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Forum: Vocabulary November 29, 2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Rusty
I've heard and used this expression myself, not...

I've heard and used this expression myself, not realizing at the time that I was using a colloquial phrase. It is commonly used in Central America.

The alternatives the article suggests are...
Forum: Grammar October 31, 2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Rusty
It makes sense the way it is written. The only...

It makes sense the way it is written. The only verb in the sentence is llama, whereas trabajar, poder terminar, and tener are infinitives. In English, you'll also use infinitives to convey the same...
Forum: Grammar October 28, 2022, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Rusty
The word estos is a demonstrative pronoun in this...

The word estos is a demonstrative pronoun in this instance, and can be translated as these (a reference to 'the latter' or 'the last thing' mentioned). Its referent is the mirrors.

They can see...
Forum: Grammar October 22, 2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By Rusty
You are adding emphasis when you include the...

You are adding emphasis when you include the prepositional phrase.
Forum: Grammar October 21, 2022, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Rusty
I would expect a second personal 'a' in the...

I would expect a second personal 'a' in the second sentence: a María y a Roberto.

I believe you might be thinking that «dar uno» is short for «dar un paseo», but what follows ('in construction...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 20, 2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By Rusty
No one could move on the roads due to the great...

No one could move on the roads due to the great amount of people. Traffic was brought to a standstill.

jammed, blocked, paralyzed, seized up, jam-packed
Forum: Grammar October 11, 2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Rusty
The particular example you posted has a...

The particular example you posted has a conjugated form of querer, which is a transitive verb. So, the pronoun preceding it can only be a direct object pronoun, and it's a second person plural form,...
Forum: Vocabulary October 11, 2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 957
Posted By Rusty
Trilling requires air passing over the tongue....

Trilling requires air passing over the tongue. Therefore, if the mouth is totally closed shut, no trilling can occur. But even if teeth are clenched, air can still flow, so it is possible to trill an...
Forum: Grammar October 05, 2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Rusty
The verb mudarse is the verb used to mean cambiar...

The verb mudarse is the verb used to mean cambiar de casa (moving from one place to another). The reflexive pronoun, as it is called, doesn't always get translated as 'oneself', et al.
The reflexive...
Forum: Grammar September 30, 2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Rusty
There is great division around the world on this...

There is great division around the world on this topic. Here (https://www.rae.es/dpd/ayudar)'s the official word on the matter.

Elsewhere, the DPD teaches that some verbs (and there's a long list)...
Forum: Culture September 25, 2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By Rusty
Hi, Not everything you've copied from...

Hi,

Not everything you've copied from elsewhere is correctly entered in your post. Some of the slang is incomplete. Incorrect English meanings are attached to some of the items, as well. Perhaps...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 14, 2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By Rusty
Reading in Spanish will certainly be enriching....

Reading in Spanish will certainly be enriching. The "hard" words in English will most likely be cognates (or "friends") in Spanish, so you'll have no problem recognizing them. Just remember to use...
Forum: Introductions September 14, 2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums!

Welcome to the forums!
Forum: Grammar September 06, 2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Rusty
The verb ir is followed by the preposition a when...

The verb ir is followed by the preposition a when a prepositional object (which could be an infinitive) is provided. The same goes for irse.
The two verbs don't mean the same thing.
The ir + a +...
Forum: General Chat August 31, 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,124
Posted By Rusty
Espero que no te molesten algunas correcciones....

Espero que no te molesten algunas correcciones. ;)No he asistido a ninguna universidad en España, ni tampoco a las de otros países de habla español. Así que no puedo ser de mucha ayuda, salvo decirte...
Forum: Translations August 30, 2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By Rusty
I would add a comma after 'sueños' and...

I would add a comma after 'sueños' and 'despierta.'

In my dreams, asleep or awake, I had formulated a precise and cinematic plot that would ultimately lead me into the arms of Camilo ...
Forum: Vocabulary August 30, 2022, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By Rusty
Yes, a girl who enjoys activities traditionally...

Yes, a girl who enjoys activities traditionally associated with boys is a tomboy.

In American English, 'tomboy' is never a derogatory term. This is a girl that just happens to like doing what boys...
Forum: Grammar August 25, 2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Rusty
Just as the words 'tener sed' work in tandem to...

Just as the words 'tener sed' work in tandem to mean 'thirsty' ('have thirst'), the words 'hacer cansar' work together to convey the idea of 'make tired' ('make sleepy,' not exhausted, as working or...
Forum: Grammar August 25, 2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Rusty
This is a set phrase (frase hecha). It always...

This is a set phrase (frase hecha). It always appears in the subjunctive.
Other ways to say the same thing may help you to see that it is introducing an idea that is incredible (not believable)....
Forum: Introductions August 20, 2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,846
Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums!!

Welcome to the forums!!
Forum: Grammar August 20, 2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Rusty
I did not read any part of the book, in English...

I did not read any part of the book, in English or in Spanish; I've only looked at the attached image.

Vos is no longer used in Spain, but was in Old Spanish. Its use disappeared in the 17th...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By Rusty
Adding to what Angélica explained, the gerund is...

Adding to what Angélica explained, the gerund is the English-language equivalent to the Spanish infinitive being used as noun. The English gerund always acts as a noun in a clause and it looks like a...
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Rusty
We'll need more context to give you the correct...

We'll need more context to give you the correct answer.
It's important to see the parts of speech.
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Rusty
The full name, in Spanish, is Empresa de los...

The full name, in Spanish, is Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado. This is a Chilean institution (Venezuela uses a different name).
In English, it can be translated as the State Railways...
Forum: Grammar August 07, 2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Rusty
You're welcome.

You're welcome.
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