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answered When is “ello” used?
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answered Indicative vs. subjunctive in “no importa qué dice el destino”
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comment How can I translate the expression “sour grapes” to Spanish?
Despecho is usually used more in love affairs though it could apply to any other areas (but quite unusual). If I hear "ella está despechada" I would think automatically that she had problems with love.
Dec
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comment Is there a connection between “cuchillo” and “cuchara”?
@Peter Taylor It's the first time I see that word, but looking at RAE dictionary the definitions don't have anything to do with a knife (it means crooked, cat...). It would be as if you compare in English "tun", "tune" and "tunnel"... they don't have a coomon context meaning, while "cuchillo, "cuchillada", "cuchillero"... does
Dec
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comment Differences between “aun”, “hasta”, and “incluso” to indicate extremes?
"Hasta" and "Incluso" are more used than "aun" (for this kind of sentences) in my opinion, at least in Spain. But as they mean exactly the same so you can use any of them always.
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answered Differences between “aun”, “hasta”, and “incluso” to indicate extremes?
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answered Is there a connection between “cuchillo” and “cuchara”?
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comment Is there a connection between “cuchillo” and “cuchara”?
I would say the roots are different. I think it is cuchill (cuchillo, cuchillazo,...) and cuchar (cucharilla, cuchara, cucharazo) so they don't have the same root.
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comment judging something as poor (objectively) , bad (emotionally)
"malo" for bad and "pobre" for poor can also be used in the same way
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comment Why don't Spanish words start with “sp”?
@Jon Ericson updated with an explanation about it. Spanish syllables aren't the same as English ones.
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answered Why don't Spanish words start with “sp”?
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comment What is a good, original Spanish childrens novel to help learn grammar and vocab?
Maybe you should try an abridge version of a book instead of the original one. They are easier because they have been specially written for people who are learning.
Nov
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comment Is it bad to address a young male as “señor”?
+1 for "Perdone" and "Disculpe" because they are the most polite options to address an unknown person. As well, the waiter can address you as "caballero" if it's a very formal situation.
Nov
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comment Appropriate way to answer a negative yes/no question
I'd add that the usual answer to avoid ambiguity is "Sí, sí uso" or "No, no uso". It's usual to repeat "sí"/"no" in real life to makes things clearer.
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answered How can I say “colmo” properly in English?
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