Conjunto de reglas que rigen la creación de frases en un lenguaje. Set of structural rules that govern the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

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¿Es correcto escribir “min/mayúscula” o “men/mayores”?

Estaba hoy escribiendo a un amigo para darle unas credenciales informáticas, cuando quise decir que era importante poner las mayúsculas y minúsculas tal y como le decía - no es lo mismo en ese ...
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Usage of “ojalá + que” or “ojalá”

In Latin America, I hear ojalá used mostly by itself as an exclamation, but sometimes in a sentence: Ojalá + que + subjunctive verb. For example: Ojalá que yo sepa la respuesta In Spain, I hear ...
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Use of plural and singular for plural objects

I am learning Spanish with Collins Easy Learning Spanish. It gives the follow example: The stairs are over there. = Las escaleras están allí. The stairs are over there, to your right. = La ...
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Use of “está” to describe something being good/bad

I am learning Spanish with Collins Easy Learning Spanish. It gives the follow example: It is not very good = no es muy bueno It’s very good = Está muy bueno Why does only one example use ...
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Talking about headaches in Spanish [closed]

According to what I've read, the you say "headache" "dolor de cabeza". However, I seem to recall that one often talks about pain as being caused in an active manner by a part of the body, like "Mi ...
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Function of “verde” in “Me gusta el verde de tu ojos”

Is the word "verde" in this sentence considered to have a funcion of an adjective or a name? Me gusta el verde de tu ojos. I personally think it's of a name because it's making the word "verde" ...
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Exclamation Point [duplicate]

Is the following a correct usage of the exclamation point? That is, using the exclamation point in the beginning and at the end of a one word statement: Welcome - !Bienvenidos!
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Imperfect Subjunctive with present tense independent clause?

Starting with: Creo que él lo hizo. If I wanted to say the opposite in the simplest and most precise way posible it seems I have a few obvious options: No creo que él lo haga. No ...
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“Está” when giving directions

I am learning Spanish with Collins Easy Learning Spanish. It gives the following example: The stairs are over there, to your right. = La escalera está allí, a su derecha. There’s a ...
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¿Es “a día de hoy” correcto?

Con frecuencia oigo o leo frases del tipo: A día de hoy, nadie me ha dicho nada. Es decir, en lugar de decir solamente hoy, se enfatiza la palabra usando la coletilla a día de. A mí me suena ...
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Significados del verbo “camellar”

Voy a camellar mañana. Alguien me dijo que ese verbo era algo sexual y él era de Colombia.
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Why “regreso” and not “regrieso”?

To return is regresar. I have heard that when there is a stress on e, it caves in and it turns into ie. For instance querer become quiero because at present tense the penultimate syllable is stressed ...
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Reemplazo de 'y' por 'e' previo a abreviatura

¿Hay que reemplazar la y por la e previo a abreviaturas que fonéticamente comienzan con e, pero cuya palabra no necesariamente lo es? Aquí les va un ejemplo: Enfermedades del tejido conectivo e ...
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How does one properly use the verb gustar? [duplicate]

I am mostly confused about when to use le or les and gusta or gustan.
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Must change to plural?

Should I have to pluralize the "unas" and the "faldas" in this sentence if both sisters are wearing black skirts? Las hermanas Guzmán llevan unas faldas negros.
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What are the rules for using the definite article before a noun used in a general sense? [duplicate]

I was recently reviewing rules regarding when the definite article is used in Spanish and when it is not. One rule (which is included on many websites that teach Spanish grammar) states that it is to ...
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“ellos” or "los, which one is correct?

what is the difference between "ELLOS" and "LOS"? Can I say this? A la mañana siguiente ella despertó a decir que el jefe querían ellos por teléfono Or is it this the correct one? La ...
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¿Parte del complemento obligatorio o adjunto?

¿Son parte del complemento obligatorio del verbo o son adjuntos las construcciones resaltadas en las siguientes oraciones? Quisiera una taza de chocolate con una barrita de Águila adentro ...
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¿Qué diferencia hay entre “curro”, “trabajo” y “empleo”?

Yo acabo de llegar a casa del empleo. Yo acabo de llegar a casa del curro. Yo acabo de llegar a casa del trabajo. ¿Se usa curro también en Latinoamérica o es ya es obsoleto?
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Diferencia entre “andar”, “caminar” e “ir”

Caminando en dirección al bosque, vi a mi amiga Sylvia. Andando en dirección al bosque, vi a mi amiga Sylvia. Yendo en dirección al bosque, vi a mi amiga Sylvia. ¿Cuál es la diferencia ...
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¿Cuál sería el diminutivo de lista?

Tomando en cuenta que uso lista como: f. Enumeración, generalmente en forma de columna, de personas, cosas, cantidades, etc., que se hace con determinado propósito. Solo me vienen dos ...
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¿Qué forma verbal usamos cuando imaginamos situaciones ante personas a las que hablamos de usted?

Imaginad la situación siguiente: estás hablando con una persona mayor y quieres hacer una frase impersonal del tipo hipotético. Por ejemplo: Es como si comes un plato de lentejas y luego te pones ...
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Dame dinero “para que compre leche” o “para comprar leche”?

Ayer estudié que se utiliza "para + infinitivo" cuando los sujetos son iguales, por ejemplo: (yo) Como solo fruta para (yo) ayunar Mientras que se utiliza "para que + subjuntivo" cuando los ...
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Which of these is correct when using hubiera sido & fuera, and what is the difference between the two verbs

Which of these is correct when using hubiera sido & fuera, and what is the difference between the two verbs? 1: Si el florero no hubiera sido caro, lo habría comprado para mi madre. 2: ...
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Can you use the conditional and the subjunctive together?

