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Forum: Grammar September 06, 2014, 08:46 PM
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Posted By cb4
I'm not understandimg how el isn't an indirect...

I'm not understandimg how el isn't an indirect object...isn't an indirect object who the direct object is directed toward or for? In this case the introduction is direct toward él
Forum: Grammar September 06, 2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,273
Posted By cb4
Where my confusion comes from is I'm reading the...

Where my confusion comes from is I'm reading the book "correct your spanish blunders" which states: ". Contrary to English usage, the indirect object pronoun must always appear before the conjugated...
Forum: Grammar September 06, 2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,273
Posted By cb4
But doesn't this sentence still require an...

But doesn't this sentence still require an indirect object pronoun since there's an indirect object (él)?
Forum: Grammar September 06, 2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,273
Posted By cb4
I am going to introduce myself to him

I keep thinking "voy a presentarme a él". However, isn't "him" the indirect object in this sentence, since the introduction is being made to/for him? Then that would be "voy a presentarleme", but...
Forum: Grammar September 06, 2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By cb4
Is it ever required to use gerunds?

In which instances is it required to use estar + gerund instead of the present tense in Spanish? As far as I know you can always use the present tense instead...is that so?
Forum: Grammar August 27, 2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 821
Posted By cb4
Any good grammar audiobooks?

Hello

I drive a lot for work so I would like a grammar audiobook. I already have pimsleur which is great for conversation practice and vocabulary. But they don't explain things like verb...
Forum: Grammar August 26, 2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By cb4
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Grammar August 26, 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By cb4
Deje me ver

I don't understand how this means "let me see". I understand the meanings of the words, just not the word order.

Is "me" a direct object? If so, it should be before "deje", right?
Forum: Grammar August 23, 2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,700
Posted By cb4
"Nuevo" - meaning change before and after the noun

Could somebody please clarify what the different meanings are?

Is "mi nuevo coche" a car you just got, whereas "mi coche Nuevo" is a brand new car?
Forum: Grammar August 04, 2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By cb4
I'm a math guy who's recently been interested in...

I'm a math guy who's recently been interested in linguistics...the rules of math are much more orderly than the seemingly random rules of language
Forum: Grammar August 04, 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By cb4
Not what I was asking, but good info. I'll...

Not what I was asking, but good info.

I'll give a few more examples

"Periodical". The "e" is a long vowel. But the "I" sandwiched in between "d" and "c" is a short vowel. Why?

"Saturday"....
Forum: Grammar August 04, 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By cb4
In English, what are the vowel rules for long words?

I know most of the vcv, cvcc rules, etc. but what about for words with more than one syllable?

For instance, in the word "desperation", the "a" is long. But why not the "e" in between "p" and "r"?...
Forum: Grammar August 04, 2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By cb4
Do you use definite articles with store names in spanish

For instance, would "I like Macy's" be "Me gusta Macy's" or "Me gusta la Macy's?"?
Forum: Grammar August 04, 2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By cb4
How to communicate money in spanish?

Sorry, I didn't know how to phrase that differently.

What I mean is how do you say something like "five dollars and thirty five cents" if you're a vendor to a customer. In English you would say...
Forum: Grammar July 21, 2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,581
Posted By cb4
What's the difference between alguna and cualquiera?

They both mean "any", right? What are the differences in when to use the two?
Forum: Grammar July 19, 2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,102
Posted By cb4
When to use a definite article before a proper noun in Spanish?

Hello

Like the title says. I think I know most of the rules regarding definite articles in spanish. I know if there's a title then we use up the article (la señora Rodriguez).

I've been told...
Forum: Grammar July 10, 2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By cb4
But isn't the spanish "e" the same sound as the...

But isn't the spanish "e" the same sound as the English "a" in the word "bane"? Therefore wouldn't i"en" sound like "aine" in spanish more than "ehn"?

As far as the I, how would a spanish person...
Forum: Grammar July 09, 2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By cb4
Is there a way in spanish to make the sound "ih"

I may not be spelling it correctly phonetically, but I mean the sound the letter "I" makes in the word "in". Because I believe "in" in spanish would sound like "een", and "en" would sound like the...
Forum: Grammar June 30, 2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By cb4
When to use "a mi me gusto"?

Hello,

I have heard both "no me gusto la musica" and "a mi no me gusto la musica". When do you use "a mi"? It seems redundant.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Grammar May 13, 2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By cb4
Why is it solo eso? Isn't solo an adjective, and...

Why is it solo eso? Isn't solo an adjective, and don't adjectives come after nouns?
Forum: Grammar May 13, 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By cb4
"Eso solo" o "solo eso"?

Which one means "just that"? I know that adjectives generally go after nouns so I would assume the correct one is "eso solo", but I believe I have heard "solo eso"
Forum: Grammar May 06, 2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By cb4
Yes, much better. I just never heard of dative or...

Yes, much better. I just never heard of dative or accusative. But I understand now. Thanks you!
Forum: Grammar May 05, 2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By cb4
What are accusative pronouns?

What are accusative pronouns?
Forum: Grammar May 05, 2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By cb4
My spanish isn't that great yet ... Could you...

My spanish isn't that great yet ... Could you please translate that to English? Thanks.
Forum: Grammar May 05, 2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By cb4
The personal "a" is not used with DO pronouns, right ?

So you say "Golpo a Juan" to say hit Juan

However, what about If Juan has already been mentioned in the preceding sentence. So if I were to refer to juan now as "him", wouldn't it be " lo golpo"?...
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