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Forum: Idioms & Sayings Yesterday, 10:11 PM
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I think it's international. Here, it's not the...

I think it's international. Here, it's not the most common (or polite) greeting, but it's heard often.
And you are right, Poli, "buenos" is never used (at least in Mexico).
Instead, you may...
Forum: Vocabulary November 09, 2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
In principle, "exhibición" is used for activities...

In principle, "exhibición" is used for activities that are shown to a certain public, and "exposición" refers to objects that are displayed to be seen; so the "correct" expressions would be something...
Forum: Translations November 06, 2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Tomísimo. In this case, "a" and...

I agree with Tomísimo. In this case, "a" and "para" both imply a destination.
Forum: Vocabulary November 06, 2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Poli: Yes, the verb pintar may have other...

@Poli: Yes, the verb pintar may have other meanings, like "aparentar", "parecer" and others not so clear sometimes; but when it talks about the representation of something/someone and/or its coloring...
Forum: Vocabulary November 04, 2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. If you use the diminutive on...

I agree with Rusty. If you use the diminutive on the past participle, then you're emphasizing the action. In this case, the painting would have to be very good and detailed.

@Poli: "Painted" here...
Forum: Vocabulary November 04, 2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Wrholt, although it sounds very...

I agree with Wrholt, although it sounds very weird for us "me gustaría un cuarto/una habitación".
When we're at a hotel, we don't really feel we have an option to spend the night, so we actually...
Forum: Grammar October 31, 2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
When you use the present subjunctive, the order...

When you use the present subjunctive, the order hasn't been carried out and it still could be. When you use the past subjunctive, the order was never carried out and it's not time anymore to do it. ...
Forum: Practice & Homework October 20, 2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
There is a foreign accent, but everyone will...

There is a foreign accent, but everyone will understand what you say, so I wouldn't be worried. :)

For a more natural pronunciation, try accenting "Carmen" on "car" and not on "men", and don't...
Forum: Translations October 19, 2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Taken like that, with no context, the sentence...

Taken like that, with no context, the sentence doesn't make any sense.
But if you are taking this from "El tiempo escondido", the "hilo" is the telephone line.
Forum: Practice & Homework October 19, 2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Don't worry too much. The normal "b" sound in...

Don't worry too much. The normal "b" sound in English will be perfectly understood by anyone. The vowels, and the "ñ" and "r"/"rr" are more important. ;)

Anyway, try tensing your lips a little...
Forum: Vocabulary October 15, 2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Both alternatives are alright. Apart from...

Both alternatives are alright. Apart from Wrholt's suggestions, there is also "dar pánico" and "apanicarse". The last verb is probably used only in Mexico, and it's rather colloquial.

-...
Forum: Translations October 14, 2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, Poli, I guess so. "Para que" underlines the...

Yes, Poli, I guess so. "Para que" underlines the purpose why I'm having that service done, although that makes a longer sentence, and it's less frequently used. :)
Forum: Translations October 12, 2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Since Spanish doesn't use passive voice as often...

Since Spanish doesn't use passive voice as often as English does, we don't express these ideas the same way. One alternative is to use the active voice with an impersonal "they":

- Me van a hacer...
Forum: Vocabulary October 10, 2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
In a legal context, translations include: acusar,...

In a legal context, translations include: acusar, encausar, enjuiciar, procesar, seguir un juicio... :thinking:

"Proseguir" is to prosecute, as in to continue with a course of action, to carry...
Forum: Translations October 10, 2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, now everything is correct. :)

Yes, now everything is correct. :)
Forum: Translations October 08, 2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Be careful with "I will be 35". You're...

Be careful with "I will be 35". You're translating literally from English. The expression in Spanish is "cumplir años". ;)
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 29, 2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
There is no equivalent idiom in Spanish, I think....

There is no equivalent idiom in Spanish, I think. Sometimes I've heard about a situation "se enfrió", like a relationship, or the enthusiasm of people about something, but not really about someone...
Forum: Grammar September 27, 2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Por el contrario" = "por lo contrario" It's...

"Por el contrario" = "por lo contrario"
It's just a regional or idiosyncratic use of the pronoun. Both are an opposition to what should be expected, like "on the contrary"/"to the contrary". :)
Forum: Vocabulary September 25, 2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I almost agree with Poli about "quisieras", but...

I almost agree with Poli about "quisieras", but this subjunctive is used for reasons of courtesy. :)

All of your proposals are correct. "Concertar" is a very formal verb though.
The ones...
Forum: Grammar September 25, 2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
:thinking: Google translate mostly works for set...

:thinking: Google translate mostly works for set phrases or for very common uses of language. So, the first one is correct because it's a sentence without pieces of language that don't go normally...
Forum: Translations September 23, 2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I'm not sure about how other regions use...

I'm not sure about how other regions use "jornada", "tiempo parcial" and the preposition "a", but you won't hear these words used like this in Mexico.

"Jornada" is rather used for the work...
Forum: Vocabulary by Topic September 23, 2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I will add the new suggestions. Thank you. :) ...

I will add the new suggestions. Thank you. :)

@David: Would you agree that "sustain damage" is rather "sufrir daños"?
I think we say "árboles derribados" for uprooted trees.

@Wrholt:...
Forum: Translations September 23, 2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. @Aprendo: If at...

I agree with Rusty.

@Aprendo: If at first you don't find the expression as it is, try searching for it with the verb in infinitive (in this case, "soltar la sopa"); most of the times, that...
Forum: Vocabulary by Topic September 21, 2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Desastres naturales – Natural disasters

Since we're having a few violent expressions of nature in almost every corner of the world, I thought it might be useful to have a list of words used for the things we call natural disasters. :)
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Forum: Translations September 21, 2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Here are some comments. :)

Here are some comments. :)
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