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Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 28, 2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Corresponder" implies a relationship of...

"Corresponder" implies a relationship of reciprocity. In this context, "corresponder" is something you do to or for someone.
In comparison, "estar a la altura" is to react to the given situation...
Forum: Grammar November 28, 2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. It's a typo or the author...

I agree with Rusty. It's a typo or the author doesn't speak Spanish well. :)
Forum: Grammar November 28, 2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 23
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. "Se" has several meanings...

I agree with Rusty.
"Se" has several meanings and uses.
You may find a useful discussion here (http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=13735). :)
Forum: Translations November 26, 2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
True. We normally wouldn't use that construction...

True. We normally wouldn't use that construction the same way it is done in English.
Anyway, keep asking questions; that's the only way to get used to some formulas. :D
Forum: Grammar November 26, 2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. I'll add: The "a"...

I agree with Rusty.


I'll add: The "a" for the dog is an indirect object.
- Hacer(le) un tatuaje a un perro. -> DO: un tatuaje, IO: a un perro.
Forum: Translations November 25, 2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Remember that in Spanish we need the double...

Remember that in Spanish we need the double negative:
- Se suponía que no había nadie allí.


I'd propose:
- Se suponía que no debía haber nadie allí.


I used "deber" because if you say...
Forum: Culture November 25, 2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Porfirio Díaz was a war hero. He was a...

Porfirio Díaz was a war hero. He was a distinguished general during the French Invasion. He consolidated political stability by the end of the 1800s. He was a positivist and a progressive thinker,...
Forum: Culture November 23, 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Adding to what Poli said: Pancho Villa has...

Adding to what Poli said:

Pancho Villa has his special place in American popular culture, since he was the only Mexican who "invaded" American territory. He became the most common portrait of...
Forum: Grammar November 20, 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. I forgot about the "se" in...

I agree with Rusty. I forgot about the "se" in the answer. :D
Forum: Grammar November 20, 2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Ir" + verb ending with "ando"/"-iendo" means to...

"Ir" + verb ending with "ando"/"-iendo" means to do something progressively over time.
Sometimes you can use the verb "estar" instead, but with "ir" the idea of time going by is stronger, I think. ...
Forum: Grammar November 18, 2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Se trata de dos casos distintos: Uno tiene un...

Se trata de dos casos distintos: Uno tiene un pronombre de objeto indirecto que sustituye a la cosa de la que se habla o la cosa en la que se piensa y el otro es una oración impersonal, en la cual el...
Forum: Practice & Homework November 16, 2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
¡Muy bien! :) Te dejo algunas observaciones...

¡Muy bien! :)

Te dejo algunas observaciones y sugerencias para mejorar.
Pregunta todo lo que necesites, si tienes dudas. :)
Forum: Grammar November 14, 2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I think you can use it that way, but a detailed...

I think you can use it that way, but a detailed explanation might depend on your context.
I wouldn't want to make a long confusing answer to a question that could be more simple. Do you have any...
Forum: Vocabulary November 13, 2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It's not a crime for me (or not necessarily). In...

It's not a crime for me (or not necessarily). In Mexico we don't use it like that. We use it for things like "disorder", "mess", "blunder", "havoc", "brawl", ... we use it when someone shows very...
Forum: Grammar November 12, 2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Poli: The subjunctive is triggered by the verb...

@Poli: The subjunctive is triggered by the verb "desear", so your proposal: "si no lo hago hoy, mañana lo lamentaré/tendré remordimiento(s)" is correct, as both verbs correspond to the moment:
-...
Forum: Grammar November 10, 2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The situation today (to do what is necessary)...

The situation today (to do what is necessary) will be a past thing tomorrow, so the necessary conjugation is "hubiera hecho".

"Haya hecho" would mean the other person can still hope tomorrow that...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 08, 2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I'd say not in this context. People rise to the...

I'd say not in this context. People rise to the occasion, but "corresponder a las circunstancias" would mean that something is congruous with the situation, not the person.


- Esa actitud no...
Forum: Grammar November 06, 2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Poli. Context is everything....

I agree with Poli.
Context is everything. "Vete, por favor" may be more or less harsh depending on the the tone and the situation. It may be the same as "get out, please", or "go away, please".
Forum: Translations November 04, 2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Your sentence is a bit too complicated and it...

Your sentence is a bit too complicated and it kind of feels grammatically awkward, but it would be understood in context.


Yet, a shorter sentence might work better. Some proposals:
-Esa...
Forum: Grammar November 02, 2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Poli: You will certainly find "habían"...

@Poli: You will certainly find "habían" everywhere, but "había" is the grammatically correct conjugation, because it's the imperfect of "hay" (an impersonal formula). :)
However, since this...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 27, 2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Oh, I see. In that case, it would be "superar las...

Oh, I see. In that case, it would be "superar las expectativas". The other two verbs sound slightly strange. :D
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 26, 2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad it worked for you :)

Glad it worked for you :)
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 26, 2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Glen: "estar/ponerse/mostrarse a la...

I agree with Glen: "estar/ponerse/mostrarse a la altura (de las circunstancias)" is the most common translation.

· No sé si estoy calificado para el puesto, pero haré mi mejor esfuerzo por estar...
Forum: Grammar October 26, 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It's not the construction, but the verb "pasar"...

It's not the construction, but the verb "pasar" which must be mastered. ;)

"Pasársela (haciendo algo)" ("pasárselo" in Spain and probably other regions that aren't Mexico) means to spend one's...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 23, 2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Legal terms change from country to country, and...

Legal terms change from country to country, and I'm not a specialist, so here are some expressions that may work, just from speaking Spanish. :D

- No tengo (nada) más que decir/añadir/agregar.
-...
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