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Forum: Grammar February 10, 2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Rusty
If the meaning you mentioned is understood by...

If the meaning you mentioned is understood by your listener, you don't have to specify.
Forum: Introductions February 09, 2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido a los foros, Kev!

¡Bienvenido a los foros, Kev!
Forum: Vocabulary February 08, 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Rusty
People use different verbs, as you indicated, but...

People use different verbs, as you indicated, but the most popular are 'taparse' and 'destaparse'.
When your ears need to pop, you say, "Se me taparon los oídos."
When they pop, you say, "Se me...
Forum: Vocabulary February 08, 2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By Rusty
I wake up my children at 7 and dress them (at...

I wake up my children at 7 and dress them (at once/immediately/right away).
Forum: Vocabulary February 07, 2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By Rusty
The sentence you wrote makes sense, but is...

The sentence you wrote makes sense, but is missing punctuation (including an apostrophe).

It's 1° C, but taking the windchill factor into consideration, the temperature is -10° C.


More...
Forum: Grammar February 05, 2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Rusty
Actually, you're dealing with the "impersonal...

Actually, you're dealing with the "impersonal 'se' " in this case. This is used when no one in particular is being addressed. It's the equivalent of "Where can one buy fresh fish?"
In colloquial...
Forum: Grammar February 04, 2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By Rusty
Changing 'pasarlo/la' to the pronominal form...

Changing 'pasarlo/la' to the pronominal form ('pasárselo/la') isn't done universally. When used that way, there is the perception that the subject contributed to the activity in some way that made it...
Forum: Grammar February 03, 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By Rusty
The phrase in question means 'we're going to have...

The phrase in question means 'we're going to have a good time'. In this phrase, the pronoun 'lo' is used in Spain. Most of the other countries where Spanish is spoken choose to use 'la'.

In either...
Forum: Grammar February 02, 2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Rusty
Think of 'como para' as introducing a phrase that...

Think of 'como para' as introducing a phrase that states the expected or possible outcome of what was stated previous (the comparison). (The phrase "Tan grande como yo" is a comparison, but has no...
Forum: Vocabulary February 01, 2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Rusty
In the imperative, the pronoun 'se' is suffixed...

In the imperative, the pronoun 'se' is suffixed and an accent mark is used to maintain proper stress.

I agree with poli that 'colocar', or 'poner', would be the verb to use.
Forum: Translations February 01, 2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Rusty
We are not a free translation site. I suggest...

We are not a free translation site.
I suggest you use a professional translation firm to get your business name translated.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 30, 2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Rusty
Que yo sepa, no es una frase hecha. Lo entendería...

Que yo sepa, no es una frase hecha. Lo entendería como se le explicó.
Forum: Vocabulary January 30, 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Rusty
"In name" is used to name/designate someone or...

"In name" is used to name/designate someone or something, when the designation or name isn't a reality. "She is my mom, in name (but she is really my aunt/grandmother/etc.)."

"By name" is used...
Forum: General Chat January 29, 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Rusty
If I were you, I'd listen to a lot of sound files...

If I were you, I'd listen to a lot of sound files and/or videos of native speakers saying words like 'perro', 'barrio', 'alrededor' and 'rosa'. Those words contain the voiced alveolar trill you're...
Forum: Introductions January 29, 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenida a los foros!

¡Bienvenida a los foros!
Forum: Vocabulary January 25, 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Rusty
The phrase 'con todo' has different meanings,...

The phrase 'con todo' has different meanings, depending on context, but it doesn't translate to 'with anything'.
The English phrase 'with anything' doesn't usually begin a sentence (except when it...
Forum: Vocabulary January 23, 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Rusty
It takes 30 minutes every layover to clean the...

It takes 30 minutes every layover to clean the aircraft.
I have 30 minutes to clean the aircraft during each layover.
I have a 30-minute window for cleaning the aircraft during each layover.
Forum: Vocabulary January 23, 2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Rusty
It would be understood, but we usually say...

It would be understood, but we usually say something like "I have a 30-minute layover at each connection/leg."
Forum: Grammar January 20, 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Rusty
What I'd rather say is ... What I meant (to...

What I'd rather say is ...
What I meant (to say) was ...
I meant to say ...
Rather, ...

"I'd rather say" would be understood just fine, but isn't as common.
Forum: Introductions January 19, 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Rusty
Welcome to Tomisimo, Roberto!

Welcome to Tomisimo, Roberto!
Forum: Grammar January 19, 2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Rusty
The two expressions mean different things (so are...

The two expressions mean different things (so are not interchangeable).
The verb without the preposition means an obligation or a requirement to do something.
The verb with the preposition...
Forum: Vocabulary January 18, 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Rusty
to get/hop on the subway without paying to...

to get/hop on the subway without paying
to sneak onto the subway
to skip paying the subway fare

to jump the turnstile (jump over the roller bar at the turnstile to avoid paying the fare) at the...
Forum: Vocabulary January 17, 2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Rusty
'Presionando' is not a verb, so there must be a...

'Presionando' is not a verb, so there must be a conjugated verb prior to it, like 'está', 'sigue' or 'continuó'. Then, whether the article or the possessive adjective is used, depends on what you...
Forum: Vocabulary January 13, 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Rusty
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Vocabulary January 13, 2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By Rusty
(to have a) contagious laugh Contagious...

(to have a) contagious laugh
Contagious laughter is ...
Contagious laughs are ...
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