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Forum: Learning Spanish 26th July 2010, 09:36 PM
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Posted By DarrenGriz
I went through something similar. After studying...

I went through something similar. After studying in Valladolid, I returned home to my Peruvian girlfriend with a sort of hybrid pronunciation. Nowadays my pronunciation is decidedly Latin American....
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 26th July 2010, 09:26 PM
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Posted By DarrenGriz
There is no single solution, but there is an...

There is no single solution, but there is an entire constellation of possibilities:

Hide your watch and ask people what time it is. (Not recommended if you have a wild-eyed freaky look.)
Join a...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 26th July 2010, 09:15 PM
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Posted By DarrenGriz
To add another line to PobrecitoHablador´s...

To add another line to PobrecitoHablador´s helpful hint:
Conjugated verb + DE + Infinitive for many verbs meaning to stop, leave off, desist, end...

acabar de - to finish, to have just finished...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 26th July 2010, 09:02 PM
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Posted By DarrenGriz
Formidable explicación de parte de...

Formidable explicación de parte de PobrecitoHablador.

Cabría mencionar que acá y allá podrían preferirse con los verbos de moción.

¡Vete allá! Go over there!
¡Vente acá! Get over here!...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 26th July 2010, 08:48 PM
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Posted By DarrenGriz
Andrea, El español requiere el subjuntivo...

Andrea,

El español requiere el subjuntivo cuando un sujeto intenta persuadir/mandar/permitir/etc. la acción de otro sujeto.
Entonces, desde los ejemplos citados, Vicente quiere que tú pidas o tú...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 28th January 2010, 08:19 PM
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Posted By DarrenGriz
Don't forget the ONCE: Organización Nacional de...

Don't forget the ONCE: Organización Nacional de Ciegos de España
These are the people who run some of the biggest national lotteries to benefit the blind.
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 28th January 2010, 08:13 PM
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Posted By DarrenGriz
Coming from a culture that my Latin American...

Coming from a culture that my Latin American friends like to call "fria y calculadora", I think I'd like to think that being called "calculador" would be a compliment.

I'm probably wrong, though.
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 28th January 2010, 08:08 PM
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Posted By DarrenGriz
Imfromwales, Here are some English uses of...

Imfromwales,

Here are some English uses of "running"-called the present participle-, then I'll compare them to Spanish.

He is running right now. (the action is taking place at this moment)
He...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 28th January 2010, 07:44 PM
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Posted By DarrenGriz
Hi, Putting some part of a sentence first...

Hi,
Putting some part of a sentence first usually highlights it as being more important. Putting the subject way at the end leaves it as kind of an afterthought. Here are some variations on a...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 28th January 2010, 07:31 PM
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Posted By DarrenGriz
As I was taught by my very vulgar friends, "You...

As I was taught by my very vulgar friends,
"You can't LE LO LA, you have to SE something first".
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 28th January 2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By DarrenGriz
My Peruvian wife writes infinitives.

My Peruvian wife writes infinitives.
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 23rd January 2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,421
Posted By DarrenGriz
Hi Sheryl, I agree with the other two posters. ...

Hi Sheryl,
I agree with the other two posters.

To add a little bit more that might be useful to you, take the verb hablar (to talk). Its stem "habl" is what tells me that the action is speaking....
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 23rd January 2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,265
Posted By DarrenGriz
Unos pensamientos acerca de tu pregunta

Petrichor,
Tengo otra perspectiva que yunouguaramin. Me explico:



Primer uso: En el habla coloquial, el pluscuamperfecto del subjuntivo ("hubiera seguido") a menudo reemplaza al condicional...
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 23rd January 2010, 10:07 PM
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Views: 1,802
Posted By DarrenGriz
Hola.

Después de haber escuchado los podcasts de Ben y Marina durante meses, por fin he decidido tomar parte en las conversaciones en línea. Espero poder contribuir también para mostrar mi agradecimiento...
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