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Forum: Translations October 04, 2015, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Ivy2937
Por favor colabórales ('Please, cooperate with...

Por favor colabórales ('Please, cooperate with them')




When you use the imperative mood and you are the one who gives the order, then you use HAGA.

but if you use the present tense

Yo...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 04, 2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,276
Posted By Ivy2937
No dejar/quedar títere con cabeza

No dejar/no quedar títere con cabeza

It is a very common verbal locution and the sense depends on what you are talking about.

It's basic meaning is SPARE NOBODY, spare no one.


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Forum: Translations November 19, 2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,083
Posted By Ivy2937
He told himself it Lo dijo para si Se lo...

He told himself it

Lo dijo para si
Se lo dijo a sí mismo
Forum: Practice & Homework November 16, 2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,594
Posted By Ivy2937
In Colombia we say 'papas' instead of patatas ...

In Colombia we say 'papas' instead of patatas
tapar la olla instead of cubrir la olla.
The imperative is used in recipes.
Forum: Grammar November 16, 2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By Ivy2937
This room is good for relaxing myself instead of...

This room is good for relaxing myself instead of to relax myself.
Can anyone suggest a good explanation?

In English the gerund is usually used after some verbs, adjectives+prepositions, ...
Forum: Vocabulary October 30, 2014, 06:39 PM
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Views: 1,765
Posted By Ivy2937
a) In Spanish tú is second person singular= Tú...

a) In Spanish tú is second person singular= Tú tienes
B) Usted is third person singular = Usted tiene.
Forum: Grammar October 23, 2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,447
Posted By Ivy2937
<<2) what is best way of saying 'My Spanish is...

<<2) what is best way of saying 'My Spanish is not very good'>

a) No hablo español muy bien
b) Hablo español muy poco
Forum: Grammar October 16, 2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By Ivy2937
It is more common doubling the indirect onject : ...

It is more common doubling the indirect onject :

Le doy la naranja a mi perro (very common)
A mi perro le doy la naranja ( compelling the use of the IO)
A mi perro se la doy ( le-la = se la) la...
Forum: Grammar October 13, 2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,408
Posted By Ivy2937
WE have in Colombia a saying : Si comes para...

WE have in Colombia a saying :
Si comes para vivir no te mates comiendo.
Forum: Grammar October 13, 2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,727
Posted By Ivy2937
El virus del Ébola. Ébola is a name of a...

El virus del Ébola.

Ébola is a name of a river en Zaire, I think the virus is masculine and Ébola the name of the river where it originated. But your statement is correct since the name of the...
Forum: Grammar October 12, 2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,727
Posted By Ivy2937
Ébola is feminine, but in Spanish when the first...

Ébola is feminine, but in Spanish when the first syllable is stressed or with 'tilde' we use 'El' el ëbola, el águila, etc.
We use lo to denote abstract names , lo bello, lo bueno, also as a direct...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 12, 2014, 11:25 AM
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Views: 3,494
Posted By Ivy2937
The syntagms excepto/salvo (clearly excluding)...

The syntagms excepto/salvo (clearly excluding) they lost its conditional nuance or tint :

Todos los perros son bulliciosos, salvo los que están entrenados
salvo los que están...is substractive...
Forum: Grammar October 12, 2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,727
Posted By Ivy2937
The definite article 'el' identifies the noun...

The definite article 'el' identifies the noun ébola as 'unique' and it should be used.

Juguetes de niña ( girl's toy
Juguetes de la niña ( the toys of the girl) identifies the owner of the toy.
...
Forum: Translations October 10, 2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By Ivy2937
<<How would you translate this sentence? "I...

<<How would you translate this sentence?

"I just rang because I'm in town and was wondering if you'd like to get a coffee?"

"He llamado porque estoy en el pueblo y me estaba preguntando si te ...
Forum: Translations October 09, 2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By Ivy2937
<< About time ...

<<
About time
¿Cómo se dice..?

"It's about time they gave them some books to take home. In my mind they should have been given books to read during the...
Forum: Vocabulary by Topic October 09, 2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,709
Posted By Ivy2937
In Colombia we call it 'pase' or driver's license

In Colombia we call it 'pase' or driver's license
Forum: Vocabulary October 09, 2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,453
Posted By Ivy2937
saber es tener conocimiento de algo ¿Sabes...

saber es tener conocimiento de algo
¿Sabes dónde queda la calle Larga?
Conocer means to have been there before
¿Conoces la calle larga?
¿Conoces dónde queda la calle larga?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 09, 2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,072
Posted By Ivy2937
Right, blatant would be very close translation...

Right, blatant would be very close translation into English.
Thanks.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 09, 2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,143
Posted By Ivy2937
These are figurative meanings: grueso =in...

These are figurative meanings:

grueso =in this sense is the major part of the burden

Sobre mis hombros llevo el peso de la responsabilidad de la casa/company/presidency
Sobre mis espaldas ......
Forum: Grammar October 09, 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,290
Posted By Ivy2937
<<Would it be true to say that the conditional...

<<Would it be true to say that the conditional tense may also sometimes be replaced by the past subjuntive, and can often be translated as 'would'?>>
The imperfect subjunctive (-ra) has...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 06, 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,558
Posted By Ivy2937
Thank you, Rusty.

Thank you, Rusty.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 05, 2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,558
Posted By Ivy2937
Rusty : He who is warned is not betrayed, is...

Rusty :
He who is warned is not betrayed, is this sentence correct?
Thanks
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 05, 2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,718
Posted By Ivy2937
También a tu hijo lo puedo hacer entrar en razón....

También a tu hijo lo puedo hacer entrar en razón.
I can make your son see reason too.
To talk reason into someone
Si alguien puede hacer entrar en razón a esos barbagrises.
If anyone can...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 04, 2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,224
Posted By Ivy2937
Llevo puesta la nueva camisa Estoy estrenando...

Llevo puesta la nueva camisa
Estoy estrenando camisa
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 04, 2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,461
Posted By Ivy2937
Shooting the shit. Vulgar form = Hablando...

Shooting the shit.

Vulgar form = Hablando mierda, güevonadas
Hablando paja (Colombia) nicer than the above
Formal = Hablando bobadas/sandeces, pendejadas
Arg : JHablando boludeces

Eufemismos...
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