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Jan
23
comment Suffixes interchangeability
Other regional variations are "-ico" (very used in Navarra) and "-uco" (in Cantabria)
Jan
23
comment Why would you ever say “el vino está delicioso”?
Yes, you could say "este vino es delicioso", but then maybe the flashcard should have been "this wine is delicious"...
Dec
27
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Nov
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Oct
22
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Oct
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Sep
30
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Sep
9
comment Using El, La, Los and Las when it seems that they should not be used
Spanish speakers often have trouble knowing when to omit the article in English.
Aug
6
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Aug
6
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Jul
23
comment Vegetables in Spanish
Often, "bocadillo vegetal" is a "bocadillo" which has lettuce and tomato, or other vegetables. It can have tuna as @JoulSauron says, but also chicken or other meats. Just google for "vegetal de pollo" and you'll see. I've never understood it, by the way.
Jun
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May
30
comment Translating “if I had to” in Spanish
"Si hubiese tenido que hacerlo, habría saltado la cuerda"
May
30
comment Translating “if I had to” in Spanish
It's not hubiese, but habría. The subjunctive goes in the "si..." part, and the conditional in the other one.
May
30
comment Translating “if I had to” in Spanish
Tuviera and tuviese are exactly the same. If you look at any conjugation table, you'll see that it always says "tuviera o tuviese" (or so it should). For example, this one
May
30
comment Translate “…when you're done” in Spanish
I disagree with your disagreement. It's cuando termines. I don't remember the grammatical rules well enough to explain the reasons, but it's the kind of thing a native speaker knows. It doesn't matter if it's a doubt or an expectation. You have to use the subjunctive. Cuando + present infinitive implies a contiuous action "cuando termino el trabajo, (siempre o habitualmente) guardo la pala". In this case, it is a one-time action and not a continuous one.
May
28
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May
28
answered Translation of “ahora”
May
28
comment What is the difference between “es” and “está”?
@Em1 No, you are right. The second person imperative is "está" (RAE conjugation table), or "esté" for the formal use (usted). Now, I think I've never heard "está" used like that, but it's quite common in its pronominal(?) form: estate. Some examples: estate quieto, estate seguro de que [...], estate tranquilo...