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Forum: Learning Spanish 10th November 2010, 03:42 PM
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I just realised that the 3rd person singular of...

I just realised that the 3rd person singular of "guiar" is "guió," but if the combination "uio" is supposedly a monosyllable in Spanish, why is there an accent there? Wouldn't it be considered...
Forum: Forum Admin and News 10th November 2010, 01:58 AM
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I'm really disappointed to hear this is...

I'm really disappointed to hear this is happening. This place has all the language help you can find on WordReference.com, yet with a much friendlier and laid-back approach to things. It's definitely...
Forum: Learning Spanish 9th November 2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,985
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Try demonstrating how your top teeth touch your...

Try demonstrating how your top teeth touch your bottom lip when pronouncing "v" (labiodental fricative) and only your lips come together when pronouncing "b" (bilabial plosive).
Forum: Learning Spanish 9th November 2010, 07:55 PM
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I did some further research and it appears you...

I did some further research and it appears you are right. I was just confused because, as you say, most people in Spain make "guion" a sort of forced bi-syllable and also I'd only ever seen it...
Forum: Learning Spanish 8th November 2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,985
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Why are they saying "guión" and "truhán"...

Why are they saying "guión" and "truhán" shouldn't have an accent? I don't understand the reasoning behind that, because if you take away the accent there it changes the spoken emphasis if you follow...
Forum: Your Spanish Vid-Blogs 7th November 2010, 03:40 AM
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¡Cómo me chifla Manolo García! Es sin lugar a...

¡Cómo me chifla Manolo García! Es sin lugar a dudas el cantante español que más me gusta. Lo descubrí hace ya un año por casualidad y desde entonces lo escucho muy a menudo. Tienes toda la razón del...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 20th June 2010, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Grimace
New Zealand's going from good to better . . . ;D...

New Zealand's going from good to better . . . ;D ;D ;D

My little old home country way down there on the other side of the world, population 4 million, FIFA international ranking 78, just drew with...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 19th June 2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,015
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Ahí tienes razón. En mi experiencia en España lo...

Ahí tienes razón. En mi experiencia en España lo que se enseña por lo general es el inglés británico puro y duro, hasta el punto de ignorar todo lo relacionado (el vocabulario, la gramática, los...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 18th June 2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 71,552
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If you think it's acceptable for people to have...

If you think it's acceptable for people to have to endure health hazards in their job simply because it would be too much of an inconvenience for their employer to provide protection, then I guess...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 16th June 2010, 07:54 AM
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Views: 38,871
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So proud of my country's side ;D I watched the...

So proud of my country's side ;D I watched the game in a bar in Madrid, obviously the only one interested in what was on the screen, but it was worth it to witness history!
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 14th June 2010, 02:29 PM
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Views: 71,552
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Right, but that's sort of the crucial point in my...

Right, but that's sort of the crucial point in my opinion. Smoking should be banned in places where workers (who don't have a choice) have to spend long hours every day. I have no problem with the...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 12th June 2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,161
Posted By Grimace
Thanks for your answer. It makes perfect sense....

Thanks for your answer. It makes perfect sense. You explained everything really well. Or should that be: "you've explained everything really well"? ;D I'm more interested in learning the Spanish that...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 12th June 2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,161
Posted By Grimace
Present perfect question

Hi there,

A. Son las 3 de la tarde. Esta mañana he ido de compras.
B. Son las 3 de la tarde. Esta mañana fui de compras.

Which sentence is correct? A or B?

I was just wondering, because...
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 7th June 2010, 11:19 PM
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Hi Julvenzor, Welcome to the forum. You're...

Hi Julvenzor,

Welcome to the forum. You're definitely not the only person here whose goal is to learn English, although you may be right that you're the youngest (not to say that the rest of us...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 7th June 2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,489
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If you use ser with a past participle, it's...

If you use ser with a past participle, it's usually because you're using the passive voice. The past participle agrees with the subject in this form of the passive.

Dos hombres fueron atropellados...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 6th June 2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,594
Posted By Grimace
Nice campaign. Looks like we've gone from "Spain...

Nice campaign. Looks like we've gone from "Spain is different" to "I need Spain."

The Clones TV part was hilarious ;D
Forum: Intercambios / Meet Ups / Penpals 5th June 2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,146
Posted By Grimace
yes, qué should have an accent

yes, qué should have an accent
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 3rd June 2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,621
Posted By Grimace
Those can be used in so many different ways that...

Those can be used in so many different ways that it's difficult to define them.

Mantener usually means maintain or support, while quedarse usually means keep something or stay/remain.
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 3rd June 2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,621
Posted By Grimace
Your answer is perfectly correct. Is your book...

Your answer is perfectly correct. Is your book written by Latin American authors? If it is, then that explains why "quedar" wouldn't appear in the answers because outside of Spain it's more common to...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 3rd June 2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,621
Posted By Grimace
"He quedado con Ana a las 8" used in the present...

"He quedado con Ana a las 8" used in the present perfect is like saying "I've arranged to meet Ana at 8" or "I'm meeting Ana at 8 o'clock." The idea is that you've already been in contact with each...
Forum: Learning Spanish 30th May 2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,775
Posted By Grimace
I think you mean sentences like "se come bien...

I think you mean sentences like "se come bien aquí," which is using the "se impersonal" to express the idea of "people eat well here/you (impersonal) eat well here".

Other examples:

En España...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 28th May 2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,971
Posted By Grimace
After seeing that some of my corrections clashed...

After seeing that some of my corrections clashed with Bronik's, I asked for another Spanish native speaker's opinion.

It appears that normally "no dudar que" is followed by the subjunctive after...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 25th May 2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,971
Posted By Grimace
The imperfect subjunctive is generally used where...

The imperfect subjunctive is generally used where the present subjunctive would be normally, just in phrases expressing the past. You need to know when to use the present subjunctive in order to use...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 24th May 2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,550
Posted By Grimace
Also, be aware that different varieties of...

Also, be aware that different varieties of Spanish use the present perfect and preterite differently.

Using standard Peninsular Spanish, you'd say "hoy he ido a correr," whereas in Latin America...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 22nd May 2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,796
Posted By Grimace
It appears to be some sort of French...

It appears to be some sort of French country/culture promotion with stalls to buy French products, sign up for French courses and get information on how to strengthen Franco-Hispanic relations.
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