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Forum: Grammar September 11, 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The subjunctive here is needed because there is...

The subjunctive here is needed because there is some expectation that you will follow the rule, something you haven't done yet. It's the notion of something happening in the future that needs the...
Forum: Grammar September 04, 2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
That's indeed great news. Just be confident. :)

That's indeed great news. Just be confident. :)
Forum: Grammar September 02, 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
You're right. "Se lo" would make the sentence...

You're right. "Se lo" would make the sentence much better.
Sometimes colloquial speech "saves" some words, and the resulting sentences are not what we are taught in grammar. :D
Forum: Vocabulary September 02, 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I think so; I've only heard it in Colombian...

I think so; I've only heard it in Colombian telenovelas. :D We don't use it like that in Mexico.
Forum: Translations September 01, 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
When learning everyday expressions, my advice is...

When learning everyday expressions, my advice is that you learn them as they are, without questioning the grammar too much. If you are a beginner, it's better that you just learn the equivalences,...
Forum: Translations August 30, 2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Hi. We cannot do that. We are a language...

Hi.
We cannot do that. We are a language learning community, not a translation service.
And posting lyrics is against international copyright laws. :)
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 24, 2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad to help. :) I just corrected a couple of...

Glad to help. :)
I just corrected a couple of typos. ;(
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 24, 2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I was trying to make a long explanation, but I...

I was trying to make a long explanation, but I found it would be too confusing. I hope this will help, but if you have more questions, let me know. :)

"De por sí" describes an intrinsic feature of...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 22, 2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Both expressions mean different things, and...

Both expressions mean different things, and they're used in different contexts.
Do you have any example where their use is confusing? :thinking:
Forum: Grammar August 22, 2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Me parecerá genial, Bob. La Ciudad de México vale...

Me parecerá genial, Bob. La Ciudad de México vale la pena visitarse. ;) :rose:
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 17, 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Since they address the pastor with the "usted"...

Since they address the pastor with the "usted" form, it's just a way to say "God bless you".
"Que Dios la bendiga" would be the simple way to say it, but adding "me" adds an affection emphasis....
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, it's a very common usage. When used in this...

Yes, it's a very common usage. When used in this kind of expressions, it carries the idea of some kind of development. When used in sentences that could be constructed with this usage of "haber...
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, they're the same. It is only a little...

Yes, they're the same. It is only a little nuance. The most common way to say it, is "no hemos estado solo en Madrid", but if you use "no" before "solo", you are emphasizing the fact that you have...
Forum: Vocabulary August 09, 2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I was forced to learn French without a bilingual...

I was forced to learn French without a bilingual dictionary from day one (I was explicitly forbidden to use them). It was hard, but after the first months I got used to focus and learn at least the...
Forum: Vocabulary August 09, 2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. · A propósito ->...

I agree with Rusty.


· A propósito -> When something is appropriate or suitable for something. (Not widely used, but often found in litterature.)
- Este escritorio está hecho a propósito para...
Forum: Vocabulary August 09, 2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Because it's taking how the weather makes you...

Because it's taking how the weather makes you perceive the city as if you were in an alternative version of it. :)


It would be the same in English:
- Cuando regresé a la ciudad, era un...
Forum: Grammar August 07, 2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
And the fact that every verb has "its own"...

And the fact that every verb has "its own" preposition, which has to be learnt by heart. :(
I'm sorry there is no easy way to teach this. It's rather mostly the usage what will make it come to you...
Forum: Vocabulary July 27, 2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 993
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
That's the actual meaning of the word, but due to...

That's the actual meaning of the word, but due to the fact that we often ignore the meaning of uncommon words, plus the influence of English (and probably French too in this case), it's used with the...
Forum: Vocabulary July 23, 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, it's widely used in Mexico, in colloquial...

Yes, it's widely used in Mexico, in colloquial speech.

- Dizque iba a venir Juan a la fiesta, pero nunca llegó. -> He said he'd come to the party but didn't show up.
- Siempre me confunden con...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 23, 2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I'm not sure. "De una vez por todas" sounds more...

I'm not sure. "De una vez por todas" sounds more like a settling of scores, but this expression is an expression of agreement. I couldn't find where it comes from, but maybe something like "ser de...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings July 20, 2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Not at all. It's the first time I see that...

Not at all. It's the first time I see that expression. :thinking:
Forum: Translations July 11, 2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
All your sentences are grammatically correct. :) ...

All your sentences are grammatically correct. :)

I'd prefer "más me vale que" for a situation in which you are evidently threatened or there is an obvious consequence if you don't do otherwise....
Forum: Vocabulary July 11, 2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. If you click on "posiciones...

I agree with Rusty. If you click on "posiciones completas", the "O" becomes "G", and there's an explanation of each title at the bottom of the table. :)
Forum: Translations July 07, 2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Tomísimo: I assume it's anything that is not in...

@Tomísimo: I assume it's anything that is not in the other groups, because it says: "if none of these options has what you're looking for, try: 'lo que sea'".
But you are right, if it includes the...
Forum: Grammar July 06, 2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
"Mas" without an accent is a synonym of...

"Mas" without an accent is a synonym of "pero".
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