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In the sentences you provide, izquierda and derecha are nouns, and are not bound to teatro and café. Like in many languages, the same words can be used as adjectives, and when they are used in that way, they will agree in gender with the nouns they modify (e.g., al lado derecho). But in this case, they are being used as nouns, specifically as objects of a ...


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Those sentences are actually impersonal sentences. There is no implied subject. Impersonal sentences are those in which none of the elements of the sentence can be the subject, nor have or could be supposed an implicit subject. Some examples of impersonal sentences would be: En esta biblioteca hay mucho ruido Hay muchos pájaros en ese árbol And ...


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English The -ito ending, like most diminuitives, is productive. As syrux points out, other ones like -uco, -eto, -ico, -illo, -ino, and -ín are used more commonly in certain areas and tend to be equally as productive (to his list can also be added -iño from Galicia and -ingo from the Andes). When we say a suffix is productive, that means that, ...


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Gavin, I am also a beginner learner of Spanish, and I also have been mystified about the use of el, la, los and las. I have come to the conclusion that they are no simple rules to determine when they need to be used, and when not; otherwise they would be in every beginners textbook, wouldn't they? This is what I have surmised, picking up morsels of ...


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In cases like this, sometimes it seems that certain words refer to things more important than others, but is explained by the simple use of capital letters in proper nouns. Alá es el dios de los musulmanes y Dios es el dios de los cristianos. Lowercase dios refers to some powerful spiritual being. Uppercase Dios refers to the name given to that spirit ...


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I don't know if that would be of any help, but in ICAO (and, as far as I know, in other UN bodies) Spanish translators use "seguridad operacional", whenever there's "safety" in the English document and simply "seguridad", when it is "security". The difference between the two being that safety (seguridad operacional) is understood as inherent or built-in ...


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According to RAE's DPD, these are called sustantivos comunes en cuanto al género. a) Sustantivos comunes en cuanto al género. Son los que, designando seres animados, tienen una sola forma, la misma para los dos géneros gramaticales. En cada enunciado concreto, el género del sustantivo, que se corresponde con el sexo del referente, lo señalan los ...


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En España es almohadilla, pero no se suele usar mucho ya que ya existe la abreviatura/símbolo N.º (y sus variaciones núm. y nro.) con el mismo significado. De hecho, la primera vez que aparece en una obra de la RAE es con el DPD aunque ese indica que se utiliza en las Américas como equivalente a N.º. Ahora también sale en la edición más moderna del ...


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Nouns do not have to agree in gender. For example: The man is in the house. El hombre está en la casa El hombre is masculine and la casa is feminine.


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To expound a bit on the other answers, and address one specific part of the question: Or is it a regional dialect/slang? The grammatical use of -ita / -ito is universal, however the idiomatic use of certain words is anything but! As an example mentioned in your question, "ahorita" is the normal way, in Mexico, to say "Right now" or "In just a moment" ...


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En México se llama signo de número, o simplemente número y gato. El primer nombre se dice generalmente a la hora de poner números de casas y cosas por el estilo y gato cuando se usa para otras cosas como marcar números de teléfono y claro el novedoso hashtag que solo se usa para... hashtags.


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This is a working answer — there will be updates to it (I'll remove this when I think it's done). Throughout this, I use the standard asterisk in front of a statement that is not grammatical. 1. What is a determiner? A determiner is a word that goes with a noun let's us know which, if any, (out of all of those nouns in the whole of existance), we're ...


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They aren't actually gender neutral nouns in Spanish except adjectives that have been forced into nouns like lo bueno. Neuter gender would mean they'd use the article lo, or would always use a neuter adjective form (which is -o, it matches the masculine one). Of the Romance languages, only Asturian and Romanian have significant use for the neuter with ...


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I think you would be capitalizing it if it was singular, because then you would be referring to El Cielo, as the specific (and unique of its kind) place where souls go, because you would be referring to the place by its name (proper noun). The "cielos" in plural there has the same meaning as seas, it means "all of them", "the many of them", but obviously ...


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Safety: cuidado, atención, seguridad (en el sentido de "tener precaución"). Es una acción que realiza el agente para evitar el riesgo. Security: seguridad (en el sentido de que "existen las condiciones"). Es un estado del contexto en el que el agente se expone al riesgo. "Juan camina con cuidado, y usa zapatos de seguridad"


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The prefix video- is recognized by the RAE: video-. 1. elem. compos. U. para formar palabras referentes a la televisión. Videocinta, videofrecuencia. When the RAE includes a compositional element, it does so to obviate the need to include every single potential combination, most especially for transparent uses of the term (that is, where the meaning ...


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Ambas formas se usan de igual manera en la red, y el término parece ser todavía demasiado moderno como para estar formalmente recogido en el diccionario de la RAE. Si seguimos el ejemplo de videojuego, que sí está recogido y en esa forma (no "video juego", escrito separado) el término correcto sería videotutorial. En cualquier caso, no le veo problema a ...


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I believe the term I was looking for is «nombre epiceno». From RAE: m. Gram. nombre común perteneciente a la clase de los animados que, con un solo género gramatical, puede designar seres de uno y otro sexo; p. ej., bebé, lince, pantera, víctima.


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Aquí es donde la morfología entra en acción morph(del griego forma) y logía (ciencia) Definición de morfología por la RAE: Parte de la gramática que se ocupa de la estructura de las palabras. Así pues morfología de los determinantes sería correcto: Determinante: Se suele llamar determinante a una función sintáctica desempeñada por diversos tipos de ...


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No En Español los sufijos diminutivos marcan generalmente tamaño pequeño, juventud, cariño o desdén pero no hay un estudio definitivo y las pautas se obedecen en gran medida a los usos locales o particulares del hablante. Sobre el uso de ahorita: uno de los casos más comunes es "ahorita"; que usado especialmente en Méjico para indicar urgencia, es usado ...



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