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Apr
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comment How indefinite should the timeframe be for imperfect to be used?
The Spanish imperfect is analogous to the English past progressive. You used a past progressive when you gave us the English sentence "were talking". In conversation, if you use the imperfect whenever you would use the past progressive in English, you'll be right most of the time. In written Spanish, you may need to be more cautious.
Mar
7
comment ¿Hay algunas diferencias entre “asombrado” y “asombroso”?
Las diferencias en inglés y español son iguales. "asombrado" describe el observador, y "asombroso" describe lo observado.
Mar
3
comment ¿Latinoamérica: por qué se usa “latino” con un sustantivo feminino?
I looked up Latinoamérica in my copy of the Pequeño Larousse Ilustrado (ink on paper, last century) where I found it in the third section where proper names and place names are defined. It gave the usual definition, but nothing about the etymology.
Mar
3
comment ¿Latinoamérica: por qué se usa “latino” con un sustantivo feminino?
OK, I stand corrected in one regard. In words like "purasangre", agreement does apply. So it looks like it applies sometime, but not always. And, it's important to realize that most evolutions in language are not done by people consciously following rules, but rather speaking in a way that seems "natural" to them. Linguists come along later, and discover the rules through analysis.
Feb
26
comment ¿Latinoamérica: por qué se usa “latino” con un sustantivo feminino?
I just mean part of a word. That makes it not an adjective. No references.
Feb
26
answered ¿Latinoamérica: por qué se usa “latino” con un sustantivo feminino?
Feb
15
comment How does the conditional form separate the four words it translates to?
"must have" is an English phrase that does not mean what the two words mean separately. It's a conjecture about something that happened based on something other than direct observation.
Feb
8
answered What are the acceptable ways to say, “I have no idea.”?
Feb
7
answered Pretérito imperfecto de subjuntivo para el condicional
Dec
25
revised Can Spanish distinguish between “lonely” and “alone”?
It says adverbio in the source.
Nov
21
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Nov
21
reviewed Approve ¿Cuál es el origen de la frase “media naranja”?
Nov
21
reviewed Approve When is it appropriate to say “buenos días”?
Nov
21
reviewed Approve Uso de “estuve” y “estaba”
Nov
21
answered ¿El primer uso de artículo indefinido en esta frase es correcto?
Nov
19
answered Why do we say “la cena está preparada” and not “está preparado”?
Nov
18
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Nov
11
comment Is “síguenos” a real Spanish word?
"Follow me" would be "sígueme" in Spanish, and this phrasing is much older than the Internet. "síguenos" is the same phrase, only with a plural object.
Nov
11
comment What is the difference between “me gusta” and “a mí me gusta?”
It's a matter of emphasis. The extra "a mí" shifts the emphasis onto who likes it, implying but not stating that others might not like it.
Nov
3
answered Translating “each other's” in Spanish