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Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 16, 2022, 04:31 PM
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Reading about topics you already know does help...

Reading about topics you already know does help when you're learning a foreign language.
My advice is that you start with popularization texts, which will be on topics you already know, but with a...
Forum: Introductions September 16, 2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Welcome to the forums! We may be a small...

Welcome to the forums!
We may be a small community, but your questions will be answered. ;)
Forum: Grammar September 09, 2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with elchocano. :) I will add a...

I agree with elchocano. :)


I will add a few more examples:


Here, it's important to learn that the verb "verse" is used to describe what something or someone looks like.
- María se ve...
Forum: Grammar September 09, 2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Your dictionary is right; I think that "el...

Your dictionary is right; I think that "el hermano que me sigue" is the same case as "A Kennedy le sigue Engativá". "Seguir" doesn't only mean to pursue or to follow, but also to be next in order. :)...
Forum: Grammar September 09, 2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Excellent! That's a great way to practice. :) ...

Excellent! That's a great way to practice. :)



I was taught that reciprocal actions are also reflexive verbs.
- Juan y yo no nos hablamos.
- Los loros se acicalan unos a otros.
-...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 08, 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I guess "mal contados" is just a way to add an...

I guess "mal contados" is just a way to add an emphasis on the small number and a touch of contempt.
Yes, you can say that. :)
Forum: Grammar September 06, 2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
According to the Diccionario Panhispánico de...

According to the Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas (https://www.rae.es/dpd/conocer), when used like this, it's an archaic use of the verb as being intransitive. I've heard it from people who believe...
Forum: Grammar September 06, 2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Your sentence is great, and since the risk is...

Your sentence is great, and since the risk is already there, because the authorities haven't intervened yet, you may even say: "Hay riesgo de tragedias si no se atienden doce quebradas".
Still,...
Forum: Vocabulary September 06, 2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Haha! Yeah, that one is funny. :D I can't...

Haha! Yeah, that one is funny. :D
I can't think of any equivalent colloquial expression in Mexico though.
Forum: Grammar September 05, 2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
:thinking: Of course, in class we learn: "Si...

:thinking:
Of course, in class we learn: "Si no se atienden, las quebradas causarán tragedias", or "si no se atendieran, causarían tragedias".
But here, what is important is the attitude of the...
Forum: Vocabulary September 05, 2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Echado por el aire" sounds a little strange....

"Echado por el aire" sounds a little strange. "Salir despedido" normally means to gain great speed really fast, no matter what the origin of the impulse is and it doesn't describe what the stop will...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings September 05, 2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I don't know about system or origin, but it's a...

I don't know about system or origin, but it's a simple set phrase meaning "very few people". The number is big enough to be a plural and small enough to be counted with the fingers of one hand.

-...
Forum: Vocabulary August 30, 2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty: Better ask the people you're...

I agree with Rusty: Better ask the people you're talking to.
In any case, I can only talk about Mexico, but I think it's the same in most of Latin America: socially and culturally, a girl who...
Forum: Vocabulary August 29, 2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, it is. All these words are vulgar ways...

Yes, it is.

All these words are vulgar ways of talking about a lesbian.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 29, 2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Probably "mostrar de qué está hecho alguien"....

Probably "mostrar de qué está hecho alguien". This means that someone has been put to a test where they must show their capabilities, for good or for bad.
- En el último partido el equipo tiene que...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 28, 2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
El lenguaje coloquial puede ser incomprensible,...

El lenguaje coloquial puede ser incomprensible, pero en contexto es menos difícil. :D
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 27, 2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Ah, no conocía la segunda expresión, pero el...

Ah, no conocía la segunda expresión, pero el significado es claro. Por razones de su origen, me quedo con "mostrar el cobre". :D
Forum: Grammar August 25, 2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. I wouldn't say "me hace...

I agree with Rusty.
I wouldn't say "me hace cansar", because it's not a natural expression for anyone I know, but is not an incorrect construction. Some more natural expressions may be the one...
Forum: Introductions August 20, 2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Hi, welcome to the forums!

Hi, welcome to the forums!
Forum: Grammar August 20, 2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. The "vos" in your...

I agree with Rusty.

The "vos" in your example is an archaic formula to show respect when addressing the other person, the way we use "usted" today. It is called "voseo reverencial", and you will...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 16, 2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, it is always negative. It is used to say...

Yes, it is always negative.
It is used to say that someone pretended to be something they are not. Their true intentions or defects are shown by some act they committed. I think it comes from old...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
When an infinitive is used as a noun, it "takes"...

When an infinitive is used as a noun, it "takes" the masculine gender.
Depending on the situation and the speaker, we sometimes don't use the article, but its function in your exercise is that you...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. The Trío...

I agree with Rusty.




The Trío Ladies are Chilean. (Thus the name "Trío" in Spanish.) They obviously recorded the video "at home". :D



It is not "un-Spanish", but note that we're...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. Context is needed for most...

I agree with Rusty. Context is needed for most constructions.

In the meantime, for this particular case of the verb "volar", the preposition is related to the verb being transitive or...
Forum: Grammar July 31, 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
As I've said somewhere before, there isn't much...

As I've said somewhere before, there isn't much difference in daily speech between this kind of sentences using "a" and not using the preposition. Commonly, the verbs that imply an idea of...
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