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Forum: Grammar Today, 12:50 AM
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Posted By Tyrn
Volverse vs ponerse

Hi,

Why volverse loco, but ponerse nervioso? Is there some logic behind this case, or the usage is purely idiomatic?
Forum: Grammar September 15, 2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Tyrn
Thank you very much, Angelica!

Thank you very much, Angelica!
Forum: Grammar September 14, 2020, 02:24 AM
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Views: 89
Posted By Tyrn
Another problem: Tú puedes cobrarles la...

Another problem:

Tú puedes cobrarles la deuda que me deben.

les points to those who must pay, or so it seems to me.

From the SpanishDict:

Cóbrese mi cena y la de la señorita, por favor....
Forum: Grammar September 13, 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Tyrn
Quiero saldar la deuda que me deben

Hi,

What does the subj exactly mean, and why? Saldar sounds like (I want) to pay, me deben like due to me (they owe me). Something is not what it looks like. Which way the sum of debt is supposed...
Forum: Grammar September 03, 2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! How fascinating! Before I started my...

Thanks! How fascinating!

Before I started my Spanish, I used to wonder why the norteamericanos complain about how difficult it is. Half the vocabulary, three fourths of the grammar should already...
Forum: Grammar September 03, 2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Tyrn
Yes, I do want!

Yes, I do want!
Forum: Grammar September 03, 2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Tyrn
Olor a corrupción

Hi,

Why not de? Or is it just an idiomatic case to be memorized?
Forum: Vocabulary September 01, 2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Tyrn
Any idea why...

Any idea why https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Panchos ?
Forum: Vocabulary September 01, 2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Tyrn
Sure. But why Pancho, of all the possibilities?...

Sure. But why Pancho, of all the possibilities? The only entry applicable to human beings seems to be unruffled. What's so cool and descriptive about it? Nicknames either sting, or make you a macho,...
Forum: Vocabulary September 01, 2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Tyrn
Pancho

Hi,

What does it suggest when used as a nickname, like Pancho Villa or Los Panchos? The dictionary makes me wonder.
Forum: Grammar August 30, 2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 393
Posted By Tyrn
Are necesito dos hojas de papel and me hacen...

Are necesito dos hojas de papel and me hacen falta dos hojas de papel equal?
Forum: Grammar August 29, 2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By Tyrn
You don't say

Hi,

What's the subj in Spanish? Like in the Urban Dictionary:

Used to express sarcasm when someone states the obvious, or states a fact that has been delivered like a second ago

Fat man:...
Forum: Grammar August 22, 2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 393
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! The dictionary definitions make a rather...

Thanks! The dictionary definitions make a rather stark difference between hacer falta (to need) and faltar (to be missing); that's why I asked the question when it turned out that in a certain...
Forum: Grammar August 21, 2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 393
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! Very interesting. Actually I asked...

Thanks! Very interesting.

Actually I asked about another thing: is there any difference between le hacen falta and le faltan.
Forum: Grammar August 20, 2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 393
Posted By Tyrn
Not just correct (le faltan), but means exactly...

Not just correct (le faltan), but means exactly the same thing?
Forum: Grammar August 18, 2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 393
Posted By Tyrn
What about A nuestra ciudad le faltan viviendas...

What about A nuestra ciudad le faltan viviendas asequibles?
Forum: Grammar August 17, 2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Tyrn
I agree that this is not the worst case, though...

I agree that this is not the worst case, though one has to read the sentence twice. In worst case there are two persons involved, and the action is spread over two sentences :) . As soon as I take a...
Forum: Grammar August 17, 2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Tyrn
Deciphering third person

Hi,

Richie volvió a mirar a Paul Bunyan, santo patrono de Derry, que había surgido a la existencia, según decían, porque allí se recogían los troncos cuando venían río abajo.

A sentence like...
Forum: Vocabulary August 15, 2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Tyrn
Me asomó por la esquina? :thinking:

Me asomó por la esquina? :thinking:
Forum: Vocabulary August 14, 2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Tyrn
Sobresalir vs asomar

Hi,

The dictionary gives roughly the same definition for both. I have an impression, though, that sobresalir means sticking out upwards (also being higher, better, and bigger); asomar means...
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks, Angelica!

Thanks, Angelica!
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By Tyrn
I've made another check :p . Reverso Context...

I've made another check :p . Reverso Context makes exactly the same interesting job of the hubiera/habría tenido trouble.

Let me ask: what should hubiera tenido and habría tenido mean when used...
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By Tyrn
Lost opportunity

Hi,

Subjunctive and conditional are two things which are still beyond my grasp :(

How is it possible that hubiera tenido and habría tenido both mean would have had? At least, according to...
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By Tyrn
Giving and receiving orders

Hi,

What are the basic ways of giving and receiving verbal orders in the military? Ay, ay, Sir!, that sort of thing. In Spanish (and in English, too). A link will do, of course. Curiously, a...
Forum: Grammar August 08, 2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks! So reasonable, come to think of it :)

Thanks! So reasonable, come to think of it :)
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