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Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 10th November 2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,742
Posted By Urgellenk
Sí, puedes utilizar "años atrás", más expresivo...

Sí, puedes utilizar "años atrás", más expresivo en mi opinión que "hace muchos años" (más adecuado para la expresión oral, en cambio). En todo caso, si prefieres utilizar "hacer", recuerda que debes...
Forum: Learning Spanish 10th November 2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,275
Posted By Urgellenk
In my opinion, that forced and mistaken...

In my opinion, that forced and mistaken pronunciation is due to that oddly placed tilde. People reading out "guión" tend to put an unnecessary extra stress on the "o", because that is what tildes are...
Forum: Learning Spanish 9th November 2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,275
Posted By Urgellenk
Such rule does not exist as far as I know....

Such rule does not exist as far as I know. Paroxytone words (llanas) need to have at last two syllables, because the stress falls on the penultimate syllable. That is why monosyllabic words have...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 9th November 2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,742
Posted By Urgellenk
Here you have some suggestions:

Here you have some suggestions:
Forum: Learning Spanish 9th November 2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,275
Posted By Urgellenk
I do think this new rule is congruent with the...

I do think this new rule is congruent with the general Spanish spelling rules. It is true that most people pronounce "truhan" and "guion" like they were two-syllable words, but they are actually not....
Forum: Learning Spanish 9th November 2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 19,024
Posted By Urgellenk
There is a very simple rule you can follow: you...

There is a very simple rule you can follow: you cannot use "yo" after a preposition - or any other personal pronoun used as a subject for the same matter. In those cases, you have to use the oblique...
Forum: Learning Spanish 5th November 2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 26,275
Posted By Urgellenk
New Spanish Spelling Rules

The 22 Academies of the Spanish Language have just released a new edition of the Spelling Rules of the Spanish Languages. There are no substantial changes, but some minor considerations to keep into...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 1st November 2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,408
Posted By Urgellenk
Falta y error tienen el mismo significado, aunque...

Falta y error tienen el mismo significado, aunque no son siempre intercambiables. Por ejemplo, en el ámbito de las matemáticas y de la física se utiliza error y no falta (error de cálculo, margen de...
Forum: Learning Spanish 30th October 2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,298
Posted By Urgellenk
"Turbio" is an adjective that can be applied both...

"Turbio" is an adjective that can be applied both to waters - agua turbia = murky waters - and to a nything unclear, dubious, suspicious... - un asunto turbio
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 20th October 2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 69,075
Posted By Urgellenk
The Smoking Ban Act has been adopted today by the...

The Smoking Ban Act has been adopted today by the Congreso (Lower Chamber of the Spanish Parliament). When it enters into force on Jan 2, the new law will ban smoking in every indoor public place,...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 14th October 2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 46,363
Posted By Urgellenk
When does one put them before the verb? When doe...

When does one put them before the verb? When doe they go after?

There is a simple rule that you can use:

- you put the pronoun after the verb (attached to it - no hyphen) when the verb is an...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 12th October 2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,729
Posted By Urgellenk
Names such as Feliciano, Obdulia, Torcuato......

Names such as Feliciano, Obdulia, Torcuato... were relatively frequent until the 1960s. Up to those years, Spain was mostly an agrarian society, and in the rural environment families tended to be...
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 8th October 2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,176
Posted By Urgellenk
The bullfighting festival will take place on Oct...

The bullfighting festival will take place on Oct 12, and the garlic festival during the week that follows.
Forum: Intercambios / Meet Ups / Penpals 6th October 2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,177
Posted By Urgellenk
In this particular case, I would say: ...

In this particular case, I would say:

Mantened las tijeras derechas y haced girar el papel. No giréis el papel.
Forum: Learning Spanish 29th September 2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,410
Posted By Urgellenk
Hi, Leer and creer are two-syllable words...

Hi,

Leer and creer are two-syllable words in Spanish and are neither pronounced with a short "e" nor with a long "e", but rather with two short "e". I agree with the rest of your post, though.
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 29th September 2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,620
Posted By Urgellenk
Hola, University city se traduce como...

Hola,

University city se traduce como "ciudad universitaria" y para campus, se utiliza la misma palabra que en inglés.

En Madrid, existe la "Ciudad Universitaria", también conocida como "Campus...
Forum: Learning Spanish 28th September 2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,410
Posted By Urgellenk
Hello, My advice is that you learn the...

Hello,

My advice is that you learn the Spanish pronunciation by listening to a native speaker, rather than trying to figure out how to write each word according to the English spelling rules. If...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 27th September 2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,832
Posted By Urgellenk
Hi AnnieSantiago, I have noticed that many...

Hi AnnieSantiago,

I have noticed that many people who can't type the ñ use alternative spellings like "ny", "nh" or "nn". It is not really a major concern except in the case of the word "año",...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 21st September 2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,326
Posted By Urgellenk
* "Me cuesta conciliar el sueño" o "tengo...

* "Me cuesta conciliar el sueño" o "tengo problemas para conciliar el sueño" es una expresión relativamente culta. Se puede utilizar sin ningún problema en una conversación coloquial, pero lo más...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 21st September 2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,504
Posted By Urgellenk
Revelar se usa para la fotografía tradicional (to...

Revelar se usa para la fotografía tradicional (to develop en inglés).

Para fotografía digital se usa "descargar" (to download en inglés), "editar" (to edit), "imprimir" (to print) y muchos más...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 20th September 2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,061
Posted By Urgellenk
Sorry, I had skipped that post! I still...

Sorry, I had skipped that post!

I still think it sounds weird.
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 20th September 2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,061
Posted By Urgellenk
In my opinion, the literal translation for this...

In my opinion, the literal translation for this sentence would be: "Love me when it gets worse; it will be then when I need it most"

"It" being a situation, it can of course mean "when I am...
Forum: Learning Spanish 13th September 2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,228
Posted By Urgellenk
Hay muchas fórmulas, pero puedes empezar tu frase...

Hay muchas fórmulas, pero puedes empezar tu frase diciendo:

¿Qué le parece....
¿Qué piensa de/sobre...
¿Cuál es su opinión sobre...

Para terminar la frase, la coletilla interrogativa...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 6th September 2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,918
Posted By Urgellenk
The weather is becoming less and less...

The weather is becoming less and less predictible, but early fall has usually very variable weather conditions. The North Route is much wetter year round than the classical French Route, so the...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 6th September 2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,923
Posted By Urgellenk
En los colegios españoles, cuando a los niños se...

En los colegios españoles, cuando a los niños se les obliga a memorizar las conjungaciones de los verbos (al menos era así hace algunos años), al llegar al imperfecto de subjuntivo siempre se recalca...
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