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Forum: Introductions October 19, 2017, 03:12 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

Welcome to the forums!
Forum: Practice & Homework October 19, 2017, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Rusty
Hmm. Yes, it is, but I throw /v/ completely out,...

Hmm. Yes, it is, but I throw /v/ completely out, since there is no /v/ sound in Spanish. Focus on the /b/ sound (voiced bilabial stop) and then say the same thing with slightly parted lips (voiced...
Forum: Practice & Homework October 19, 2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Rusty
The two words in the recording are clear. Your...

The two words in the recording are clear. Your pronunciation of the word 'jabón' is more clear than 'saber', but both will be understood. :thumbsup:
Forum: Practice & Homework October 19, 2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Rusty
It's still a little weak (your lips need to be...

It's still a little weak (your lips need to be closer together), but will be understood.
Forum: Practice & Homework October 19, 2017, 09:18 AM
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Posted By Rusty
Your β in 'saber' is closer, but it still needs...

Your β in 'saber' is closer, but it still needs to be a bit stronger. Touch lips first, then slightly part them. Don't let your lip fall into your mouth.

In addition to the video I linked to,...
Forum: Practice & Homework October 19, 2017, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Rusty
Your intervocal β sound is a little too soft. ...

Your intervocal β sound is a little too soft.
Your lips should not touch each other, which I believe you're doing, but they can't be too far apart. Say 'b', touching your lips together. Then part...
Forum: Grammar October 18, 2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Rusty
The important thing to grasp here is that 'se'...

The important thing to grasp here is that 'se' replaces 'le' or 'les' when a second pronoun starting with 'l' immediately follows, to avoid cacophony. The pronoun 'se' will always appear prior to the...
Forum: Introductions October 18, 2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros! En vez de 'ese', ¿qué...

¡Bienvenido a los foros!
En vez de 'ese', ¿qué querías decir?
Forum: Practice & Homework October 17, 2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Rusty
/ˈbeɾðe/ The only thing I noticed was that...

/ˈbeɾðe/

The only thing I noticed was that you didn't use the same vowel sound in both syllables. The unstressed 'e' sounds the same as the stressed 'e' in Spanish (unlike Russian).
Forum: Practice & Homework October 17, 2017, 12:11 PM
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Views: 258
Posted By Rusty
Very good.

Very good.
Forum: Practice & Homework October 17, 2017, 12:00 PM
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Views: 258
Posted By Rusty
The soft 'r' in Russian isn't like the clipped...

The soft 'r' in Russian isn't like the clipped 'r' of Spanish, but you correctly pronounced the clipped 'r' in your recording. Use the Russian soft 'r' sound when saying words like 'tres', 'verde'...
Forum: Practice & Homework October 17, 2017, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Rusty
A single 'r' between vowels is clipped. It is...

A single 'r' between vowels is clipped. It is rolled, otherwise.
A Spanish speaker will understand you just fine, provided you roll the 'r' when it isn't between vowels and that you always roll the...
Forum: Practice & Homework October 17, 2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums! Your pronunciation of...

Welcome to the forums!
Your pronunciation of both consonants is good.
Forum: Translations October 17, 2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Rusty
I would use these phrases as indicated and not...

I would use these phrases as indicated and not try a single translation for both.
Forum: Vocabulary October 16, 2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By Rusty
From dictionary.com: nurturer someone who...

From dictionary.com:

nurturer
someone who nurtures (educates, trains; rears, brings up)
someone who/something that feeds and protects their offspring
someone who supports and encourages (during...
Forum: Translations October 15, 2017, 09:12 PM
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Views: 96
Posted By Rusty
You're welcome! We're here if you have...

You're welcome!
We're here if you have questions.
Forum: Translations October 15, 2017, 08:26 PM
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Views: 96
Posted By Rusty
I'm glad you want to reach out to students and...

I'm glad you want to reach out to students and families that speak Spanish, but can say without reservation that you'll be quite frustrated when you don't have the correct words to use and when you...
Forum: Grammar October 11, 2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Rusty
Both are correct.

Both are correct.
Forum: Vocabulary October 07, 2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Rusty
I don't believe the expression to be derogatory....

I don't believe the expression to be derogatory. The English equivalent (Indian file) isn't considered pejorative, but only seems outdated to me. I believe the Spanish expression to be commonly used....
Forum: Translations October 06, 2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Rusty
Hi Mark, You cannot count on machine...

Hi Mark,

You cannot count on machine translations, especially when the source contains trade names and poor grammar, punctuation or misspellings. That is why some of your English has been...
Forum: Grammar October 03, 2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Rusty
Yes. The literal translation sounds a bit clumsy...

Yes. The literal translation sounds a bit clumsy in English, so it's better to just add the possessive adjective 'your' to the English translation. The 'of you' that you also added would literally be...
Forum: Grammar October 02, 2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Rusty
This is an example of the impersonal ('one can')...

This is an example of the impersonal ('one can') usage, but involves a pronominal verb (ponerse). The criticism mentioned, given by the unnamed subject, is directed at another (second, familiar)...
Forum: Translations October 02, 2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Rusty
Yes, this is an example of a reciprocal verb.

Yes, this is an example of a reciprocal verb.
Forum: Vocabulary September 25, 2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Rusty
The '1°' referenced in the article you linked to...

The '1°' referenced in the article you linked to is written 'un grado' in Spanish. Here the symbol means 'grade' (instead of 'degree', which is also another word for the same symbol). (The same...
Forum: Vocabulary September 23, 2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Rusty
'Hasta entonces' is commonly used and can be...

'Hasta entonces' is commonly used and can be roughly translated as 'See you then' (especially when a time has been set).
'Hasta la próxima' means 'Until the next time' (with no specific time...
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