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Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 23, 2018, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Rusty
"To cash in one's chips" has a few meanings in...

"To cash in one's chips" has a few meanings in English. One is the actual action of exchanging poker chips for their equivalent in money. Two meanings are metaphorical: to quit or give up, and to...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 22, 2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Rusty
"To cash in one's chips" could mean a couple of...

"To cash in one's chips" could mean a couple of things. Are you talking about quitting a poker game and exchanging your chips, or something else?
Forum: Grammar May 21, 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By Rusty
Both can be used to mean nearly the same thing,...

Both can be used to mean nearly the same thing, in my view.
'A principios de' means 'around the beginning of', whereas 'al principio de' means 'at the beginning of' (note that the preposition is...
Forum: Vocabulary May 20, 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Rusty
debido proceso

debido proceso
Forum: Vocabulary May 20, 2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Rusty
I suppose the misunderstanding may be my fault....

I suppose the misunderstanding may be my fault. 'Immediately/at once/right away' more closely matches 'en seguida', but 'de seguido', which can be translated as 'following that/after...
Forum: Grammar May 19, 2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Rusty
la idea de él la idea de usted But more...

la idea de él
la idea de usted

But more often than not, context will disambiguate.
Forum: Translations May 15, 2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By Rusty
That means 'he/she/it drugs you', as far as I can...

That means 'he/she/it drugs you', as far as I can tell.
Forum: Translations May 14, 2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By Rusty
drogado = high (and, yes, there are slang ways to...

drogado = high (and, yes, there are slang ways to say it, just like 'high' is English slang)

In your sentence, since you used a verb, you could say, "... que no te droga."
Forum: Grammar May 14, 2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Rusty
No, you cannot use the conditional to convey the...

No, you cannot use the conditional to convey the habitual-past aspect. That is expressed using the imperfect tense.

In English, we say either 'would play' or 'used to play' to express something we...
Forum: Translations May 13, 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Rusty
The correct translation of 'murió' is 'died'. ...

The correct translation of 'murió' is 'died'.
The preterit tense was used in the original statement, which was written using the active voice.
A correct English translation should have also...
Forum: Vocabulary May 12, 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Rusty
"I'll collect their exam" is just fine.

"I'll collect their exam" is just fine.
Forum: Grammar May 05, 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By Rusty
Students are asked to show up 20 minutes before...

Students are asked to show up 20 minutes before their assigned time in case somebody else scheduled before them doesn't show/fails to show.
Forum: Vocabulary May 05, 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Rusty
miser, cheapskate, penny-pincher, tightwad,...

miser, cheapskate, penny-pincher, tightwad, Scrooge
a frugal person
a stingy person
hoarder, money-grubber
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 04, 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Rusty
Look here...

Look here (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=8065).
Right now, I can't think of an English idiom for what is explained in the linked thread.

The literal translation, adding a comma...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 04, 2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By Rusty
Look here...

Look here (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=5519).
Forum: Introductions May 04, 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros!

¡Bienvenido a los foros!
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 03, 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Rusty
put (something) on a scale

put (something) on a scale
Forum: Vocabulary April 25, 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Rusty
model(s) of beauty canon(s) of beauty

model(s) of beauty
canon(s) of beauty
Forum: Practice & Homework April 25, 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Rusty
Good job! I've removed the articles and other...

Good job! I've removed the articles and other stuff you don't need and have marked in red what still needs changed.
Forum: Grammar April 25, 2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Rusty
If the subject is not changing, native speakers...

If the subject is not changing, native speakers will use the infinitive.
In your second example, your listener will not hear "I hope I pass my exam." They will instead understand "I hope he/she...
Forum: Practice & Homework April 24, 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Rusty
Above the box you used to enter your assignment,...

Above the box you used to enter your assignment, there is an 'Accents' drop-down box. Click on it and select the Spanish special characters. The selected character will be inserted.

I've marked...
Forum: Grammar April 24, 2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Rusty
Using conocer instead of saber won't work in this...

Using conocer instead of saber won't work in this situation. Knowing facts, information, or how to do something always calls for saber.
Use conocer with people you've met, places you've been to or...
Forum: Grammar April 24, 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Rusty
Yes, it is. You can drop the 'que' and use the...

Yes, it is.
You can drop the 'que' and use the infinitive 'acostarme' if you'd rather, since there is no change in subject.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 22, 2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By Rusty
still on Is the party still on? still...

still on
Is the party still on?

still stand
Does your promise still stand?

still valid/in effect
Is your guarantee still valid/in effect?
Forum: Vocabulary April 22, 2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Rusty
/məˈsɑʒɪz/ or /məˈsɑdʒɪz/ AmE /ˈmæsɑːʒɪz/ BrE ...

/məˈsɑʒɪz/ or /məˈsɑdʒɪz/ AmE
/ˈmæsɑːʒɪz/ BrE

/ˈweɪʤəz/ both AmE and BrE
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