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"Subject" in Spanish as in "Subjects to study in the mechanical engineering (university)"

Material (or in this case materiales) would sound as if you were talking about, well, material things. Asunto is a very general word; it's commonly used to translate the "Subject:" line of e-mails, ...
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"Engage": ¿Acoplar o engranar?

Stupid me. It should be entablando un diálogo As offered in a comment, it could also be: entrar en un diálogo OR iniciar un diálogo
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What are the pronunciation rules for Castilian Spanish?

I will explain the general rules for Spanish as spoken in Spain, but there's not a single way to pronounce Spanish in Spain: there is substantial regional variation. I'd also caution you to think of ...
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¿Cómo explicar de forma sencilla la diferencia entre "a ver" y "haber"?

Por dar otra alternativa: los casos en los que se suele generar la confusión son aquellos en los que la palabra va al principio de frase. En estos casos se puede aplicar una sencilla norma: se escribe ...
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¿Cómo explicar de forma sencilla la diferencia entre "a ver" y "haber"?

Se me ocurre el ejemplo cuando explico las diferencias entre "hay, ahí y ay". En este caso si la persona no tiene mucho interés como dices le diría: A ver: Sería cuando me decís: -¡Qué ...
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"Subject" in Spanish as in "Subjects to study in the mechanical engineering (university)"

You're almost there. It's not "material", but "materia". "Materia" is the academic way to say "subject" in Spain. As pablodf76 suggests, "asignatura" and "tema" are also fine.
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Recommendations for hard-copy dictionary for middle schoolers

When my wife came to Spain she got herself a Webster's New World Pocket Spanish Dictionary. It was affordable, small enough to be carried in a bag and complete. She is a teacher (worked as a teacher ...
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