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Forum: Grammar May 13, 2022, 01:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By Tyrn
Para darme de balazos

Hi,

Tengo mi par de pistolas,
con sus cachas de marfil,
para darme de balazos
con los del ferrocarril.

I have a pair of pistols
with an ivory head
to defend myself, if necessary,
Forum: Grammar April 23, 2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Tyrn
https://context.reverso.net/traduccion/espanol-ing...

https://context.reverso.net/traduccion/espanol-ingles/dar+de+alta

I hope you'll see the same sentences I do.

I suppose the useful commentary would be "dar de alta can never be this or that; dar...
Forum: Grammar April 23, 2022, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Tyrn
Dar de baja/alta

Hi,

Looks like both expressions mean more or less the same. Besides, dar de alta means the opposite things at the same time, like enlist and discharge.

Also I got a vague suspicion that dar de...
Forum: Grammar March 27, 2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Tyrn
Is it all there is to it? Duolingo never rejects...

Is it all there is to it? Duolingo never rejects a sentence just because of the missing accent, but it's obviously opinionated about prefixes/suffixes. Arbitrarily, as it seems to me :thinking: More...
Forum: Grammar March 27, 2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Tyrn
Estoy llamandola

Hi,

I just can't get my &#*^ together with regard to when I am allowed/required to use
a leading/trailing pronoun. I can't even google the subject effectively because I don't know the keywords....
Forum: Grammar January 05, 2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By Tyrn
llevar a cabo

Does llevar a cabo actually mean carry out?
Forum: Grammar December 30, 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Tyrn
I know about vuestra merced and the general...

I know about vuestra merced and the general meaning. I'm wondering about the sea servido grammar :thinking:
Forum: Grammar December 30, 2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Tyrn
Sea vuestra merced servido

Hi,

—Sea vuestra merced servido, señor don Quijote mío, de darme el gobierno de la ínsula que en esta rigurosa pendencia se ha ganado, que, por grande que sea, yo me siento con fuerzas de saberla...
Forum: Grammar December 28, 2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Tyrn
Había amanecido

Hi,

It dawned, back then. Right? Is hay amanecido possible?
Forum: Grammar December 21, 2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Tyrn
Suppose I'm talking of myself. ...al caerme...

Suppose I'm talking of myself.

...al caerme encima una nevera - "...when it fell on me..."

...al caerme encima de una nevera - "...when I fell on it..."

Is it correct?
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By Tyrn
It's merely a pet project...

It's merely a pet project (https://github.com/Tyrn/rs_procr). Watching the spinner requires a collection of audio books and the taglib library on your system, but seeng str_shrink() in action...
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By Tyrn
Thanks for the trouble you always take, Rusty! ...

Thanks for the trouble you always take, Rusty!

To dive deeper into the fine points. I know nothing about your background, so I'm going to explain briefly the context. There are console, or...
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By Tyrn
Yes, I do! A function: ...

Yes, I do!

A function:

str_shrink(string, limit) -> string

makes sure that the output string never exceeds limit letters, preserving its humanly readable meaning to the extent possible....
Forum: Vocabulary December 19, 2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By Tyrn
Gouge. Even shrink, to an extent.

Gouge. Even shrink, to an extent.
Forum: Vocabulary December 18, 2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By Tyrn
A word or idiom for getting the middle out of something

Hi,

Is there an English word, or a brisk idiom, for the subj? Like trim or truncate, but out of the middle, as opposed to the ends.
Forum: Grammar December 16, 2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Tyrn
Te dio a esa niña

Hi,

¿Has olvidado que fue el dios del cerca y del junto quien te dio a esa niña
para que la enseñaras a conducirse en la vida?

Who is given to whom here? Daughter to mother or vice versa?
Forum: Grammar December 07, 2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Su
Views: 309
Posted By Tyrn
Su

Hi,

Eso significaba que en el infinito cosmos que la rodeaba, su
padre y su abuela estaban tan presentes como cualquier otro astro; que era posible
su regreso.

Su regreso means their return,...
Forum: Vocabulary December 06, 2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tyrn
There must be also a correct reply to santo y...

There must be also a correct reply to santo y seña...

The question turned out to be really complicated :)
Forum: Vocabulary December 01, 2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tyrn
Of course you do. The question is, what do you...

Of course you do. The question is, what do you call a response to contraseña, if one is required. In English it's countersign :) . In Spanish must be something else, inevitably.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 29, 2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By Tyrn
What are these more common expressions?

What are these more common expressions?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 28, 2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By Tyrn
There's always fish in the sea

Hi,

Is there a Spanish analog?
Forum: Grammar November 18, 2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Tyrn
Legionaries to die, legionaries to fight? Is...

Legionaries to die, legionaries to fight?

Is it really an adequate translation?
Forum: Vocabulary November 16, 2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By Tyrn
Parral

Hi,

What is it, really? The dictionary says it's either a "vine arbor", whatever it is, or a vineyard, or an earthenware jar. When a town is called Parral, which meaning is "natural"?
Forum: Vocabulary November 14, 2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tyrn
Señal, then. One has to be careful about the...

Señal, then. One has to be careful about the context.
Forum: Vocabulary November 14, 2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tyrn
Countersign

Hi,

Password is contraseña :p . What's countersign in Spanish? The dictionary is not very clear about it.
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