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Jul
10
comment How do you say “carpet” in Mexican Spanish?
Carpeta sounds like a rip-off from English to me. In Spain, we call it moqueta. The RAE dictionary says moqueta is a kind of cloth used for carpets, but we certainly use it to mean a "whole room carpet".
Jul
5
comment When should we use articles before nouns and when are articles not required?
+1 but there are country names which have been historically used with an article (el Perú, la Argentina, el Brasil, el Líbano, la India, el Japón...), though nowadays it is less used. Also, there are places, at least here in Spain, where the article before people's names is quite common. There are even "rules" about it in some of those areas (e.g. all female names can have an article, but only male names starting with a vowel sound can)
Jul
4
comment Preferred word for 'T-shirt'
Also, polo for polo shirt
Jul
4
comment When should we use articles before nouns and when are articles not required?
We definitely say "la leche": la leche es blanca, la leche tiene calcio, me gusta la leche... I would say that almost always nouns go with an article. In fact, we often have problems knowing when not to use an article in English.
Jul
1
reviewed Approve Difference between Spanish and Catalan
Jul
1
comment Watch TV Show with English or lower quality Spanish Subtitles
I would agree if the wording were "not totally correct". But the OP says it "is completely different" (imagine Spanish-from-Spain audio with Spanish-from-Mexico subtitles, they can be completely different). In that case, I would say the subtitles don't help much.
Jun
27
answered How do you conjugate the first-person imperative?
Jun
27
comment Definition of “burris”
Could it be an altered form of "burro"?
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
20
reviewed Approve ¿Cual es el orden apropiado para un substantivo con adjetivo y/o participio + “de”?
Jun
18
comment How do you introduce yourself on the phone?
I've gone through a few links and "soy..." or "habla..." seem to be the most recommended ways.
Jun
18
answered How do you introduce yourself on the phone?
Jun
12
answered What's the meaning of “carne mechada”?
Jun
7
answered “a” personal en “Yo les presento a mi novio a mis padres”?
Jun
3
answered What is the meaning of “palabra” in this context?
May
27
answered Participating in a Spanish proficiency test?
May
17
comment Identifying masculine and feminine words
True. In this case, it doesn't happen often. I was thinking in exceptions to "rules" in languages in general. Those exceptions often happen in very usual words. Like, irregular verbs both in Spanish and English.
May
17
reviewed Approve Identifying masculine and feminine words
May
17
comment Identifying masculine and feminine words
Más referencias a "esta agua"
May
17
comment Identifying masculine and feminine words
@Arkana Los casos ambiguos, se pueden comprobar tanto en el link que he dado como en sus definiciones de la RAE. También es muy posible que algunas palabras vayan perdiendo su "ambigüedad" con el tiempo y el uso. Y respecto al agua, la RAE insiste en que para las palabras que empiezan con a tónica sólo cambian los artículos "la" y "una" por "el" y "un". Para los demás, la forma femenina. Lo dice en el link en mi respuesta, y también en la ortografía