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Forum: Idioms & Sayings Yesterday, 05:25 PM
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Decir sus líneas" Ex.: - Estaba tan...

"Decir sus líneas"

Ex.:
- Estaba tan nervioso, que dije mis líneas y salí corriendo.
I was so nervous that I delivered my lines and rushed out.

- (Ella) dice tan bien sus líneas,...
Forum: Translations January 09, 2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Caer bien/mal" is as Poli said, but here it...

"Caer bien/mal" is as Poli said, but here it rather seems to be "how many years he got as a sentence".

I assume there was an accident at work for which two men were responsible. One died and...
Forum: Grammar December 26, 2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I think it just depends on what the speaker has...

I think it just depends on what the speaker has in mind:

- No son tan sanas como parece.
They're not as healthy as it seems. -> The speaker is certain that I think they are healthy, so...
Forum: Grammar December 23, 2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
En una construcción impersonal no se sustituye el...

En una construcción impersonal no se sustituye el objeto directo:

- Se abrió la puerta. -> Se abrió.
- No se permite fumar. -> No se permite.
- No se sabe nada. -> No se sabe.
- Se...
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Oh no, Sancho. There are also possessive...

Oh no, Sancho. There are also possessive adjectives (my, your, ...), demonstrative adjectives (this, these, ...), ordinal adjectives (first, second, ...), and I'm sure I'm forgetting some others. ;)
Forum: Grammar December 14, 2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
You are right. If you look at the medication...

You are right. If you look at the medication examples, the direct object and the indirect object seem to be rather obvious to locate.

- Búscame algo para dormir.
- Me han buscado la medicación....
Forum: Grammar December 13, 2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Haber" is conjugated as "hay" only for the...

"Haber" is conjugated as "hay" only for the impersonal form, so it won't be confused with the personal "ha". "Haber" becomes an impersonal when it expresses something that happens or an event,...
Forum: Grammar December 09, 2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Sorry, I can't see what your question is; both...

Sorry, I can't see what your question is; both sentences are using the indirect object: :confused:

- No se le ve la cara.
Although the verb "ver" can take a direct object,. there is none here....
Forum: Grammar December 09, 2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
As I said, the list was not exhaustive; they were...

As I said, the list was not exhaustive; they were just examples of how some courses introduce the topic, one use at a time. The grammar books for native Spanish speakers I've seen don't tackle all...
Forum: Introductions December 08, 2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
¡Bienvenida a los foros, Lisa! If you are...

¡Bienvenida a los foros, Lisa!

If you are interested in writing properly, I think the most effective way to start is taking a formal course and/or use certified books to study systematically...
Forum: Grammar December 07, 2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
¿Nos puedes dar un poco más de información, para...

¿Nos puedes dar un poco más de información, para saber de manera más precisa cuál es tu duda?
Forum: Grammar December 04, 2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I don't think you will find a Spanish-teaching...

I don't think you will find a Spanish-teaching book with all subjunctive topics at once. This is a progressive task and one learns one aspect at a time. By studying one case after another, one learns...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 03, 2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,454
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Some comments below:

Some comments below:
Forum: Grammar December 02, 2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,200
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, only for sports and only in a clear context...

Yes, only for sports and only in a clear context where it's obvious you don't mean to say you play for those teams. :D

Also, only for sports and only in Mexico, you may say: "irle a (un...
Forum: Translations December 02, 2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,541
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Pero Bob, lo más importante de un idioma es...

Pero Bob, lo más importante de un idioma es poderse comunicar en él. Cuando hemos aprendido una lengua extranjera sin estar inmersos en ella y cuando ya somos adultos, uno difícilmente adquirirá la...
Forum: Grammar November 30, 2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
No, it was my mistake to take "perfect" as any...

No, it was my mistake to take "perfect" as any compound tense. :duh:
I was rather thinking of the "antepospretérito", also known as "condicional compuesto" ("me habría gustado"), which is the...
Forum: Grammar November 30, 2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Both "soportar" and "aguantar" are synonymous...

Both "soportar" and "aguantar" are synonymous when they mean to bear the weight of something (literally or metaphorically), or to tolerate.

- Esta estructura no soporta/aguanta mucho peso.
This...
Forum: Grammar November 29, 2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Oh no, it is not possible. There's definitely...

Oh no, it is not possible. There's definitely some missing punctuation.

I would write something like this:
"Señor Holmes, quiero que venga usted a Makleton conmigo en el primer tren." Mi...
Forum: Grammar November 29, 2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I hope they're useful. :)

I hope they're useful. :)
Forum: Grammar November 29, 2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,200
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Sure. Here are some examples: -...

Sure.

Here are some examples:

- La gente está muy loca.
People are crazy.

- Vámonos. Aquí hay mucha gente.
Let's go away. There are too many people here.
Forum: Grammar November 28, 2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Babymetal: That's because "venir" is an...

@Babymetal: That's because "venir" is an intransitive verb and "acercar" is a transitive verb. While I can't perform the action of the verb "venir" on any object, I can actually make...
Forum: Grammar November 28, 2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. I'd just like to add some...

I agree with Rusty. I'd just like to add some notes on your examples, Andy.

The verb "llevar" always needs a complement; you need to state what is being carried or taken.
- Llevo a los niños a...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 26, 2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad to help. :)

Glad to help. :)
Forum: Translations November 26, 2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,541
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Ánimo, Bob. Yo he estudiado inglés desde hace...

Ánimo, Bob. Yo he estudiado inglés desde hace unos treinta años y todavía cometo muchos errores. :D
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 25, 2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Fiarse" means to trust, like "confiar", but they...

"Fiarse" means to trust, like "confiar", but they use different constructions.
I wouldn't say that "fiarse" is an old fashioned verb; I see it commonly used, although maybe more often in higher...
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