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What is the difference between “pescado” and “pescados?”

In English, we make the distinction between "fish" and "fishes." Does that same distinction exist between the Spanish words "pescado" and "pescados?" If not, which of the following sounds more ...
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¿Cuál es el origen de la expresión “tocado [de la cabeza]”?

En EL&U encontré una pregunta que me causó curiosidad. El post preguntaba por el origen de la expresión touched in the head, generalmente aplicada a personas no del todo mentalmente sanas, y más ...
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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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el énfasis: pluscuamperfecto en vez de imperfecto (caso particular)

¿Si digo había empezado a hablar en vez de empezaba a hablar (en el contexto siguiente), cómo cambia el énfasis/significado? Cuando vieron que el sordomudo empezaba a hablar, todos pensaron que ...
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“en la tarde” vs “de la tarde” vs “por la tarde” [duplicate]

I am trying to tell the difference between these three phrases in Spanish. When would you use each, or do they all mean the same thing? What would be the following translations? Bob is going to ...
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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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How to answer sarcastically when someone says you're “selling air”?

How to respond sarcastically to someone telling you that you're simply selling air (vende humo)? I know how to say "wow that's also quite an achievement" or "that also needs quite a lot of ...
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How to translate “I spent three weeks relaxing on the beaches” into Spanish [closed]

Could somebody please translate "I spent three weeks relaxing on the beaches" into Spanish using the verb pasar for spent? eg.pasaría
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English equivalent of Argentine “persiana” [migrated]

While on a mission in Argentina, I encountered a type of window blind system there called a "persiana." It looked like this: You tug on the belt to the right to raise and lower the blinds. Is ...
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What are my options for the generic “you”? [duplicate]

In English, it is common to use the word "you" to refer to people in general, instead of just the person you're speaking to: You can't eat rocks. How would I say the same thing in Spanish? Are all ...
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How indefinite should the timeframe be for imperfect to be used?

I wanted to write about the encounter of this man and woman talking about stuff. An issue I keep running into is the usage of imperfect. Just how indefinite do the actions have to be? Do I have to ...
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Maestro Da Vinci — Traducción en ingles [closed]

"Maestro Da Vinci, no hace falta que se presente, todo el mundo habla de Usted." What would be the correct translation of "Maestro"? Professor Da Vinci Or Master Da Vinci Or Teacher ...
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Imperative in secondary verbs (“”Él no quiere que ellos cierren la puerta.") [duplicate]

"Él no quiere que ellos cierren la puerta." Why is the verb "to close" imperative here? Why wouldn't you just say "Él no quiere que ellos cierran la puerta."? You might be tempted to think "because ...
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What role has skin on translation for “Contact with the skin of the patient”

Being in a medical device context and reading a component it says "Contact with the skin of the patient (hand)" How would be the best way to translate it, and also How would you use skin here? En ...
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Shouldn't “tiago” be used to mean “James” instead of “Jaime?” [duplicate]

If "Jaime" means "James" in Spanish, why is "Santiago" used for "St. James" and "Tiago" is not listed as a word/name at all?
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Trying to make a certificate for my Spanish teacher

I am making an end-of-year certificate for my Spanish teacher, and just need a quick confirmation that this is right. Una profesora increíble con mucho entusiasmo y tiene mucho amor por sus ...
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How do I translate “Swipe your badge to sign in” [duplicate]

What is the Spanish Translation for "Swipe your badge to sign in" This is what I have got, Deslice su tarjeta de identificación para iniciar sesión Is the above correct ? Much appreciate the ...
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Existe el término “hiso” en español?

Sé que el pasado de Hacer es Hizo. Recibí un correo y cuando le doy a reenviar veo que la persona escribió "hiso" y el Word no me lo resalta como un error ortográfico. Entonces porque Word piensa ...
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Usages of Se and Verbs [duplicate]

I get really confused about this and am looking for some kind of trick. It seems sometimes "se" means to do something to oneself and sometimes not. "Juan se ducha" (Juan showers himself) Other ...
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Ways of saying “The count can not be smaller than..”

What is the proper way of saying "The count of "something" can not be smaller than.." "la cantidad de "something" no puede ser más pequeña que.." or is it " el recuento de "something" no puede ser ...
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When do you use 'para' and when do you use 'por'? [duplicate]

How do you know when to use 'para' and when do you use 'por'?
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Implications of 'Hasta dentro'

Question What situation/context does it indicate 'Hasta dentro'? Example: La reunión no comienza hasta dentro de 3 horas. Is it the same with "La reunión no comienza por tres horas" and 'haste ...
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What are some tips on translating Spanish when reading

I read my Spanish/English Bible daily. I have found that it is very difficult to attempt literal English translations of Spanish. An example of the types of sentences I do not have trouble with would ...
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Why is “El agua poco profunda” feminin? [duplicate]

Why is "el agua poco profunda" and not "profundo"? Agua is masculine although it ends with an "a". And from all what i've learnt so far it should be profundo.
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RAE: Dios existe pero los seres extraterrestres no. ¿? [closed]

¿Alguien tiene una explicación lógica, no subjetiva, a que según la RAE no quepa duda de que Dios exista y sea un ser supremo, mientras que los objetos o seres extraterrestres (podemos estar hablando ...
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Exact meaning of “natural de” in a curriculum vitae?

