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Conjunto de reglas que rigen la creación de frases en un lenguaje. // Set of structural rules that govern the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

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Ser consciente and Estar consciente- difference between them and possible discrepancies

I hate posing a ''ser' versus ''estar'' question but here it is nonetheless. According to EL CASTELLLANO: ¿Ser consciente o estar consciente? Consulta: ¿Soy consciente o estoy consciente? ¿Cual es la ...
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Why are articles used in phrases like "...como la tuya" or "...que la tuya"?

There is nothing much to explain, but I had encounter sentences like "Quiero una falda bonita como la tuya" and "Mi mama es mas joven que la tuya" on Duolingo and I am very curious ...
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"años luces" vs. "años luz"

Hola ~ ¿Por qué no es "años luces" sino "años luz"? ¡Muchas gracias! "Para medir la distancia de la mayoría de los cuerpos del espacio usamos los años luz. Un año luz es la ...
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Reflexive verb and pronoun

I've been having a bit of difficulty grasping the use of particular reflexive and non-reflexive verbs, especially when they conjugate the same as each other. I understand the non-reflexive use, so my ...
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Why is Spanish so hard to pronounce [closed]

The dashes and dots above the letters make it confusing to pronounce!
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I can't understand this Se

"Encontré un pétalo de rosa y se la puse debajo de su almohada." Why Is it "se la puse"? I don't see any indirect object, it's not passive voice, the verb isn't reflexive, and it ...
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No soy mucho de.... can you say no soy mucha de...?

I know ''No soy mucho de...''means I am not really interested or into something. I have looked on various sites like Word Reference but I cannot see if ''no soy mucha de...''exists for females Is ...
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Impersonal Expressions - if the subject is the same in the second clause, does it stay in the indicative?

I have a reasonable understanding of the subjunctive in Spanish. I know that impersonal expressions often take the subjunctive in the second clause if the subject is different. Es aconsejable que ...
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Trataré de encontrar alguien que me ayude/ayudará

¿Cuál opción es correcta? ¿De qué manera encontraremos camareros que puedan/pueden hablar Italiano, Alemán, Francés, Español y Ruso? Tenía un gato que hable/habla Ruso. Trataré de encontrar alguien ...
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Se está arreglando / está siendo arreglado

¿Son estas frases intercambiables? My watch is still being fixed. Mi reloj todavía se está arreglando. Mi reloj todavía está siendo arreglado.
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Just because there is a conjugation chart, doesn't mean all forms are common?

I'm been studying Spanish for a while now and am aware that some verb tenses or moods are "generally" used only in some legal situations or literature, eg. the future subjunctive. However, ...
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Haber vs estar in 2nd or 3rd person plural preterite?

Ive generally understood to use the form of Haber when talking about objects in general, whereas to use Estar for specific objects. eg. Hay algunos estudiantes en la clase. vs Dos hombres Juan y ...
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Habrá sido-to express hypothesis in the past?

I have been reading the transcript of ''Intermediate Spanish Podcast'' by Spanish Language Coach. Here is the link: https://www.spanishlanguagecoach.com/post/e166-por-qu%C3%A9-es-tan-importante-la-m%...
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The use of 'hacer a' in Cortazar

I was struggling to understand the meaning of this sentence, taken from the initial part of the short writing 'Del sentimiento de no estar del todo', which features in 'La vuelta al día en ochenta ...
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Fue dibujado / se dibujó por

Me pregunto si esos opciones son intercambiables. Ayúdeme aprenderlo. Ese gato se dibujó por la señorita Elisabeth. Ese gato fue dibujado por la señorita Elisabeth.
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Usage of ese/esa/eso with implied gender

A friend from Argentina (native) and I (non-native) have been arguing for the past few hours about the grammatical validity of the following bolded sentence: «Este hecho es interesante: Todo el ...
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Identifiying the componentes of this conditional sentence

I am a native Spanish speaker and forgot most of the grammar rules. The next is a sentence from a test on conditionals. Si fuese a San Francisco, me montaría en un barco que me llevara a Alcatráz As ...
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How is the conjugation of gustar determined in "Nos gusta ir al cine"?

In Nos gusta ir al cine. nos is plural, why the verb gustar should take the "3rd-person singular present indicative conjugation" gusta? Shouldn't it be "1st-person plural present (?) ...
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What is the difference between “Voy a ir al cine” and Voy al cine”?

What is the right sentence? Or are they both used? I want to know the exact meaning of the two sentences. Thank you!
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Por qué decimos "buenos días" y no "buen día"? [duplicate]

Why do we use plurals in these situations? Otro ejemplo: buenas noches.
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Why is there an accented a (á) in "Sálvenos"?

"Sálvenos" is the second person formal imperative of "salvar" with the object "nos". According to Wiktionary, the second person formal imperative of "salvar" is ...
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Is the preterite more common in Mexican Spanish than the present perfect?

[en inglés] While learning Spanish, I have spent the time to get familiar with the grammar. While far from fluent, the dialect I primarily need to focus on is that of Mexico. One aspect of this that ...
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Colon and semi-colon sentence structure

I have not seen a semi-colon used in Spanish writing and I'm wondering whether it can be directly used under the rules of English grammar. Consider the following sentence for example. The vaccine is ...
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How would you translate this ? Y uncido que fue su carro

Esto es muy extraño para una principiante como yo. Espanol de la Biblia: "Y uncido que fue su carro" ...and yoked that was his chariot?
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Tanto- to mean so much so

I know tanto and tan and its other forms can be used to compare things/people and as an adverb. I also know about "tanto como" to mean as much as. I understand those rules. My question is :...
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Why reflexive verbs in this sentence?

