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Forum: Grammar September 29, 2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
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: 193
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: 880
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: 3,096
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: 3,096
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: 465
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: 845
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: 1,206
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: 871
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: 10,253
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: 1,075
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: 1,121
Posted By pjt33
poli, romper lazos con z.

poli, romper lazos con z.
Forum: Grammar April 07, 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
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: 559
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: 1,593
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: 1,245
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: 1,637
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: 2,057
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: 1,167
Posted By pjt33
It would be much more natural to use ban.

It would be much more natural to use ban.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 30, 2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By pjt33
Spelling intended, or should that be wave you...

Spelling intended, or should that be wave you through?
Forum: Culture November 20, 2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,342
Posted By pjt33
Incluso hay quien argumenta lo contrario, que el...

Incluso hay quien argumenta lo contrario, que el catalán sea un dialecto del valenciano, en base a la supuesta superioridad literaria de Valencia sobre Cataluña en el siglo de oro. O sea, politizado...
Forum: Grammar September 10, 2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By pjt33
As a quick but rather limited corpus experiment,...

As a quick but rather limited corpus experiment, translations of Matthew 6:10 (part of the Lord's prayer / Padrenuestro) seem to use (https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/es/Matthew%206:10)...
Forum: Grammar September 03, 2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By pjt33
He would have enjoyed himself a lot instead of...

He would have enjoyed himself a lot instead of dying by drowning.

Unfortunately, without a paragraph or two of context on either side it's very hard to tell whether the translation works as a...
Forum: Translations August 27, 2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By pjt33
Arrancar means many things, but I think the...

Arrancar means many things, but I think the primary meaning is to pull something out (e.g. to pull weeds out of the ground, to rip someone's beating heart from their ribcage, etc). I suspect that it...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 12, 2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,041
Posted By pjt33
One site I found in a quick search suggests "to...

One site I found in a quick search suggests "to have a good physique".

Oxford has



(where I find it interesting that it's she). The second half of that is perhaps the more useful phrase...
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