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Forum: Grammar September 09, 2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Glen
Hágase (or) Que se haga?

Which is more commonly said for "May God's will be done?"
___ __ ____ la voluntad de Dios or ______ la voluntad de Dios.
Forum: Introductions August 19, 2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,513
Posted By Glen
Welcome to you Vic. This is the best place I've...

Welcome to you Vic. This is the best place I've found to learn. Good Luck!
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 19, 2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,202
Posted By Glen
At the risk of sounding maybe a little...

At the risk of sounding maybe a little over-blown, He cuts a dashing figure
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques August 18, 2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,992
Posted By Glen
Wink Suppression of "l"

I knew, thanks to this site, about some people's habit of gliding over "s" but today I heard el trabajo said as e' trabajo.

Is that just carelessness or is it a habit I ought to adopt in order to...
Forum: General Chat August 15, 2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 92,942
Posted By Glen
Viewers of the solar eclipse should heed the...

Viewers of the solar eclipse should heed the adage to not look at the sun through a colander, because you could strain your eyes.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 11, 2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,202
Posted By Glen
Just a shot in the dark aleC, but how about...

Just a shot in the dark aleC, but how about someone who is a sharp dresser or well turned-out or dressed to the hilt or a natty dresser or wears his clothes well or well fitted-out or ............ ....
Forum: Other Languages June 30, 2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,285
Posted By Glen
I found this thread now almost 2 years on, while...

I found this thread now almost 2 years on, while thinking of studying Portuguese for the first time.

One thing that strikes me immediately is the contrast with Spanish as regards vowel sounds. For...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 29, 2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By Glen
Aun mejor que la anterior, gracias mano:).

Aun mejor que la anterior, gracias mano:).
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 28, 2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By Glen
Oh, sorry about that. Didn't know. Learn...

Oh, sorry about that. Didn't know. Learn something new every day, eh?
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 28, 2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By Glen
Chasgracias ñero, esa de veras me encanta.

Chasgracias ñero, esa de veras me encanta.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings June 28, 2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By Glen
It's not the age but the mileage

Said as a compliment to an elderly person who is otherwise healthy,

No es la edad sino el kilometraje (?)
Forum: Translations June 20, 2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Glen
Question The more you know, the less you need

Saw this bumper sticker that credited it to "Aboriginal saying," and it piqued my curiosity.

Literally, Entre más sabes menos necesitas but there must be a better way to handle it. :confused:
Forum: Translations June 16, 2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Glen
Good question about mood, aleC. I reckon it ought...

Good question about mood, aleC. I reckon it ought to be subjunctive. So, tweaking it a little I came up with:

Venís al mundo llorando mientras los a tu lado sonríen. Tratá de vivir de tal manera...
Forum: Translations June 15, 2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Glen
You come into the world...

You come into the world crying while all around you are smiling. Live your life so that you leave it smiling while all around you are crying.

My poor attempt:

Entras al mundo llorando mientras...
Forum: Translations May 30, 2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By Glen
One I've been saying is (correct me if I'm wrong,...

One I've been saying is (correct me if I'm wrong, aleC) Ha llovido mucho desde que nos vemos
Forum: Translations May 12, 2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Glen
Thanks, friends! I learned a lot here.

Thanks, friends! I learned a lot here.
Forum: Translations May 11, 2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Glen
"Hate has no place here"

Today I spotted a colorful yard sign that said in large letters Hate has no place here, with translations underneath in 4 or 5 languages. Now regardless of the message it was trying to convey,...
Forum: Grammar April 17, 2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Glen
Nuevo flamante or flamante nuevo?

For "brand new" I've been saying flamante nuevo but recently got corrected to say instead nuevo flamante. Was the correction in order?
Forum: Vocabulary April 06, 2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 495
Posted By Glen
Chilate (game)

Costa Rican friends play a game called chilate, involving 5 dried corn kernels that have their concave centers blacked out with ink. Each player tosses all 5 onto a flat surface and the winner is...
Forum: Introductions April 03, 2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Glen
Te añado la bienvenida de mi parte, Hija de la...

Te añado la bienvenida de mi parte, Hija de la Luna. ¿Quihubo?

Espero que podás contribuir términos, dichos y refranes venezolanos; pues los únicos con que hasta la hora he topado vienen del...
Forum: Translations March 21, 2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By Glen
Sapo verde a ti

I heard this is a corruption of the first four words of the Happy Birthday song in English. Right?
If so, how do the rest of the lyrics go? I'd like to sing it to somebody that way, if possible.
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques March 11, 2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By Glen
Suggestions for adult learners of Spanish

Based on things that have helped me, and still help!

Suggestions for learning Spanish as an adult

Focus first on learning how to say what you want to say, rather than simply accumulating...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings March 08, 2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By Glen
As my friend JPablo has posted in the Idioms...

As my friend JPablo has posted in the Idioms section, "To give (something) a lick and a promise" might work.

In the Army we used to say "to half-step."

There must be other interpretations, so...
Forum: Culture March 06, 2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,779
Posted By Glen
Very interesting post, aleC and worthy of further...

Very interesting post, aleC and worthy of further study. El voseo is a topic I want to explore further and get good at, even though most of my contacts are from non-voseo regions of Mexico.
Would it...
Forum: Culture March 05, 2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,779
Posted By Glen
El voseo

Knowing regional preferences for vos in place of tú I'm interested in trying to get good at el voseo and wonder, how many of you might have occasion to switch back & forth between the two forms - as...
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