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What are the pronunciation rules for Castilian Spanish?

English I'm currently a Junior in High School in Washington State taking Spanish 2, and my teacher last year was from Argentina. She always pronounced y and ll like /ʒ/, but my teacher this year who ...
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¿Cómo explicar de forma sencilla la diferencia entre “a ver” y “haber”?

Aunque ya tenemos en el sitio una pregunta sobre "Haber" vs "A ver", en esa pregunta la diferencia se explica de forma académica, usando tecnicismos que pueden importarle poco al ...
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“Subject” in Spanish as in “Subjects to study in the mechanical engineering (university)”

Question What is the right word(s) to use regarding "Subject" to work on or discuss such as in "Subjects to study at the engineering course at the university" or "Today's subject to work on is Oyster"...
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“Engage”: ¿Acoplar o engranar?

I would like to translate "engage" as in Engaging in a dialogue I hesitate to use "acoplando" since I think this has a sexual connotation. I propose "engranando." Do you like this? Do you have ...
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Recommendations for hard-copy dictionary for middle schoolers [closed]

I am looking for recommendations on dictionaries suitable for English language learners (immigrants) in middle school. English-Spanish and Spanish-English dictionaries will be needed.
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Anybody Use Multiple Editions of Assimil in Parallel? [closed]

I find myself in possession of two editions of Assimil's Spanish course with a third edition on it's way. Namely I have the 1957 edition of Spanish Without Toil, and the 1987 edition (actually recent ...
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Si quiero mantener un juicio neutro, ¿debo usar “los que somos hábiles” o “los que son hábiles”?

Esta duda surge de la conjugación diferente de la primera y tercera personas del plural en español, la cual no está presente algunos idiomas. Supóngase que estoy hablando con una persona de confianza ...
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Distinguishing “quiz” and “test”

In American English, a "quiz" is like a "test" or "exam," but it is typically shorter (in length and duration) and less heavily weighted. In Spanish class I learned "test" was examen and "quiz" was ...
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“Major” and “minor” (emphasis of study in college)

In many universities in the US, students choose a primary specialty to study (called their "major") and optionally a secondary emphasis (called a "minor"). How would these terms be expressed in ...