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Forum: Grammar August 07, 2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By createdamadman
Okay thank you. I had actually learned of this...

Okay thank you. I had actually learned of this construction a while back but this is the first time I've come across it and didn't catch it. There are actually instances where this sort of...
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By createdamadman
"no se me olvida.." ?

I have this sentence in a short story:

"Ése fue otro día que no se me olvida.."

I get that it basically means "That is another day I will not forget", but the "se me olvida" is really throwing...
Forum: Grammar July 31, 2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By createdamadman
When to say "mirar + a" vs. simply "mirar"?

In the image below, why is it "mira a la luna" but "mira ese/el pájaro" (without the "a")? I'm also reading a short story with the sentence "Los aztecas se comieron a las serpientes." What is the...
Forum: Grammar July 03, 2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "este" used here?

In a short story I read, they were playing a game similar to "Dungeons and Dragons" and at one point I read this sentence:


"Te ha descubierto el dragón y este bajará volando desde la montaña."
...
Forum: Grammar June 13, 2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "le" not used here?

I have the following:



https://i.lensdump.com/i/tp8Zbi.png


I would have expected "le presentan" in both of these. Is "le/les" not necessary with "presentar" or is there a different...
Forum: Grammar June 02, 2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By createdamadman
Why is the "a" used here?

I have the following:


https://i2.lensdump.com/i/tmp0D3.png


I'm pretty sure - based on the other examples in this part of the lesson - that they are saying "the cat can see the fish" (and...
Forum: Grammar April 25, 2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "bajar" and not "bajando" used here?

I have the following:



"Dos veces el año, el primer día de primavera y el primer día de otoño, se puede ver a una serpiente bajar del templo. Parece una serpiente de fuego, pero es el sol...
Forum: Grammar April 21, 2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "pueden" being used in the first example here?

I have this screenshot from Rosetta Stone:


https://i.lensdump.com/i/t05MV5.png


In all three examples, he is talking to one person, so I can't figure out why he says "pueden" in the first...
Forum: Grammar April 11, 2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By createdamadman
"se me hace"..?

I have the following sentence:



"Iba a pintar algo que se parezca a esta pintura del siglo dieciocho, pero se me hace muy difícil pintar".


(And here's a picture form for extra context...
Forum: Grammar March 17, 2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By createdamadman
"Que si" at the beginning of a question

So, I have the following:



¿Que si me gustan las manzanas? ¡Me encantan! De hecho, ahora estoy trayéndolas del supermercado.


I'm a bit unclear on the purpose of the "Que si" at the...
Forum: Grammar March 14, 2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By createdamadman
Poner la lavadora - No me gusta nada

So I have a clip of a woman putting clothes in a washing machine and she says:


"Estoy poniendo la lavadora. ¡No me gusta nada!"


I'm a bit confused by both sentences. In the first, it...
Forum: Grammar March 08, 2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "les" being used here?

So I'm reading this short story where people are choosing characters to play in a board game, and have the following exchange:





Person 1: ¨Hmm, me gusta ayudar a la gente, pero no sé si un...
Forum: Grammar February 25, 2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "lo" used in this sentence?

I have the sentence:


"Él hombre está listo para trabajar, pero su mujer no lo está."


The "lo" doesn't seem to represent any object. All I can figure is that "no está" typically means "is...
Forum: Grammar February 09, 2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By createdamadman
Okay, thank you. Another somewhat related...

Okay, thank you. Another somewhat related question.. I see that I can say "fue llamado" to mean "was called". Is that interchangeable with "se llamó"?
Forum: Grammar February 08, 2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By createdamadman
Why does "llamada" mean "called"?

So I have the following sentence:




"Trabajo para una compañía llamada Wheeler and Sons."
Forum: Grammar January 31, 2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By createdamadman
What is the purpose of the "a" in this sentence?

So, there's a man doing "un rapel" and he's narrating. There's a waterfall to the side of him and he says the following:





"Tenemos a la cascada de Chipitín al lado y es de 95 metros de...
Forum: Grammar January 27, 2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By createdamadman
Why is the subjunctive used in one sentence but not the other?

From a reading, I have the following sentences:


"En la sala de estar de la casa, pusimos un altar, un lugar para pensar en las personas que han muerto."

"En las casas ponemos altares para...
Forum: Grammar January 21, 2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "de" used before "estar" in this sentence?

The sentence I have is:



"Hay gente que sabe que estamos aqu?, y ya deber?amos de estar en casa, de regreso de las monta?as."


I'm sure the sentence means "There are people that know that...
Forum: Grammar January 13, 2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By createdamadman
Esto es / Este es / Esta es

So I know that "esto" is the neutral form of este/esta, but I have the following sentences from Rosetta Stone, and I'm trying to figure out if "esto" must be used or if it can be replaced with...
Forum: Grammar December 30, 2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By createdamadman
A couple questions about this sentence.

I have the sentence:


"Soy casi lo suficientemente alto como para andar en bicicleta".




First, I don't understand why "lo" is used before "suficientemente". It seems like there are...
Forum: Grammar December 24, 2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "llevaran" used in this sentence?

The sentence is:


"Parece que los pingüinos penacho amarillo llevaran un sombrero gracioso".


I'm guessing the subjunctive is used because they are not actually wearing funny hats, but why is...
Forum: Grammar December 21, 2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By createdamadman
Why is "hacer enojar" used instead of "hacer enojado"?

I've come across this a couple times now; the phrase "hacer enojar" being used to mean "make angry". Now I know things don't always translate precisely into English, which is fine, but based on what...
Forum: Grammar December 16, 2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By createdamadman
Okay, thank you!

Okay, thank you!
Forum: Grammar December 15, 2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By createdamadman
"Estaban cocinando" versus "cocinaban"?

I just read the phrase "estaban cocinando" in a story, meaning "they were cooking", and I couldn't help but wonder if one could simply use the word "cocinaban" instead?


For better context, the...
Forum: Grammar December 11, 2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By createdamadman
Wow, thank you! I can't believe I over-looked...

Wow, thank you! I can't believe I over-looked that "sube" is conjugated for the elder person. That makes much more sense.
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