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Forum: Grammar September 08, 2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,312
Posted By SPX
"How"

So I'm taking a Spanish course online, and one of the phrases was:

Yo sé hablar español . . . I know how to speak Spanish.

But I'm not sure I how I understand why "how" doesn't have to be...
Forum: Grammar September 06, 2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,300
Posted By SPX
Mucho/Mucha

I ran across this sentence today:

"Jennifer tiene diecisiete años también, pero ella es mucho más organizada."


Why is it mucho and not mucha? It seems like it should be feminine since we're...
Forum: Vocabulary September 01, 2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,261
Posted By SPX
Yeah, an expectation is something of an...

Yeah, an expectation is something of an assumption. If you expect something to happen then you believe that the odds are in the favor of it happening.

With a hope, you really have no idea...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 01, 2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,777
Posted By SPX
Yeah, that all makes sense, Rusty and holt. ...

Yeah, that all makes sense, Rusty and holt.

I thought about checking the vocab, but there's one small problem with that, and that's that they throw a LOT of words at you in each lesson. In the...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques August 31, 2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,777
Posted By SPX
Language Resource Bias

So I just signed up at www.spanishhour.com and intend to go through their 50 day course. Having spent the last couple of hours on the site, for $9.99 a month I actually think it's an incredible...
Forum: Grammar August 31, 2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 42
Sticky: rr thingy
Views: 55,345
Posted By SPX
What kind of sound would you suggest adopting? ...

What kind of sound would you suggest adopting?

BTW, I have always wondered if anyone out there appreciates an American accent. I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that they do.

Also,...
Forum: Vocabulary August 31, 2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,636
Posted By SPX
Cool, thanks for the detailed explanation. ...

Cool, thanks for the detailed explanation.

And beauty is certainly in the eye of the beer holder, lol. Speaking of which, I made sure that cerveza was one of the first Spanish words I ever...
Forum: Vocabulary August 31, 2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,636
Posted By SPX
Ha ha. Well I have no idea. Hence, I defer to...

Ha ha. Well I have no idea. Hence, I defer to those who are much greater than myself.
Forum: Grammar August 31, 2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 42
Sticky: rr thingy
Views: 55,345
Posted By SPX
Yeah, I am one of those people who simply can't...

Yeah, I am one of those people who simply can't do the RR. I've tried and tried and tried and the closest I can come is the French R, and even it is unreliable when it comes to my ability to do it....
Forum: Vocabulary August 31, 2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,636
Posted By SPX
Well I can't say that I can't read all that. ...

Well I can't say that I can't read all that.

I got an e-mail today titled, "Dichos, refranes y citas." But when I looked up dicho and refrán in the dictionary is translated them both as...
Forum: Vocabulary August 31, 2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,636
Posted By SPX
I don't understand your question. . . What...

I don't understand your question. . .

What do I suggest?
Forum: Vocabulary August 31, 2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,636
Posted By SPX
Dicho vs Refrán

¿Cuál es la diferencia entre las palabras "dicho" y "refrán"? ¿Ellos son mismos o no?
Forum: Vocabulary August 31, 2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,950
Posted By SPX
Ah, so así can be used in that sense as well. . .

Ah, so así can be used in that sense as well. . .
Forum: Vocabulary August 31, 2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,950
Posted By SPX
Awesome. Thanks for the info. I'll keep that in...

Awesome. Thanks for the info. I'll keep that in mind regarding "entonces."

What about "so" when speaking in the sense of:

My car broke down, so I took it to the mechanic.

I would probably...
Forum: Vocabulary August 30, 2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,950
Posted By SPX
Good info. I think I understand. But I...

Good info. I think I understand.

But I thought entonces meant "then." For instance, "Fui a la tienda, y entonces fui a mi casa."

Is that incorrect?




Ah. . .
Forum: Vocabulary August 30, 2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,950
Posted By SPX
That's interesting. I found something else as...

That's interesting. I found something else as well where someone said that it's very common for American teachers to tell their students that "así así" means "so so."

My question is, Why? How...
Forum: Vocabulary August 30, 2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,950
Posted By SPX
Así

Can someone explain the proper use of así?

When I was in high school my teacher told me that it means "so" and that a proper reply to ¿Cómo estás? is así así, meaning "so so" or "okay, but not...
Forum: Vocabulary August 29, 2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By SPX
So labrador and agricultor are interchangable? ...

So labrador and agricultor are interchangable? Is one more commonly used than the other?
Forum: Vocabulary August 29, 2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By SPX
Farmer

I have a parallel text book with various stories in it and one of the stories used the word "labrador" and translated it as "farmer."

However, when I looked up the word farmer in another source...
Forum: Vocabulary August 29, 2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,261
Posted By SPX
Well I'm thinking a situation like, "Espero que...

Well I'm thinking a situation like, "Espero que recibirás el dinero,"for instance.

"I hope that you will receive the money" and "I expect that you will receive the money" both make perfect sense,...
Forum: Vocabulary August 29, 2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,261
Posted By SPX
Hmm. . . I've always used "espero que" to...

Hmm. . .

I've always used "espero que" to say "I hope that. . ."

I hope my meaning was not misunderstood.
Forum: Vocabulary August 29, 2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,261
Posted By SPX
Not me!

Not me!
Forum: Other Languages August 29, 2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
[Esperanto] Esperanto Encounter
Views: 5,108
Posted By SPX
I'm not sure what you mean by "cases." I have...

I'm not sure what you mean by "cases." I have seen that term used a lot recently but the only cases that I know about are uppercase and lowercase and something tells me that's not what you're...
Forum: Vocabulary August 28, 2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,261
Posted By SPX
Hmm. . . I'm not sure I agree with those...

Hmm. . .

I'm not sure I agree with those being four unrelated meanings, basically because they are all anticipating something. I will say, though, that the nuances are different.

They are...
Forum: Vocabulary August 28, 2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,261
Posted By SPX
Thanks holt and Rusty, that's good info. I've...

Thanks holt and Rusty, that's good info. I've always known esperar as "to hope" and was completely oblivious to these other meanings.

I also saw a lot of books with the word "poder" in the title...
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