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Jul
25
comment ¿Cuál es el origen de los nombres de los números?
@deStrangis La quiero elaborar un poco más, cuando tenga algo de tiempo la paso como respuesta.
Jul
24
comment ¿Cuál es el origen de los nombres de los números?
Vienen del latín, claro, y por lo que veo, en latín sí que tienen sentido. Once por ejemplo es "undecim", se ve de donce sale la palabra "once", y además se ve que coge la idea de "diez y uno". Sin embargo, date cuenta de que el sistema decimal no se adoptó en Europa hasta la Edad Media, por entonces se usaban los números romanos. 18 por ejemplo es "duodeviginti", que supongo que será algo como "veinte menos dos".
Jul
12
comment How do you say “carpet” in Mexican Spanish?
No, the word for what is asking would be "moqueta", spanning the entire room.
Jun
24
comment ¿Por qué la gente se ríe cuando me presento como “Fénix, como el ave”?
A mí me haría gracia si alguien se presenta así en inglés, alemán, castellano, francés...
Jun
7
comment What is the difference between “congestión del tráfico” and “congestión de tráfico”?
I have edited the title for you, I hope you have learned for your next question :)
Jun
7
comment What is the difference between “congestión del tráfico” and “congestión de tráfico”?
The title of the question should be more descriptive: what is "them"?
Jun
7
comment Gramatica: if the sentence is correctly written
I'm closing this question because it's not a real question. Edit it to make it real question and vote to reopen it.
May
27
comment What's the difference between rezar and orar? Are there any other ways to say 'to pray'?
¡Bienvenida a Spanish.SE! Links are useful, but with the time they can break the information be unaccesible. You should quote the relevant parts of the link in your answer or the answer will be downvoted or deleted. Please read this on How to answer. ¡Gracias!
Apr
29
comment Why do you use “al” before a verb?
The OP is not really asking the meaning of "al llegar", but the use of "al".
Apr
16
comment 'Controlar' en lenguaje formal
"Controlar" en el sentido de "ejercer el control" o "mantener bajo control" no está tan desencaminado.
Apr
12
comment ¿Es válido decir “eso pasó ahorita”?
¿Quieres decir "paso" o "pasó"?
Mar
16
comment How would you translate the word “badass” to Spanish?
@Joze But this would happen with most of translation questions, as is part of the language itself to have more than one translation, and it's up to the word, every case is different. We should open a discussion on meta.
Mar
14
comment Easy reading for someone with one year in Spanish language?
Questions that don't have an specific answer, that the answer is a list or "how can I improve Spanish" are out of the scope of the Spanish.SE, and Stack Exchange in general.
Mar
8
comment ¿Por qué la diferencia entre s y z/c solo se da en España?
Nunca lo había escuchado, jeje. Pienso que simplemente en el sur de España se perdió el sonido "zeta" y pasó a ser "ese", es decir, se empezó a sesear.
Mar
8
comment ¿Por qué la diferencia entre s y z/c solo se da en España?
Eso no es ceceo :) Ceceo es pronunciar "ese" y "zeta" como /θ/ (como en inglés "thin"). Por ejemplo, "casa" y "caza" se pronuncian igual como /kaθa/. A lo que tú te refieres y explicas muy bien, es decir "casa" y "caza" de forma distinta: /kasa/ y /kaθa/. Por otro lado, piensa que para mí (yo hago justo lo que tú preguntas) es curioso el seseo, es decir, pronunciar todo como "ese" ;)
Mar
5
comment How would you translate the word “badass” to Spanish?
"Cabrón" is also used is Spain. My guess is that most times there will be a regional popular vulgar saying because "badass" is also vulgar. Usually, vulgar slang has its own regional vocabulary in Spanish.
Mar
4
comment How do you describe a pie pan in Spanish?
@PeterTaylor, well, depending what you mean by "coca" :D But yes, bizcocho can be of any shape, it's a sponge cake.
Mar
3
comment What does “alma sucia” mean?
Where did you hear it? Was it in a book, TV, song...? You could put the full sentence if you remember it. Usually it is useful to know the context if it is not an idiom.
Feb
25
comment How do you describe a pie pan in Spanish?
Could you add a picture so users can effectively identify it? Maybe it's easier than giving a translation, as it seems it doesn't work.
Feb
25
comment How does it form a conditional event which will happen in the future?
It's exactly the same construction, present of subjunctive, so you have to use it in the verb "estar".