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Why is the cycle race called La Vuelta "a" España, not "de"?

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517 views

Is it idiomatic to use a noun as the apparent subject of a first person plural?

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3 answers
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Is the "h" pronounced in the word "alcohol"?

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Has the vigesimal system ever been used for counting in Spanish?

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650 views

Breaking down the meaning of the phrase "En pelotas"

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Does "manada" have sinister overtones in Spanish?

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Label "Alto en grasa saturada, sal, ..." should there also be Alta?

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Why is the past (passive) participle used in some apparently active constructions?

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Why is "I had just" + infinitive translated to "acababa de" + infinitive, and not "acabé de"?

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Tense changed in mid-stream, why?

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535 views

Should a command carry exclamation marks?

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Saying "X years ago today" in Spanish

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609 views

What is the distinction between Spanish words for congratulations?

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199 views

Are any of the pre-metric terms for weights and measures still used in Spanish?

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What meaning of "jugar" is included in "se la juega"?

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583 views

What preposition follows "gracias"?

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Are there alternative ways to read numbers aloud in Spanish?

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What is the derivation of "mochila" in "Los altos cargos (...) disponen de una 'mochila', que es un puesto adecuado a su nivel..."?

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Difference between "salir a" and "salir de"

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History of different passive forms in Spanish

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Is there any historical background to the avoidance of the passive in Spanish?

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139 views

Is "No soy de aquí" idiomatic for "I am a stranger here too"?

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283 views

Is "siempre" ever used as an adjective?

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Is caballito the exact equivalent of piggyback?

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280 views

What are the Spanish words for North and South and how are they different?

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Is "chico" a common form of address for an older person?

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170 views

What is the difference between "a por" and "por"?

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124 views

Use of definite article with names of newspapers

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How to avoid using adjective+pronoun construction

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132 views

Syntax of public notices containing a command