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Forum: Grammar September 23, 2021, 01:00 PM
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Posted By Rusty
Both the verb ending and the object pronoun are...

Both the verb ending and the object pronoun are second person singular in form. Therefore, you have a reflexive pronoun up front. (And you have a pronominal verb.)

The infinitive is verse. The...
Forum: Vocabulary September 18, 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By Rusty
All three can mean the same thing; however, there...

All three can mean the same thing; however, there are subtle differences.

I believe the most commonly used verb would be 'give', if you are presenting.
The other two verbs usually imply that...
Forum: Vocabulary September 16, 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Rusty
Enter a group (of 5) at a time, twenty minutes...

Enter a group (of 5) at a time, twenty minutes apart.
You can change up the numbers as needed.

Or, without specifics beforehand:
Enter by groups, as directed.
Forum: Vocabulary September 16, 2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Rusty
... but when I'm forced to do it, I ... step up...

... but when I'm forced to do it, I ...
step up (rise) to the challenge ...
muster up the courage ...
step forward ...
stand up ...
Forum: Vocabulary September 15, 2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Rusty
Adversity makes me stronger.

Adversity makes me stronger.
Forum: Translations September 01, 2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Rusty
The "extra" hay makes for a better question than...

The "extra" hay makes for a better question than the English translation you were given. No verb exists in the English translation.

The Spanish question literally asks, "What is there from you?"...
Forum: Grammar August 31, 2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Rusty
Sí, si quieres decir "I've had."

Sí, si quieres decir "I've had."
Forum: Grammar August 31, 2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Rusty
tener = have (possess) haber = have (auxiliary...

tener = have (possess)
haber = have (auxiliary verb, used to form the perfect tenses, always followed by a (past) participle)

Perfect Present Tense
he hablado = I have spoken
has comido = you...
Forum: Grammar August 28, 2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By Rusty
tener que = must do something (the something...

tener que = must do something
(the something that must be done is supplied by the infinitive which follows)

"Hablar" is a Spanish infinitive. This is not equivalent to the English full...
Forum: Translations August 25, 2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Rusty
hay que = one must do something (the 'do...

hay que = one must do something (the 'do something" part is the infinitive that follows the expression) The English passive voice translation that you posted can be said using the active voice: One...
Forum: Translations August 24, 2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Rusty
todo lo que = everything that / all that (which) ...

todo lo que = everything that / all that (which)
That last word 'que' is used very often in Spanish. It can mean 'that', when used as a conjunction, or 'which', when used as a pronoun. It's kind of...
Forum: Grammar August 22, 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By Rusty
The word 'español' can be either a noun or an...

The word 'español' can be either a noun or an adjective.

An adjective never takes an article, and it's not capitalized in most cases.

When 'español is used as a noun, we need to determine the...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 16, 2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Rusty
What they're saying literally means 'May God...

What they're saying literally means 'May God bless her for me', meaning 'I wish/desire/ask God to bless her' (God blessing her is what I want Him to do).
The indirect object pronoun (the usage of me...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 16, 2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Rusty
The sentence in the title means 'may God bless...

The sentence in the title means 'may God bless her for me'.
The proposal you listed needs a direct object pronoun (te or la/lo).
Forum: Grammar August 16, 2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Rusty
Both 'ser divorciado/a' and 'estar casado/a' are...

Both 'ser divorciado/a' and 'estar casado/a' are correct usages describing one's marital status, but so are 'estar divorciado/a' and 'ser casado/a'.

Which verb to use greatly depends on the...
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Rusty
Sí, son iguales las dos (frases).

Sí, son iguales las dos (frases).
Forum: Vocabulary August 09, 2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Rusty
Context is key. Whichever meaning you intend to...

Context is key. Whichever meaning you intend to convey will be clear in context.

Instead of a propósito, you can say por cierto to mean 'by the way'. However, por cierto can also mean 'indeed',...
Forum: Vocabulary August 08, 2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By Rusty
This is metaphor. All the days of summer,...

This is metaphor. All the days of summer, considered as a whole, were passing by (crumbling away, ticking by (as can be said for the hours of a day)) one by one.
Forum: Grammar August 06, 2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Rusty
The infinitive (words like ejercitar) doesn't...

The infinitive (words like ejercitar) doesn't have an implied preposition, but that is what many textbooks and instructors teach the English-speaking learner of Spanish. They say it means "to...
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Rusty
The rule in this case is that the verb ir is...

The rule in this case is that the verb ir is always followed by 'a'.
You'll hear native speakers leaving out that mandatory 'a', though, because in colloquial speech it isn't always said.
For...
Forum: Grammar July 14, 2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Rusty
enseñarles inglés Always ask enseñar qué (what)...

enseñarles inglés
Always ask enseñar qué (what) first, to get the direct object, then ask a quien (to whom), to get the indirect object.

convertirlos
This verb takes only a direct object, and it...
Forum: Grammar July 12, 2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Rusty
Although the complete construction isn't needed...

Although the complete construction isn't needed in this case, this is an example of the "no-fault 'se'" construction.
Accidents happen, but in Spanish the human is not at fault.

If you want to...
Forum: Vocabulary July 11, 2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By Rusty
Thanks for pointing out the exact location. ...

Thanks for pointing out the exact location.
Here, the O should be a G. If you hover over the O on the opposite side of the page, in the Posiciones Completas display, you'll see that a G appears. And...
Forum: Vocabulary July 10, 2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By Rusty
I'm not seeing the same thing you're describing....

I'm not seeing the same thing you're describing. For Wins and Losses, G and P are used. The G stands for Partidos ganados and the P stands for Partidos perdidos.

Perhaps you meant to type G...
Forum: Grammar June 17, 2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Rusty
Only the verb darse needs to be conjugated. Se...

Only the verb darse needs to be conjugated.
Se dio con la cabeza ...
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