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Forum: Grammar November 29, 2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By wrholt
As Robindesbois indicates, some color names are...

As Robindesbois indicates, some color names are fundamentally adjectives, and some of them are fundamentally nouns.

When a color name is fundamentally an adjective, the adjective has different...
Forum: Vocabulary November 26, 2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,049
Posted By wrholt
I agree with Rusty: if you are creating the first...

I agree with Rusty: if you are creating the first digital/electronic record of the grades, you enter/record them onto a computer or into an application, or into a system, and then save the data to a...
Forum: Translations November 19, 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By wrholt
I think native speakers will have to chime in on...

I think native speakers will have to chime in on this, but:

The range of possible uses for object pronouns in Spanish (me, nos, te, os, lo, la, le, los, las, les, se) is a LOT wider than the the...
Forum: Grammar November 12, 2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By wrholt
The object pronouns "la", "los" and "las" ALWAYS...

The object pronouns "la", "los" and "las" ALWAYS refer to something that is identified explicitly or implicitly by a noun with the same gender and number.

The object pronoun "lo" does double duty:...
Forum: Grammar November 08, 2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By wrholt
From a normative perspective, "se los dije" is...

From a normative perspective, "se los dije" is almost always incorrect, but as a manner of speech some native speakers use it.

The "correct" expression is "se lo dije" = "I told it to...
Forum: Translations October 22, 2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By wrholt
There are two separate problems, one with your...

There are two separate problems, one with your original sentence and one with your translation.

First, in your original sentence you wrote "... como si supon*a ...". This is incorrect: only past...
Forum: Translations July 06, 2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By wrholt
In lists of items or choices, "other" is popular....

In lists of items or choices, "other" is popular. In lists of categories, both "other" and "miscellaneous" are popular.
Forum: Grammar May 22, 2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By wrholt
The expression "ingeniárselas" is an idiom...

The expression "ingeniárselas" is an idiom meaning "to manage to do something", "to find a solution to something". The pronoun "las" is part of the idiom, and it doesn't refer to anything in...
Forum: Grammar May 14, 2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By wrholt
The most common ways to translate "a la niña le...

The most common ways to translate "a la niña le gustan los caballos" is "the girl likes the horses" or "the girl likes horses". However, the grammar of the Spanish sentence is similar to the English...
Forum: Grammar April 20, 2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By wrholt
It's not a typo; it's the definite article...

It's not a typo; it's the definite article meaning "the".

In this sentence the subject is "el veros a todos aqu*": the head noun is the infinitive "ver", which is accompanied by its direct...
Forum: Grammar April 18, 2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By wrholt
Correct, most of the time if you write or say...

Correct, most of the time if you write or say vete the reader or listener will understand it as "go away".

Most documents whose purpose is to organize and present information are considered to be...
Forum: Grammar April 09, 2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By wrholt
There is a good amount of regional variation in...

There is a good amount of regional variation in whether or not native speakers use both formal and informal 2nd-person pronouns and which pronouns they use.

Most people in Spain use "usted" and...
Forum: Grammar April 09, 2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By wrholt
There are many books about Spanish grammar, and...

There are many books about Spanish grammar, and the better ones should discuss object pronouns in general and 3rd person pronouns in some detail. Some of the books are for beginning students, some...
Forum: Grammar April 04, 2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By wrholt
"lo" refers to the phrase "(hab*an sido)...

"lo" refers to the phrase "(hab*an sido) calculadas", which is what the previous tears were but what the current tears are not.

We could translate this sentence as "If his/her tears of a moment...
Forum: Introductions April 01, 2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,312
Posted By wrholt
¡Bienvenido a los foros!

¡Bienvenido a los foros!
Forum: Grammar March 23, 2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By wrholt
There is a potential difference in meaning...

There is a potential difference in meaning depending on whether one uses an article with both nouns or uses only one article.

If the speaker/writer is talking about 2 distinct groups that do not...
Forum: Vocabulary October 20, 2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,098
Posted By wrholt
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Grammar October 14, 2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By wrholt
"Se hizo trizas el florero" is an example of...

"Se hizo trizas el florero" is an example of passive "se": it implies that the damage happened by itself or accidentally.



No, "a" would not be used here. Using the preposition "a" before a...
Forum: Grammar September 21, 2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By wrholt
The range of possible meanings for direct object...

The range of possible meanings for direct object and for indirect objects in Spanish is rather broad, and it is different from the range of possible meanings in English. I do not know enough about...
Forum: Grammar July 24, 2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By wrholt
I have met several people from Colombia who...

I have met several people from Colombia who habitually use "usted" to everyone all the time; I have also met several people who habitually use "tú" with some people and "usted" with other people.
...
Forum: Culture May 12, 2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,837
Posted By wrholt
Poli, students who complete undergraduate degrees...

Poli, students who complete undergraduate degrees in Spanish language and literature in US universities start their coursework with a 2-semester class on the history of Spanish literature that covers...
Forum: Translations January 22, 2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By wrholt
Escribes de dos estructuras gramaticales: 1....

Escribes de dos estructuras gramaticales:

1. "<noun A> of <noun B>"
2. "<noun B> <noun A>"

y parece que quieres saber cómo se puede inferir el significado más probable de cada una de las dos...
Forum: Introductions January 20, 2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,750
Posted By wrholt
¡Bienvenido a los foros! Welcome to the forums!

¡Bienvenido a los foros! Welcome to the forums!
Forum: Culture December 24, 2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,030
Posted By wrholt
What do you mean when you say "accented letter...

What do you mean when you say "accented letter a"?

If you're referring to the letter "ã" as in the name "João", in Portuguese the "~" marks a nasal diphthong. The nasal diphthongs that are...
Forum: Grammar December 14, 2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By wrholt
As I understand it, sometimes one of them is...

As I understand it, sometimes one of them is possible and the other one is not.

Using your examples, "(yo) pod*a haberlo hecho ayer" says only that you had the capacity/ability to do it...
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