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Forum: Grammar Today, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Rusty
The first 'se' is used to make the subject...

The first 'se' is used to make the subject impersonal, as I stated.
The suffixed 'se' (on 'relacionarse') is the reflexive pronoun I mentioned.
There is no passive construction in your sentence.
Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 59
Posted By Rusty
The verb permitir takes both a direct object and...

The verb permitir takes both a direct object and an indirect object. Therefore, 'le' should be used to refer to the woman. The direct object is the noun phrase following the verb, 'relacionarse con...
Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 31
Posted By Rusty
The proper phrase is 'en aquel entonces.'

The proper phrase is 'en aquel entonces.'
Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 35
Posted By Rusty
It is not correct to use a masculine...

It is not correct to use a masculine demonstrative adjective prior to a feminine noun (when its first syllable is stressed and it begins with 'a' or 'ha').

esta agua (not este)
esa agua (not ese)
Forum: Vocabulary November 12, 2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Rusty
Los camellos tienen jorobas, o gibas. Ambas se...

Los camellos tienen jorobas, o gibas. Ambas se usan, pero me parece que joroba es la más habitual.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 01, 2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Rusty
When someone strikes another person, especially a...

When someone strikes another person, especially a spouse or a child, we say they "rule with an iron fist/hand." But it usually means they act authoritatively, without mercy.
When someone slaps...
Forum: Grammar October 29, 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Rusty
En este caso, las dos sirven igual. No importa si...

En este caso, las dos sirven igual. No importa si se usa "the present perfect tense" (el pretérito perfecto compuesto) o "the past tense" (el pretérito perfecto simple).
(Hay casos en los que no...
Forum: Grammar October 29, 2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By Rusty
Lo que escribiste sirve (según las correcciones...

Lo que escribiste sirve (según las correcciones notadas), pero sería mejor decir:
"I'll try to help you. May I have your name again, please?"

Para no suponer que ya te ha dado el nombre antes de...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 28, 2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Rusty
Nothing lasts forever. Even the longest night...

Nothing lasts forever.
Even the longest night has an end.
This too shall pass.
Forum: Grammar October 24, 2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Rusty
We are not talking about a personal 'a' here, but...

We are not talking about a personal 'a' here, but the preposition 'a'.
The 'a' introduces the indirect object. This is always the case.

Another way to formulate the transliteration is "(The)...
Forum: Translations October 23, 2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By Rusty
I mostly see it translated as 'defy(ing) time and...

I mostly see it translated as 'defy(ing) time and oblivion.'
Forum: Grammar October 17, 2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
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, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Rusty
:eek: That verb should be acudir. acudió ...

:eek: That verb should be acudir.

acudió
acudiese
Forum: Vocabulary October 02, 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
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, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
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, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
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, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
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, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
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, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,175
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, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
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, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 715
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, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
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, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By Rusty
Hi! Welcome back.

Hi! Welcome back.
Forum: Vocabulary August 28, 2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
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...
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