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Old December 05, 2009, 11:00 AM
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Gracias, Irma.
Ahhhhhhhhh - now it makes more sense. Even the humor. (I never expect to understand the humor when a joke is told in Spanish ... that way I won't be disappointed.) But I like to be able to understand the wording in a sentence. That's why I asked about that one phrase..... Thanks for explaining!

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@Lou Ann & Bob: Order of sentences has been changed.
THANK YOU for changing it, Ms. Moderator Lady. Very much appreciated!!

Now ... a few more queries:

1) When the light changes, you don't say "la luz cambia", but you say "el semáforo cambia", correct? Or sometimes, is it said with "luz"?

2) My attempt:
Hace unos años, cuando viajé a europa, alquilé un carro. No hay muchos semáforos en ninguna parte. Ayyyyy!! Hay muchas, muchas glorietas. No se tienen muchas glorietas en los estados unidos. Tuve muchas difficultades con ellas en europa. No sabía que camino tomar. Conducía alrededor de ellas una y otra vez. Ayyyyy!!! (Y, algunas veces, yo lloraba..........)

3) Maybe "driving/traffic words" could be a good topic for the "vocabulary by topic" forum. Thoughts? (Although I'm sure I won't enjoy being reminded of the roundabouts............ Ayyyyyy!!!)
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Old December 05, 2009, 12:14 PM
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Ahhhhhhhhh - now it makes more sense. Even the humor. (I never expect to understand the humor when a joke is told in Spanish ... that way I won't be disappointed.) But I like to be able to understand the wording in a sentence. That's why I asked about that one phrase..... Thanks for explaining!



THANK YOU for changing it, Ms. Moderator Lady. Very much appreciated!!

Now ... a few more queries:

1) When the light changes, you don't say "la luz cambia", but you say "el semáforo cambia", correct? Or sometimes, is it said with "luz"?

Yes, we say "el semáforo cambia", but also "se pone verde/rojo/amarillo":

Espera a que se ponga el semáforo verde antes de cruzar.

2) My attempt:
Hace unos años, cuando viajé a europa, alquilé un carro. No hay muchos semáforos en (I'd say "por", instead of "en") ninguna parte. Ayyyyy!! Hay muchas, muchas glorietas. No se tienen muchas glorietas en los estados unidos. Tuve muchas difficultades con ellas en europa. No sabía que camino tomar. Conducía alrededor de ellas una y otra vez. Ayyyyy!!! (Y, algunas veces, yo lloraba..........)

In Spain we say "rotonda", instead of "glorieta".

3) Maybe "driving/traffic words" could be a good topic for the "vocabulary by topic" forum. Thoughts? (Although I'm sure I won't enjoy being reminded of the roundabouts............ Ayyyyyy!!!)
Good attempt

I agree, that would be a good topic.
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Good attempt

I agree, that would be a good topic.
Thanks for answering my questions. And, seriously, do you REALLY mean to tell me that those were the only mistakes I made????? SURELY I've made more and you're just overlooking them, right?
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Old December 05, 2009, 02:07 PM
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Well, "no hay" instead "no se tienen", although you could say "no tenemos", as well. And the capital letters or the beginning signs, and the accent in qué . But that's all. It's good!
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Thanks, Irmamar! But, um, I want to correct everything. So I get the "no hay" or "no tenemos" part. But what capital letters are you talking about? I thought that in Spanish, place names aren't capitalized. ???? And an accent on "que" where? I didn't write a question. Isn't "que" only accented in a question?
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Old December 06, 2009, 12:34 AM
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Thanks, Irmamar! But, um, I want to correct everything. So I get the "no hay" or "no tenemos" part. But what capital letters are you talking about? I thought that in Spanish, place names aren't capitalized. ???? And an accent on "que" where? I didn't write a question. Isn't "que" only accented in a question?
You don't use capital letters with monts (June, junio) or days (Monday, lunes). But you do with place names (Europe, Europa; United States, Estados Unidos; Mexico, México; Madrid, Madrid; Mayor square, plaza Mayor)

No sabía qué camino tomar.

That is because it is what is called "interrogativas indirectas".

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Old December 06, 2009, 03:16 AM
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