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Forum: Grammar May 19, 2022, 08:29 PM
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Indeed, in Spanish, "maquinista" is almost any...

Indeed, in Spanish, "maquinista" is almost any person who operates a machine. And I guess we call "máquina" almost any arctifact. ;)
When I was young, even computers or calculators were called...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings May 19, 2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I've never heard it in Mexico where I live, but...

I've never heard it in Mexico where I live, but it might be used in some other regions; probably the South-East, which has a lot in common with Central American countries. :D
Forum: Grammar May 18, 2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Wrholt: Oh yes, that's what the definition of...

@Wrholt: Oh yes, that's what the definition of "garrotero (https://dem.colmex.mx/Ver/garrotero)" said in the Diccionario del español de México (https://dem.colmex.mx/Inicio). :)
Thanks for...
Forum: Grammar May 16, 2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Here, the pronominal form is to express that it's...

Here, the pronominal form is to express that it's a reciprocal activity. I will shoot, but I know they will too and the speaker is making sure you know he's not afraid of receiving some shots...
Forum: Grammar April 30, 2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. Also, practice. :D ...

I agree with Rusty.


Also, practice. :D
When I was learning German, I used "wo" as if it were "who" and "wer" as "where".

It's just a matter of practice. The more you make sentences with...
Forum: Grammar April 24, 2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
As Rusty said, context is everything. If...

As Rusty said, context is everything.

If you say "dar de alta" in a hospital, it means the patient can be sent home. If you use "dar de alta" in another context for example willing to be a ...
Forum: Grammar April 11, 2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad to help. :D

Glad to help. :D
Forum: Grammar April 10, 2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Wrholt in the first sentence. It's...

I agree with Wrholt in the first sentence. It's "el hogar", which ("el cual") belongs to the policeman.


In the second sentence, it's natural to go find the feminine part of the sentence to...
Forum: Vocabulary April 05, 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Eso debe ser. :D

Eso debe ser. :D
Forum: Vocabulary April 04, 2022, 07:31 PM
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Views: 677
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yo creo que expresa que la imagen emociona e...

Yo creo que expresa que la imagen emociona e invita a ser parte de ese juego de colores y tecnología. :)
Forum: Vocabulary April 02, 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Oh, if it's an order, it's understood as "you...

Oh, if it's an order, it's understood as "you better get it right" then. :D
Forum: Vocabulary March 30, 2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I don't know if it's regional usage, but it would...

I don't know if it's regional usage, but it would be understood in context in Mexico.
It would be like saying: "¿ya está?" It's an informal way to make sure we agree, like "are we on the same...
Forum: Vocabulary March 23, 2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Anyone I know would call "ventanal" a large...

Anyone I know would call "ventanal" a large window from ceiling to floor or from wall to wall. Actually, we would call "ventanal" any window bigger than an average window, like the one in the...
Forum: Vocabulary March 23, 2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I'd call it a "vitral". We don't use "vidriera"...

I'd call it a "vitral". We don't use "vidriera" in Mexico. :D
Forum: Vocabulary March 23, 2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I'll reply as I understand these words, and as...

I'll reply as I understand these words, and as I've seen them used. Usage and meaning may change from region to region or even people. :thinking:

"Escaparate" is the window outside the store and...
Forum: Grammar March 16, 2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. I will just add: ...

I agree with Rusty.

I will just add:
"Poner" when you are talking about a machine, means that you are making the machine work. Obviously, in context, you wouldn't make the washing machine work...
Forum: Vocabulary March 12, 2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, in Mexico it's a well understood term, I...

Yes, in Mexico it's a well understood term, I think.
I forgot about that word in the previous post. :D

- Usted no es abogado; es un leguleyo que sólo quiere dinero. (You're not a lawyer; you're...
Forum: Translations March 12, 2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad to help. :D

Glad to help. :D
Forum: Vocabulary March 10, 2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Servirse" is a polite verb to ask for something...

"Servirse" is a polite verb to ask for something formally. I think it's close to "kindly", because we can use "servirse" with "por favor". :D

- Por favor sírvase firmar al calce. (Please kindly...
Forum: Translations March 10, 2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Hacer" is a very usual verb to talk about how...

"Hacer" is a very usual verb to talk about how long a trip is. I'd say it's universal usage, but I'll stick to Mexico. ;)
- ¿Cuánto se hace de México a Frankfurt? (How long is it from Mexico to...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 25, 2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,899
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, it's very commonly used. "Le/te parece bien"...

Yes, it's very commonly used. "Le/te parece bien" can be used every time you ask for an opinion; the only difference is that it may sound more polite. :)

- Primero vamos al cine y después vamos a...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings February 17, 2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
You are right. It normally means "tener una...

You are right. It normally means "tener una corazonada" (to have a hunch), and it's quite common in Mexico. Actually, there is a government lottery game that is called "Melate", precisely because you...
Forum: Grammar February 08, 2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Llamado" is actually a past participle. - ¿Ha...

"Llamado" is actually a past participle.
- ¿Ha llamado Juan? -> Has Juan called?
- No he llamado a mi esposa en todo el día. -> I haven't called my wife the whole day.
- Jefe, los clientes han...
Forum: Vocabulary February 04, 2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,084
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Aventar" means to throw, when you propel...

"Aventar" means to throw, when you propel something through the air or make it fall.
- Aventé una moneda a la fuente.
- Al candidato le aventaron tomates y huevos cuando llegó.
- Me voy a...
Forum: Vocabulary January 28, 2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
You're right about "tinterillo", although the...

You're right about "tinterillo", although the word might be a little anachronic. I only hear people over 40 years old using it. :D

We have "picapleitos". That's a bad lawyer, ill-prepared,...
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