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It seems that gracia comes from latin gratia and this one from gratus which means "agradable, agradecido" (pleasant, grateful). I don't think that those meanings are that opposed. We could find a common root for "divertido/gracioso" and "hermosura". In "la gracia de una cisne" it means "with movements pleasant to see" (hermosos, bellos, placenteros de ...


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This phenomenon only happens in the pretérito imperfecto de subjuntivo; the other verbal forms you mention are, in fact, variations of this (the pluscuamperfecto is formed using the imperfecto form of the auxiliary verb haber, after all). Originally, only the -se form had this value, while the -ra form was the pretérito pluscuamperfecto de indicativo by ...


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You need to use the definite article when you are referring to abstract beings or entities, in a general meaning (See this related question). La paciencia es una virtud La valentía vive aquí La libertad es una estado de la mente El amor nunca muere. Obviously the definite article wouldn't matter for the graphical representation, but if ...


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Haciendo una búsqueda en Google obtenemos los siguientes resultados: provocar el reflejo da 52 400 resultados, de los que todos los primeros tienen el sentido buscado causar el reflejo da 14 100 resultados, en algunos de los cuales la palabra reflejo se refiere a reflejo óptico llamar el reflejo (expresión que no había oído antes) da 26 400 resultados, ...


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Yes, the other answer is correct. In Spain that expression is also known, but not particularly used. A small wooden knife doesn't cut at all, but it keeps ripping. If your friend says that to his kid, it means that the kid is not behaving well and your friend is feeling like irritated since the kid is acting like a knife that doesn't cut but don't stop ...


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Gracia is a word with a lot of meanings. In RAE http://lema.rae.es/drae/?val=gracia you can found, among others: gracia. (Del lat. gratĭa). ... \5. f. Habilidad y soltura en la ejecución de algo. Baila con mucha gracia \8. f. Dicho o hecho divertido o sorprendente. So the sentences you show match these specific meanings: Tendría ...


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Definitively, you have to add articles to refer to abstract beings as subjects. In addition to previous answers, I'd like to add that a phrase like "La Valentía vive aquí" seems a bit odd, I'd go for a expression like: "El lugar donde vive la Valentía" Here you change your subject from Valentía to aquí ("El lugar" --> aquí) giving more emphasis to the ...


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Yo lo diría de la siguiente forma: Esto me genera el reflejo vomitivo. "genera el reflejo" tiene 1,460,000 resultados donde están incluidos los otros significados de la palabra, sin embargo, creo que una palabra polisémica puede utilizar el mismo verbo y el significado tomado dependerá más del contexto que del verbo que se uttilice.


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A wooden knife cant cut, so it means that it would take a long time to kill someone with a wooden knife. Which means that this is a constant issue with her kid, and while it wont kill her it is certainly annoying. Just imagine yourself getting killed by a wooden knife, while it wont kill you, it will be very annoying while someone tries to do it. or a ...


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Sí, tiene connotación negativa. En Chile (y, según tu ejemplo, también en Argentina) es una de esas palabras en las que la carga afectiva generalmente supera en relevancia al significado literal. Se las puede usar para molestar u ofender, pero también para expresar cariño en ciertos contextos. Podría ser equivalente a enano en el caso de la estatura o cerdo ...



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