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Old June 17, 2008, 02:00 AM
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So, Alfonso, how do you translate ¿Quién me ha puesto la zancadilla?
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All right, here example one. She ring my bell, always, that I see her.
Alfonso already corrected this, but I wanted to offer another option. Crotalito, no sólo aquí, sino en otros mensajes también, you have been translating the indefinite article (un o una) to one and placing it behind the noun. En vez de traducir un ejemplo por example one, translate un to a (the indefinite article) and leave it where it was (before the noun). If the noun begins with a vowel other than u, translate un to an, instead. My correction is in red, Alfonso's correction is in purple:

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All right, here's an example. She rings my bell everytime I see her.
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