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Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 10:13 AM
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Posted By pjt33
Those are two different constructions (and I'm...

Those are two different constructions (and I'm not sure about the la in the first one).

I think that the first is an example of pasarse (reflexive): to go too far (I think #60 in DRAE: pasar...
Forum: Vocabulary October 10, 2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By pjt33
DRAE says which doesn't sound very positive.

DRAE says
which doesn't sound very positive.
Forum: Grammar October 10, 2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By pjt33
?? Surely the irrealis of go is went? Besides...

?? Surely the irrealis of go is went? Besides which, it's the other phrase (goes the spoils) which indicates that some people treat it as singular.



The X is many sounds bad full stop because...
Forum: Grammar October 09, 2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By pjt33
Interesting question. etymonline.com says that...

Interesting question. etymonline.com says that "spoils" is a collective singular. The British National Corpus doesn't have enough relevant data to say anything, but the Corpus of Contemporary...
Forum: General Chat September 11, 2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By pjt33
Me parece que la palabra clave que necesitas es...

Me parece que la palabra clave que necesitas es callejero.
Forum: Grammar August 15, 2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By pjt33
That doesn't feel like a full Spanish sentence to...

That doesn't feel like a full Spanish sentence to me: without context, I would guess that an ojalá has been elided. In that case, at a big stretch, I could see "I would have had" being used as...
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By pjt33
I suspect that what's confusing you here is not...

I suspect that what's confusing you here is not Spanish but American English, which (at least in some dialects) appears to use would to indicate the pluperfect.
Forum: Grammar August 08, 2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By pjt33
I can't speak to the first half, but the second...

I can't speak to the first half, but the second half of that sentence is incorrect. You may be getting mixed up with another named variant of third person pronoun usage, laísmo, using la when the...
Forum: Grammar July 21, 2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By pjt33
I would go with fuera del alcance, but that's not...

I would go with fuera del alcance, but that's not to disagree with the other suggestions.
Forum: Culture July 21, 2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,556
Posted By pjt33
Non-native Spanish speakers are a sufficiently...

Non-native Spanish speakers are a sufficiently heterogenous group that I would be very cautious about making any generalisation about them.
Forum: Grammar July 20, 2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By pjt33
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Vocabulary July 02, 2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By pjt33
For me, the word "stewardship" does not fit in...

For me, the word "stewardship" does not fit in that example. I think that the core sense of stewardship is about managing a resource for the benefit of others, so it makes sense to talk of...
Forum: Vocabulary July 01, 2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By pjt33
So does stewardship. Butlers and stewards are...

So does stewardship. Butlers and stewards are both servants charged with running their master's affairs, although butler has more connotations of running the house and steward of administrating the...
Forum: Grammar June 17, 2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By pjt33
When "code" is used of computer programs (whether...

When "code" is used of computer programs (whether source code, object code, bytecode, or machine code), in my professional opinion* it is an uncountable noun. I should note that plenty of people...
Forum: Vocabulary May 09, 2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By pjt33
I think tarugo is more a rawl plug than a sink...

I think tarugo is more a rawl plug than a sink plug.
Forum: Vocabulary May 01, 2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,459
Posted By pjt33
A teja is indeed a roof tile. For floor tiles you...

A teja is indeed a roof tile. For floor tiles you probably want baldosa. For walls, azulejo.

I don't have any mnemonics for the second or third, but for the link between techos and tejas I just...
Forum: Introductions December 28, 2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,118
Posted By pjt33
Are you sure the records are in Spanish? If...

Are you sure the records are in Spanish? If Minorcans are involved, they might be in Catalan.
Forum: Grammar September 29, 2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By pjt33
Turn the question around: what else could it be...

Turn the question around: what else could it be in?

It's irrealis, because the hearers could choose to ignore the advice. And it can't be present tense because the action may already have...
Forum: Grammar July 15, 2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By pjt33
In English, you is second person singular. Back...

In English, you is second person singular. Back when thou was 2s it was used to address other people. You are perhaps confused by observing certain communities of English speakers who use a mixture...
Forum: Vocabulary June 11, 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,475
Posted By pjt33
No. It's from the Valencian (Catalan) verb...

No. It's from the Valencian (Catalan) verb socarrar. If it were from Spanish then it would be socarrado.

Also, poli spelt it correctly. One O, two As.
Forum: General Chat February 03, 2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,850
Posted By pjt33
Argentina is also home to the largest...

Argentina is also home to the largest Welsh-speaking population outside of Wales.
Forum: General Chat January 26, 2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,850
Posted By pjt33
Curious. I can more-or-less follow it without...

Curious. I can more-or-less follow it without taking any lessons. Maybe it's because I know more French than her?


I often get the impression that Castilian has diverged the most from the common...
Forum: Translations January 15, 2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By pjt33
Las dos frases son referencias a la Biblia, y la...

Las dos frases son referencias a la Biblia, y la primera concretamente a la así llamada "Traducción Autorizada" del rey Jaime, así que el mejor lugar para encontrar la frase equivalente en castellano...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 05, 2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,121
Posted By pjt33
The Oxford Spanish-English dictionary gives to...

The Oxford Spanish-English dictionary gives to hit a raw nerve, which seems good to me.
Forum: Vocabulary August 17, 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By pjt33
The only word that I've heard used for that in...

The only word that I've heard used for that in Spain is presupuesto.
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