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Forum: Grammar Today, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Rusty
Those terms may be used in direct address (your...

Those terms may be used in direct address (your first examples) and indirect address (your second examples).

Yayo/a isn't wide-spread usage, as far as I know (it's most likely a borrowing from...
Forum: Translations Yesterday, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Rusty
Las palabras 'water' y 'train' no son adjetivos,...

Las palabras 'water' y 'train' no son adjetivos, sino sustantivos. Para describir qué tipo de 'station' que es, se puede usar un sustantivo en inglés (al sustantivo se le llama un 'adjunct'). Se...
Forum: Translations January 20, 2020, 09:59 PM
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Posted By Rusty
As answered previously...

As answered previously (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=13458), it is non-standard usage to use 'siempre' this way, but our friend from Argentina also pointed out that it could be...
Forum: Practice & Homework January 20, 2020, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Rusty
I've marked where changes are needed. ...

I've marked where changes are needed.

Sentences begin with a capital letter.
Accent marks should be used. Otherwise, the spelling of the word is technically incorrect.
(There's an 'Accents'...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 17, 2020, 10:44 PM
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Posted By Rusty
Yes, 'con una sonrisa amarga' would be translated...

Yes, 'con una sonrisa amarga' would be translated as 'with a bitter smile.'
The smile in what you posted isn't bitter yet, but it's getting there.
'With a somewhat bitter smile' or 'with a smile...
Forum: Grammar January 14, 2020, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Rusty
The Moors gave the town its Arabic name. The...

The Moors gave the town its Arabic name. The first part of the name, beni, means 'sons of' or 'descendants of.' The part that follows refers to the clan or tribe that inhabited the place. So, the...
Forum: Grammar January 08, 2020, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Rusty
'Responsable' can be used as a noun (as seen in...

'Responsable' can be used as a noun (as seen in the first sentence, preceded by 'el') or an adjective (as found in the second sentence, where the subject complement (predicate adjective) follows the...
Forum: Grammar January 02, 2020, 05:19 PM
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Posted By Rusty
'Suponer' is the same as 'creer;' both...

'Suponer' is the same as 'creer;' both communicate knowledge about something that the speaker feels is correct. Always remember to look at this from the speaker's point of view. When we believe...
Forum: Grammar January 02, 2020, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Rusty
You probably also read that just because...

You probably also read that just because something's true or certain, it doesn't mean that the speaker feels that way about it. The whole key is understanding the speaker's point of view (how the...
Forum: Grammar January 02, 2020, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Rusty
It would not be correct to use the indicative...

It would not be correct to use the indicative mood in this case.

Agradecer is a 'Wish' verb, one of six classes of verbs that trigger the use of the subjunctive mood; a discussion of the WEIRDO...
Forum: Grammar January 01, 2020, 04:12 PM
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Posted By Rusty
Os agradezco ;) Here, the speaker is...

Os agradezco ;)

Here, the speaker is expressing a feeling or a sentiment. This triggers the usage of the subjunctive mood.
Forum: Grammar December 26, 2019, 11:58 PM
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Posted By Rusty
Based on Angelica's explication and side note,...

Based on Angelica's explication and side note, and revisiting the original post, it just dawned on me that 'están' should have been 'es tan' in the OP's sentence. And, since that introduces a...
Forum: Grammar December 26, 2019, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Rusty
The sentence should be "No son tan saludables...

The sentence should be "No son tan saludables como parecen."
The indicative mood is warranted; the subject matter is real. There's no hint of doubt, denial, disbelief, probability, desire, or strong...
Forum: Vocabulary December 25, 2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By Rusty
@Sancho: Descriptive adjectives is correct...

@Sancho: Descriptive adjectives is correct terminology (see here (https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/english-adjectives/)).
That site also gives examples of possessive adjectives, demonstrative...
Forum: Culture December 24, 2019, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Rusty
The vowel 'ã' is not unique to Portuguese. This...

The vowel 'ã' is not unique to Portuguese. This letter is used in Portuguese, Guaraní, Kashubian, and Taa, with basically the same nasal 'a' sound.
Other languages that use the letter, like...
Forum: Vocabulary December 23, 2019, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Rusty
unirse a ingresar en/a

unirse a
ingresar en/a
Forum: Grammar December 18, 2019, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Rusty
de improviso = al improviso (but the latter isn't...

de improviso = al improviso (but the latter isn't used in Spanish nowadays)
Both mean 'suddenly' and are synonymous with 'de repente'.

Note that the spelling differs from what you posted/have...
Forum: Grammar December 13, 2019, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Rusty
... me bufó.

... me bufó.
Forum: Grammar December 12, 2019, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Rusty
"You don't eat too much fruit, do you?" would be...

"You don't eat too much fruit, do you?" would be one way to say that you noticed someone's lack of fruit in their meal/diet. You're giving an opinion, but in a non-threatening way.

"You don't eat...
Forum: Grammar December 12, 2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Rusty
'Hay' is an irregular, or special, conjugation of...

'Hay' is an irregular, or special, conjugation of the auxiliary verb haber, in the present tense. This conjugation is translated into English as 'there is' or 'there are.'

The regular...
Forum: Grammar December 12, 2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Rusty
All of these are examples of 'hay' rendered in...

All of these are examples of 'hay' rendered in the preterit, so 'there was' or 'there were' is the English translation.In the first and last example, note that I gave a translation that makes sense...
Forum: Grammar December 10, 2019, 02:31 PM
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Views: 210
Posted By Rusty
'Hubo' means 'there was' or 'there were' (the...

'Hubo' means 'there was' or 'there were' (the same as 'había'), but it's used to describe a past event/action that has a clear beginning and ending. The imperfect 'había' is used to 'set the stage'...
Forum: Grammar December 10, 2019, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Rusty
First of all, an indirect object is always dative...

First of all, an indirect object is always dative (whether it's a noun or a pronoun).

By definition, dative = indirect object.

In English, we have four cases: nominative, accusative, dative and...
Forum: Vocabulary December 09, 2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By Rusty
A dictionary gives three different ways to say...

A dictionary gives three different ways to say 'dung beetle.' In order, according to number of hits on the internet:
escarabajo pelotero
escarabajo estercolero
escarabajo coprófrago

The Spanish...
Forum: Vocabulary December 09, 2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By Rusty
Grammarians on both sides of the pond differ in...

Grammarians on both sides of the pond differ in their opinions, but you'll hear 'different from' and 'different than' all over the United States.
We don't use 'different to,' however. That's...
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