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Old July 24, 2010, 09:52 AM
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A good while back I was watching a movie that had a motorcycle gang named del fuegos. I thought del fuegos was one word, delfuegos. It took a bit of searching but I finally figured out what it meant and this sort of sparked a fuego to start learning Spanish.

Another one is that I thought "No estoy usando zapatos o calcetines." but was told I should use ni instead of o. Or and Nor can be used in the same way SOMETIMES in English.

Not really anything major but it's cool to me because I'm starting to understand some things and not just going ¿Qué? to everything that is explained to me heh.
Of course, and that's because you know how to read, write and speak English, even if you don't know much of your own grammar.
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Old July 25, 2010, 12:46 PM
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Hi everyone!! I have a question for the Spanish native speakers!!
Do you always write with accent? I'm asking because in Arabic we have some marks, kind of like the accent in Spanish we are supposed to use, but we almost never do.
And about the word (almohada) is true we have it in Arabic but there's a slight difference in the pronunciation, and (al) is the only article in Arabic.
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Old July 25, 2010, 05:19 PM
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Accents aren't gratuitous. They tell how the word is pronounced and they also differenciate meanings. Many Spanish speakers don't write them, but that's a terrible habit, because other people have confusion and don't always know for sure what they're writing/reading.
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Old July 26, 2010, 04:22 AM
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Fully agree with Angélica. "Acentos" o "tildes" son muy importantes en español. A veces pueden cambiar el sentido de lo que se escribe. "Compro" (I buy) "Compró" (he bought) just to give you an example.
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It took me a while to realize that problem was problema and not problemo
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Old August 14, 2010, 11:07 PM
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It wasn't problem.

You meant that.
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Porque estoy solo aprendiendo el idioma español me penso que el palabra "caballa" es una caballo hembra. No es verdad. Yo sabe ahora que el palabra "caballa" es "mackerel" en engles, que es un pez.

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Old September 05, 2010, 09:12 PM
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Comments and corrections below. (If you have questions I'll be glad to answer them).

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Porque Como estoy solo aprendiendo el idioma español por mi cuenta, me penso pienso (but the best verb here would have been "creer" conjugated in a past tense, because it's something you don't believe anymore => creía), que el la palabra "caballa" es una un caballo hembra. No es verdad. Yo sabe ahora que el la palabra "caballa" es "mackerel" en engles inglés, que es un pez.

corregir mis errores por favor.
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"Because" is only used when you have stated what has been caused first, so you'll explain why it happened.
If you're going to explain the cause first, the word that expresses it is "como".
You could have said: "Creí/creía que la palabra para un caballo hembra era "caballa", porque estoy aprendiendo español por mi cuenta".

"Por mi cuenta" means "on my own". You can find more on it here.

The word for a female horse is "yegua". (Just like "mare" is not very similar to "horse").
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Old September 06, 2010, 10:23 AM
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"Because" is only used when you have stated what has been caused first, so you'll explain why it happened.
If you're going to explain the cause first, the word that expresses it is "como".
You could have said: "Creí/creía que la palabra para un caballo hembra era "caballa", porque estoy aprendiendo español por mi cuenta".

"Por mi cuenta" means "on my own". You can find more on it here.

The word for a female horse is "yegua". (Just like "mare" is not very similar to "horse").
Gracias por los correciones. Aprecio su ayudar (I appreciate your help).
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Gracias por los correciones. Aprecio su ayudar (I appreciate your help).
I did a little corrections over your post.

Aprecio su ayuda.
Agradesco su ayuda.

I thank your help.

I hope that information can quite be useful for you.
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