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Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Rusty
The passive voice is what you were thinking in...

The passive voice is what you were thinking in English.
This is used in Spanish, but much less frequently than we use it in English.

Your neighbor corrected estar to ser because the latter is...
Forum: Grammar November 25, 2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 47
Posted By Rusty
Tattoos on dogs ... I don't know where this will...

Tattoos on dogs ... I don't know where this will end!
(Similar wording could be used in the exclamation. It seems incredulous to the writer that anyone would want a tattoo on their dog.)

The word...
Forum: Grammar November 22, 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By Rusty
Absolutely.

Absolutely.
Forum: Grammar November 22, 2020, 08:10 AM
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Views: 93
Posted By Rusty
You're welcome.

You're welcome.
Forum: Grammar November 21, 2020, 08:45 PM
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Views: 93
Posted By Rusty
The difference is whether a pronominal verb is in...

The difference is whether a pronominal verb is in use or not.
The pronominal asustarse is used to mean 'get scared/frightened.' The non-pronominal form asustar means 'scare/frighten.'
The lady in...
Forum: Vocabulary November 21, 2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Rusty
Everywhere I've looked it is literally translated...

Everywhere I've looked it is literally translated as a "hot return." Some who use that designation explain that the "process" originates in Spain.

It's basically the immediate denial of entry to...
Forum: Grammar November 20, 2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By Rusty
The pronoun se actually accompanies acercar, not...

The pronoun se actually accompanies acercar, not ir.

acercarse = to get close

The same thing can be seen in a few of Angelica's sentences (see the meanings of the pronominal verbs secarse and...
Forum: Grammar November 19, 2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 36
Posted By Rusty
It's a typo.

It's a typo.
Forum: Grammar November 13, 2020, 02:37 PM
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Views: 54
Posted By Rusty
The first is used when the speaker assumes no...

The first is used when the speaker assumes no blame for the incident. This is called the no-fault usage of 'se.'

The second should be me olvido de, me olvidé de, or some other first-person...
Forum: Vocabulary November 09, 2020, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Rusty
Enseñanza presencial = In-person learning ...

Enseñanza presencial = In-person learning
Enseñanza a distancia = Virtual learning
Enseñanza semipresencial = Blended learning

The definitions above will always be understood in context.

Here...
Forum: Grammar November 08, 2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Rusty
You're welcome! I hope the information was useful.

You're welcome! I hope the information was useful.
Forum: Grammar November 08, 2020, 09:10 AM
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Views: 100
Posted By Rusty
Both phrases are valid, the only difference being...

Both phrases are valid, the only difference being that when the indirect object a mí is included, emphasis is being given.
The indirect object pronoun me can be used alone (without providing the...
Forum: Vocabulary November 06, 2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Rusty
He's an ace. He's the man. He's on his game....

He's an ace.
He's the man.
He's on his game. (He's on fire.)
He owns this.
Like a boss!
He's a wiz. He's a genius.

There are others.
Forum: Grammar November 04, 2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Rusty
The infinitive is irse, a pronominal verb.

The infinitive is irse, a pronominal verb.
Forum: Vocabulary November 03, 2020, 05:28 PM
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Views: 402
Posted By Rusty
This is said, "To grill someone (with...

This is said, "To grill someone (with questions)."

My students grilled me with questions the entire hour, so I'll have to teach my planned lesson the next time.
The investigators grilled him for...
Forum: Grammar November 03, 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By Rusty
Saying 'remunerated well' means that someone...

Saying 'remunerated well' means that someone wasn't paid well (didn't receive a lot of money), while 'well remunerated' can mean that there's an implied comparison (didn't receive as much as...
Forum: Translations November 03, 2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Rusty
There's nothing extra about the second 'lo.' That...

There's nothing extra about the second 'lo.' That 'lo' is the neuter article. In this case it introduces everything that follows as a noun clause, which ultimately modifies the verb (so it could be...
Forum: Translations October 26, 2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Rusty
Suggestions in purple. Corrections in red.

Suggestions in purple. Corrections in red.
Forum: Vocabulary October 26, 2020, 01:27 AM
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Views: 113
Posted By Rusty
Parece ser una especie de enredadora -Petrea...

Parece ser una especie de enredadora -Petrea Volubilis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrea_volubilis)- que puede traducirse "Purple Wreath". Hay otros términos, tanto en español como en inglés,...
Forum: Grammar October 25, 2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Rusty
That was too narrow a choice, in my book...

That was too narrow a choice, in my book :rolleyes: .
Forum: Grammar October 23, 2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Rusty
In the case cited, even so may have been used...

In the case cited, even so may have been used without any change in meaning.
Here, all the same and even so mean 'in spite of that (the fact he was married twice).'

You could have also...
Forum: Grammar October 20, 2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By Rusty
Your leading question could be more along the...

Your leading question could be more along the lines of "How would like to present a news report?" or a statement like "Let's have some fun presenting a news report of your own."
Forum: Introductions October 20, 2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido, Trevor!

¡Bienvenido, Trevor!
Forum: Translations October 19, 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Rusty
Very close! What you're looking for is Reino...

Very close! What you're looking for is Reino durmiente. The first word is capitalized; the second is not.
Forum: Translations October 15, 2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Rusty
Indirect Object Pronouns The translation of...

Indirect Object Pronouns

The translation of the indirect object pronoun 'nos' doesn't appear in the machine translation, as you pointed out. That seems fine to me, since we would actually ask the...
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