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Nov
13
answered Direct or indirect object for textear?
Nov
12
comment Por qué el español se pronuncia como se escribe?
En lo de Wikipedia dicen lo siguiente "El primer intento de dotar de un código gráfico sistemático data del reinado de Alfonso X, que intentaría ajustar las diversas soluciones adoptadas por sus predecesores a un criterio fundamentalmente fonográfico."
Nov
12
answered Por qué el español se pronuncia como se escribe?
Nov
1
answered ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre “no te vayas” y “no te vayas a ir”?
Oct
24
comment Are there no gophers in Spain?
if a gopher is an almost unknown animal for the reader, it stands to reason that the noun for a gopher will be an almost unknown word.
Oct
23
comment Are there no gophers in Spain?
Better yet, go to the Wikipedia article on "Gopher" (by clicking on the link above), and then select "Español" from the language menu on the left. You'll get the corresponding Wikipedia article in Spanish. Lots of detail.
Oct
19
comment Are there no gophers in Spain?
doesn't "topo" mean "mole"?
Oct
19
suggested rejected edit on pronunciación tag wiki
Oct
17
comment Cómo decir la expresión «difficult cookie to crumble» en español
La frase difficult cookie no equivale a tough cookie. Significan la misma cosa, pero tough cookie presenta un juego de palabras que se pierde con difficult cookie
Oct
16
comment Cómo decir la expresión «difficult cookie to crumble» en español
De acuerdo con Diego. Viene de "That's the way the cookie crumbles". En este sentido, "tough cookie" tiene cierto valor humorístico, porque puede signicar una galleta difícil de masticar.
Oct
15
comment Why is “ser” and not “estar” used for expressing the current time?
Time is not mutable, even though it makes everything else mutable. But I'm with those who say it's best not to get too philosophical about word usages.
Oct
13
answered Should I use SER or ESTAR to talk about when an event takes place?
Sep
24
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Sep
21
comment Preterite vs Imperfect with Poder
Add to this, the negative, no podía ir al cine, implies that no attempt was made.
Sep
21
comment imperative or subjunctive
The way I learned it, it was a subjunctive. But this was very elementary education (1st through 6th grades), in a Spanish speaking country. I didn't take courses in Spanish in high school or college, except for one course in Latin American literature. So I know how to speak, but I really don't know the grammar.
Sep
20
comment Is Spain the only country that uses “vosotros” for “you all”?
Throughout Latin America, the majority of Bibles use the vosotros form for the 2nd person plural. Almost everyone familiar with the Bible recognizes it, even if they don't use it.
Aug
22
answered “Fine line between” in Spanish?
Aug
8
comment ¿Existe alguna traducción adecuada para “Habemos” en inglés?
Cabe añadir que, en latin, la palabra "habemus" quiere decir "tenemos". Por ejemplo, "habemus papam". Esto puede dar lugar a que cierta gente insista en usar una forma incorrecta, porque suena a lo académico.
Aug
8
comment Why do Spanish words have gender?
did you mean "there be dragons"?
Aug
7
comment How should I pronounce Spanish single 'r' and 'l'?
As a sidebar, please note that "r" and "l" confusion is not limited to Asians. It's endemic. Note the way the country name, "Argelia" is written. Compare to the way the same country name is written in English or French.