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Forum: Vocabulary Yesterday, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Rusty
cinco dólares exactos cinco dólares cerrados

cinco dólares exactos
cinco dólares cerrados
Forum: Translations Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Rusty
Since the dream of the island seems to be a...

Since the dream of the island seems to be a pleasant one, only 'recur', 'frequent', 'remain with' or 'linger' would be good interpretations. Haunt may have meant something more in the mid-19th...
Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 87
Posted By Rusty
Es ejemplo de léismo que se usa habitualmente...

Es ejemplo de léismo que se usa habitualmente (http://lema.rae.es/dpd/srv/search?id=DRC2Ny6YAD6yEoSWaX). Échale un vistazo qué dice la parte 4.f.
Forum: Translations October 21, 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By Rusty
I believe the person here is saying that they'll...

I believe the person here is saying that they'll need to set/make (calendar in) some time that is mutually agreeable (a good time for both parties) for catching up when the other returns.
You're...
Forum: Vocabulary October 20, 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By Rusty
You're correct that 'break in' doesn't take an...

You're correct that 'break in' doesn't take an object. This phrasal verb also has two other meanings.
Forum: Vocabulary October 20, 2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Rusty
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Introductions October 20, 2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros, Jorge!

¡Bienvenido a los foros, Jorge!
Forum: Vocabulary October 19, 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Rusty
'Language proficiency' may work. It means you're...

'Language proficiency' may work. It means you're able to teach whatever (so long as you're able to teach the subject material).
Forum: Translations October 19, 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Rusty
Adding a bit more to Angelica's suggestions: ...

Adding a bit more to Angelica's suggestions:
After the compound subject 'my family and I' you should use a verb that's conjugated in the plural form; the verb must agree in number with the subject....
Forum: Translations October 19, 2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Rusty
This forum is also for non-native speakers of...

This forum is also for non-native speakers of English, so no error was made on your part. Welcome to the forums!

Any of the suggested meanings, except 'visits' and 'be in the company of' could be...
Forum: Translations October 19, 2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Rusty
If we don't know what meaning of haunt the author...

If we don't know what meaning of haunt the author had in mind, we can't very well come up with a proper translation.
Context is everything. Perhaps more context would help us know what the author...
Forum: Grammar October 18, 2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Rusty
You're so welcome.

You're so welcome.
Forum: Translations October 13, 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Rusty
I'm still trying to piece things together. ...

I'm still trying to piece things together.

It sounds like you have a problem with a woman who stole the heart of a doctor who has a wife and children. The doctor decided to start a new life with...
Forum: Vocabulary October 13, 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Rusty
No, it just isn't used as much. Instead of...

No, it just isn't used as much. Instead of 'modern', I should have written 'more-used'.

Look here (http://lema.rae.es/dpd/srv/search?id=48my7ob3UD6UaFJtWl) to see what it says about mayar.
Forum: Translations October 13, 2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Rusty
Hi! There are several issues with the letter...

Hi!

There are several issues with the letter you've written. Correcting it outright wouldn't help you to learn anything, which is the goal here in our Spanish-learning forum.

There are parts of...
Forum: Translations October 10, 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Rusty
Hi! Thanks for providing your own translation...

Hi! Thanks for providing your own translation attempt. It is always helpful, and appreciated.

The English sentence is in the passive voice. The passive voice isn't used as much in Spanish as it is...
Forum: Introductions October 10, 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums, Henry (name borrowed from...

Welcome to the forums, Henry (name borrowed from your other thread)!
Forum: Vocabulary October 10, 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Rusty
Mayar is the infinitive, and it means 'meow'. The...

Mayar is the infinitive, and it means 'meow'. The conjugation in the poem means 'meows' or 'meowing'.

The modern infinitive, with the same meaning, is maullar.
Forum: Grammar October 04, 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Rusty
"Children's Villages Foundation" is the...

"Children's Villages Foundation" is the translation of the non-profit headquartered in Austria, founded in 1949.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 03, 2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Rusty
I arrived for the exam just under the wire. (I...

I arrived for the exam just under the wire. (I got there just in time. Another second and they would have locked the door.)

We were just about down to the wire with this project. (The deadline...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 01, 2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Rusty
This idiom is also rendered 'down to the wire'....

This idiom is also rendered 'down to the wire'. It means 'at the last moment'.

en el último momento
estar al límite
contra reloj

tener el agua al cuello
estar con el agua al cuello
Forum: Grammar September 26, 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Rusty
Before a masculine noun, use veintiún. Uno is...

Before a masculine noun, use veintiún. Uno is always shortened to un before a masculine noun. This shortened form is called an apocope.
un zapato
veintiún zapatos

Use veintiuno when you're...
Forum: Translations September 22, 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Rusty
I added one more correction. I like the...

I added one more correction.

I like the shorter form that Angélica suggested.
Instead of addressing a particular person, as was done in your last suggestion, I would go for the impersonal "cosas...
Forum: Grammar September 22, 2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Rusty
Eso sí que es.

Eso sí que es.
Forum: Grammar September 18, 2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Rusty
If the statement you're responding to contains a...

If the statement you're responding to contains a subject pronoun (omitted or not), you likewise use a subject pronoun, like 'yo'.
If the statement contains an indirect object pronoun, you respond...
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