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Forum: Idioms & Sayings Yesterday, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Rusty
Yes, you have the right idea. It was simply a...

Yes, you have the right idea. It was simply a term of endearment.
Forum: Vocabulary December 08, 2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Rusty
It means "Why here?" Without "aquí," it means...

It means "Why here?" Without "aquí," it means "Why?"

The prepositions 'por' and 'a' can mean different things, but in the two examples you cited, they are translated into English as synonyms....
Forum: Translations December 06, 2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Rusty
it is averaged (in)

it is averaged (in)
Forum: Translations December 06, 2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Rusty
Without context, it's hard to say. It repeats or...

Without context, it's hard to say. It repeats or augments what has already been stated.
Literally, it means "That we are more." This begs the question, "More than what?"
Do you know the context?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 05, 2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Rusty
To have every chance to/for ... Odds are that...

To have every chance to/for ...
Odds are that ...
Chances are that ...
In all likelihood, ...
It's in the cards that ...
It's in the stars that ...

The stars are aligned for ...
The planets...
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Rusty
@ROBINDESBOIS: 'News' usually takes a singular...

@ROBINDESBOIS: 'News' usually takes a singular verb.
Forum: Vocabulary December 03, 2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Rusty
I have a lot of news to tell you ...

I have a lot of news to tell you ...
Forum: Translations December 01, 2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Rusty
Regardless of whose son you are, don't disrespect...

Regardless of whose son you are, don't disrespect me.

I like:
Seas hijo de quien seas, no me faltes el/al respeto.

There are most likely other ways to say the same thing.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 30, 2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Rusty
Spelling intended, with the meaning of...

Spelling intended, with the meaning of 'refraining from insisting on' an exact midpoint. If the student is close to a 5, the teacher will dismiss considering that better effort is necessary.
Forum: Translations November 30, 2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Rusty
A 'black-haired bull' can be certainly be used. ...

A 'black-haired bull' can be certainly be used.
For the second, I would go with '(Spanish) Fighting Bulls'.
Forum: Translations November 30, 2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Rusty
Without any context, the literal translations are...

Without any context, the literal translations are correct.

Do you have the context that makes you think the phrases have another meaning?
Forum: Translations November 30, 2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Rusty
It could be. In AmE, the last word is...

It could be.
In AmE, the last word is translated as 'soccer'.

espectáculo de masas = mass entertainment or media spectacle
Forum: Idioms & Sayings November 29, 2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Rusty
I'll let it go. (I'll let you pass.) I'll let...

I'll let it go. (I'll let you pass.)
I'll let it by.
I'll waive you through.

All mean that it's close enough (worth the effort given) to allow a rounded-up grade.
Forum: Practice & Homework November 26, 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Rusty
You pronounced it correctly.

You pronounced it correctly.
Forum: Practice & Homework November 26, 2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Rusty
The vowel 'o' is always pronounced the same,...

The vowel 'o' is always pronounced the same, whether stressed or not.
If you hear native speakers saying anything else, it is either regional or habitual for them only.
ALL Spanish vowels are pure....
Forum: Vocabulary November 04, 2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Rusty
The diminutive goes on the noun in this case. ...

The diminutive goes on the noun in this case.
Diminutives can be tacked onto nouns, adjectives, adverbs and proper names, but not verbs.
Forum: Grammar November 01, 2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Rusty
When discussing something of a private matter or...

When discussing something of a private matter or 'top secret', both phrases could mean the same thing. However, the well-known phrase is the latter.

If you're talking about something that is only...
Forum: Introductions November 01, 2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By Rusty
One 'p' in 'aprendiendo'. ;) Good to meet...

One 'p' in 'aprendiendo'. ;)

Good to meet you! Have fun here.
Forum: Grammar November 01, 2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,500
Posted By Rusty
Yes, it may be confusing that improper grammar is...

Yes, it may be confusing that improper grammar is accepted, but poor English is readily accepted, too (like saying 'me and my friend' instead of 'my friend and I'). You should certainly learn the...
Forum: Grammar October 31, 2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,500
Posted By Rusty
The second statement is correctly used. 'La...

The second statement is correctly used. 'La respuesta' is the direct object of 'decir' and 'le' is the indirect object pronoun for 'a él', which apparently didn't need to be said because the persons...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 31, 2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Rusty
'Parar(le) bola(s)' is an expression meaning...

'Parar(le) bola(s)' is an expression meaning 'prestar atención', and it's used in a few other countries besides Colombia.
Forum: Grammar October 28, 2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Rusty
When asking a question, the verb is always in the...

When asking a question, the verb is always in the indicative.
Forum: Introductions October 24, 2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums, Ryan!

Welcome to the forums, Ryan!
Forum: Introductions October 19, 2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Hi!
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Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums!

Welcome to the forums!
Forum: Practice & Homework October 19, 2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Rusty
Hmm. Yes, it is, but I throw /v/ completely out,...

Hmm. Yes, it is, but I throw /v/ completely out, since there is no /v/ sound in Spanish. Focus on the /b/ sound (voiced bilabial stop) and then say the same thing with slightly parted lips (voiced...
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