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Forum: Vocabulary Yesterday, 10:11 PM
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Mampostería" is done with stones or bricks. ...

"Mampostería" is done with stones or bricks.
I've seen "pánel de yeso" somewhere, but in Mexico, drywall is commonly said "tablaroca" (pronounced as if it were "rr" instead of "r").


-Hice un...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 27
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@David: I'd prefer your sentence in the...

@David: I'd prefer your sentence in the indicative. ;)

@Dean: It's a completely normal sentence. Maybe some young people find the expression "consistir en" kind of formal, but I wouldn't say it...
Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Robaron en su casa" and "robaron su casa" may...

"Robaron en su casa" and "robaron su casa" may mean the same. Yet, for me, it's not only a matter of personal preference. In this case, I was thinking of a thief that entered a house and only took...
Forum: Grammar September 20, 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
These are very different verbs. "Volverse" is...

These are very different verbs.
"Volverse" is to grow into becoming something that will be perceived as an inherent trait of your personality.
"Ponerse" is rather to happen to become something...
Forum: Vocabulary September 19, 2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, I'd like to emphasize only that it's a...

Yes, I'd like to emphasize only that it's a specific kind of double entendre, and as such it's very low register (not the word "albur" itself, but the practice of that kind of language).
Forum: Vocabulary September 18, 2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It may mean both things. - No se deja nada al...

It may mean both things.
- No se deja nada al albur. (Nothing must be left to chance.)
- Juego de albures (is a specific game of chance)
- Juan es bueno para jugar al albur. (Juan is good at...
Forum: Grammar September 15, 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Excellent! :) Only the first one is wrong. You...

Excellent! :) Only the first one is wrong. You need the agreement of both actions (here, the past participles) with the auxiliary, because both are necessary for the "condition" to happen.
* In the...
Forum: Grammar September 14, 2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, in the sentence, "cobrarles" is used to say...

Yes, in the sentence, "cobrarles" is used to say that you have the power to make the people, that both the speaker and you know, repay what they owe me. The speaker wants you to collect the amount of...
Forum: Grammar September 13, 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
For me, the usage is wrong, because "saldar"...

For me, the usage is wrong, because "saldar" always means to pay, and in this example, I'd use the verb "cobrar" instead, but it may be a regional preference. :)

It's understood in context, and...
Forum: Vocabulary September 11, 2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty.

I agree with Rusty.
Forum: General Chat September 10, 2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
No creo que esos datos estén disponibles...

No creo que esos datos estén disponibles gratuitamente, pero puedes buscar en Google "mapa postal de españa". Podrías encontrar algo que te sirva.
Forum: Vocabulary September 10, 2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad to help. :)

Glad to help. :)
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. - Espérame aquí;...

I agree with Rusty.


- Espérame aquí; regreso/vuelvo pronto.
- Creíamos que no iba a regresar/volver pronto.
- Regresaron/volvieron pronto a la casa de sus padres.


"Devolverse" is...
Forum: Vocabulary September 08, 2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It's very common that "mejora", "mejoramiento"...

It's very common that "mejora", "mejoramiento" and "mejoría" are used as synonyms (at least in Mexico). However, it depends on the speaker what word they would rather use in certain contexts.

I'm...
Forum: General Chat September 06, 2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I don't know any specific podcasts, but you can...

I don't know any specific podcasts, but you can try any audiobook you like. Maybe you can start with a book you've already read so it's predictable and easier to understand.
You may also search TED...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 05, 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Proposal: Estoy exagerando (un poco) para...

Proposal:
Estoy exagerando (un poco) para hacer énfasis (en lo que quiero decir).
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 05, 2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,508
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
That's for specific contexts where the person was...

That's for specific contexts where the person was supposed to get a punishment for something they did, but the punishment never came.


- No pudimos atrapar al ladrón. Se escapó impune. (The...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 05, 2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I wouldn't say it's typical, but it may express...

I wouldn't say it's typical, but it may express disbelief at how easily someone was convinced of doing something.

To do something "por las buenas" is willingly.

-- Pedro se va a casar...
Forum: Grammar September 04, 2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It's weird indeed, but in my experience learning...

It's weird indeed, but in my experience learning foreign languages, those coincidences are really helpful. :)
Forum: Vocabulary September 03, 2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. You can't hang anything...

I agree with Rusty. You can't hang anything inside a "cajón". Those are for storing folded clothes.
I think a piece of furniture where you can store clothing like a small wardrobe at the entrance...
Forum: Grammar September 03, 2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty that the verb "oler" always...

I agree with Rusty that the verb "oler" always takes "a" and the preposition is the same with the noun (and also related nouns)...

- Aquí huele a cigarro. ¿Quién ha estado fumando?
I sense the...
Forum: Vocabulary September 01, 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Diminutives of names may be awfully arbitrary and...

Diminutives of names may be awfully arbitrary and I don't think there is a documented origin for all of them. Asking why Pancho or Pepe must be pretty much as asking why Peggy, Ned, Jack or Chuck.
...
Forum: Translations August 31, 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I think you have in mind different constructions,...

I think you have in mind different constructions, Poli. :)

When you use "debería haber sabido", you are in a situation where a bad outcome could have been foreseen in the past, but wasn't, and...
Forum: Grammar August 30, 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, as long as the context doesn't imply...

Yes, as long as the context doesn't imply anything else.
Forum: Grammar August 26, 2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I've never seen it used that way, but it may well...

I've never seen it used that way, but it may well be a regional expression or a poetic construction. Completely understandable in context.
Anyway, "carezco" is not a strange conjugation.

-...
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