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Forum: Vocabulary July 02, 2020, 07:35 AM
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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: 7
Views: 134
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: 219
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: 725
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: 2,499
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
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Views: 1,640
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: 676
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: 403
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: 1,245
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: 4,694
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: 4,694
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: 591
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: 1,018
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: 1,358
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.
Forum: Grammar July 14, 2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,040
Posted By pjt33
Knowing whether the vowel was short or long in...

Knowing whether the vowel was short or long in Latin helps... :D
Forum: General Chat June 29, 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,619
Posted By pjt33
Talking Me alegra poder añadir uno genuino que me contó...

Me alegra poder añadir uno genuino que me contó una compañera anoche en una cena de empresa. La empresa es de rehabilitación neurológica y ella es fisioterapeuta e (importante) yeísta. A poco de...
Forum: Grammar May 01, 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,325
Posted By pjt33
Conocer is the direct opposite of the intended...

Conocer is the direct opposite of the intended verb here: it's about experiential knowledge, and the point of the given sentence is that by imparting intellectual knowledge the teenagers might avoid...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 16, 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By pjt33
poli, romper lazos con z.

poli, romper lazos con z.
Forum: Grammar April 07, 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,795
Posted By pjt33
No, it's not about turn-taking, but it does...

No, it's not about turn-taking, but it does suggest an element of doing something out of duty rather than because you want to.
Forum: Grammar April 06, 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By pjt33
The first one seems to me to convey a change in...

The first one seems to me to convey a change in the way Rome caters for tourists more than a change in the number of tourists. The second one feels like the wrong verb, although I can't say precisely...
Forum: Grammar March 31, 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,795
Posted By pjt33
A translation which captures the sense of...

A translation which captures the sense of external obligation here would be "it falls to me to call the police".
Forum: Vocabulary March 30, 2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By pjt33
Quinto pino is quite common in Spain, but I...

Quinto pino is quite common in Spain, but I wouldn't have known what boondocks means.

I wonder what is so special about the number 5. The superlative of pasarse, at least in Spain, is pasarse...
Forum: Vocabulary March 12, 2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,715
Posted By pjt33
All of those options sound overly literal to me....

All of those options sound overly literal to me. If you're looking for a more dynamic translation, I'd say Who is responsible for the situation?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 09, 2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,252
Posted By pjt33
I searched for "work" within 4 words of "black"...

I searched for "work" within 4 words of "black" in the British National Corpus: most of the hits were talking about black workers, some were talking about black and white works of art, or the work of...
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By pjt33
It would be much more natural to use ban.

It would be much more natural to use ban.
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