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awarded  Scholar
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accepted How can I translate “un ámbito cerrado” into English?
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comment How can I translate “un ámbito cerrado” into English?
The tricky thing about translating poetry is to make the result match some of the "feel" of the source, which isn't always possible. (Thanks for the affirmation. ;-)
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comment How to pronounce the consonants “y” and “ll”?
@hippietrail: I spent 2 months in the Summer of 2001 in Mexico City. My Spanish went from basic to "can carry a conversation on the street" there. For the longest time, I couldn't figure out why people were talking about a guy named "Joe". It seemed most prevalent in the center of the city, but I can't be sure. I hear it very occasionally around Los Angeles. My South and Central American amigos have commented on it too, so I don't think I'm crazy. ;-)
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comment Origin and usage of “¿” and “¡”
I don't know about Spanish, but the inverted exclamation mark was proposed as a symbol for irony by John Wilkins in 1666. Perhaps he borrowed the symbol from Spanish or perhaps Spanish borrowed it from him or perhaps this is a case of convergent evolution.
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awarded  Editor
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revised How to pronounce the consonants “y” and “ll”?
Bad substitution.
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answered How to pronounce the consonants “y” and “ll”?
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awarded  Nice Question
Nov
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comment How important are accents in written Spanish?
¡Hola, Richard! It's good to see a familiar face. Did you mean to leave off the accents in the two examples you gave? It sounds like contradictory advice. (And s/consfusing/confusing/. ;-)
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asked How important are accents in written Spanish?
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awarded  Student
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awarded  Teacher
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answered How to translate “I can't wait…”
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asked How can I translate “un ámbito cerrado” into English?
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