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Forum: Practice & Homework June 24, 2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,114
Posted By FrannyCakes
Thanks, everyone! My usual routine is listening...

Thanks, everyone! My usual routine is listening to Mexican TV programs on Youtube -- dramas, movie star interviews kid's shows, and right now, I'm watching a makeup tutorial -- then I copy down...
Forum: Practice & Homework May 11, 2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,114
Posted By FrannyCakes
Very Darn Frustrated!

Hey, everybody,

First of all, I am NOT a girl. I made this name by mistake, not realizing that Franny is actually a girl's name! It was back in 2009 and I just picked something that sounded funny....
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques December 15, 2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,580
Posted By FrannyCakes
Motivation

Hello! :)

After a long sabbatical, I've decided to resume my Spanish studies. The problem, however, is motivation. I'm not currently enrolled in school, I don't need it for work, and I don't have...
Forum: Culture October 04, 2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By FrannyCakes
Career Prospects

Hello! :)

I'm considering a career with languages. The problem of having a wide variety of interests, is that it makes it that much more difficult to pick one to pursue professionally, and others...
Forum: Grammar June 09, 2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,615
Posted By FrannyCakes
He is discomposed. He is disquieted. He is...

He is discomposed. He is disquieted. He is perturbed. He is in a disorganized and frantic frame of mind.

Will those suffice?
Forum: Grammar June 09, 2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,615
Posted By FrannyCakes
Present progessive with reflexive verbs

Hola,

Using the word "desmadrarse", I want to say "He is freaking out" (not "He freaks out.").

How do you use the present progressive with reflexive verbs? Could someone give me a quick and...
Forum: Translations June 07, 2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,208
Posted By FrannyCakes
"By the way, my profile picture is fake."

Hola,

How would you say "By the way, my profile picture is fake."?

There seem to be many ways of saying "by the way" and "picture", so I was kind of confused.

¡Gracias amigos!
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques January 25, 2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,732
Posted By FrannyCakes
Comprehending Speech

Hola,

How do you develop the skills needed to comprehend speech?

Gracias. :)
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques November 23, 2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,422
Posted By FrannyCakes
Is this a good way?

For those of you that have mastered Spanish (or English), how did you do it?

My daily regimen consists of reading and listening to skits from the Ultimate Spanish series and looking up unfamiliar...
Forum: Vocabulary November 21, 2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 37,146
Posted By FrannyCakes
"To have a nice ass"

How do you say “to have a nice ass” in Spanish?

P.S. I hope that this doesn’t upset anyone. I'm merely trying to further my education and improve my Spanish skills.
Forum: Vocabulary November 13, 2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,896
Posted By FrannyCakes
"Se está"

What does "se está" mean?
What does "estar" mean when used with "se"?
Forum: Grammar October 31, 2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,670
Posted By FrannyCakes
I should clarify. I want to know why "abre...

I should clarify.

I want to know why "abre los ojos" means "open your eyes" and not "open the eyes".
Why would you use "los" instead of "su" or "tu"?
Forum: Grammar October 31, 2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,670
Posted By FrannyCakes
Articles vs. Possessive Pronoun Adjectives

"Abre los ojos" translates to "Open your eyes".

When do you use articles? And when do you use possessive pronoun adjectives?
Forum: Vocabulary October 24, 2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,810
Posted By FrannyCakes
"Me hacía mucha falta tomarme un descanso"

What does "Me hacía mucha falta tomarme un descanso" mean?
I think it translates to "I really needed to take a break", but I'm unsure as to how it does.

(1) What does "mucha falta" mean?
(2)...
Forum: Grammar October 18, 2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,559
Posted By FrannyCakes
"Me he despertado"

Hi,

How does "Me he despertado" mean "I woke up"?

What does "he" mean?
Is "despertado" a reflexive verb?

Thanks.
Forum: Culture August 23, 2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,520
Posted By FrannyCakes
Easy-to-understand Spanish Movies / Music

Hi, :)

I'm trying to incorporate different types of entertainment in my learning (music, movies, poems, etc.). I was wondering if there were any movies or bands that are particularly useful for...
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,204
Posted By FrannyCakes
"Se te transparenta la falda"

Hola :),

I was watching the movie Mar Adentro, and as I labored through the Spanish subtitles, I came across this: "Se te transparenta de falda". I really don't follow the grammar behind this...
Forum: Grammar July 10, 2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,377
Posted By FrannyCakes
Direct and Indirect Objects Word Order

Hi,

I'm a mid-beginner Spanish student (currently teaching myself, because school's out).

I'm really overwhelmed by the order of direct and indirect objects. With all the dang le's and te's...
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