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Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 16, 2022, 06:28 PM
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, it is always negative. It is used to say...

Yes, it is always negative.
It is used to say that someone pretended to be something they are not. Their true intentions or defects are shown by some act they committed. I think it comes from old...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
When an infinitive is used as a noun, it "takes"...

When an infinitive is used as a noun, it "takes" the masculine gender.
Depending on the situation and the speaker, we sometimes don't use the article, but its function in your exercise is that you...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. The Trío...

I agree with Rusty.




The Trío Ladies are Chilean. (Thus the name "Trío" in Spanish.) They obviously recorded the video "at home". :D



It is not "un-Spanish", but note that we're...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. Context is needed for most...

I agree with Rusty. Context is needed for most constructions.

In the meantime, for this particular case of the verb "volar", the preposition is related to the verb being transitive or...
Forum: Grammar July 31, 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
As I've said somewhere before, there isn't much...

As I've said somewhere before, there isn't much difference in daily speech between this kind of sentences using "a" and not using the preposition. Commonly, the verbs that imply an idea of...
Forum: Vocabulary July 28, 2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
In this case, "duel" is used as a confrontation....

In this case, "duel" is used as a confrontation. The man was happy going back to the hut that was his home and saw his friend and wife together, so he confronted and killed them both. Since it's an...
Forum: Translations July 23, 2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The word order is what sounds strange to me, but...

The word order is what sounds strange to me, but it's true that sometimes the speaker thinks faster than they speak. Also, we often take advantage of how flexible Spanish can be.

I would have...
Forum: Vocabulary July 23, 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Nobody uses "idio" for "idiota" (or for anything...

Nobody uses "idio" for "idiota" (or for anything else), as far as I know.
In what context did you find it?
Forum: Vocabulary July 13, 2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
For a female, it would be "carcamala", but I've...

For a female, it would be "carcamala", but I've always heard it used for decrepit old men, in a very pejorative tone.

- El carcamal que vive en esa casa tiene muchos perros.
The old geezer in...
Forum: Grammar July 12, 2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I mostly agree with Rusty. This usage of the...

I mostly agree with Rusty.
This usage of the present indicative with "tú" in this kind of context, is often used as an imperative.

- Aquí te quedas mientras compro tu helado. :approx: Quédate...
Forum: Introductions July 12, 2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Bienvenido a los foros!

Bienvenido a los foros!
Forum: Grammar July 08, 2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I'm not really familiar with Colombian usage of...

I'm not really familiar with Colombian usage of pronouns (except for what I've seen on TV), but I've noticed that "usted" is widely used even for close family and friends. Anyway, just do as the...
Forum: Grammar July 08, 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Exactly. Foreign languages are disconcerting, but...

Exactly. Foreign languages are disconcerting, but we just have to "flow" with them. :D
Forum: Grammar July 08, 2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Same case as "le echó el ojo a las uvas"....

Same case as "le echó el ojo a las uvas". ;)
Forum: Grammar July 08, 2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty that this is an error....

I agree with Rusty that this is an error. However, many native speakers make it, and it's become a part of daily language. Many people don't even realize it's an error, and avoid "les" believing "le"...
Forum: Grammar July 08, 2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, you should. We do it all the time in Mexico....

Yes, you should. We do it all the time in Mexico. ;)
Instead of giving orders, we prefer asking questions, so we kind of leave it to the other person to "decide" whether or not to do as we want. :D ...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 01, 2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,216
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It's definitely "know your place". When you...

It's definitely "know your place".
When you feel in a higher level of hierarchy (socially, morally, economically, etc.), and someone you find inferior treats you as an equal or disrespectfully, you...
Forum: Vocabulary June 30, 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad to help. I had never thought about this...

Glad to help.
I had never thought about this word, but now I see how confusing it can be. :D
Forum: Vocabulary June 29, 2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"La orden" is used when instructions are given to...

"La orden" is used when instructions are given to be obeyed; it can also be a religious group, and what you ask for in a restaurant.
- El general dio la orden de atacar al amanecer. (The general...
Forum: Translations June 24, 2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Genial. :)

Genial. :)
Forum: Grammar June 23, 2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Debi: In French you have a verb followed by a...

@Debi: In French you have a verb followed by a certain preposition and that never changes.
In Spanish, sometimes you have an "a" preceding a person with the same verb that won't take it with a...
Forum: Translations June 22, 2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I didn't know that. Thank you! :)

I didn't know that. Thank you! :)
Forum: Translations June 22, 2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Rusty: I think Pinosilano means...

@Rusty: I think Pinosilano means road-billboard-sized posts, advertising as big as the billboards found along the roads. :D

Respecto a "seamos sobrios", yo tomaría la sugerencia de Poli: "let's...
Forum: Grammar June 22, 2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. This is the usage of the...

I agree with Rusty.
This is the usage of the adverb "arriba" (https://dle.rae.es/arriba), as an interjection. :)
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 22, 2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The last two are particularly rude, so be careful...

The last two are particularly rude, so be careful with their use. :)
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