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Forum: Vocabulary January 27, 2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,358
Posted By Hiperbólico
The name "Zika" is not an acronym but refers to...

The name "Zika" is not an acronym but refers to the Zika Forest in Uganda.

el zika (common noun) = illness caused by Zika virus
el virus del Zika = the Zika virus
la fiebre del Zika = Zika fever
Forum: Grammar January 13, 2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,679
Posted By Hiperbólico
Whoops. Yes, thank you for the correction. For...

Whoops. Yes, thank you for the correction. For some reason, I intended to use the impersonal se to construct a general format for this verb, but I guess that is neither correct nor appropriate! So,...
Forum: Grammar January 06, 2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,679
Posted By Hiperbólico
Yes, Bob! That's the same connection I made. ...

Yes, Bob! That's the same connection I made.

I feel as though I hear both se le falta algo (a una persona) and se falta algo (una persona) among the native speakers I know. The former is correct I...
Forum: General Chat January 06, 2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,492
Posted By Hiperbólico
Thanks to Angelica for making some sense of a...

Thanks to Angelica for making some sense of a (rather frustratingly) esoteric hook. From there, I was able to find this...

Mastretta's Luna de miel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leCkpwXfwj4),...
Forum: Practice & Homework January 01, 2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,299
Posted By Hiperbólico
Muchas gracias por la respuesta, Angelica. :) ...

Muchas gracias por la respuesta, Angelica. :)

1. Sounds sensible. So essentially, no se tiran personas; se tiran balas. And una persona le tira a otra persona. Grammatically speaking, it's almost...
Forum: Practice & Homework December 31, 2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,299
Posted By Hiperbólico
Sobre la letra de "Pistoleros famosos"

¡Hola! I'm reading through the lyrics of the song Pistoleros famosos and have a few questions about translation and grammar. (hence why I chose this subforum over a more specific one)


1. Is this...
Forum: Vocabulary December 31, 2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By Hiperbólico
Or in the case of a nervous backseat driver,...

Or in the case of a nervous backseat driver, "Cut! Cut left, cut left!" :rolleyes:
Forum: Grammar December 27, 2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,720
Posted By Hiperbólico
On a side note, the line can be presented as a...

On a side note, the line can be presented as a question. No?
Forum: Grammar November 24, 2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,964
Posted By Hiperbólico
Do you mean direct object pronoun? (if I'm...

Do you mean direct object pronoun? (if I'm mistaken, then my apologies)
Forum: Grammar October 25, 2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By Hiperbólico
All verb tenses in Spanish

Hey everyone!

I am currently trying to get an overall picture of conjugation in Castilian/Spanish―simply for knowledge and fun :). I've gathered a tentative list of the distinct types of verbal...
Forum: Translations October 16, 2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By Hiperbólico
So I have the impression that one sense of rendir...

So I have the impression that one sense of rendir is "to utilize; make the most of; be fruitful or productive with". Or instead, maybe it's more accurate to say "to make fruitful; cause to be useful...
Forum: Grammar October 16, 2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By Hiperbólico
Gracias, Angelica. Just to clarify, I'm...

Gracias, Angelica.

Just to clarify, I'm sorry (to any readers) about my little éntralo idea. My mind was trying to find an analog that fit the action conveyed, but this construction of course...
Forum: Grammar October 15, 2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By Hiperbólico
Hello. I hope I can add some thoughts without...

Hello. I hope I can add some thoughts without interrupting too much...

I'm curious as well about expressions such as ándale and the like, namely from a linguistic perspective. In the case of...
Forum: Vocabulary May 17, 2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By Hiperbólico
A few online dictionaries (including RAE)...

A few online dictionaries (including RAE) recognize hipocalórico but not its hiper- counterpart. You can still use either word IMO, but be aware that hipercalórico is probably not standard or that...
Forum: Culture September 28, 2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,423
Posted By Hiperbólico
Península ibérica: Edad media

Hola a todos. :) Estoy confundido por una parte de mi lectura de la literatura y cultura medieval en España.

"El feudalismo era la organización político-económica de la sociedad medieval. En esta...
Forum: Translations September 25, 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By Hiperbólico
Okay, so subrayadas is definitely preferable. I...

Okay, so subrayadas is definitely preferable. I also forgot about using estar rather than ser for this case, but that's also clear now. Gracias y saludos.
Forum: Translations September 21, 2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By Hiperbólico
Muchas gracias. I still don't know when to...

Muchas gracias.

I still don't know when to use el participio which is invariant vs the corresponding adjective, but maybe that's a discussion for another thread. :thinking:
Forum: Translations September 20, 2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By Hiperbólico
"Underlined" in Spanish

Hola.

If I want to translate: "Irregular forms are underlined."

What exactly could I say?
> Formas irregulares son subrayado.
> Formas irregulares aparecen subrayado.

P.S. I use the...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 19, 2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,747
Posted By Hiperbólico
Having taken the fifth year of a Spanish learning...

Having taken the fifth year of a Spanish learning sequence with other students, I've had the chance to hear native English speakers (of somewhat advanced level in Spanish) speak the language. It...
Forum: Grammar September 19, 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hiperbólico
Thank you all for your replies. Quote: ...

Thank you all for your replies.

Quote:
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Forum: Grammar September 18, 2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,519
Posted By Hiperbólico
Is the conditional an indicative tense?

¡Hola a todos! I admit my appearances on this forum are rather sporadic, but there are always bound to be more questions. :)

In conjugation tables and other references, I've noticed that the...
Forum: Grammar July 27, 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By Hiperbólico
@Angelica: I thought so, heh. Great examples so...

@Angelica: I thought so, heh. Great examples so thanks.

@JPablo: El cuento fue muy interesante y con toda sinceridad un poco triste también. Pues, es la tragedia del adverbio? jaja :applause: Por...
Forum: Grammar July 26, 2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By Hiperbólico
Okay, so adverbs are invariable (to gender AND...

Okay, so adverbs are invariable (to gender AND number also). Thanks everyone for your answers; they were all helpful. I wish I had more to add to the discussion, but that's it I guess.

And if...
Forum: Grammar July 25, 2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By Hiperbólico
Gender of adverbs

¡Hola! I'm just going to use a quick example.

The water is shallow.
> El agua es poco profunda.
> El agua es poca profunda.

Now, agua is feminine and therefore profunda must be feminine. Now,...
Forum: Grammar July 21, 2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By Hiperbólico
Awesome, and I would assume the same applies for...

Awesome, and I would assume the same applies for ¡...! sentences. :) Muchísimas gracias a los dos.
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