Ask a Question

(Create a thread)
Go Back   Spanish language learning forums > Search Forums


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.25 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: poli
Forum: Grammar September 19, 2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 71
Posted By poli
Does qué estás haciendo sound more prying to you?...

Does qué estás haciendo sound more prying to you? To me it sounds almost like something a parent may say to misbehaving child when just plain qué haces will only sound that way when a special tone...
Forum: Grammar September 13, 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By poli
To be clear alojamiento generally means a place...

To be clear alojamiento generally means a place to stay as in a hotel room. Another word for alojamiento is habitación or even cuartos disponibles
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 22, 2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,305
Posted By poli
In the USA we often use it was worse than root...

In the USA we often use it was worse than root canal. which is a dental procedure. I have also heard it's more painful than giving birth, but I think that's an older term, less used and certainly...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 22, 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By poli
You can call it colloquial, but it is also polite...

You can call it colloquial, but it is also polite English, and none of the ones I explained have a low register.
Forum: Vocabulary August 21, 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By poli
Thanks to both of you. Until now, I thought...

Thanks to both of you. Until now, I thought presupuesto meant nothing else but budget. Could you also use propuesta?
Forum: Vocabulary August 17, 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By poli
Quote or estimate

I have a question regarding the proper term in Spanish for obtaining a price for an expensive service to be rendered. An example would be if you own a home and need a new roof. You may want to...
Forum: Vocabulary August 16, 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By poli
Vale la pena probarlas.

Vale la pena probarlas.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 16, 2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By poli
I'm new to the mix is quite common, and not...

I'm new to the mix is quite common, and not having a lot of expertise is a good definition of it.

To put all the dots together is also a common term, and it means to draw a conclusion from...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By poli
I wonder how the movie "It" was translated to...

I wonder how the movie "It" was translated to Spanish or what Cousin It from the Addams Family is called in Spanish, Primo Cosa:thinking:?
Forum: Vocabulary August 09, 2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By poli
I'm an English speaker who sometimes gets...

I'm an English speaker who sometimes gets confused by thr rule you question.
The reality is although me pone enojado, alegre, emocionado, entusiasmado etc. is very common, so is using the verb...
Forum: Translations August 09, 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By poli
That's an eye opener. RAE is the gold standard...

That's an eye opener. RAE is the gold standard for Spanish. I do think that many Spanish speakers say vecindario but mean barrio.
Forum: Translations August 09, 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By poli
The words have a very similar meaning. Vecindario...

The words have a very similar meaning. Vecindario is pertaining to the vicinity which is basically a neighborhood at least in a city.

Barrio is neighborhood, perhaps one with a specific...
Forum: Translations August 07, 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By poli
Yes, la casa no tiene un ambiente muy agradable...

Yes, la casa no tiene un ambiente muy agradable makes perfect sense. You can also say la casa tiene un ambiente muy desagradable.


Yes you can say el vecindario era peligroso especially if you...
Forum: Vocabulary August 07, 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By poli
It is cabrear. It should be in the dictionary....

It is cabrear. It should be in the dictionary. You will find it if you leave off the reflexive.
Forum: Translations July 30, 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By poli
All that you wrote is OK, una mala casa implies a...

All that you wrote is OK, una mala casa implies a house that is bad by nature like something on Elm Street. You may want to say la casa necesita varias reparaciones or la casa está en mala condición....
Forum: Grammar July 25, 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By poli
I'm not sure what your question is, but tengo que...

I'm not sure what your question is, but tengo que means I have to, and just plain tengo means, I have. Dejar means to leave, and dejar de means to stop doing something.
Forum: Vocabulary July 24, 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By poli
Noncompliance

This word is often used in breaking a contract or law or in not taking prescribed medications. Is the term incumplimiento?
Forum: Vocabulary July 16, 2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By poli
Cashew

Caribbean Spanish uses marañon for cashew, but recently I saw anacardo is used. I know Caribbean Spanish uses unique words for some foods (patilla for sandía for example). Is marañon one unique to...
Forum: General Chat July 16, 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,189
Posted By poli
I find the unspoken rule is if the Spanish...

I find the unspoken rule is if the Spanish speaker speaks English better the you speak Spanish then the conversation will turn to English. Vice versa is true as well. In the USA many Spanish...
Forum: Vocabulary July 15, 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By poli
I would use próximamente. Would that fit the...

I would use próximamente. Would that fit the meaning as well?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 12, 2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By poli
Gracias, JPablo.

Gracias, JPablo.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 10, 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By poli
Fichar por

I think it means to sign up with. It appears to be a term that is related to players signing up with a team. Is it exclusively a sports term? Is it strictly an Iberian term?
Forum: Translations July 05, 2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By poli
You can safely say estudio español to mean, I...

You can safely say estudio español to mean, I study Spanish. If you wish to be very precise you can say estudio el idioma español which translates as, I study the Spanish language.
Forum: Vocabulary June 25, 2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By poli
Arsén

Is this used as highway shoulder in Latin America?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 21, 2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By poli
Morally bankrupt

It means extreme loss of civility. Can you say moralmente bancorota?

If not is there a similar idiom in Spanish?
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:16 AM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

X