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Forum: Grammar July 09, 2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By Rusty
It's not a common practice and technically...

It's not a common practice and technically against the rules. The verb form you're talking about is considered a unit (an entity) in Spanish. You shouldn't insert any other word.

However, you will...
Forum: Vocabulary July 09, 2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By Rusty
Hi, Her response contains two questions back...

Hi,

Her response contains two questions back to back.

Correctly typed, the first question is "¿Quién eres?" This means "Who are you?"
Note that all questions in Spanish have both an opening...
Forum: Vocabulary July 08, 2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Rusty
Pasarlo genial is a set phrase in Spain. It means...

Pasarlo genial is a set phrase in Spain. It means 'to have a great time'.
Since vamos a is being used to express what is going to happen, the sentence is translated as "We're going to have a great...
Forum: Vocabulary July 07, 2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Rusty
It is possible to narrate a story in the present...

It is possible to narrate a story in the present tense and in first person. If that's the case here, no typo occurred.
Forum: Translations July 07, 2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Rusty
In Colombian slang it means 'really fast'...

In Colombian slang it means 'really fast' (rápido). It can also mean 'really loud' (pone la música a todo taco), applying the fuerte meaning.
This phrase is only used in Colombia...
Forum: Vocabulary July 07, 2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Rusty
It looks like a typo to me, if it's supposed to...

It looks like a typo to me, if it's supposed to mean 'he replied to him'. It should be 'le respondió'.
You may want to provide the sentence, in context, if you doubt there's a typo.
Forum: Grammar July 04, 2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Rusty
... del mismo modo que yo You could also say...

... del mismo modo que yo

You could also say 'de la misma manera que yo' or 'igual que yo'.
Forum: Vocabulary July 04, 2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Rusty
... someone's looking for what color it's...

... someone's looking for what color it's missing.

A rainbow is actually missing several colors, so you may want to use the plural form.
Forum: Vocabulary July 01, 2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Rusty
Glad to have been of help.

Glad to have been of help.
Forum: Vocabulary July 01, 2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Rusty
It should be: If you would like your company...

It should be:

If you would like your company to appear in the list ...

Don't use your friend's suggestion. It's OK to use "If you wish," but 'to join in the list' isn't the right verb (actually...
Forum: Vocabulary June 30, 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Rusty
You'll find mayordomía used in Lucas 16:2...

You'll find mayordomía used in Lucas 16:2 (Reina-Valera), among other places. This is translated as 'stewardship' in the KJV, but it's translated as 'management' in the NIV.
I also found places...
Forum: Introductions June 30, 2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By Rusty
Yes, those changes are correct. The original...

Yes, those changes are correct.

The original poster hasn't visited the forums since January, so he may not get back to you right away. ;)

You can start your own thread. Forum members will...
Forum: Grammar June 28, 2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By Rusty
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: Grammar June 28, 2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By Rusty
The use of 'se' is required when expressing an...

The use of 'se' is required when expressing an impersonal subject (when no particular person is being referenced). Notice the word 'reference.' It requires a third-person singular form of the verb....
Forum: Grammar June 28, 2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By Rusty
Spanish word order is more flexible than that...

Spanish word order is more flexible than that used in English. The subject (in this case, usted) can precede the verb or it can follow the verb. In fact, the direct object (el teléfono, in your...
Forum: Grammar June 27, 2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By Rusty
estar de algo = temporarily work as ser algo =...

estar de algo = temporarily work as
ser algo = characteristically work as
Forum: Grammar June 25, 2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Rusty
The subjunctive is used. You're dealing with an...

The subjunctive is used. You're dealing with an emotion.
Forum: Grammar June 25, 2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By Rusty
In Spain, number 3 is correct. Elsewhere,...

In Spain, number 3 is correct.
Elsewhere, numbers 1 and 2 are used.
Forum: Grammar June 23, 2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Rusty
The stressed syllable in a word (and there can...

The stressed syllable in a word (and there can sometimes be two or more of them) will be emphasized more than the other syllables. In a clause full of words, it should be more distinguishable.
...
Forum: Grammar June 22, 2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Rusty
hacer que, causar que, etc., take the subjunctive.

hacer que, causar que, etc., take the subjunctive.
Forum: Grammar June 22, 2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Rusty
Both pronouns are indirect object pronouns. te...

Both pronouns are indirect object pronouns.
te = you (informal)
le = you (formal)

One person is treating the other on an informal basis, while that person is treating the other on a formal...
Forum: Grammar June 16, 2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Rusty
:eek: No, you can't do that. But you can add 'de...

:eek: No, you can't do that. But you can add 'de su ...' or 'suyo' after the adjective, with some attention given to what you're trying to accomplish. You shouldn't think that using this structure...
Forum: Grammar June 16, 2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Rusty
Yes, lo before any adjective changes the...

Yes, lo before any adjective changes the adjective to a noun.
So, meticulousness can be said in Spanish either way you proposed.
Forum: Grammar June 16, 2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Rusty
Actually, including the accent is compulsory for...

Actually, including the accent is compulsory for capital letters (the Academy has never stated otherwise; see rule 7 here (https://www.rae.es/dpd/tilde)).
Forum: Translations June 15, 2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Rusty
dry mop (also called a dust mop)= mopa,...

dry mop (also called a dust mop)= mopa, recogepolvos
(Officially, there's no verb form in English, but we can make one up as we go because English allows this.)
to use a dry mop = pasar la mopa/el...
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