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Forum: Grammar May 07, 2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,785
Posted By wafflestomp
Interjections when speaking Spanish

What are some good ones? I have to do do an oral presentation tomorrow and I find that I draw a blank a lot, and don't say anything at times. In English for example we say things such as "like" or...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 07, 2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By wafflestomp
Phrases/idioms with the word "rato"

What are some of them? I know the textbook definition of "rato" is time, but when is it appropriate to be used over "tiempo" or "una vez"? A cada rato would mean each time? Hace muchos ratos -- many...
Forum: Translations May 05, 2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,239
Posted By wafflestomp
The sentence is weird in the first place, even in...

The sentence is weird in the first place, even in English. If you use exigir it sounds strange too. He moved the team to Albuquerque using simple past would, in my view, be best. Unless he made a...
Forum: Grammar May 03, 2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,356
Posted By wafflestomp
Thanks, I really appreciate it. I understand now.

Thanks, I really appreciate it. I understand now.
Forum: Translations May 03, 2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By wafflestomp
Does that mean it helps more than it hurts? Is...

Does that mean it helps more than it hurts? Is there a better way to say it?
Forum: Grammar May 02, 2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,356
Posted By wafflestomp
The word "ello"

Hey guys,

I'm taking the AP Spanish exam Tuesday and just curious with this word. How does ello work? Whenever I ask my native friends they tell me to just ignore it because no one says it, but...
Forum: Grammar April 14, 2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,065
Posted By wafflestomp
What is the meaning of "hací fue"?

I read it in an organ donor thank you book. It said asi como habias expresado tu deseo de donar tus organos, hací fue"

Also what does misedicordia mean
Forum: Grammar April 03, 2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By wafflestomp
Sorry my questions are usually pretty bad with...

Sorry my questions are usually pretty bad with context, lol.

The sentence you wrote, could you have said "a ayudar"? My question basically is, are both interchangeable? When are some situations...
Forum: Grammar April 03, 2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By wafflestomp
'a ayudar' vs 'para ayudar'

Little confused with this. Is "Hace mucho a ayudar" the same meaning as "Hace mucho para ayudar"? I've been tripping myself up trying to distinguish between these two and it's been getting stressful,...
Forum: Grammar February 13, 2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,849
Posted By wafflestomp
I'm aware of that, but I'm trying to make it...

I'm aware of that, but I'm trying to make it sound more rhetorical. The way you wrote it is what I had originally, but I was told that way is a direct question. Since you're a native English speaker...
Forum: Grammar February 13, 2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,849
Posted By wafflestomp
"Does it make him crazy?" rhetorical question

I was thinking "¿Se lo hace loco?" but not sure. I'm writing an essay about Don Quijote and I ask that rhetorical question towards the beginning.
Forum: Grammar January 02, 2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,787
Posted By wafflestomp
Cool, makes sense. So to clarify, in the...

Cool, makes sense.

So to clarify, in the first one the reason an IO isn't needed is because of the con there? That hammer doesn't become an indirect object because of it?
Forum: Grammar January 02, 2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,787
Posted By wafflestomp
IO - necessary in certain commands?

Hey guys,

I've been confusing myself a lot lately on this. Basically, let's say I want to tell you to hit John over the head with a hammer. Would it be golpeéle a Juan con un martillo, or would...
Forum: Other Languages December 21, 2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,821
Posted By wafflestomp
What's a bloody wobbler?

What's a bloody wobbler?
Forum: Grammar December 21, 2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By wafflestomp
Why "le" here?

Here is the phrase:

Es de buena educación abrirle la puerta a las personas que llegan detras de tí.

First off, why the le there? Why not les? It seems strange to me, if anyone could explain....
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,290
Posted By wafflestomp
Me he equivocado de...

I know this means something along the lines of "we got it wrong" or "I got it wrong" etc. Nos hemos equivocado de restaurante - we went to the wrong restaurant.. etc. That said I don't really know an...
Forum: Vocabulary October 23, 2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By wafflestomp
I know I am a few days late, but just commenting...

I know I am a few days late, but just commenting on the English side of it - we have Czars for all kinds of things. We have a Drug Czar (the official role is the head of the White House Office of...
Forum: Grammar October 23, 2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,846
Posted By wafflestomp
Yeah, I get that part of the usage as I said in...

Yeah, I get that part of the usage as I said in my post. But what about when you use it to mean like "finish" or something of that sort? When would you use acabar vs terminar?
Forum: Grammar October 23, 2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By wafflestomp
Cool. Yeah I figured it wasn't used very often at...

Cool. Yeah I figured it wasn't used very often at all.

Thanks chileno.. do you have other examples of ello's usage?
Forum: Grammar October 23, 2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,846
Posted By wafflestomp
The verb acabar

I know you can use it with acabar de then an infinitive. But I have heard it a lot in songs/TV broadcasts/regular TV programs and it is definitely not in that form. I can't find a real definitive...
Forum: Practice & Homework October 23, 2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,471
Posted By wafflestomp
I think you have beginner's problems with DO...

I think you have beginner's problems with DO pronouns. A lot of times it is taught as if lo and los are always the answer. Unfortunately, it's not. I can testify to a lot of teachers just letting...
Forum: Grammar October 23, 2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By wafflestomp
Ello

When exactly do you use this word? I heard it in Rosetta stone literally once, and I can't remember for what purpose.

Thanks!
Forum: Grammar October 09, 2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,508
Posted By wafflestomp
True. I actually knew that from this site when...

True. I actually knew that from this site when someone taught me a while ago here about dónde es la fiesta lol

But again American students are taught HLTC - health location temporary condition....
Forum: Grammar October 09, 2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,508
Posted By wafflestomp
Can you fix the chair and change that broken...

Can you fix the chair and change that broken condition (even if it isn't cost effective to do that) or is it broken forever regardless of what you do?

The way I was taught was originally all that...
Forum: Grammar October 09, 2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,704
Posted By wafflestomp
Using "se" as a neutral

Hey guys,

Just curious, how exactly does "se" work as a general/ neutral word? I am having trouble explaining it even in English (lol) but for example, we see things like "se habla español" or...
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