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Forum: Translations Yesterday, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Rusty
No se usa mucho la frase literal. He aquí...

No se usa mucho la frase literal.

He aquí otras frases que no has puesto, y hay más. No dudes en usarlas todas (de cabo a rabo).

Me ha llamado la atención que ...
He sabido que ...
He oído...
Forum: Grammar July 03, 2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By Rusty
'Este' means 'the latter' in this case. It refers...

'Este' means 'the latter' in this case. It refers back to the dragon, as you would expect. The dragon is the subject in the first clause. The direct object pronoun 'te' is someone familiar to the...
Forum: Grammar June 27, 2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Rusty
The word 'anda' can be used to express...

The word 'anda' can be used to express (https://spanish.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/using-anda-anda-que-anda-que-no-for-surprise-encouragement-emphasis-interjections) surprise, encouragement,...
Forum: Grammar June 23, 2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Rusty
I hug my friend. (Subject=I, Verb=hug, Direct...

I hug my friend. (Subject=I, Verb=hug, Direct Object=my friend)
I give a hug to my friend. (Subject=I, Verb=give, Direct Object=hug, Indirect Object=to my friend)

The Spanish personal 'a' is only...
Forum: Translations June 23, 2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Rusty
I did, but my source doesn't give the same answer...

I did, but my source doesn't give the same answer as yours (I didn't mean to ruffle any feathers).

Over time, word spellings evolve, especially for parts of speech that are derived from phrasal...
Forum: Grammar June 23, 2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Rusty
That little word is quite versatile in Spanish. ...

That little word is quite versatile in Spanish.

Some verbs are followed by the preposition 'a' (it isn't introducing a verb complement (direct or indirect object) in this case; it goes with the...
Forum: Translations June 22, 2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Rusty
In that case, I'd just omit the reference to a...

In that case, I'd just omit the reference to a road, seeing how most would read that into the description.

Note that 'grownup' is the noun; it's the adjective that takes a hyphen.
Forum: Translations June 22, 2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Rusty
Friends (Folks), the administrator will remove...

Friends (Folks), the administrator will remove all billboard-sized comments found on the side (one side or both sides?) of the (explain to us what part of Facebook you're trying to say here - 'roads'...
Forum: Grammar June 21, 2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Rusty
The right entry in the dictionary would be the...

The right entry in the dictionary would be the interjection.

This interjection is used to lift someone's mood or spirit or give encouragement, like saying, "Come on!" or "Cheer up!"
"Chin up!" or...
Forum: Introductions June 20, 2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenida! Active discussions can be had...

¡Bienvenida!

Active discussions can be had here. No worries, there.

Post any questions you might have in an appropriate forum or start up something in the General Chat forum. We'd be glad to...
Forum: Grammar June 19, 2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Rusty
Pueden usarse iguales, y añado otra variante: No...

Pueden usarse iguales, y añado otra variante: No me hagas daño a mí, por favor.

Es seis de uno y media docena del otro. ;)
Forum: Translations June 18, 2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Rusty
For an English speaker, 'gustar' is an unusual...

For an English speaker, 'gustar' is an unusual verb upon first encounter.
The first sentence in your post correctly makes use of the verb 'gustar'.

Your learning material may have said that it's...
Forum: Grammar June 16, 2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Rusty
Whether the subjunctive is used in colloquial...

Whether the subjunctive is used in colloquial speech is ALWAYS based on how the speaker feels. Because of this, it can seem arbitrary, but it never is. The speaker's attitude toward the idea is what...
Forum: Grammar June 12, 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Rusty
Venir is a verb of motion, and that motion is...

Venir is a verb of motion, and that motion is towards the speaker.

Give me five!
Forum: Grammar June 10, 2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Rusty
I've never heard this particular phrase used (as...

I've never heard this particular phrase used (as noted, it is antiquated), but would suppose it's the other person's hand.

In Central America, «chocar la mano» was commonly used when I was there,...
Forum: Grammar June 09, 2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Rusty
It's an imperative.

It's an imperative.
Forum: Grammar June 09, 2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Rusty
In one context: Let's shake on it! (Let's make a...

In one context: Let's shake on it! (Let's make a deal/finalize the deal!)
In another: Shake! Put it there! (friendly gesture)

This may be considered archaic usage by some. Make sure you extend...
Forum: Grammar June 06, 2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Rusty
No hay de qué.

No hay de qué.
Forum: Grammar June 01, 2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Rusty
Supongo que te diste cuenta de que «ser...

Supongo que te diste cuenta de que «ser retrasado» describe una condición física, que significa «be mentally challenged (retarded)» en inglés.
Forum: Grammar May 31, 2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Rusty
Debe ser «estar retrasado».

Debe ser «estar retrasado».
Forum: Grammar May 23, 2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Rusty
Atrevesar isn't a verb. I believe what you...

Atrevesar isn't a verb.
I believe what you heard was 'a través de' (meaning 'through').
Forum: Grammar May 21, 2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Rusty
I learned about it through a friend. I found...

I learned about it through a friend.
I found out about it through a friend.

Me enteré a través de un amigo.
Forum: Grammar May 20, 2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Rusty
The first person conjugation of saber is 'sé'. ...

The first person conjugation of saber is 'sé'.
"Sabe" is the third person conjugation of saber.

The second sentence you wrote isn't grammatically correct.

The third and fourth sentences are...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 18, 2022, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Rusty
This is used in Central America and in Mexico. ...

This is used in Central America and in Mexico.
It can be translated using stronger language (cursing).
The word itself can also be injected into a phrase as a filler.
Forum: Grammar May 12, 2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By Rusty
The oral exam will take place (on) May 16th at...

The oral exam will take place (on) May 16th at 5:00 p.m. (five o'clock)
Only students with marks under five can take it.

I'll note that we Americans drop the 'th' in "16th" and prefer using...
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