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Forum: Grammar April 05, 2020, 04:09 PM
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
This is going to be a long answer, but bear with...

This is going to be a long answer, but bear with me. ;)

Your example is not exactly the "voz pasiva". This is rather the "voz pasiva refleja".
This is very complex to explain, because we have...
Forum: Grammar April 05, 2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Sí, con "se", es una especie de leísmo que se usa...

Sí, con "se", es una especie de leísmo que se usa en casi todos lados, en:
Se le quiere
Se le ama
Se le consciente
Se le cela
Se le desea


En México, por ejemplo, aunque decimos "la/lo...
Forum: Grammar April 03, 2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Es impersonal; no hay un sujeto paciente...

Es impersonal; no hay un sujeto paciente identificable en las oraciones. :)
Forum: Grammar April 01, 2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Donde se le consiente" -> The verb is...

"Donde se le consiente" -> The verb is "consentir", a synonym of "mimar". This would be something like "Where one is pampered".


"Donde se le cela" -> The verb is "celar"; it comes from "celos"...
Forum: Vocabulary March 31, 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Cubrebocas" or "tapabocas" in Mexico. ;) In...

"Cubrebocas" or "tapabocas" in Mexico. ;)

In Spain I've seen "mascarilla" and in South America "barbijo".


A "careta" (in Mexico "protector facial") is rather used for transparent plastic...
Forum: Translations March 31, 2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
This is the Codex Mendoza, made in the 1540s,...

This is the Codex Mendoza, made in the 1540s, which tells the story of the Aztecs.

The man depicted is a ruler, Tiçoçicatzin (in modern writing the name seems to be Ttizocicatzin or Tizoc). And...
Forum: Translations March 26, 2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Tomísimo. Also, there is no...

I agree with Tomísimo.


Also, there is no need for more context. There's a sentence with some sort of impersonal construction with "they" and an Indirect Object (with a redundant Indirect Object...
Forum: General Chat March 24, 2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
¡Qué bueno que tú también estás de vuelta,...

¡Qué bueno que tú también estás de vuelta, SanchoPanther, bienvenido otra vez! :)
Felicidades por tus 500 mensajes.
Forum: Vocabulary March 24, 2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Qué bueno que te sirva, Poli. :D

Qué bueno que te sirva, Poli. :D
Forum: Vocabulary March 23, 2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
They are common meanings. :) - Prometió...

They are common meanings. :)

- Prometió llevar a los niños a Disneylandia y luego se vio en apuros para juntar el dinero.
He promised to take the children to Disneyland and then he struggled to...
Forum: Vocabulary March 22, 2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Darse de alta" means to sign up, and it's an...

"Darse de alta" means to sign up, and it's an action you do yourself.
And "dar de alta" means to discharge someone from a hospital, because they're better. Someone else (a doctor) does it for you....
Forum: Culture February 18, 2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Ok, I found a translation into English, and the...

Ok, I found a translation into English, and the sentence is: "She stood with her back to me, looking out past the courtyard to where a group of cottages and gardens, each enclosed by its own picket...
Forum: Culture February 12, 2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Without any context, I assume the houses have...

Without any context, I assume the houses have annexed cabins... like a small appartment in a big garden maybe... :thinking: This should be the property of rich people though. It's not common that...
Forum: Translations February 11, 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I think that would be understood in context, but...

I think that would be understood in context, but "en los + decade" is mostly used for a time in the century, like in "en los años treinta" (in the thirties).

:thinking: Yet, now that I think...
Forum: Translations February 10, 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I don't think we make so many differences; we...

I don't think we make so many differences; we don't seem to care about how close we are to what "side" of the decade.
As Poli said, if we don't want to tell our age or want to guess someone's age,...
Forum: Vocabulary February 08, 2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I think in Spain they say "tener(le) asco a...

I think in Spain they say "tener(le) asco a algo", while in Mexico it's more common to say "dar algo asco".
For "tener asco", the right construction should be "no le tengo asco", because this is...
Forum: Introductions January 21, 2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Welcome to the forums. We can help you with your...

Welcome to the forums. We can help you with your questions. :)
Forum: Practice & Homework January 20, 2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. Also, without any...

I agree with Rusty.
Also, without any context, I cannot be sure, but you might want to say "pero de todas formas voy a llegar tarde" or "pero aún así voy a llegar tarde" instead of "pero...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 16, 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Decir sus líneas" Ex.: - Estaba tan...

"Decir sus líneas"

Ex.:
- Estaba tan nervioso, que dije mis líneas y salí corriendo.
I was so nervous that I delivered my lines and rushed out.

- (Ella) dice tan bien sus líneas,...
Forum: Translations January 09, 2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Caer bien/mal" is as Poli said, but here it...

"Caer bien/mal" is as Poli said, but here it rather seems to be "how many years he got as a sentence".

I assume there was an accident at work for which two men were responsible. One died and...
Forum: Grammar December 26, 2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I think it just depends on what the speaker has...

I think it just depends on what the speaker has in mind:

- No son tan sanas como parece.
They're not as healthy as it seems. -> The speaker is certain that I think they are healthy, so...
Forum: Grammar December 23, 2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
En una construcción impersonal no se sustituye el...

En una construcción impersonal no se sustituye el objeto directo:

- Se abrió la puerta. -> Se abrió.
- No se permite fumar. -> No se permite.
- No se sabe nada. -> No se sabe.
- Se...
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Oh no, Sancho. There are also possessive...

Oh no, Sancho. There are also possessive adjectives (my, your, ...), demonstrative adjectives (this, these, ...), ordinal adjectives (first, second, ...), and I'm sure I'm forgetting some others. ;)
Forum: Grammar December 14, 2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
You are right. If you look at the medication...

You are right. If you look at the medication examples, the direct object and the indirect object seem to be rather obvious to locate.

- Búscame algo para dormir.
- Me han buscado la medicación....
Forum: Grammar December 13, 2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Haber" is conjugated as "hay" only for the...

"Haber" is conjugated as "hay" only for the impersonal form, so it won't be confused with the personal "ha". "Haber" becomes an impersonal when it expresses something that happens or an event,...
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