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Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 22, 2020, 01:17 AM
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Posted By Tomisimo
¡Gracias por la correción! :) :thumbsup:

¡Gracias por la correción! :) :thumbsup:
Forum: Grammar September 21, 2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By Tomisimo
I agree that Ay is an interjection, similar to Oh...

I agree that Ay is an interjection, similar to Oh in this case.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 21, 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Tomisimo
To my non-native ear it sounds strange. I'd try: ...

To my non-native ear it sounds strange. I'd try:

No sé cómo es que no te topes con unas / con ellas.

No sé cómo es que no te topas con unas / con ellas.
Forum: Suggestions & Feedback August 25, 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,342
Posted By Tomisimo
Hi Glen, thanks for the reminder. It's on my list...

Hi Glen, thanks for the reminder. It's on my list and I will try to get to it as soon as possible. Thanks for the patience.
Forum: Grammar August 20, 2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By Tomisimo
That leads you to a philosophical linguistic...

That leads you to a philosophical linguistic question. Does a synonym ever mean the *exact* same thing as another synonym? :D

But to answer your question, both "le faltan" and "carecen de" mean...
Forum: Introductions August 19, 2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,797
Posted By Tomisimo
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Grammar August 13, 2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Tomisimo
Bottom line, I think this is an inaccurate answer.

Bottom line, I think this is an inaccurate answer.
Forum: Grammar August 13, 2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Tomisimo
Hi Jay, can you give some examples of what you...

Hi Jay, can you give some examples of what you mean?
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Tomisimo
I'd use distinguir. No puedo distinguir...

I'd use distinguir.

No puedo distinguir entre el amarillo y el anaranjado.
Forum: Grammar July 27, 2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Tomisimo
@Angelica, thank you very much for that...

@Angelica, thank you very much for that explanation. It makes perfect sense.
Forum: Introductions July 24, 2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,998
Posted By Tomisimo
Welcome back. :)

Welcome back. :)
Forum: Grammar July 22, 2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Tomisimo
It doesn't sound right to me, but I'll defer to...

It doesn't sound right to me, but I'll defer to native speakers or anyone who can cite a rule.
Forum: Culture July 21, 2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737
Posted By Tomisimo
Another important factor is what the Spanish...

Another important factor is what the Spanish learner's native language is.
Forum: Grammar July 20, 2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Tomisimo
This is common. I've heard people who always use...

This is common. I've heard people who always use "tu" switch to using "usted" with their little toddlers.
Forum: Vocabulary July 20, 2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Tomisimo
Pinta/Pinto means spotted or painted. It can be...

Pinta/Pinto means spotted or painted. It can be used for a variety of things. I've heard it used as a horse's name.
Forum: Grammar July 17, 2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Tomisimo
After re-reading this, I'm not 100% sure on this....

After re-reading this, I'm not 100% sure on this. Are there any native speakers that agree?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 17, 2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By Tomisimo
It probably depends on the speaker and the...

It probably depends on the speaker and the variation of Spanish being spoken. That said, all you need is "así" to say "like this."

Do it like this. = Hazlo así. / Hazlo de esta manera.
Forum: Culture July 17, 2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737
Posted By Tomisimo
I wouldn't necessarily say that. Mexican Spanish...

I wouldn't necessarily say that. Mexican Spanish has fewer verb conjugations though, so in that respect it's easier for native English speakers to learn. :)
Forum: Grammar July 17, 2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Tomisimo
You're right that they are not interchangeable....

You're right that they are not interchangeable. Here are a couple of examples:

¡No quiero ni siquera ir! = I don't even want to go!
Camina hasta que llegues a la esquina. = Walk until you reach...
Forum: Grammar July 13, 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Tomisimo
Okay, I'll bite. These are not necessarily 100%...

Okay, I'll bite. These are not necessarily 100% correct.
What was I supposed to have done?
¿Qué es lo que se supone que (yo) tenía que haber hecho?

When was I supposed to have gone?
¿A qué...
Forum: Grammar July 08, 2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Tomisimo
Here's my understanding of how it works. You use...

Here's my understanding of how it works. You use the personal "a" for people (or things that you want to personify, especially pets) when you are referring to a specific person, even if you don't...
Forum: Grammar July 07, 2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Tomisimo
You might be able to use decomisar (to seize,...

You might be able to use decomisar (to seize, confiscate) for this, but that might not convey the fact that they are stealing. Another slang way of talking about stealing is volarse algo, but that...
Forum: Translations July 07, 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Tomisimo
I'm most familiar with Mexican Spanish, and I've...

I'm most familiar with Mexican Spanish, and I've never heard the term "a todo taco." I know that in Central America, at least, "tacos" can mean soccer cleats (shoes). That might be what the "taco" in...
Forum: Vocabulary July 07, 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Tomisimo
I agree with Rusty. Can you post the whole...

I agree with Rusty. Can you post the whole sentence?
Forum: Grammar June 29, 2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Tomisimo
Maybe not the most common, but I think I hear...

Maybe not the most common, but I think I hear "Habías de <hacer algo>" with relative frequency.
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