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Forum: Grammar October 25, 2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,048
Posted By Manuel
"I like myself"

Would this be Me gusto a mí mismo?

This also reminds me of another phrase I read online:

¿Permitirías que yo te dijera lo que
tú dices de ti?

Shouldn't this be que tú dices de ti...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 28, 2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,057
Posted By Manuel
What are your language learning stumbling blocks? [survey]

Hello everyone,

I am currently working on an ebook with lots of tips and tools on how to learn a foreign language. My book will be useful for learning ANY language, because I will focus on study...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques June 22, 2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,290
Posted By Manuel
Regarding people in Madrid talking to you in...

Regarding people in Madrid talking to you in English instead of Spanish, as pjt33 mentioned, I don't think that has to be a problem if you tell everyone you are there to learn Spanish and...
Forum: Vocabulary April 15, 2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By Manuel
"porras"?

What does "Porras" mean?

I don't even remember where I first learned about it, or in what context, so forgive me if this is all the information I can provide.

Does it ring a bell for any...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques April 04, 2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 833
Posted By Manuel
Hi Natalie, I have some tips for you that...

Hi Natalie,

I have some tips for you that have worked extremely well for me.

First of all, I recommend that you increase your vocabulary by learning new words that you will actually USE in your...
Forum: Translations April 04, 2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 975
Posted By Manuel
I am not a native speaker, but I think the...

I am not a native speaker, but I think the correct translation should be something like:

Esta configuración tiene/da resultado en el modo Leer Archivo.

But if any native speaker wishes to add...
Forum: Grammar March 30, 2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,006
Posted By Manuel
Thanks both for the extensive reply! Very...

Thanks both for the extensive reply! Very helpful.

:)
Forum: Grammar March 30, 2016, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,006
Posted By Manuel
Escuchar la música or escuchar música?

My reference materials are not conclusive about this. How do you say "I listen to music" in Spanish when you mean to say it in a general way, like "I listen to music a lot at home"?

Do you need...
Forum: Vocabulary February 14, 2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By Manuel
Well, that's the problem I always have with...

Well, that's the problem I always have with dictionary translations: they often mention many different translations without explaining the context! I often try to look up words I don't know in the...
Forum: Vocabulary February 14, 2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By Manuel
Translation of "skill"

My dictionary gives all of the following (!) as translations for "skill/ability":

habilidad, maña, tino, destreza, soltura, prestez.

What is the difference between these?

Thanks in advance!...
Forum: Vocabulary November 12, 2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Manuel
Thank you, but how do you use it as a verb then?...

Thank you, but how do you use it as a verb then? Or don't they use it in Spain? Like, for example, "I have to brainstorm about this." How would you say that in Spain?
Forum: Vocabulary November 12, 2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Manuel
Brainstorming

How do you say "brainstorming"? My dutch-Spanish dictionary gives "devanarse los sesos" but I can't find this in the Diccionario Real Academia Española?
Forum: Vocabulary October 18, 2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By Manuel
Difference between `chips/crisps` and `fries?

My dictionary gives `patatas fritas` for both?! So how do I tell the difference?
Forum: Vocabulary September 28, 2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By Manuel
I do see the difference in size, but I guess here...

I do see the difference in size, but I guess here in holland we see them as being the same type of pan, so we don't differentiate. We do have a different word for the pans with the handle, but for...
Forum: Vocabulary September 28, 2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By Manuel
Hmmm, interesting! Here in Holland we use...

Hmmm, interesting!

Here in Holland we use the same word for both "olla" and "cacerola" according to Angelica's pictures. And to be honest, I see little distinction between the two.

In any case,...
Forum: Vocabulary September 28, 2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By Manuel
What is the difference between "olla" and "cacerola"?

I get both words as translation for "pan". I looked up pictures of both on Google but I see little difference between the pans! Are these totally interchangeable?
Forum: Translations February 11, 2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By Manuel
Thanks for the addition, Angelica. I don't...

Thanks for the addition, Angelica. I don't particularly want to sound Mexican, because my dad is from Spain, so I prefer to learn the Castillian Spanish, no offense :). Although I have to say, I had...
Forum: Translations February 11, 2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By Manuel
"Turn down the heat"

How do you say "turn down the heat" when you are cooking? In other words, to make the gas cooker burn less intensely underneath the pan on the stove?

Thanks in advance!

Manuel
Forum: Introductions February 06, 2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,089
Posted By Manuel
Welcome Meghan! I am not a native Spanish...

Welcome Meghan! I am not a native Spanish speaker, so others are probably better suited to correct your Spanish, but if I can help with anything, I'd be glad to.

Enjoy the forums.

Manuel
Forum: Translations February 06, 2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,579
Posted By Manuel
Thank you all! This has been helpful.

Thank you all!

This has been helpful.
Forum: Translations February 05, 2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,579
Posted By Manuel
Thank you Julvenzor, So when do you use...

Thank you Julvenzor,

So when do you use "presionar" and "oprimir" in Spain?

Pulsar is used normally then when referring to pressing keys on a computer keyboard?
Forum: Translations February 05, 2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,579
Posted By Manuel
Thanks poli! So are "oprimir" and "presionar"...

Thanks poli! So are "oprimir" and "presionar" completely interchangeable then? There's no difference between them?
Forum: Translations February 05, 2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,579
Posted By Manuel
"Press a button"

What is the most common way to say "press a button"? My dictionary gives "apretar, oprimir, presionar, pulsar" for the word "to press"!

Also, do you use the same word in Spanish for pressing a...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 19, 2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,307
Posted By Manuel
HI Craig, Why don't you just buy them on...

HI Craig,

Why don't you just buy them on http://www.amazon.es?

Here's a list of the top 5 soaps in a number of different countries. Just type them in the search box on Amazon and order away!
...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 09, 2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,430
Posted By Manuel
Hi Alfredo, The simplest way is to just open...

Hi Alfredo,

The simplest way is to just open the Spanish version of Google (http://www.google.es) and type in the search box "radio" or "televisión" and you'll get loads of websites to try out!
...
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