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Forum: Grammar November 28, 2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By fglorca
Gender of colours

All the adjectives of colour below end in ‘-a’, but only some of these also act as a noun.

- fucsia - fucsias
- lila - lilas
- magenta - magentas
- mostaza - mostazas
- naranja - naranjas
-...
Forum: Grammar July 08, 2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By fglorca
Thanks so much, AngelicaDeAlquezar. Absolutely...

Thanks so much, AngelicaDeAlquezar. Absolutely superb examples. Much appreciated.
Forum: Translations July 08, 2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By fglorca
Thanks very much, AngelicaDeAlquezar.

Thanks very much, AngelicaDeAlquezar.
Forum: Translations July 08, 2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By fglorca
Thanks so much.

Thanks so much.
Forum: Translations July 06, 2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By fglorca
Cola

Las estadísticas indican que aquí en España 'vamos a la cola de' Europa en horas dedicadas a la asignatura de Educación Física. Especialmente en educación secundaria, queda muy por debajo de la...
Forum: Translations July 06, 2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By fglorca
Lo que sea

Esta nueva plataforma ofrece diferentes categorías como: comida y bebida, flores, y ropa. Si ninguna de estas opciones tiene lo que quieres, puedes buscar en la categoría "Lo que sea".

How would...
Forum: Grammar July 06, 2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By fglorca
Pasado

1. El septiembre pasado se celebró en Zaragoza el Campeonato de España. Más de trescientos participantes de Aragón estuvieron allí.

2. El año pasado el Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza ha recogido objetos...
Forum: Grammar March 28, 2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By fglorca
Many thanks!

Many thanks!
Forum: Grammar March 28, 2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By fglorca
Una sola persona - una persona sola

El café estaba vacío. Había una sola persona.
El café estaba vacío. Había una persona sola.

I find this a little confusing. I think that the second one means there was a person sitting down at a...
Forum: Grammar March 28, 2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 865
Posted By fglorca
Indefinite article - He tenido carta de Alan

He tenido carta de Alan. - De eso quiero hablarte.

Is it correct to omit the indefinite article before 'carta' here?

I would have always written this sentence using the article:
- He tenido...
Forum: Grammar March 28, 2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By fglorca
Ese vs Aquel

Llegué tarde y en ese preciso momento sonó el teléfono.
Llegué tarde y en aquel preciso momento sonó el teléfono.

Are the above two sentences both correct? If so, is there any difference in...
Forum: Grammar March 28, 2021, 02:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By fglorca
Lejos de mí y de ti (Lejos de mí y ti)

Ese bolso está lejos de mí y de ti.
Ese bolso está lejos de mí y ti.

I think the second one is grammatically incorrect i.e., we need to include the preposition a second time. Would this be...
Forum: Grammar March 28, 2021, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By fglorca
Colección de 'novela' vs 'novelas'

La editorial va a sacar una nueva colección de novela.
La editorial va a sacar una nueva colección de novelas.

I think the first one is grammatically incorrect, but I have seen expressions like...
Forum: Grammar March 28, 2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By fglorca
Encontrarse a / con

Siempre me encuentro a los vecinos por las mañanas:

I think this one means that you see them from a distance, but you don't say hello. A translation might be:
- I always 'spot' my neighbours in...
Forum: Grammar March 25, 2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By fglorca
Once again, thanks so much, AngelicaDeAlquezar.

Once again, thanks so much, AngelicaDeAlquezar.
Forum: Grammar March 25, 2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By fglorca
Thanks so much for clarifying that so well,...

Thanks so much for clarifying that so well, AngelicaDeAlquezar. This has always been an area of concern for me.

¿Has aprobado la Historia?
This sentence came directly from a textbook written by a...
Forum: Grammar March 24, 2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By fglorca
Thanks so much.

Thanks so much.
Forum: Grammar March 24, 2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By fglorca
Thanks a million.

Thanks a million.
Forum: Grammar March 24, 2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By fglorca
Personal 'a' used twice

Is the personal 'a' needed a second time here? I think it is, but I've recently seen it omitted. I sometimes find it confusing when it's essential to include a preposition a second time in sentences...
Forum: Grammar March 24, 2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By fglorca
Ser with a 'weather expression'

Is it correct to use ser in a 'weather expression'?

Estos meses son muy fríos.
Este invierno ha sido muy frio.

I would generally go for these two:
- Hace mucho frío estos meses.
- Ha hecho...
Forum: Grammar March 24, 2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By fglorca
Capitals with school and university subjects

Are school and university subjects normally capitalized? I would tend not to, but it can sometimes be a little confusing as some natives tell me that they are capitaised, while others advise me to...
Forum: Grammar March 23, 2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By fglorca
Thanks so much, Rusty and AngelicaDeAlquezar....

Thanks so much, Rusty and AngelicaDeAlquezar. Your help is very much appreciated.
Forum: Grammar March 23, 2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By fglorca
Thanks so much, AngelicaDeAlquezar. These are...

Thanks so much, AngelicaDeAlquezar. These are superb explanations and I am very grateful for your help.
Forum: Grammar March 23, 2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By fglorca
Thank you so much!

Thank you so much!
Forum: Grammar March 23, 2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By fglorca
Thanks so much.

Thanks so much.
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