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Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 08:50 PM
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Posted By poli
There's lots, and many start with the letter P....

There's lots, and many start with the letter P. Pillar, pifiar, pinchar, apañar. I have heard hacer una comprita:rolleyes:
Forum: Vocabulary July 01, 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 49
Posted By poli
If you would like your name on the list is much...

If you would like your name on the list is much more natural than in the list.
If you would like your name listed is another way to say this.
Forum: Vocabulary July 01, 2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 78
Posted By poli
That's true, a butler is a steward, but I think...

That's true, a butler is a steward, but I think that in contemporary English, the meaning has shifted more towards the role of public servant. Do you think that way as well? An example of what I...
Forum: Vocabulary June 30, 2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 78
Posted By poli
Perhaps administración is the term, but...

Perhaps administración is the term, but stewardship is beyond management. A steward is like a captain. A good steward is successful at caring management. It's almost maternal or paternal. From what...
Forum: Vocabulary June 30, 2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 78
Posted By poli
Bad stewardship

Using a dictionary, I see there are various terms for stewardshio. Is proveeduria a good term? Mayordomería is another term dictionaries use, but I think this has something to do with...
Forum: Grammar June 28, 2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By poli
I was taught that haber de is less imperative. I...

I was taught that haber de is less imperative. I hear Spanish a lot, and rarely hear haber de used. By the way, hay que is pretty common, but when used it seems less didactic to me than than tener...
Forum: Grammar June 25, 2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By poli
Yes, that would be correct.

Yes, that would be correct.
Forum: Grammar June 25, 2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 41
Posted By poli
Here's a further explanation I found. Apparently...

Here's a further explanation I found. Apparently in formal Spanish, there are places where the plu-perfect can be replaced with the imperfect subjunctive when it takes the form" ra" as opposed to the...
Forum: Grammar June 23, 2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By poli
So, you want to say, the door suddenly opened...

So, you want to say, the door suddenly opened without you leaning on it?:thinking:
Forum: Grammar June 22, 2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By poli
I don't know if this helps, but there are very...

I don't know if this helps, but there are very specific accent rules. Generally, if the accent of a word lands on the second to last syllable when a word ends with a consonant other than n or s, and...
Forum: Vocabulary June 19, 2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By poli
En EEUU la palabra para aquellos muros de...

En EEUU la palabra para aquellos muros de cemento es Jersey barrier.
Forum: Vocabulary June 18, 2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By poli
Searching companies connotes companies that...

Searching companies connotes companies that search (empresas que buscan). Searching for companies
means looking for companies (buscando empresas/en búsqueda de empresas). The meanings are different.
Forum: Translations June 16, 2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By poli
Caribbean use mapo or trapo instead of mopa,...

Caribbean use mapo or trapo instead of mopa, Trapear and mapear are the verbs you often hear.
Forum: Grammar June 10, 2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By poli
Sometimes the subjunctive in Spanish implies...

Sometimes the subjunctive in Spanish implies might or may, and this is a bit confusing for us English speakers, because we don't use the subjunctive that way. This uncertainty is expressed in these...
Forum: Vocabulary June 10, 2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By poli
...or made it as clear as mud. Word Reference...

...or made it as clear as mud. Word Reference definitely agrees with Angélica, and gives examples to prove it including references to slope in geometry.
Forum: Vocabulary June 08, 2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By poli
Another wrinkle: I remembered to ask a Colombian...

Another wrinkle: I remembered to ask a Colombian friend what pendiente meant. He said, among other things, a hill. I asked it mattered if it were an upward or downward slope. He answered that it...
Forum: Vocabulary June 04, 2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By poli
I got my info from RAE which defines pendiente as...

I got my info from RAE which defines pendiente as inclinado en declive. I understand that peninsular Spanish is not always the same as the Spanish of the Americas.
Forum: Vocabulary June 04, 2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By poli
As far as I know, pendiente ascendiente means...

As far as I know, pendiente ascendiente means downward upward. Una cuesta pendiente is a downward slope, and cuesta ascendiente is an upward slope.
Forum: Grammar May 25, 2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By poli
This is just a way of saying that they are...

This is just a way of saying that they are soliciting an employee or they have an open position (puesto abierto).
Forum: Grammar May 20, 2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By poli
If you mean, I spent a week at the beach with my...

If you mean, I spent a week at the beach with my family you can use fuí por una semana a la playa con... More often you would say pasé una semana a la playa con mi familia.
Forum: Culture May 14, 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,030
Posted By poli
Angelica, thank you for the time you spent in...

Angelica, thank you for the time you spent in explaining this.
Forum: Culture May 13, 2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,030
Posted By poli
Wow, was my info wrong, but, back to Tyrn's...

Wow, was my info wrong, but, back to Tyrn's question, does the modernization of Castilian in the late 1400's the reason for its simple spelling rules?
Forum: Culture May 12, 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,030
Posted By poli
I thought that it was Nebrija who created the...

I thought that it was Nebrija who created the first Castilian dictionary, and put Spanish grammar down on paper in the late 1400's. I thought the language was used by the people for centuries, but...
Forum: Culture May 12, 2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,030
Posted By poli
In comparison to English and French, written...

In comparison to English and French, written Spanish is new. I believe that Spanish as a written language is about 500 years old. Prior to that, written language was in Latin or Arabic depending on...
Forum: Translations May 11, 2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,151
Posted By poli
No hay de qué. La situación está grave por...

No hay de qué.

La situación está grave por el virus en la área metropolitana de Nueva York con las cifras de muertos aumentando por 250 o más diariamente.

He estudiado como seis años el...
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