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Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 16, 2021, 06:32 AM
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Posted By pjt33
No, es el avión mismo. Whoop es onomatopeya y...

No, es el avión mismo. Whoop es onomatopeya y representa el sonido de la alarma.
Forum: Grammar March 20, 2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By pjt33
Ah! A form of "Full astern" which was used a...

Ah! A form of "Full astern" which was used a couple of centuries ago. Since it's shouted, both words are probably stressed.
Forum: Vocabulary March 18, 2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By pjt33
The particular connotation of career politician...

The particular connotation of career politician which I picked up in the UK is someone who goes from university (where they probably studied politics) to working for a political party to running for...
Forum: Grammar March 18, 2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By pjt33
I don't recognise it as a meaningful phrase at...

I don't recognise it as a meaningful phrase at all, so I'm not sure that the question can be answered.
Forum: Translations March 09, 2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By pjt33
es posible que is synonymous with puede que. You...

es posible que is synonymous with puede que. You can use either, but not both.

Also, mientras manejaba or mientras iba manejando (or on this side of the pond with conducir instead of manejar).
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 27, 2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By pjt33
Mea culpa. I didn't mentally process the 's as is.

Mea culpa. I didn't mentally process the 's as is.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 24, 2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By pjt33
Not really. "He thinks he's God's gift to women",...

Not really. "He thinks he's God's gift to women", "he thinks he's the bees knees", etc.

See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_copula
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 15, 2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By pjt33
I think that both are commonly used in various...

I think that both are commonly used in various contexts. In the medical system in Spain, dar la baja is when a doctor signs someone off work and dar el alta is when they say that you're fit to work,...
Forum: Grammar January 22, 2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By pjt33
Some quick research indicates that the song was...

Some quick research indicates that the song was the title song of a film, which was itself an adaptation of a book. I've managed to turn up...
Forum: Vocabulary December 07, 2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,945
Posted By pjt33
I don't believe I've ever heard it.

I don't believe I've ever heard it.
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,336
Posted By pjt33
Wouldn't that be a prueba de fuego?

Wouldn't that be a prueba de fuego?
Forum: Vocabulary November 21, 2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,923
Posted By pjt33
I'm not sure that even "express" carries a strong...

I'm not sure that even "express" carries a strong enough connotation of speed. I'd suggest instant deportation.
Forum: Vocabulary November 17, 2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,883
Posted By pjt33
Según el Oxford English Dictionary (omitiendo las...

Según el Oxford English Dictionary (omitiendo las acepciones marcadas como obsoletas, pero no me fío de que ninguna de estas acepciones sea actual), crack como sustantivo en inglés y refiriéndose a...
Forum: Grammar October 25, 2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
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: 5
Views: 1,592
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: 534
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: 534
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: 5,398
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: 685
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: 685
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: 769
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: 582
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: 2,966
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: 703
Posted By pjt33
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Vocabulary July 02, 2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,227
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...
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