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Need a phrase from a mobile phone application [closed]

I have written a simple application for Android mobiles phones. It appears to be quite popular in a handful of non-English speaking countries, with Spain being one of them. I have managed to get most ...
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What is the sense of “Echar de Menos” for missing someone? [duplicate]

"Echar de menos" means "to miss someone." I accept this (sort of); but why? How does "throwing of less" equate to missing someone. What's the connection?
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¿Qué es un “angla” en la canción “Burbujas de amor” de Juan Luis Guerra? [closed]

Estaba escuchando a Juan Luis Guerra cantando Quisiera ser un pez cuando oí un verso que no entendí: Canta corazón con un angla imprescindible de ilusión Sueña corazón no te nubles ...
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Números grandes en español [duplicate]

Viniendo de inglés, me cuesta entender los números grandes de español, particularmente los que son más que un millón. 1 = uno (one) 10 = diez (ten) 100 = cien (hundred) 1.000 = mil (...
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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 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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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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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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“se ha” (has been) What is the origin of “se” and what is the origin of “ha”?

I came across it in Memrise app and found no more information about it in the app, googled for it some, but found nothing reasuring. (I had no idea which tag to put.) Thanks for your time.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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¿Cómo se pueden deconstruir las siguientes oraciones? How to deconstruct these sentences? [closed]

Un artículo publicado en The Four Hour Work Week blog by Tim Ferriss llamado How to Learn (But Not Master) any Language in 1 Hour sugiere que la deconstrucción de un idioma es una de las cosas más ...
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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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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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What does the suffix -ida mean?

what does the suffix "-ida" mean? Academia real gives this definition suf. Forma sustantivos derivados de verbos de la segunda y tercera conjugación, que generalmente significan 'acción y efecto'. ...
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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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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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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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Cómo se diferencian las palabras Diseño Gráfico de Diseñador Gráfico

Realmente no se me ocurre como se llaman, Diseñador Gráfico es como el título, Diseño Gráfico como el sustantivo. Esto se aplica a otras cosas, por ejemplo Desarrollador de Sistemas vs Desarrollo de ...
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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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Find the Mistakes in This Sentence

Tengo la siguiente oración de un texto que estoy traduciendo: Él,como pudo, midío en diferentes días y a diferentes horas ¿Cuales son los problemas de esta oración? ¿Cómo puedo rehacerla? I ...
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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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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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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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68 views

Translating “Makes sense” [closed]

How would the following be translated into Spanish: "The football costs 18 dollars" "Oh, that makes sense" Or just "Makes sense"
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Does this sentence contain a redundant “la”? [closed]

It seems to me that this sentence: "[...] asalto con violencia y de usar un lenguaje soez e inmoral en presencia de la la señora." ...from the translation of "To Kill a Mockingbird" ("Matar a un ...
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What make guns dangerous [closed]

Lo que hacen las armas muy peligrosas es cuando se los niños utilizan por placer. What make guns very dangerous is when kids use them for fun.
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How do you translate the following sentence? [closed]

"There have been rumours for a long time but it looks official now" The correct translation?
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Easy reading for someone with one year in Spanish language? [closed]

I have been studying Spanish once a week for two semesters now. We have covered two different past tenses plus future tense and I thought it might be a good time to start doing some reading on my own. ...
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39 views

Exceptions of forming negative statements [closed]

Spanish is full of contradictions that it's hard to know which is really correct without being a native speaker and having spoken it for long. Just take negation for example. I know in Spanish ...
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50 views

¿Qué aparatos tecnológicos usas? [closed]

¿Qué aparatos tecnológicos usas? This is a question I must answer for my work. I am only a secondary student, so low vocabulary is fine.
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343 views

Difference between casa and hogar [closed]

What is the difference between casa and hogar. They both mean home, don't they?
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74 views

The distinction among ke, gue, que, and ce, ze

As title, I cannot tell the differences. The most important is I found some spanish speakers write 'k' instead of 'que'. Why?
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12k views

Why does “no sé” mean “I don't know?” [closed]

If "no" means "no", and if "se" means "is", why does "no sé" mean "I don't know"? This has been a bit of stumbling block for me as I learn the language. I as learn how to learn, I like to know the ...
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What simple sentence types am I missing?

I created a table with various simple sentences in English translated into Spanish by Translate.com/Google Translate and Bing. It may be interesting to note that they usually render the translations ...
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574 views

“I am too picky when it comes to food” in Spanish? [closed]

How do I say 'I am too picky when it comes to food' in Spanish?
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79 views

How would you translate “Como en su día fueron…” [closed]

Hyperloop is a conceptual high-speed transportation system put forward by Elon Musk. A recent article begins with: Como en su día fueron los dirigibles o incluso los aviones, Hyperloop empieza a ...

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