Cayetano Gonçalves

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Feb
8
awarded  Yearling
Feb
13
answered When should I use 'al'?
Feb
13
comment When to use “tratar de” and when to use “intentar” for “to try to”?
"Nunca he probado la tortilla de patata." - For some reason I want to translate this as "I have never tasted a Spanish Omelette."
Feb
13
comment When to use “tratar de” and when to use “intentar” for “to try to”?
In almost all senses they are interchangeable, particularly in daily speech. Tratar de is most common, except for tasting something; probar must be used.
Feb
13
awarded  Commentator
Feb
13
comment “Te elegimos a ti en concreto”. Isn't it pleonasm? When is it allowed?
At least where I live, it is unusual to hear me gusta... people almost always say a mí me gusta... (at least when starting a sentence) as a form of politeness to emphasize that it is only your liking and not necessarily universal. Also see: buscon.rae.es/dpdI/…
Feb
13
comment Is “me gustas” ever right?
You beat me to it. etymonline.com/…
Feb
13
comment Is there a rule for forming the diminutive of names?
Manolo ya es apodo de Manuel.
Feb
12
comment Approximant vs. fricative realization of /b/, /d/, /g/
غ from Arabic, it truly is a fricative, and I have never EVER heard the guttural gargle sound this letter makes in Spanish. See: Voiced velar fricative
Feb
12
comment Why is sport in Spanish 'deporte' and not 'esporte'?
Bravo, you win!
Feb
10
comment What does “lo” in “(no) lo es” refer to?
Respeusta perfecta Nexus, sucinta y precisa.
Feb
10
comment Preterit of ser and ir
The preterite of ser is from the latin version of esse, which uses the 'fui' root You are just restating the presupposition from the question.
Feb
10
comment How does one chain noun adjuncts in Spanish?
We do this in Andalucía, I thought it was it was a feature of andaluz.
Feb
10
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Feb
9
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Feb
9
revised How does one chain noun adjuncts in Spanish?
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Feb
9
answered How does one chain noun adjuncts in Spanish?
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Feb
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