In this sentence: A él le parecía una cosa incomprensible, como si a un italiano no le gustase la pizza o no comiese pasta. It seemed incomprehensible to him, like an Italian who doesn't like pizza ...
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Tengo + que + infinitive vs tengo infinitive

What is the difference between tengo que and an infinitive (tengo que limpiar “I have to clean”) and just tengo limpiar…(I have + to clean)? They both translate to the same English sentence.
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Why te is used when the object and subject aren't same [duplicate]

I am new to spanish and iam learning it on duolingo and now I'm stucked I have a questions question In the sentences "pensamos que te va a gustar" Why te is used when the object and subject ...
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Need example sentence with poníamos (poner)

Can someone give me a sample sentence with this form of poner: poníamos? Por ejemplo... [Inglés] We were putting the tools in the wrong box [Español] Nosotros estábamos poniendo las herramientas en ...
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Google translate changes Preterite into Imperfect?

I've noticed something strange, but it could be me as well? Por ejemplo Quisiste abrir la puerta. You wanted to open the door. Google translate will switch "Quisiste abrir la puerta." to &...
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Does anyone have the old grammar book "A Spanish Grammar" by Coester? check the index please for hacer

Me encantan los libros antiguos. [En Inglés] If you have this old grammar book, can you please check the index for the word "hacer", which it refers to page 104 for the infinitive. However, ...
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How does Spanish handle people that identify as binary as far as with noun + verb agreement? [duplicate]

As gender has become a more varied identification than just male and female for people, how is it dealt with in a language so entrenched in gender? would a binary person be - ellos and use the plural ...
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Why is "que" used at the beginning of this sentence and what does the sentence mean as a result?

Why is "que" used at the beginning of the sentence below and what does the sentence mean as a result? Que la tecnología no haya sido la adecuada, que los profesores no hayan sido los ...
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Llora que llora

From the children’s book “Antes de ser libres” by Julia Álvarez, there’s this sentence: Pobre tía Mari estaba llora que llora. I understand that the poor aunt is crying and crying. But I don’t think ...
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Éramos v. Fuéramos

The question is in the title; I'd love to know the difference between the two. More specifically, I'm confused about the usage. I've been told that both can mean "were," but then when would ...
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Always use the indirect object pronoun?

In the grammar book Im reading, on the chapter on pronouns, it states that the indirect object pronoun is always used even when the noun is stated. Then it shows a few examples. (1) El artista mostró ...
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Juan doesn't tell me vs Juan doesn't tell it to me

En Ingles (1) Juan doesn't tell me it. Juan no lo me dijo? (2) Juan doesn't tell it to me. Juan no me lo dijo? Both are correct in English (although #1 might not be "grammatically correct"?)...
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preterite or imperfect estar?

Una cosa ha cambiado desde que estuvimos en el bosque. Es correcto? En Ingles... Im making a list of sample scentences using several of the key verbs, and in all the tenses and moods. The Spanishdict....
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"Cuando te vas a viajar a Suiza"? is incorrect way of asking this question?

I asked a friend "Asi que cuando te vas a viajar a Suiza?", and he tells me that it sounded wrong to him (he is Spanish speaker and I am just learning it ) He argued that "Asi que ...
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Si "se" está dentro de los horarios de entrega

¿Por qué es "se está" en vez de "está" en el siguiente párrafo? ¡Muchas gracias! "Si se está dentro de los horarios de entrega, el problema inicial que uno ve a la hora de ...
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Fuiste or eras?

En Inglés: "You were good last night at the meeting." Como es la gramática correcta? (1) Fuiste bien anoche en la reunión. (2) Eras bien anoche en la reunión. Google translate gives me: ...
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How to express this with "extra" words? "You can't just do whatever ya want"

En Ingles: "Hey, you know, you can't just go around doing whatever you feel like and live however you want" Soy un principiante, y estoy aprendiendo el modo de subjuntivo ahora. Parece ser ...
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Después de ocho jornadas, uno puede hacerse a la idea del "equipo tipo" que más le gusta al entrenador

¿Por qué es "equipo tipo" en la siguiente frase? Según RAE los dos términos son sustantivos, pero en este caso parece que van juntos. ¿O lo he interpretado mal? ¡Muchas gracias! "...
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¿"También" puede llevar dos comas?

Necesito saber cual de las dos opciones es la correcta Las ballenas, también, tienen nariz. o Las ballenas también tienen nariz.
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¿Qué tan aceptable es "es como [algo]" como sustituto de "[se] parece [algo]"? [closed]

Según Google Translate, "It's a little like [something]" se traduce como "Es un poco como [algo]." ¿Es correcto? Además, ¿es también aceptable decir "Comó es un poco como [...
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How to say "he looks tired" - use parecer or ver?

In English we say He looks tired. Which is an accurate way to say this in Spanish? Se ve cansado. or Él parece cansado [EN: He appears tired] Gracias amigos!
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día por medio; mes por medio, semana por medio... are these used often for every other day, month or week?

In my Mango online course they're teaching us "día por medio", and in my explorations on Linguee I see there's also a week and month version, meaning every other day, every other week, every ...
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Know phrase or saying

If I want to say that I don't know a word, is it "No sé esta palabra" o "No conozco esta palabra". Also, is it "No sé esta frase" or "No conozco esta frase" ...
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Me gustan las manzanas. No direct object? [duplicate]

While reading through various grammar lessons, I always thought there had to be a direct object, but this case, there is only an indirect object (me)? "Me gustan las manzans"
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Subject pronoun in a question?

I was reading this article about subject pronouns on FluentU. It stated: When asking questions, put the personal pronoun after the verb. For example: ¿Trabajas tú en la biblioteca? (Do you work in the ...
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