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Forum: Culture September 25, 2022, 08:23 PM
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Posted By Rusty
Hi, Not everything you've copied from...

Hi,

Not everything you've copied from elsewhere is correctly entered in your post. Some of the slang is incomplete. Incorrect English meanings are attached to some of the items, as well. Perhaps...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 14, 2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Rusty
Reading in Spanish will certainly be enriching....

Reading in Spanish will certainly be enriching. The "hard" words in English will most likely be cognates (or "friends") in Spanish, so you'll have no problem recognizing them. Just remember to use...
Forum: Introductions September 14, 2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums!

Welcome to the forums!
Forum: Grammar September 06, 2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By Rusty
The verb ir is followed by the preposition a when...

The verb ir is followed by the preposition a when a prepositional object (which could be an infinitive) is provided. The same goes for irse.
The two verbs don't mean the same thing.
The ir + a +...
Forum: General Chat August 31, 2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By Rusty
Espero que no te molesten algunas correcciones....

Espero que no te molesten algunas correcciones. ;)No he asistido a ninguna universidad en España, ni tampoco a las de otros países de habla español. Así que no puedo ser de mucha ayuda, salvo decirte...
Forum: Translations August 30, 2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By Rusty
I would add a comma after 'sueños' and...

I would add a comma after 'sueños' and 'despierta.'

In my dreams, asleep or awake, I had formulated a precise and cinematic plot that would ultimately lead me into the arms of Camilo ...
Forum: Vocabulary August 30, 2022, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Rusty
Yes, a girl who enjoys activities traditionally...

Yes, a girl who enjoys activities traditionally associated with boys is a tomboy.

In American English, 'tomboy' is never a derogatory term. This is a girl that just happens to like doing what boys...
Forum: Grammar August 25, 2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Rusty
Just as the words 'tener sed' work in tandem to...

Just as the words 'tener sed' work in tandem to mean 'thirsty' ('have thirst'), the words 'hacer cansar' work together to convey the idea of 'make tired' ('make sleepy,' not exhausted, as working or...
Forum: Grammar August 25, 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By Rusty
This is a set phrase (frase hecha). It always...

This is a set phrase (frase hecha). It always appears in the subjunctive.
Other ways to say the same thing may help you to see that it is introducing an idea that is incredible (not believable)....
Forum: Introductions August 20, 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums!!

Welcome to the forums!!
Forum: Grammar August 20, 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Rusty
I did not read any part of the book, in English...

I did not read any part of the book, in English or in Spanish; I've only looked at the attached image.

Vos is no longer used in Spain, but was in Old Spanish. Its use disappeared in the 17th...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Rusty
Adding to what Angélica explained, the gerund is...

Adding to what Angélica explained, the gerund is the English-language equivalent to the Spanish infinitive being used as noun. The English gerund always acts as a noun in a clause and it looks like a...
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Rusty
We'll need more context to give you the correct...

We'll need more context to give you the correct answer.
It's important to see the parts of speech.
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Rusty
The full name, in Spanish, is Empresa de los...

The full name, in Spanish, is Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado. This is a Chilean institution (Venezuela uses a different name).
In English, it can be translated as the State Railways...
Forum: Grammar August 07, 2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Rusty
You're welcome.

You're welcome.
Forum: Grammar August 06, 2022, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Rusty
This is an example of the "no fault 'se'" (or...

This is an example of the "no fault 'se'" (or "accidental 'se'") construction, used when talking about something that is not your fault, like when you drop a glass (se me cayó el vaso = I dropped the...
Forum: Culture August 05, 2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 866
Posted By Rusty
Could this be it? (Different titles, same...

Could this be it?
(Different titles, same lyrics)

El mayor de los dorados
Corrido de Francisco Villa
Corrido de Pancho Villa
Canción a Francisco Villa
Fui soldado de Francisco Villa
Fui...
Forum: Grammar July 31, 2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Rusty
In your last sentence, it wouldn't be clear who...

In your last sentence, it wouldn't be clear who ate whom without the addition of the 'a'. That 'a' designates the direct object, where it may not be evident.

In Spanish, the sentence structure...
Forum: Vocabulary July 30, 2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,711
Posted By Rusty
Do you want the literal translation or words that...

Do you want the literal translation or words that describe it, like a fragment or a scrap?

cabo de vela
Forum: Vocabulary July 13, 2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By Rusty
According to dictionaries, when used as a noun it...

According to dictionaries, when used as a noun it is masculine. It may also be used as an adjective. When used as an adjective, its referent (the noun being modified) may be feminine.
Forum: Grammar July 11, 2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By Rusty
The phrase in question isn't a command. It's...

The phrase in question isn't a command. It's simply a statement using the near future, as in "You won't leave me here."
The next sentence contains two commands, the last being "Let me finish (what I...
Forum: Introductions July 10, 2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By Rusty
¡Bienvenido!

¡Bienvenido!
Forum: Grammar July 07, 2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Rusty
This works in Central America, but you might want...

This works in Central America, but you might want to consider your audience (el tuteo no se usa en general con los desconocidos). It's understood that you intend to pay for the item.

A question is...
Forum: Grammar July 07, 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Rusty
Technically, 'les' should have been used because...

Technically, 'les' should have been used because the referent is plural, as you pointed out.
What you've discovered is either a typographical or grammatical error.
You'll most likely find plenty of...
Forum: Grammar July 07, 2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Rusty
Yes, the plural indirect object pronoun should...

Yes, the plural indirect object pronoun should have been used. What you've run into is either a typo or a grammatical error.
Grammatical errors are made all the time, in all languages. ;)
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