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comment Why does “Se habla español” translate to “We speak Spanish”?
se is the "reflexive." Me hablo, I talk to MYself. Se habla one talks to ONEself. Hablarse is the infinitive, and se habla is the conjugated form of the expression.
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comment Ser vs estar in sentences about composition
possible duplicate of Why should we use estar over ser for being old or fat?
16h
comment How do you say “coming” in Spanish?
Why the downvote (which I cancelled). These seems like an acceptable (if less common) translation to me.
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comment What does “churir” mean?
If "churros" is the word for a certain pastry, does it refer to a "wrinkled" pastry? Or are the two words, churro and churir unrelated?
Dec
17
comment How do I say ‘It looks to me’ in Spanish?
@JoulSauron: Please see my meta question: meta.spanish.stackexchange.com/questions/321/…
Dec
17
comment How do I say 'It feels like' in Spanish?
@JorgeCampos: Please see my meta question: meta.spanish.stackexchange.com/questions/321/…
Dec
17
comment How do I say 'It feels like' in Spanish?
You're supposed to post an attempt at (Spanish) translation in your question, which would then differentiate it from the German version (which should have its own attempt). My own "try" at this one is "Me siento," which I posted as a comment rather than answer, because it may be wrong. We're here to correct "self learners," not translate from scratch.
Dec
17
comment How do I say ‘It looks to me’ in Spanish?
This would be a better question if you offered your own translation "try." If you said, "I think the expression is 'yo parezco' " (wrong), the question would be ok. At SE, we are here to correct your efforts, but not to teach from scratch.
Dec
17
comment “¿Qué haciendo?” and “¿qué estás haciendo?”
"South America" in this context, includes America (the United States), or to be more exact, the Spanish-speaking elements of it. It is a place where many "corruptions" can be found.
Nov
18
comment How to Translate “Sabor A Mi” into English
I think I was confused by the context of all the other verbs in the lyrics, and therefore took sabor as a verb: Tanto tiempo DISFRUTAMOS de este amor nuestras almas se ACERCARON tanto a as que yo guardo tu sabor pero tu LLEVAS tambien SABOR a mi. Si NEGARAS mi presencia ...
Nov
13
comment List of most commonly used Spanish words
@Flimzy: Could we put a "historical lock" on this question? It was heavily upvoted and favorited at the time it was asked. It is "off topic" today, but not when it was asked. And the maybe close the other, newer question as a duplicate?
Oct
14
comment Como se dice 'elevator pitch' en espanol?
@AdamBrown: "Quickie" has the same connotations in American English. I was using the term "metaphorically" (although an elevator is a place to have one of the original). It was a bad (and unintended) pun that I referred to as "slang" but served as a stepping stone to the translation.
Oct
13
comment Como se dice 'elevator pitch' en espanol?
@AdamBrown: What is a "rapidin." Does it have "social" connotations?
Sep
18
comment Como se dice 'elevator pitch' en espanol?
@Fran: Ok, edited per your suggestion.
May
14
comment Could General Pablo Morrillo have been misunderstood as saying “Spain does not need wise people.”?
Welcome to the site. An upvote for a good, knowledgeable first answer.
Apr
25
comment Differences in usage between “dejar” and “permitir”?
Welcome to the site: An upvote for a good answer. Possibly a "bonus" for an "acceptance," but I like to wait a day or two before making up my mind.
Mar
6
comment How can I distinguish between “girlfriend,” “fiancée” and “bride”, which are all “novia”?
Is it true that the "strongest" term is prometida for a fiancee? I was told that in some Spanish-speaking cultures, if a woman wants to discourage "attention," she should wear only her engagement (and not wedding) ring. Apparently, a"jaded" married woman is considered "fair game" for a "proposition," but a (newly) affianced woman in the throes of love is not.
Jan
27
comment Do Spanish verbs have principal parts?
@AndersonGreen: That I don't know. I know certain conjugations, but not the rules behind them.
Nov
11
comment How to say “become” in Spanish?
Welcome to the site. An upvote to get you started.
Nov
9
comment ¿Es correcto decir “esto no tiene sentido”?
@jachguate: In parts of Latin America. It is a favorite expression of a Peruvian friend of mine.