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Forum: Grammar April 10, 2008, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Alfonso
I think the regional variations you wrote about...

I think the regional variations you wrote about are really interesting, Elaina.
Anyway, the only point I wanted to remark is the nuance of companionship that can be conveyed with the verb venir.
I...
Forum: Grammar April 09, 2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Are you sure, Elaina, you heard of: Voy a...

Are you sure, Elaina, you heard of:

Voy a la fiesta, ¿vas conmigo? instead of:
Voy a la fiesta, ¿vienes conmigo?Second one is much more common. Although you can find some contexts (they have...
Forum: Grammar March 28, 2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Thanks a lot, Iris and David, for your...

Thanks a lot, Iris and David, for your information!

Yendo y viniendo:

Both can be said. But:

#1. I'm not going to the party. I'm only asking in order to know what you're doing. (This is a...
Forum: Grammar March 28, 2008, 03:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Thanks a lot, David, for your answer. To commit a...

Thanks a lot, David, for your answer. To commit a faux pas, that's French! Am I right if I think it can sounds in English a little snobbish? Is it used all over English speaking countries?
...
Forum: Grammar March 26, 2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
So I had a red carpet treatment but now I don't...

So I had a red carpet treatment but now I don't even have floor under my feet.
As we say in Spanish, if I opened a circus, my dwarfs would grow up.
Forum: Grammar March 26, 2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Thanks a lot, Jane, for your clarifying...

Thanks a lot, Jane, for your clarifying apportion.
I guess I'll spent most of the time vacuuming the carpet, no matter if it's red or not. ;)
Forum: Grammar March 25, 2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Perfect! Finally, you took the dictionary!...

Perfect!

Finally, you took the dictionary! Great!
I didn't know that about rice and mango. I will use it as soon as possible, maybe tomorrow! ;)
Forum: Grammar March 25, 2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Thanks a lot, Poli. ¿Un huevo cuadrado? I put...

Thanks a lot, Poli.
¿Un huevo cuadrado?
I put my foot in my mouth... I laid a square egg... Two expressions I will have to use very often.

Regarding Iris's contributions, what does she says...
Forum: Grammar March 25, 2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
What a poor playboy I am! :( I just open my...

What a poor playboy I am! :(
I just open my mouth y meto la pata.

Meter la pata. How do I say this in English? :confused:
Forum: Grammar March 25, 2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Mmm, that's the kind of woman I like most. Any...

Mmm, that's the kind of woman I like most. Any bimbos around? :cool:
Forum: Grammar March 25, 2008, 10:43 AM
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Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Jajajaja... Now I see. So you need the negative...

Jajajaja... Now I see. So you need the negative imperative: No lleven (ustedes).



Aqu* hay camisetas de Bimbo, claro, pero son de propaganda de la marca. Mucha gente toma todos los d*as...
Forum: Grammar March 25, 2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Thanks a lot, Poli. It doesn't appear in my...

Thanks a lot, Poli. It doesn't appear in my Oxford pocket.
I'm very sorry I still don't understand who doesn't wear clothes. Maybe is something like a saying in English I cannot understand. If you...
Forum: Grammar March 25, 2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Yes, I remember now to have tried Colombian...

Yes, I remember now to have tried Colombian bocadillos. They are very nice.

I don't really understand the last sentence. Who doesn't wear pants, shirts, pullovers? Spanish, Mexicans, Bimbos? And,...
Forum: Grammar March 25, 2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
I'm sorry I couldn't read Elaina's post before...

I'm sorry I couldn't read Elaina's post before posting mine.
Yes, I remember now that bocadillo, at least in Mexico, I think, is snack. We don't use it in Spain that way. Moreover, emparedado is not...
Forum: Grammar March 25, 2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Thanks a lot, Poli. I think I can understand...

Thanks a lot, Poli. I think I can understand pretty well your corrections.

Greenish? Have yours in pink:



I highlighted pena in blue because for me it's a very funny use of the word. For...
Forum: Grammar March 25, 2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Of course, Elaina, it works, as much ¿qué trae el...

Of course, Elaina, it works, as much ¿qué trae el sandwich? as ¿qué lleva el sandwich? or, even, ¿de qué es el sandwich? or ¿de qué está hecho el sandwich? (this one less common in a restaurant, but...
Forum: Grammar March 24, 2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Thanks a lot for your greenish corrections. It's...

Thanks a lot for your greenish corrections. It's really hard to read them, but that's the way to get the punishment I deserve.
Take care.
Forum: Grammar March 24, 2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
LOL. Maybe you're right. I'm just trying to...

LOL. Maybe you're right. I'm just trying to explain that, as it's not very common to say ¿qué trae el sandwich? and, in this case, you are using the language in a forced way, a derogatory nuance is...
Forum: Grammar March 24, 2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Of course, Iris, I would also say ¿Qué lleva el...

Of course, Iris, I would also say ¿Qué lleva el sandwich? and hardly ¿Qué trae el sandwich? if I'm not trying to be ironic. We made that distinction upper or lower (depending on how you've got...
Forum: Grammar March 24, 2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
You're right, Mxchana.

You're right, Mxchana.
Forum: Grammar March 24, 2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Hmmm, Canyonff, not exactly... I think what...

Hmmm, Canyonff, not exactly...

I think what you call verbs are better called tenses.

You make a difference between state of mind and imagination. I can only say that in Spanish imaginación...
Forum: Grammar March 22, 2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Thanks a lot, Rusty and Gramática. Now I think...

Thanks a lot, Rusty and Gramática. Now I think it's really clear for me.
Forum: Grammar March 22, 2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
You've got it, Rusty! So, if I say...

You've got it, Rusty!

So, if I say companion instead of companionship the phrase is not correct nor clear?

Is there a better way to say ... it lacks the idea of companionship that these two...
Forum: Grammar March 21, 2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Thanks a lot, Gramática, but I didn't say...

Thanks a lot, Gramática, but I didn't say anything about connection between two verbs, but about the idea of companion that these two verbs can convey.



So, what I meant, I don't know if...
Forum: Grammar March 17, 2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 34,094
Posted By Alfonso
Marsopa, yes it's a subtle difference, but it's...

Marsopa, yes it's a subtle difference, but it's everyday Spanish. Any Spanish speaker will use it that way without thinking about it.
I agree with you, it's got something to do with where the...
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