar/ponerse/mostrarse a la...

I agree with Glen: "estar/ponerse/mostrarse a la altura (de las circunstancias)" is the most common translation.

· No sé si estoy calificado para el puesto, pero haré mi mejor esfuerzo por estar...
Forum: Grammar October 26, 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It's not the construction, but the verb "pasar"...

It's not the construction, but the verb "pasar" which must be mastered. ;)

"Pasársela (haciendo algo)" ("pasárselo" in Spain and probably other regions that aren't Mexico) means to spend one's...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 23, 2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Legal terms change from country to country, and...

Legal terms change from country to country, and I'm not a specialist, so here are some expressions that may work, just from speaking Spanish. :D

- No tengo (nada) más que decir/añadir/agregar.
-...
Forum: Grammar October 10, 2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Ahí va" should be understood in context. ...

"Ahí va" should be understood in context.


"Allí se va hundiendo", to me, it sounds like a very slow process.


I think I'd say "(ya) se está hundiendo". I might add "ya" when it's a...
Forum: Vocabulary October 04, 2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Thanks! :)

Thanks! :)
Forum: Grammar October 04, 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
No es lo mismo. Voy a simplificar, para este...

No es lo mismo. Voy a simplificar, para este contexto: "Como" sólo dice la forma en la que algo sucede.
- Canta como yo. = Canta igual que yo. = Canta de la misma forma en que lo hago yo.
- Las...
Forum: Grammar October 04, 2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
En este caso sí. "Mi primera vez (jugando) al...

En este caso sí. "Mi primera vez (jugando) al PES".
Forum: Translations September 25, 2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
We're a language learning community and we...

We're a language learning community and we normally ask for the learner to post their own attempt so we can help with corrections and recommendations. But I've been having so much trouble with these...
Forum: Vocabulary September 21, 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Mampostería" is done with stones or bricks. ...

"Mampostería" is done with stones or bricks.
I've seen "pánel de yeso" somewhere, but in Mexico, drywall is commonly said "tablaroca" (pronounced as if it were "rr" instead of "r").


-Hice un...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 21, 2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@David: I'd prefer your sentence in the...

@David: I'd prefer your sentence in the indicative. ;)

@Dean: It's a completely normal sentence. Maybe some young people find the expression "consistir en" kind of formal, but I wouldn't say it...
Forum: Grammar September 21, 2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Robaron en su casa" and "robaron su casa" may...

"Robaron en su casa" and "robaron su casa" may mean the same. Yet, for me, it's not only a matter of personal preference. In this case, I was thinking of a thief that entered a house and only took...
Forum: Grammar September 20, 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
These are very different verbs. "Volverse" is...

These are very different verbs.
"Volverse" is to grow into becoming something that will be perceived as an inherent trait of your personality.
"Ponerse" is rather to happen to become something...
Forum: Vocabulary September 19, 2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, I'd like to emphasize only that it's a...

Yes, I'd like to emphasize only that it's a specific kind of double entendre, and as such it's very low register (not the word "albur" itself, but the practice of that kind of language).
Forum: Vocabulary September 18, 2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It may mean both things. - No se deja nada al...

It may mean both things.
- No se deja nada al albur. (Nothing must be left to chance.)
- Juego de albures (is a specific game of chance)
- Juan es bueno para jugar al albur. (Juan is good at...
Forum: Grammar September 15, 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Excellent! :) Only the first one is wrong. You...

Excellent! :) Only the first one is wrong. You need the agreement of both actions (here, the past participles) with the auxiliary, because both are necessary for the "condition" to happen.
* In the...
Forum: Grammar September 14, 2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, in the sentence, "cobrarles" is used to say...

Yes, in the sentence, "cobrarles" is used to say that you have the power to make the people, that both the speaker and you know, repay what they owe me. The speaker wants you to collect the amount of...
Forum: Grammar September 13, 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
For me, the usage is wrong, because "saldar"...

For me, the usage is wrong, because "saldar" always means to pay, and in this example, I'd use the verb "cobrar" instead, but it may be a regional preference. :)

It's understood in context, and...
Forum: Vocabulary September 11, 2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty.

I agree with Rusty.
Forum: General Chat September 10, 2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
No creo que esos datos estén disponibles...

No creo que esos datos estén disponibles gratuitamente, pero puedes buscar en Google "mapa postal de españa". Podrías encontrar algo que te sirva.
Forum: Vocabulary September 10, 2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad to help. :)

Glad to help. :)
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. - Espérame aquí;...

I agree with Rusty.


- Espérame aquí; regreso/vuelvo pronto.
- Creíamos que no iba a regresar/volver pronto.
- Regresaron/volvieron pronto a la casa de sus padres.


"Devolverse" is...
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It's very common that "mejora", "mejoramiento"...

It's very common that "mejora", "mejoramiento" and "mejoría" are used as synonyms (at least in Mexico). However, it depends on the speaker what word they would rather use in certain contexts.

I'm...
Forum: General Chat September 06, 2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I don't know any specific podcasts, but you can...

I don't know any specific podcasts, but you can try any audiobook you like. Maybe you can start with a book you've already read so it's predictable and easier to understand.
You may also search TED...
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