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Forum: Grammar October 17, 2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Rusty
There is no real difference between the two...

There is no real difference between the two questions. Both ask whom the cat belongs to.
Forum: Grammar October 14, 2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By Rusty
:eek: That verb should be acudir. acudió ...

:eek: That verb should be acudir.

acudió
acudiese
Forum: Vocabulary October 02, 2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Rusty
No me suena. Perece ser un calco del alemán, como...

No me suena. Perece ser un calco del alemán, como sugieres.
A ver qué dicen los hispanohablantes.
Forum: Grammar September 23, 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Rusty
The use of 'during' is perfect. It communicates...

The use of 'during' is perfect. It communicates that something will be done in conjunction with a prescribed time frame.
Forum: Vocabulary September 23, 2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Rusty
He's saying 'bien fuertes'. The Spanish 'f' is...

He's saying 'bien fuertes'.
The Spanish 'f' is not pronounced the same as in English.
Forum: Grammar September 21, 2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Rusty
I don't think the OP questioned the use of the...

I don't think the OP questioned the use of the subjunctive after 'para que'. It looks like he was asking about the last part of the sentence where both the indicative and the subjunctive forms of the...
Forum: Vocabulary September 11, 2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Rusty
I didn't get any hits on 'gureto'. I found...

I didn't get any hits on 'gureto'.

I found that 'the tip of a cigar' is said, "El extremo de un puro/cigarro."
A tip cutter is "el cortapuros" or "el cortador de puros."
Forum: Grammar September 07, 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By Rusty
As Alec pointed out, you'll hear it said either...

As Alec pointed out, you'll hear it said either way depending on regional usage.
An online search shows that both articles are currently being used- 'una Playstation' and 'un XBox' being the more...
Forum: Introductions September 05, 2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros! intercambiar ideas ...

¡Bienvenido a los foros!

intercambiar ideas
viendo telenovelas
siempre y cuando sea necesario

(There's an 'Accents' drop-down menu above the text box that you can use to insert special...
Forum: Vocabulary September 04, 2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Rusty
The word 'concurrido' means 'frequented', which...

The word 'concurrido' means 'frequented', which can describe a place that also happens to be crowded, but the meaning you're looking for is 'lleno de gente' (abarrotado, repleto de gente, plagado de...
Forum: Practice & Homework September 02, 2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By Rusty
We won't do your homework for you. Try to...

We won't do your homework for you.

Try to isolate the verb first that appears in list c). Once found, apply what you've learned about that verb to find any objects it may have. Once you determine...
Forum: Introductions August 29, 2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros, Kai!Espero que no te...

¡Bienvenido a los foros, Kai!Espero que no te molesten las correcciones. :)
There's a drop-down menu labeled 'Accents' above the area where you entered text. Use it to insert all the special...
Forum: Introductions August 29, 2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Rusty
Hi! Welcome back.

Hi! Welcome back.
Forum: Vocabulary August 28, 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Rusty
5 ft 7 in is as close as you need to get during...

5 ft 7 in is as close as you need to get during the conversion process.

1.70 m is read 'one point seven meters'.

If you're giving your height, and you're '5 ft 7 in' tall, you say, "I'm five...
Forum: Grammar August 27, 2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Rusty
Tiene razón el que te dijo que es 'la harina'. ...

Tiene razón el que te dijo que es 'la harina'.

La segunda regla aquí (http://lema.rae.es/dpd/srv/search?id=8Tu5qHMtQD63wEn6zW) habla de sustantivos femeninos que empiezan por /a/ tónica (la /a/...
Forum: Vocabulary August 25, 2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Rusty
No, she's saying 'fuerte'. I've noticed a...

No, she's saying 'fuerte'.
I've noticed a difference in the pronunciation of the Spanish 'f' and the English 'f', especially in Central America (and Mexico).
The English 'f' is defined as a...
Forum: Vocabulary August 20, 2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Rusty
Just to make it clear, I believe you're asking...

Just to make it clear, I believe you're asking where they pronounce 'afuera' as if it were spelled 'ajuera', but with a softened 'jota' sound (making it more like the American English 'h' sound).
...
Forum: Grammar August 20, 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Rusty
Sustantivos invariables de género: (la)...

Sustantivos invariables de género:
(la) víctima, (el/la) policía, (la) persona, (el/la) patriota, (el/la) atleta, (el/la) deportista, (el/la) gimnasta
(el) confidente, (el/la) televidente
(el/la)...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Rusty
The direct object in your first sentence is 'a...

The direct object in your first sentence is 'a papá' (the preposition 'a' is necessary when the direct object is a person).
It is OK to add a direct object pronoun to your sentence (it is redundant,...
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Rusty
I just noticed something. You were essentially...

I just noticed something.
You were essentially asking if it's OK to introduce a redundant pronoun that references the direct object. This is certainly allowed.

When the verb takes a direct...
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Rusty
The verb acompañar takes a direct object. If the...

The verb acompañar takes a direct object. If the direct object is a person, a personal 'a' precedes it.
You should not introduce an indirect object pronoun, since there isn't an indirect object.
...
Forum: Grammar August 09, 2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Rusty
The phrase is tomarla con alguien. As Alec points...

The phrase is tomarla con alguien. As Alec points out, it means 'to have it in for somebody.'
The English translation given in the original post is incorrect.
Forum: General Chat August 07, 2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By Rusty
Glad you were able to find it again. I found...

Glad you were able to find it again.
I found other sites that had audio books. Some highlighted the word being read. Others had the story in both Spanish and English (read in Spanish). My search was...
Forum: Grammar August 06, 2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Rusty
Yes, it is correct.

Yes, it is correct.
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Rusty
The preposition precedes the interrogative.

The preposition precedes the interrogative.
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