In a Spanish-language curriculum vitae, I came across the item Natural de:, which I don't understand. It is in the "Personal Data" section (Datos personales).
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Please help to find difference between phrases [closed]

Tierra es mi cuerpo. Agua mi sangre. Aire mi aliento. Fuego mi espiritu. and Tierra mi cuerpo. Agua mi sangre. Aire mi aliento. El fuego de mi espíritu. Wich one is more correct as tatoo?)
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Does “Downpour” mean “Water Zero”?

The Spanish word "aguacero" means "downpour." If you break it up, it seems to literally be "water zero." Is there anything to this? Is the etymology here implying that so much water fell to earth that ...
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Diferente forma de expresar una frase. Ya sea a través de sinónimos o alterando su orden

Esta frase me suena muy rara. ¿Creen que hay una forma más entendible de expresar el mismo significado? Con el planteamiento apropiado, se podrá alcanzar el número 1 mundial de manera ...
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Can sb explain me the uses of se in Spanish

I know that there are many form of se in Español but can somebody give me the summary of that?
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Why I always bite my tongue when speaking spanish 'd' in the sentence

I could correctly pronounce 'da' 'de' pairs of letters, as many native speakers told me: just put the tip of your tongue between the upper and lower teeth and against the back of front teeth. ...
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The Elements of the Periodic Table in Spanish [closed]

I would like to know the elements of the periodic table in Spanish, because my parents do not know much about them. I want to be able to describe them a bit about the elements, but I have no ...
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Short form for “Indicaciones sobre la protección de datos”

As the title says, I need a short form for the phrase: "Indicaciones sobre la protección de datos" It shouldn't be longer than 3-4 words. Does anybody have an idea?
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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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Acá estoy, yo, la Callas… English translation

Is the following translation correct? Here I am, me, the Callas... or Here I am, it's me, the Callas... Or, not sure... :/
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Beyond memorisation and time, how can you master Grammatical Gender in Spanish? [closed]

How can adult L2 learners learn, master, and remember Grammatical Gender more efficiently? Memorisation and time do not improve advanced L2 learners. Are there shortcuts or patterns or rules for ...
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What would “correr” be in third person?

Recently, I learned how to conjugate Spanish verbs that end in -ar. (caminar, pintar, trabajar, etc.) However, I never learned how to conjugate a verb that ends in -er. I know that 'caminar' in ...
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44 views

1977 better lyrics [closed]

The translations I looked up in google are incomplete or make no sense. Anyone care to provide a better translation for this awesome song? Additional : I guess it refers to Pinochet when it says ...
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1answer
136 views

Does contener have a meaning I'm not familiar with? [closed]

Someone asked me, "que contiene el nombre Xxxx en ingles?". I thought "contener" was pretty much the same as "to contain" in English, and online dictionaries seem to agree. Is there some other ...
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how to use the Spanish word “pensar” , in propositions [closed]

I need some examples of the use of the Spanish verb "pensar" , in propositions containing also other verbs ,nouns or pronouns ?
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Traducir “oro en paño” [closed]

¿Cómo se traduciría la frase "guardar como oro en paño" a inglés? No quiero una traducción literal sino una expresión que captura las sensaciones de la frase original. Los hilos de WordReference dan ...
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1answer
86 views

How to say 2 phrases in Spanish

How do you say "Is that it?" in Spanish? Is ¿Es que él? right? Also, how do you say "Come here" to two people in the informal tense? I only know of ustedes, but that's formal tense.
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What does the saying CON VALOR mean?

What does the saying CON VALOR mean? I am translating a title of a report and the client wants to emphasize corporate core values: el título refiere a Valor económico, Valor de valores corporativos, ...
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95 views

Is the grammar for this verse correct? [closed]

Is the grammar in the following verse correct? For example is Niña de Amerilla how you'd say "girl in yellow", as in yellow clothing. I'm especially concerned about the second line, starting with ...
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1answer
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Common Spanglish Words [closed]

What are commonly used Spanish words that are actually Spanglish (mix between English and Spanish)? Examples that I've heard, that I think are Spanglish, are El Cheque the check/bill - should be ...
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1answer
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Translation: I was pushed into getting past simple pleasures of life in order to catch up with the standards of maturity [closed]

tiene dificultades con traducción, pero no soy una inglaterra y por eso la frase en inglés puede ser mal también: I was pushed into getting past simple pleasures of life in order to catch up with the ...
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165 views

Why is the letter s dropped when refering to Jesus Christ in the Spanish language?

I have noticed that in the Spanish translated bible the name of Jesus when putting it together with Christ has dropped the letter s to compound it one word. Why was this done? Also in other parts of ...
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209 views

Why is the “H” in Hector pronounced?

The letter "H" is usually (always?) silent in Spanish. So why is the name "Hector" pronounced "Heck-ter" and not "Eck-ter"? Or is "Hector" an anglicization of the spelling of a name which is really ...
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1answer
138 views

Shouldn't agua be profundo instead of profunda? [duplicate]

According to Duolingo, the phrase "The water is not deep" should be translated "El agua no es profunda." instead of what I guessed, "El agua no es profundo." Since "agua" is masculine (el), shouldn't ...
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2answers
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Is a great-grandchild an “encore” descendent?

"Nieto" is a grandson (and "Nieta" presumably a granddaughter). "Bisnieto" is a great-grandson (and "bisnieta" no doubt a great-granddaughter). "Bis" means "encore." So is a grandchild an "encore" ...

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