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Forum: Learning Spanish 2nd November 2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Beckett
El_Toro, Eureka is located in the heart of...

El_Toro,

Eureka is located in the heart of Madrid right next to la Puerta del Sol and near the Plaza Mayor. You can't get more centrally located than where they are. I personally don't know...
Forum: Learning Spanish 31st October 2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,162
Posted By Beckett
SeattleDBA, If you're over the age of 25, I...

SeattleDBA,
If you're over the age of 25, I wouldn't recommend Don Quijote. If you're coming to Madrid, I'd recommend elemadrid (http://www.elemadrid.com) or Tilde Madrid...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 31st October 2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,699
Posted By Beckett
You need to get a VPN (Virtual Private Network)....

You need to get a VPN (Virtual Private Network). There are plenty of free ones (Open VPN), but I choose to use a subscription service where I pay an annual fee. Here's the link to the company I use:...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 31st October 2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,699
Posted By Beckett
Are you trying to access it from outside of...

Are you trying to access it from outside of Spain? That is the reason. eBay has it set up so that if you try to reach Loquo from outside of Spain, it will route you to eBay. It's stupid but that's...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 23rd October 2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,436
Posted By Beckett
Lucy Annabel, There was a news article this...

Lucy Annabel,
There was a news article this week about the most popular names for kids in Spain. Here's the headline:

Daniel y Lucía, los nombres de moda entre los niños españoles
...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 23rd October 2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,449
Posted By Beckett
To Melanie (the creator of this discussion...

To Melanie (the creator of this discussion thread):

Keep it simple. In Spanish you can use LO + an adjective or an adverb to mean "how....." The use of the subjunctive is not required.

The...
Forum: Learning Spanish 22nd October 2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,320
Posted By Beckett
Cronos, Here's a previous discussion thread...

Cronos,
Here's a previous discussion thread where this same question was asked: http://www.notesfromspain.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6683...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 19th October 2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,532
Posted By Beckett
Jubilee, De nada. Always happen to help...

Jubilee,
De nada. Always happen to help whenever I can. :)
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 14th October 2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,532
Posted By Beckett
Yes, when you are referring to a specific smell...

Yes, when you are referring to a specific smell or flavor: sabor / olor + a +noun.

But you don't need the preposition if you follow with an adjective: sabor / olor + adjective.

For example: ...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 12th October 2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,436
Posted By Beckett
¿Primitivo? ¡Menudo nombre! ¿Cómo te...

¿Primitivo? ¡Menudo nombre!

¿Cómo te llamas?
Me llaman Primitivo. (They call me "Primitive.") :eek: ;D


Obviously the Latin root is "primo," which means "first," but calling someone...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 11th October 2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,436
Posted By Beckett
Lucy.Annabel, Here are two articles containing...

Lucy.Annabel,
Here are two articles containing a wee bit of history and info about the trends in names in Spain. It is a fascinating subject. (The articles are from different web sites, but when you...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 11th October 2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,436
Posted By Beckett
It is fascinating but these things change with...

It is fascinating but these things change with the times just like clothing and hairstyles do. In English there are many names which are no longer in use or are considered too old-fashioned or "old"...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 11th October 2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,699
Posted By Beckett
Yeah, me too! I just checked and yes, the old...

Yeah, me too! I just checked and yes, the old Loquo format is back online. I guess the site was down on Friday and they just had the Loquo traffic forwarded to the eBay site? But then Legazpi...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 9th October 2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,699
Posted By Beckett
Lupine, yes, I know about those other sites. I...

Lupine, yes, I know about those other sites. I was just wondering if there was another site that had emerged in Spain that was exactly like the old Loquo, with a mix of different types of ads.
...
Forum: Learning Spanish 9th October 2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,883
Posted By Beckett
These puns are funny! :D I think English speakers...

These puns are funny! :D I think English speakers have more fun with puns than Spanish speakers do. Spanish can be so literal at times. :)
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 8th October 2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,699
Posted By Beckett
Loquo no more

It's been awhile since I checked out Loquo.com. I knew that they had been bought by eBay but I didn't know that eBay was going to do away with the old Loquo set-up. It used to be a great place to...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 30th September 2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,724
Posted By Beckett
:thumbs-up: Sí, señor. :) It wouldn't be...

:thumbs-up: Sí, señor. :)

It wouldn't be incorrect to use the present subjunctive in that sentence but the use of the imperfect subjunctive really emphasizes how remote and unlikely it is that...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 27th September 2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,313
Posted By Beckett
Yes, the Spanish sentences are correct. One small...

Yes, the Spanish sentences are correct. One small change I'd make...use "esto" instead of "esta" in that last sentence. (Si yo fuera mexicano, esto sería fácil.)

Regarding the English sentence,...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 19th September 2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,120
Posted By Beckett
Check out this thread for an explanation of...

Check out this thread for an explanation of esperar and why the use of the subjunctive with this verb is not always correct. http://www.notesfromspain.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11468

Regarding...
Forum: Learning Spanish 19th September 2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 29,394
Posted By Beckett
Yes, listening comprehension can be very...

Yes, listening comprehension can be very challenging. While watching/listening to the news in Spanish is a great way to acclimate your ear to the sounds of Spanish, if you are currently at a beginner...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 17th September 2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,690
Posted By Beckett
Yes, the Spanish love kids but watch out for the...

Yes, the Spanish love kids but watch out for the smokey restaurants and bars and also remember to pack and carry plenty of wet wipes and tissues/paper towels because public restrooms in Spanish bars...
Forum: Learning Spanish 11th September 2010, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,671
Posted By Beckett
The verb you used in your sentence is LLEGAR (to...

The verb you used in your sentence is LLEGAR (to arrive) not LLEVAR (to carry).

You wrote: "espero que llegue en Ecuador proximo año para aprender mas español"

Good news! You don't have to...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 23rd August 2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,422
Posted By Beckett
Taquillazo means a box office smash, a...

Taquillazo means a box office smash, a blockbuster. The movie AVATAR is a recent example of a taquillazo.
Forum: Learning Spanish 19th August 2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,917
Posted By Beckett
BookCrossing (http://www.bookcrossing.com/) is an...

BookCrossing (http://www.bookcrossing.com/) is an online book exchange web site. I've never used it so I can't say what it's like but there are books in Spanish and people from Spain who use it.
...
Forum: Learning Spanish 11th August 2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,654
Posted By Beckett
Here's an online test you can take. It will give...

Here's an online test you can take. It will give you a rough idea as to what your current level is. Good luck!

http://www.donquijote.org/spanishlanguage/test/
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