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Soy programador de computadoras de tiempo completo para eFolder, Inc, y trabajo de forma remota. Soy de Wichita, KS pero he estado viajando del mundo desde junio de 2013.


I'm a full-time software developer for eFolder, Inc, working remotely. I from Wichita, KS but have been traveling the globe since June, 2013.


Mar
3
comment ¿Cuántas formas verbales hay en el español?
1. Cuantas formas hay en inglés es off-topic aquí. 2. Cuando dices "formas verbales", ¿a qué refieres? tiempos verbales?
Mar
2
comment Is this a proper (non-awkward) translation?
As it's written, this question is simply asking for a translation--or verification of an automatic translation. We are not a translation service. It's appropriate to question automatic translations, but try to make your questions here very specific. Is there a particular part of the sentence that seems off to you, that you have reason to doubt?
Feb
25
comment ¿Cuál es el origen del modismo “es equis” para decir que algo no es malo ni bueno, sino “más o menos”?
@c.p.: I have edited the question to focus on the origin of the phrase, rather than its regional usage.
Feb
13
comment Is it “Tú juegas como el” or “Tú juegas como él”?
"You play as him" would mean, taken literally, "You are playing the part of him." Like saying "You play as Captain Hook." Whereas "You play as he" has the meaning of "You play in the same manner in which he plays." Both can be grammatically correct, but they have different meanings, and the latter is far more common, and almost certainly what the original context intended.
Feb
13
comment Is it “Tú juegas como el” or “Tú juegas como él”?
Fair enough... although I believe that's technically incorrect as well (even though people speak that way).
Feb
13
comment Is it “Tú juegas como el” or “Tú juegas como él”?
+1 Very nice answer.
Feb
13
comment Clarficiation needed on “su”
It might be worth mentioning that a very similar construct is ambiguous in English, as well... Consider: I was speaking to Jane's mother, and she is looking for her sister. -- Is Jane looking for Jane's sister? Is Jane looking for Jane's aunt? Is Jane's mother looking for Jane's sister? Is Jane's mother looking for Jane's aunt?
Feb
13
comment Is it “Tú juegas como el” or “Tú juegas como él”?
Can you elaborate to explain why that is the correct answer? Simply providing the correct answer on a multiple-choice question doesn't make for especially valuable content. :)
Feb
13
comment Is the Spanish in Don Quixote too archaic to be useful for those learning Spanish?
Whether Don Quixote, or any text, is useful for a Spanish learner is a very subjective question; it depends on the particular learner, their learning styles and preferences, their current level of Spanish knowledge, and their objectives as a student. As such, I am closing this question as Primarily Opinion Based. I'm open to edits to make it more objective, but I'm honestly not sure how to salvage this question for the site.
Feb
13
comment “Quieres” vs “Quieras”
I think you have done a good job of explaining which forms are correct, but can you elaborate as to why?
Feb
13
comment How to handle the ambiguity of the verb “presentar”, when both objects (DO and IO) are present?
Welcome to Spanish.SE. Thanks for the good first question.
Feb
6
comment How do you change tambien to the negative?
Can you provide an example of a sentence where you would use "también" in the negative, to make it more clear what you're asking?
Feb
1
comment Latin Abbreviations in Spanish
I see i. e. in the list, and ej., but not e. g..
Jan
31
comment What does the word pinche mean?
So it has the same origin as the English word slut... interesting.
Jan
31
comment What vowels and consonants are used in the Spanish language?
@Envite: 1) I disagree. The English version of the wiki page does not list & as a vowel, because in English it is pronounced as and, whereas in Spanish it is a vowel, pronounced as i or y. 2) Your link provides a list of letters in the alphabet; this is not a list of all possible letters. Just because & is not a member of the 27-letter Spanish alphabet does not mean it's not a letter. Even in English & was historically considered the 27th letter of the alphabet.
Jan
31
comment What vowels and consonants are used in the Spanish language?
@ArcDare: vowels and consonants are phenomes, not letters. Letters are used to represent phenomes, thus vowels and consonants. But letters are not vowels and consonants. The idea that letters are either vowels or consonants is a grade-school level over-simplification, that is not appropriate for an expert-level Q&A site.
Jan
31
comment What vowels and consonants are used in the Spanish language?
@Envite: 1) Wikipedia, the source I was quoting, disagrees with you saying "la letras A, E, I, O, U, Y, & se utilizan para representar vocales". 2) How do you know it's not a letter? It certainly fits the definition of "letter" on both wikipedia and dictionary.com.
Jan
31
comment What vowels and consonants are used in the Spanish language?
You're confusing letters with vowels and consonants.
Jan
31
comment What vowels and consonants are used in the Spanish language?
I edited the title to match the question; the question was always about which vowels are in Spanish. See my answer above for a complete explanation of which vowels exist in each language. But as an example, Spanish doesn't have the "oo" vowel as in the English word "good". English also does have the ñ consonant, as in the words onion and canyon--it's just spelled differently in English. English does not have a trilled r consonant, Spanish does.
Jan
31
comment ¿Cómo se puede llamar al español hablado en América Latina?
Técnicamente, todo español es latino. De hecho, "América Latina" se llama eso porque fue habitado hablantes latinos--Español, Portugués, y Francés. Por eso, prefiero yo el término español de Latinomérica, aun que otros entienden "Español Latino" para significar la misma cosa.