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Sep
19
comment Pronunciación de la letra ge
Sería el mismo fonema, pero no necesariamente el mismo fono.
Sep
19
comment Pronunciación de la letra ge
Parecido, quizás. Igual, no. En "amigo" y "lugar", la /g/ (usualmente) se pronuncia como un aproximante.
Sep
19
comment How would you properly say this sentence in Spanish?
Is the difference between "para" and "en" dialectal? To me, "en" sounds more natural, but I'm not a native speaker.
Sep
19
comment When do you have to change adjectives ending in “-c” and another vowel to a “qu” while using “-ísimo”?
"it produces a soft sound (like S)". Or, in some places, a soft sound like Z :)
Aug
5
comment When is the indirect object pronoun required in sentences with an indirect object?
That makes no sense. How about "Le gusta ella"? Now you know what he likes, but there's still no OD. OK, so complemento de interés, sure enough. But "You can say the pronoun, the OI complete, or both" is still wrong. You cannot say "A ella compro un libro", it has to be "A ella le compro un libro". It has to be the pronoun or both. And OP didn't even ask about OD.
Jul
27
comment Translation of “CD” and “DVD”
Aha, so not "deuvedé"?
Jul
27
comment When is the indirect object pronoun required in sentences with an indirect object?
"But if you say the OI, you must say the OD." Huh? So is the sentence "Le gusta" wrong? Or "le" is not OI here? Please explain.
Jul
27
comment Word usage : te pertenece
El verbo no es reflexivo. El sujeto (3a persona) es diferente del objeto (2a persona).
Jul
27
comment Word usage : te pertenece
El verbo no es reflexivo. El sujeto (3a persona) es diferente del objeto (2a persona).
Jul
27
comment “Está hecho de…” why not “es hecho de”?
This is the only correct answer. Es + past participle = passive, está + past participle = state (permanent or not).
Jul
17
comment pensaban que no había suficientes habitaciones VS no pensaban que hubieran suficientes habitaciones
I've learned that should be "No pensaban que hubiera...". Is "había" also correct here?
Jul
11
comment Are there other words that can't be written? (like sal-le)
@CesarGon, one meaning of "digraph" is two successive letters, not necessarily with one sound. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digraph
Jul
9
comment Repartiera meaning (or what is subjunctive preterite imperfect?)
In order to provide an explanation for this specific instance, it would be helpful with context for this specific instance.
Jun
4
comment Why is “Enrique” pronunced as though it has a double “r”?
@Flimzy As for Petruza's distinction between single and double d, I don't think it's completely precise, but there is a point that dd usually occurs intervocacalically, whereas d doesn't necessarily.
Jun
4
comment Why is “Enrique” pronunced as though it has a double “r”?
@Flimzy The sound is called an alveolar flap en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intervocalic_alveolar-flapping and is used for double t and double d especially in American and Australian English. The degree of flapping depends on the speaker and how clearly you articulate, but if you pronounce "latter" and "ladder" the same, there's a good chance you are pronouncing the tt or dd as an alveolar flap, which is also the sound used for soft r in Spanish.
Jun
4
comment What does “lo” in “(no) lo es” refer to?
@krubo Good question, I think it can be both. In the former case, "lo" in not mandatory, in the latter, it is.
Jun
4
comment What does “lo” in “(no) lo es” refer to?
@hippietrail Are you thinking about "Ello" and "Esto"? Although "lo" can be the accusative versions of these, here I would say it refers to "todo" and is masculine. Unless you also consider "todo" neuter in some sense.
Jun
4
comment What does “lo” in “(no) lo es” refer to?
In the only meaningful interpretation of "El dinero lo consigue todo", "El dinero" is the subject and "todo" the object, therefore "lo" is not needed, and the example is irrelevant. Likewise, in "El dinero no lo es todo", if "El dinero" is the subject, the "lo" is not mandatory. So you're not really answering the question.