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Forum: Vocabulary October 04, 2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By pierrre
Borinqueno

Thank you for such a thorough response. You have cleared up a misconception I got from looking at an entry in a popular dictionary. Thank you.
Forum: Vocabulary September 21, 2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By pierrre
Borinquena

I want to say Puerto Rican and find the spelling unusual that is 'borinquena' and 'borinqueño'. The presence or absence of the 'ñ' I find interesting almost confusing.
Are there many other...
Forum: Grammar October 17, 2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,506
Posted By pierrre
Thank you very kindly, Angelica and all the...

Thank you very kindly, Angelica and all the members of the forum. I did not desire to learn anything by heart nor was I troubled by adjectives ending in z, í,ú and such like. I was concerned with...
Forum: Grammar October 11, 2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,506
Posted By pierrre
Million thanks to everyone, and a million and one...

Million thanks to everyone, and a million and one thanks to Rusty. My gut told me that 'cortés' could not be the only adjective ending in 'és' that behaved that way. Naturally, I was more than...
Forum: Grammar October 10, 2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,506
Posted By pierrre
I am indeed grateful for your response, but I...

I am indeed grateful for your response, but I still need some more information to resolve the issue I have raised. Remember my concern is primarily with adjectives that end in "s". I am not aware of...
Forum: Grammar October 07, 2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,506
Posted By pierrre
Question Agreement with adjectives that end with 's'

Can someone tell me how to use cortés properly with a feminine singular word like 'señora'? I doubt very much that cortés is the only adjective of that kind. Can someone suggest a couple more...
Forum: Practice & Homework September 23, 2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,504
Posted By pierrre
Angelica speaks of 'dar a luz' and Poli speaks of...

Angelica speaks of 'dar a luz' and Poli speaks of 'dar luz a'. Poli did speak about the genesis of an idea, but are both expressions applicable with the idea of someone being born. For example: Mi...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 23, 2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,827
Posted By pierrre
romper la racha

Crystal clear, aleCcowaN. I am going to make use of the expression now. Can it be used formally or only in informal contexts? I am thinking that an expression with 'rumbo' might be the formal one,...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 23, 2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,603
Posted By pierrre
Whether the tent has walls or not, one is always...

Whether the tent has walls or not, one is always under the tent. In English, we may wrangle over 'in' and 'under'. I cannot help but appreciate that in Spanish, as in JPablo's translation, the need...
Forum: Grammar September 23, 2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,171
Posted By pierrre
Thank you, Angelica and Jose, for the assistance...

Thank you, Angelica and Jose, for the assistance and for sharing your observations on "queísmo" and "dequeísmo". Forgive me everyone if I seem to want to oversimplify when I summarize that "ser...
Forum: Grammar September 22, 2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,171
Posted By pierrre
Adjectives followed by 'que' or by 'de que'

Not sure when "seguro" should be followed by 'que' or 'de que'. The truth is that I have seen it followed by both. I have a similar question with 'que' and 'de que' when I use the word "sorprendido"....
Forum: General Chat December 14, 2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,052
Posted By pierrre
Question Differences in pronunciation or mispronunciations...

Differences in pronunciation or mispronunciations is one thing. When the same word is used with a different meaning or connotation is where the problem lies for me. A couple years ago an...
Forum: Introductions December 14, 2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,064
Posted By pierrre
No entiendo FCE sino puedo disculpar el...

No entiendo FCE sino puedo disculpar el inconveniente. Bienvenido al foro. Observé que ya tienes compatriotas aquí en el foro. ¡Qué suerte! Como ti con tus compatriotas, me gustaría conocer a los...
Forum: Introductions December 14, 2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By pierrre
Potentially you can overtake many learners of...

Potentially you can overtake many learners of Spanish because of the situation you are in with your Spanish speaking in-laws. Welcome to the forum and may your relationship with your in-laws be long,...
Forum: Introductions December 14, 2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By pierrre
Forgive me if I am not quite as taken up with the...

Forgive me if I am not quite as taken up with the color of your hair. Mine is quite white or gray and will never see dye as long as I have my way. I am quite impressed with your facility for foreign...
Forum: Introductions December 14, 2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,600
Posted By pierrre
Welcome, Leslie. I have never been to the...

Welcome, Leslie. I have never been to the Bahamas, but I have seen your athletes perform in Trinidad and the world over. Athlete too? Heard that the Bahamas is a premier tourist destination. Maybe...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques December 14, 2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,355
Posted By pierrre
Elaina has said it all for me. Personal interest,...

Elaina has said it all for me. Personal interest, frequency of use of language in its various forms (written, spoken, listened to, read etc) and reduction of the inhibition about the use of the...
Forum: Grammar December 14, 2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 42
Sticky: rr thingy
Views: 48,823
Posted By pierrre
Mastering or even learning a foreign language as...

Mastering or even learning a foreign language as an adult takes considerable effort. It is not just a walk in the park. I practised rolling that double r so much that my Venezuelan friend told me...
Forum: Translations December 14, 2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By pierrre
I quite agree with "Estoy cansado" for the "I am...

I quite agree with "Estoy cansado" for the "I am tired". For me, "quiero dormir" will be "I want to sleep". To translate "I just want to sleep", I may say either "sólo quiero dormir" or "no quiero...
Forum: Vocabulary December 14, 2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,253
Posted By pierrre
Confidence vote is another way of saying a vote...

Confidence vote is another way of saying a vote of confidence. Either term is used in a situation where the right of a leader ( in political organization or any other type of association) to lead or...
Forum: Culture December 10, 2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,943
Posted By pierrre
Can 'retrete' and 'cloaca' be used as synonyms...

Can 'retrete' and 'cloaca' be used as synonyms for baño? Or do those words convey a different meaning like an outhouse or latrine?
Forum: Vocabulary December 10, 2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,866
Posted By pierrre
Excelente, amigos. Lo tengo en claro ahora. Sea...

Excelente, amigos. Lo tengo en claro ahora. Sea caducado o agriado.
Forum: Vocabulary December 10, 2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By pierrre
Adivino que la tercera cosa es morir. No soy ni...

Adivino que la tercera cosa es morir. No soy ni poeta ni filósofo.
Forum: Vocabulary December 10, 2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,866
Posted By pierrre
In the West Indies, when referring to expired...

In the West Indies, when referring to expired milk, we often say that "the milk is spoilt" or that "the milk is turning". Both statements in essence mean that the milk is expired. Are such statements...
Forum: Vocabulary November 22, 2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,461
Posted By pierrre
Perikles and JPablo, to say that I thank you both...

Perikles and JPablo, to say that I thank you both for your assistance in clarifying the meaning of "monicongo" is definitely an understatement. JPablo for the additional insight into the possible...
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