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Retired. Once a programmer, then a DBA.


Mar
20
revised Are there native-born Spanish speakers that can't trill their R's?
Added distinction between "ere" and "erre" plus a few other fixups.
Mar
20
answered Are there native-born Spanish speakers that can't trill their R's?
Mar
20
comment Are there native-born Spanish speakers that can't trill their R's?
What do you mean, difficulty with "R" in english? I'll have you know that when I pahk my cah in Hahvahd Yahd, the people I meet all pronounce their "R"s in exactly the same way! ;)
Mar
10
comment Latinoamérica, Hispanoamérica, or Sudamérica?
The term "south of the border" is American slang for a region that could stretch from Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego. But most people use if to refer to Mexico, particularly the territory close to the border with the US.
Feb
20
answered Why is “voy” used in “voy perdiendo” instead of “estoy”?
Feb
18
answered How can you translate the word “whatsoever” to spanish?
Jan
18
comment Noun and adjective word order and meaning of “atomic power engineering sites” in Spanish
I don't think that "power" and "energía" refer to the same concept. Conceptually, power is energy per unit time.
Jan
18
comment Difference Between “Computadora” and “Ordenador”
Se me hace que "ordinateur" viene de la capabilitad de la máquina de llevar a cabo ordenes. De ser cierto esto, sería más conectado con programabilidad que "computer". Este último término se refiere más a la aritmética que la máquina realiza.
Dec
10
comment What is the ingredient “royal”?
There are plenty of recipes that were originally published by makers of flour, shortening, or baking powder. They would routinely put their own brand name into one of the ingredients. Sometimes, that stuck, even when the recipe was copied elsewhere.
Nov
24
comment Equivalente en idioma inglés de La Real Academia Española
Si haces la pregunta en EL&U, haz referencia también a la "Academie Francais". Puede ser más conocida que la RAE.
Nov
24
comment Equivalente en idioma inglés de La Real Academia Española
De Acuerdo. No hay.
Nov
20
comment “Po” for “pues” - anywhere else but Chile?
And, at least in Chile, "mal educado" doesn't mean poorly educated. It means impolite. ;)
Nov
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
11
answered Melómano y cinéfilo ¿Por qué se forman con sufijos diferentes?
Nov
9
comment ¿Qué palabra se usa para describir cuando un pago cubre hasta cierta fecha?
Cuando las casas de empeño usaban sistemas más primitivos, como papel, ¿qué término empleaban?
Nov
9
answered ¿Qué palabra se usa para describir cuando un pago cubre hasta cierta fecha?
Oct
16
comment Is it important to place question and exclamation marks at the start of sentence?
The second reference cited by dusan here has an answer given by Joze and edited by dusan that provides the best explanation.
Oct
16
comment Is it important to place question and exclamation marks at the start of sentence?
You need some punctuation to mark the end of the sentence. Using the question mark or exclamation point completes the pair, and make them work like brackets.
Oct
16
comment Is it important to place question and exclamation marks at the start of sentence?
I don't think so. It's a convention, to be sure. But hardly a convention with no rationale. Notice where the upside down question is in your example. It's at precisely the point where the intonation has to indicate a question. Coincidence? I'm not convinced.
Oct
14
revised Is it important to place question and exclamation marks at the start of sentence?
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