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Forum: Vocabulary February 11, 2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By poli
I suppose anything goes if it's understood, but...

I suppose anything goes if it's understood, but disgusted in and disgusted at seem non-standard. I guess you can say something like, I'm disgusted at the way things are done here.
Forum: Translations February 10, 2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By poli
Treinta y pico means in your thirties or thirty...

Treinta y pico means in your thirties or thirty and then some.
Más o menos treinta means about thirty.
Forum: Vocabulary February 10, 2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By poli
Sancho, now that you wrote this, I think...

Sancho, now that you wrote this, I think disgusted with sounds better than disgusted by. I wonder if disgusted by is a local usage adopted by non-native
speakers (por instead of con or the Italian...
Forum: Vocabulary January 22, 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By poli
One way of saying I'm not disgusted by it is no...

One way of saying I'm not disgusted by it is no me da asco. You can say no lo veo asqueroso
Forum: Translations January 20, 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By poli
Ve siempre al banco

I have brought this subject up before regarding questions about the word siempre.
I hear phrases like this, and am led to believe that, under certain circumstances, siempre may mean directly. Does...
Forum: Translations January 09, 2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By poli
A common expression is me cayó bien/mal, It...

A common expression is me cayó bien/mal,

It usually means it disagreed with me, or it went well with me. So, as you assumed what happened is what it means. A more direct translation might be,
how...
Forum: Grammar January 03, 2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By poli
Remember that both no creer que and no suponer...

Remember that both no creer que and no suponer que should generally be followed by the subjunctive.
Forum: Grammar January 02, 2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By poli
Castilian is a comparatively modern language. If...

Castilian is a comparatively modern language. If I understand the facts correctly, it was first put on paper by linguists who knew what they were doing about 500 years ago. For that reason, it's...
Forum: Grammar January 02, 2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By poli
Supongo que generally is not followed by the...

Supongo que generally is not followed by the subjunctive. Conversely no supongo que takes the subjunctive.
Forum: Grammar December 26, 2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By poli
:thinking:Might the difference between the two...

:thinking:Might the difference between the two be:not as healthy as they seem/not as healthy as they may seem?
Forum: Translations December 25, 2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By poli
asiento del conductor/ asiento del pasajero =...

asiento del conductor/ asiento del pasajero = driver's seat/passenger's seat

the only word I know for rocking chair is mecedora

recliner is sillón reclinable

folding chair = silla plegable ...
Forum: Culture December 24, 2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By poli
Yes, the A in Portuguese, at least Portuguese...

Yes, the A in Portuguese, at least Portuguese spoken in Brazil, is soft. It sounds like the A spoken in classic metropolitan New York City English.
Forum: Vocabulary December 23, 2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By poli
Of course! Ingresar a, I forgot about it. Thanks.

Of course! Ingresar a, I forgot about it. Thanks.
Forum: Vocabulary December 23, 2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By poli
Join

...as in join a club. I would use metricular, but it seems fancy. Dictionaries say liar, but that seem wrong. What is the correct term?
Forum: Vocabulary December 10, 2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By poli
Oh, I thought it was a typo.

Oh, I thought it was a typo.
Forum: Vocabulary December 09, 2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By poli
In Spanish escarabajo is, to my knowledge, a...

In Spanish escarabajo is, to my knowledge, a generic term for beetle. It certainly corresponds with the English term, scarab which is the dung beetle and not a Cleopatra bug. I looked up Cleopatra...
Forum: Vocabulary December 08, 2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,181
Posted By poli
For English spoken in the US, they are...

For English spoken in the US, they are interchangeable, but I believe "different from what" sounds like better English.
Forum: Vocabulary December 04, 2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By poli
In US teachers mark (or grade) tests or papers....

In US teachers mark (or grade) tests or papers. A student who receives good marks is doing well.
Forum: Vocabulary December 02, 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By poli
In this case you will need to clarify what you...

In this case you will need to clarify what you mean. If marks are negative, you would say, on his exam he has 8 marks against him. You can say, he has consistently gotten good marks (or grades) on...
Forum: Grammar November 24, 2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By poli
Oh, don't thank me because I believe I gave you...

Oh, don't thank me because I believe I gave you bad info.

I wonder how you would say I would have liked you to have come to my party
which is what I thought me gustaría que vinieras a mi fiesta...
Forum: Translations November 24, 2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By poli
That's what I thought too. I think there may me...

That's what I thought too. I think there may me regional differences where enis preferred. I recently took a trip to Spain, and in the Madrid metro, before the train arrives a sign says el tren va a...
Forum: Translations November 22, 2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By poli
The train will arrive at the station

El tren va a llegar en o a la estación.

¿Cuál es correcto en or a?
Forum: Grammar November 22, 2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By poli
The conditional tense goes well with the...

The conditional tense goes well with the imperfect subjunctive, and it implies the past.

The imperfect subjunctive on its own is very polite when it implies the present.
For example: Quisiera...
Forum: Culture November 22, 2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,480
Posted By poli
Aprendo, this movie exposed something i did not...

Aprendo, this movie exposed something i did not expect in regards to language use in Mexico. In this movie, often middle class people speak less clearly than poor people. I assume it is because the...
Forum: Grammar November 22, 2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By poli
..and in case there are any doubts: ¿cómo...

..and in case there are any doubts: ¿cómo atreverse... how do you dare to...
¡cómo tienes la audacidad de... how dare you..
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