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Forum: Grammar May 04, 2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,803
Posted By Nico
These acronyms should help. I use them to teach...

These acronyms should help. I use them to teach my Spanish classes.

LONERS --Whenever a word ends in L or O or N or E or R or S, it will be masculine.

Examples: El mandil; El gato;...
Forum: Vocabulary September 26, 2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,873
Posted By Nico
In the U.S. the most common word I have used is a...

In the U.S. the most common word I have used is a home-wrecker, which is more than likely slang.
Forum: Translations August 31, 2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,983
Posted By Nico
In Mexico, to say someone is stuck up, they...

In Mexico, to say someone is stuck up, they usually say that person's a "fresa," (atleast in the Yucatán). En cuanto a "self-absorbed," they would say "engreído." I might be confusing the terms a...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques July 10, 2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,344
Posted By Nico
Por qué: 1.To ask the question (why), 2. It...

Por qué:
1.To ask the question (why),
2. It is also used implicitly when one expects an answer. For example in Angelica's last example:
Entonces quiero que me digas por qué no me avisaste que no...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 09, 2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,454
Posted By Nico
And I would say that slumber party is used more...

And I would say that slumber party is used more often for girls, and sleep-over for boys.
Forum: Vocabulary July 09, 2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,740
Posted By Nico
Yeah, I'd say everything is right, but it should...

Yeah, I'd say everything is right, but it should be
"Linguistic qualification for teaching in bilingual high schools. :) (depending on what colegio is referring to)
Forum: Vocabulary July 09, 2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,624
Posted By Nico
In Mexico, at least with my experiences in the...

In Mexico, at least with my experiences in the Yucatan, it's called a "súper," short for "súper mercado." In these súper you can find a lot of things other than groceries, and the grocery section is...
Forum: Vocabulary July 06, 2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,715
Posted By Nico
Good examples, I'd also use what I was...

Good examples, I'd also use what I was traditionally taught in school:
"Para nada" For example: No me gusta esa sopa para nada

I'd also throw in "en lo absoluto."
No me gusta esa sopa en lo...
Forum: Vocabulary July 02, 2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,044
Posted By Nico
Oh, I know. I understood, I was just speaking in...

Oh, I know. I understood, I was just speaking in general about the usage of different verbs and words. 'Ta biem (como se lo pronuncia en Yucatan, Mexico). I also wanted to introduce the "arcaísmo"...
Forum: Vocabulary July 01, 2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,044
Posted By Nico
I feel I need to step in and clarify some things....

I feel I need to step in and clarify some things. You're obviously going to hear and use different verbs and words in different countries, that does not necessarily mean that they are wrong.
...
Forum: Translations June 30, 2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,140
Posted By Nico
Refer to Rusty's explanation of this specific...

Refer to Rusty's explanation of this specific case following this link: http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=4250&highlight=gerundio

I can't really say much more than what was already...
Forum: Grammar June 28, 2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,683
Posted By Nico
You could say, "Ella misma me dijo...

You could say, "Ella misma me dijo [que....]."
Forum: General Chat June 19, 2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By Nico
Ayy Dayron y el boom, a Mexican and Cuban salsa...

Ayy Dayron y el boom, a Mexican and Cuban salsa group! Yea, they are a huge hit in the state of Yucatan. I went to see them play live at a discoteca various times. "Mátame" is probably their most...
Forum: Vocabulary June 16, 2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,303
Posted By Nico
¿No que también en México se utiliza "cuota?" En...

¿No que también en México se utiliza "cuota?" En Merida he visto ese término varias veces.
Forum: Grammar May 07, 2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,188
Posted By Nico
Right, I agree with all that, and I agree that...

Right, I agree with all that, and I agree that the preposition "de" should be included. I was getting too much in the linguistics of the term grammaticality. For anyone who cares on the subject, go...
Forum: Grammar May 07, 2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,188
Posted By Nico
Yeah, I understand. When I was speaking about...

Yeah, I understand. When I was speaking about grammaticality, I was strictly sticking to what's considered "gramatical" in linguistic terms. According to that specific definition, native speakers of...
Forum: Grammar May 07, 2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,188
Posted By Nico
My opinion is that it is acceptable. However,...

My opinion is that it is acceptable. However, earlier in the Spanish language it wasn't. I feel like many grammatical rules that used to be enforced, are now being less stringent. As far as...
Forum: General Chat May 05, 2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By Nico
Cinco de mayo is definitely celebrated a lot more...

Cinco de mayo is definitely celebrated a lot more in the US than in Mexico (if celebrated at all), mostly due to the fact that I think most people think it's Mexico's Independence Day--that thought...
Forum: Grammar May 05, 2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By Nico
To say "I do," I would say, "Yo sí." In the case...

To say "I do," I would say, "Yo sí." In the case of a negative, "Yo no."

Por ejemplo: ¿Quiénes quieren ir al cine?
"Yo sí." or "Yo no."

Or....
¿A quiénes les gusta el helado?"
"A...
Forum: Practice & Homework May 03, 2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,179
Posted By Nico
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with this...

I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with this translation and correction. Unless I'm terribly mistaken, in Spanish, you cannot say, "¿Puedes conducirme a la tienda?" It has to be "¿Puedes llevarme a la...
Forum: Practice & Homework April 29, 2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,581
Posted By Nico
As far as plugging in the words, the sentences...

As far as plugging in the words, the sentences are perfect. However, in the translation part you have "The teachers (plural) and in the sentences section you have "El profesor" (singular). Which one...
Forum: Introductions April 25, 2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,194
Posted By Nico
Quiere decir, "what's up?" Parece que tienes...

Quiere decir, "what's up?" Parece que tienes experiencia con el español de México. ¡Orale! Bienvenido
Forum: Grammar April 23, 2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,986
Posted By Nico
Did you mean, "Es irónico que dijiste eso,"...

Did you mean, "Es irónico que dijiste eso," Rusty? Just to avoid confusion.:D
Forum: Grammar April 23, 2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,539
Posted By Nico
Yes. The infinitive always follows prepositions...

Yes. The infinitive always follows prepositions in Spanish (unless there is some "freak" instance that contradicts that). It is a grammatical rule:

Preposition + infinitive form of verb
Forum: Practice & Homework April 21, 2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,299
Posted By Nico
Ok, this exercise encompasses quite a bit. From...

Ok, this exercise encompasses quite a bit. From what I remember, you just had an exercise with negative sentences. Remember, Spanish uses double negatives. I'm going to give you an answer for part 2,...
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