I'm having issue determining whether to use conditional or subjunctive or both. I understand that conditional is a tense while subjunctive is a mood, but I still have trouble with usage. To my ...
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Can “muelle” be the 3rd person singular of a verb?

"Muelle" comes up in a poem by the Mexican poet Pedro Serrano. The context is: "...el conejo en el césped húmedo / salta y muelle su curvatura". Can "muelle" be the 3rd person singular form of ...
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“¿Qué quiere ser?” o “¿qué querrá ser?”

I am currently trying to figure out how to ask someone what they want to be in the future, as in what do they want to do career-wise. I am not sure which way sounds better. I feel as though the ...
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¿Es correcto decir “no te sé decir”?

¿Es correcto decir "no te sé decir" o "no te sabría decir", en lugar de "no sé decirte" o "no sabría decirte"?
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Omisión de artículo

¿Por qué cuando aclaramos un sustantivo con adjetivo, en algunos casos omitimos el artículo? Por ejemplo en: Necesito agua potable ¿Por qué no es? Necesito un agua potable Amor también ...
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Uso de condicional en preguntas y puntuación

¿Una de las siguientes frases es más correcta que la otra? Te ganas $5000 en la lotería. Tu pareja sugiere que dones el dinero a los más necesitados. ¿Lo haces? Te ganas $5000 en la lotería. Tu ...
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Se personal y se pasiva refleja

Is it: ¿En qué circunstancias se usan? (Is this a passive sentence?) ¿En qué circunstancias se los usa? (Is se an ethic dative there?) No sé dónde se encontraron los libros. Does that mean "I don't ...
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What is the purpose of “se” in this sentence “Él se va al restaurante.”? [duplicate]

I do not understand the rules behind having "se" in a sentence. Does it not make sense without it in this example? Where I am trying to learn this does not explain the rule.
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Differences between “passive se” and “impersonal se”

There's a similar question, but the author and answers seem to focus more on using 'se' in reflexive verbs rather than the question mentioned in the title. My understanding is that with both 'passive ...
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“No sé lo que es”: meaning and grammar

"No sé lo que es eso" means "I don't know what that is." But does "No sé lo que es" mean "I don't know what it is." or is it even grammatically correct?
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¿Cómo se dice “I don´t know any alegrías falsetas” en español?

¿Yo debería usar "no sé" o "no conozco" u otra palabra? ¿Puedo decir "No conozco ningunas falsetas alegrías"?
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Long sentence in a Spanish feed on Twitter

I follow a Spanish feed on Twitter for some easy practice. I came across this tweet the other day: Nunca se me ha ocurrido matarle ni lo he pensado I've never seen so many two letter words in a ...
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Modals in spanish

Is there a term for modal auxiliaries in Spanish? Voy a - hacer Puedo - hacer Debo - hacer Tengo que - hacer What do you call the first verb in these compounds?
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levantar, despertar, etc

I have come across in reading, verbs like levantar and despertar used intransitively in sentences like the following: Ella levantaba con buena cara. Despertaron temprano. Does this mean ...
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Género de las profesionales del modelaje: ¿por qué no se dice “la modela”?

Escuché de pasada en un programa de televisión a un comentarista hablar de "la modela", refiriéndose a una señorita que ejerce el modelaje. Pensé que fue un lapsus, pero no, era sistemático y ...
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Use of “Se” for opening times

As I understand it, se in Spanish means oneself or yourself. El museo se abre todos los días. The museum is opened every day. What is the meaning of se in the above sentence. I am a bit confused as ...
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¿Cómo escribir etcétera después de abreviado?

Etcétera se puede usar con abreviatura sin redundar con los puntos suspensivos, pero ¿cuál es la forma correcta de usar la abreviatura en el medio de un texto? Ejemplo: ... los elementos del ...
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What is the basic necessary grammar I would need to tackle for Spanish fluency?

I know there are a ton of verb tenses. But what is the basic necessary grammar I would need to nail down to speak, write and understand Spanish fluently? I've got flashcards. My list so far: ...
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¿Fuera vs. Afuera?

Soy un estudiante que está sacando AP Spanish en mi último año de escuela secundaria. Si no es obvio, el español no es mi primer idioma, y por lo general el nivel de AP es una de las asignaturas más ...
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Under what circumstances would I use “que”?

For example if I wanted to say 'I would develop a system that would make kids want to learn', I would say 'desarrollaría un sistema que haría los niños quieren aprender.' However the ...
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Why do they say 'un día domingo' in Spanish?

Is there a technical linguistic term for this? It seems unusual to use two nouns, 'day', and 'Saturday', back to back. Where can I learn more about this?
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Is Conditional in Spanish a Tense or a Mood?

The Wikipedia article on Spanish verbs (as of 31.01.2016) states that The Spanish conditional, although semantically expressing the dependency of one action or proposition on another, is generally ...
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Is there something deeper behind the “verb classes swapping” of the subjunctive endings?

In Spanish (and also in Latin, and most of Romance languages, too) the present subjunctive is formed by a kind of swapping the indicative endings between the verb declension classes: the 1st class ...
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How to use “es” in Spanish as a translation for “it's”

I am studying Spanish with the Michel Thomas Method. As I understand it, es means it's Here are some sentences: No vale mucho – It’s not worth much No, no vale la pena – No, it’s not ...
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How does one emphasize something in Spanish?

Consider the following sentence: I'm in your country, therefore I'll speak Spanish. Notice the emphasis is on 'your'. How would this translate to Spanish?
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¿En la mañana o en las mañanas?

I am a non-native speaker who is trying to learn basic Spanish. I am currently using Fluencia as my method to acquire the knowledge. I noticed that the site sometimes offers "en la mañana" and "en ...