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Forum: Grammar Yesterday, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar.

Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar.
Forum: Grammar July 02, 2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By Bobbert
The Current Deadly Pathogen

The newsman was referring to the current deadly pathogen

El reportero se refería al patógeno mortífero actual

El reportero se refería al actual patógeno mortal

Are either of these correct? ...
Forum: Vocabulary June 18, 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar and pinosilano.

Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar and pinosilano.
Forum: Vocabulary June 16, 2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Bobbert
Highway/Roadway Guardrail

What is the word used in Mexico for a highway/roadway guardrail? Some of the dictionary entries I have found are:

Guardarraíl

Guardacarril

Barrera de Contención

Defensa Lateral
Forum: Translations June 13, 2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, Rusty.

Thank you, Rusty.
Forum: Translations June 09, 2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Bobbert
I Don't Think I Will Outlive Her

As a response to an e-mail, I was attempting to say:

No, I don't think I will outlive her. She is healthier than I am.

What I wrote was:

No, no creo que le sobreviva a ella. Ella está...
Forum: Translations June 09, 2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, Tomisimo and Angelica.

Thank you, Tomisimo and Angelica.
Forum: Grammar June 06, 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, Rusty. Thank you, Tomisimo.

Thank you, Rusty. Thank you, Tomisimo.
Forum: Grammar June 04, 2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, Rusty and Tomisimo, for the concise...

Thank you, Rusty and Tomisimo, for the concise rule. That’s great to have.

Rusty wrote:
In each sentence you wrote, more information is needed if you choose 'a que', declaring what action...
Forum: Grammar June 04, 2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Bobbert
Esperando Que vs. A Que

I can't find a rule and I’m unsure if I'm hearing "que" or "a que" in sentences like:

I'm waiting for the bus to come
Estoy esperando que/a que venga el camión/autobús

I'm waiting for my...
Forum: Grammar May 26, 2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, Angelica. Your added comments...

Thank you, Angelica.

Your added comments are always helpful and appreciated. Now I can record my new voice mail and know it is correct.
Forum: Grammar May 25, 2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Bobbert
I Can't Come/Get To The Phone Right Now

On my voice mail, I normally record:

En este momento, no puedo ponerme al telefono

But if I want to use the verb “atender,” which way, if any, is normal and correct?

En este momento, no...
Forum: Translations May 19, 2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, Rusty. That clears it up for me.

Thank you, Rusty. That clears it up for me.
Forum: Translations May 18, 2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, Rusty and Angelica. You both...

Thank you, Rusty and Angelica.

You both agreed that

……….tengo más tiempo del que sé qué hacer con él

is a viable choice, but If I were to say

……….tengo más tiempo del sé qué hacer con él
Forum: Translations May 17, 2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Bobbert
More Time Than I Know What To Do With

I’m having trouble deciding what is the correct way to say:

During this pandemic, I have more time than I know what to do with.

Some of the ways I have thought of are:

Durante esta pandemia,...
Forum: Grammar December 15, 2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Bobbert
Thanks, wrholt. Your explanations help clear...

Thanks, wrholt. Your explanations help clear that up.
Forum: Grammar December 13, 2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, wrholt. If I understand what you...

Thank you, wrholt.

If I understand what you are saying, I need to chose between podía and podría because pude is not an option.

Is there a difference in translation/meaning between podía and...
Forum: Grammar December 12, 2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Bobbert
Podría / Podía / Pude

Many times, I can’t get a feel for which form of the verb “poder” to use when I want to convey that "I could have" done something. Does the conjugation of the verb “poder” convey different meanings?...
Forum: Vocabulary November 23, 2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, Angelica.

Thank you, Angelica.
Forum: Vocabulary November 21, 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By Bobbert
Cédula / Gafete de Identificación

Which, if any, highlighted in red is correct:

Una cédula/un gafete de identificación sólo sirve

para fines de identificación
con fines de...
Forum: Grammar September 22, 2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, Angelica. That clears it up for me.

Thank you, Angelica. That clears it up for me.
Forum: Grammar September 21, 2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Bobbert
Thanks, poli and Rusty. Yes, I was asking about...

Thanks, poli and Rusty. Yes, I was asking about the last part of the sentence where I wrote both the indicative and the subjunctive forms of the verb -- necesites/necesitas.
Forum: Grammar September 20, 2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Bobbert
Indicative vs. Subjunctive

Is the indicative as well as the subjunctive correct to use in this sentence?

Keep this money in your piggy bank so you don't buy something you don't need.

Guarda este dinero en tu alcancía...
Forum: Grammar September 05, 2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Bobbert
"You shoot a projectile to someone; you don't...

"You shoot a projectile to someone; you don't really shoot someone from a gun."

Bingo!!!! That's the key I needed to understand the true translation of "disparar." We think of it a little...
Forum: Grammar September 05, 2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Bobbert
No, Angelica. The examples are NOT confusing. ...

No, Angelica. The examples are NOT confusing. Thank you for taking the time to think them up and to write all of them.

I guess I just have to mentally say "a quién" when using the verb...
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