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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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Oct
14
answered Is it important to place question and exclamation marks at the start of sentence?
Oct
11
comment ¿Quienes son más afectados por el ustedeo?
Gracias por la respuests. Diría que el tuteo es más frecuente en México y en el Caribe que en Sudamérica.
Oct
11
accepted ¿Quienes son más afectados por el ustedeo?
Oct
10
comment Translation of “guilt trip”
the FD doesn't refer to the oblique reference to "trip" as used during the psychedelic era. That's part of the flavor of the idiom, for people who remember that far back.
Oct
8
asked ¿Quienes son más afectados por el ustedeo?
Oct
8
comment Are there native-born Spanish speakers that can't trill their R's?
Después de leer el artículo en Wikipedia, tengo la opinión que la /rr/ Bogotana y la de la sierra del Perú son iguales. Hace años yo me imaginé que provino del quechua. Pero tal vez no.
Oct
8
comment Are there native-born Spanish speakers that can't trill their R's?
Regional differences don't really address the original question, because children in those regions learn how to speak as the people around them do, barring any speech defects. But just to add to the list, in Puerto Rico, the RR is guttaral like a French R and not trilled. And in central Peru the RR is frequently pronounced as what a linguist described as a "voiced retroflex fricative", a phoneme I have heard nowhere else on earth.
Oct
4
comment How do you use the “passive se” with a reflexive verb?
Esta respuesta es clara. Cabe mencionar que en América, se suele emplear el pronombre "you" en forma impersonal, mientras que in Inglaterra se emplea más el pronombre impersonal "one". "How do you learn a language?". "How does one learn a language?"
Oct
4
answered What is the difference between “herramientas” and “útiles?”