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Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 8th September 2010, 02:33 AM
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Posted By JackMcG
I don't know about Spain but in Nicaragua "chapa"...

I don't know about Spain but in Nicaragua "chapa" means "earring". But the gente de Nicaragua siempre me dice " Es mejor utilizar la palabra "arete" en vez de "chapa". Dice que "chapa es una palabra...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 27th August 2010, 03:14 PM
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Posted By JackMcG
Quedar es el infinitivo y para el reflexivo..... ...

Quedar es el infinitivo y para el reflexivo.....

Yo voy a quedarme...... Nostros vamos a quedarnos
Tu vas a quedarte....... Vosotros vais a quedaros
El va a quedarse.......... Ellos van a...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 24th August 2010, 03:35 PM
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Posted By JackMcG
Ah ya... ok.... I didn't catch it as a comparison...

Ah ya... ok.... I didn't catch it as a comparison and I wrote my post mostly with the people in mind on this site, whose first language is not english, to point out the difference. "Tomorrow we are...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 23rd August 2010, 09:26 PM
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Posted By JackMcG
My friend........ "Tomorrow, we'll go shopping"...

My friend........
"Tomorrow, we'll go shopping" is the future tense in english since "we'll" is the contraction for "we shall" and therefore "future".

However,it is true that in english we use...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 23rd August 2010, 02:38 PM
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Posted By JackMcG
It should be "te veo" as "te" is used as both...

It should be "te veo" as "te" is used as both direct and indirect object.

"Tu" is a subject pronoun so cannot be used in that phrase.

In regard to your other question..... in spanish, it is...
Forum: Learning Spanish 21st May 2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,770
Posted By JackMcG
I first started learning spanish with "Destinos"...

I first started learning spanish with "Destinos" so many years ago that I had it on VHS tape with the workbooks and textbook. Loved it!!!! Thanks for stirring up the memories!!!!;D
Forum: Learning Spanish 20th May 2010, 03:47 PM
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Posted By JackMcG
In Nicaragua, to call someone "cochinillo" and...

In Nicaragua, to call someone "cochinillo" and "cerdito" is also a way of telling them (in a very friendly way) that they have bad manners especially in regard to food and eating! ;D
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 20th May 2010, 03:28 PM
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Views: 4,871
Posted By JackMcG
Follow your dreams and do it!!! For safety sake,...

Follow your dreams and do it!!! For safety sake, as a father of a daughter, I would advise you to find a "host" family that has been investigated and approved for having students live with them and...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 19th May 2010, 01:42 PM
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Views: 2,597
Posted By JackMcG
Pronoun vs adjective!

Pronoun vs adjective!
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 16th May 2010, 02:57 PM
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Posted By JackMcG
El fue apuñalado! (He was stabbed) Alquien...

El fue apuñalado! (He was stabbed)

Alquien lo apuñaló! (Someone stabbed him)
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 16th May 2010, 02:50 PM
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Posted By JackMcG
Han sido malas noticias!

Han sido malas noticias!
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 11th May 2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By JackMcG
Here's two uses....one means "right now" and the...

Here's two uses....one means "right now" and the other "already".

Ya me voy!----I am going right now!

Ya fui!---- I already went!

Another way of using "ya" is to indicate that you are...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 10th May 2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,127
Posted By JackMcG
Good post with some great points. And as a...

Good post with some great points.
And as a matter of fact, if you yourself were in the USA and asked me for a "shopping trolley", I would probably think that you were looking for an electrically...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 8th May 2010, 09:24 PM
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Views: 3,241
Posted By JackMcG
Very carefully!;D

Very carefully!;D
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 28th April 2010, 05:07 PM
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Posted By JackMcG
Quizas....."carcajearse" Entonces... "yo me...

Quizas....."carcajearse" Entonces... "yo me carcajeo" o "YMC"!!!!

YMC, YMC, YMC.....;D
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 28th April 2010, 01:20 PM
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Views: 6,258
Posted By JackMcG
Interesting point! I wonder why that is? Seems to...

Interesting point! I wonder why that is? Seems to me it would indicate a sense of respect for others in regard to referencing them in a conversation. Do you know any of the history of it's usage in...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 28th April 2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,241
Posted By JackMcG
They say.... ¨MAS!!!!¨;D

They say.... ¨MAS!!!!¨;D
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 27th April 2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 81,348
Posted By JackMcG
Promesas, promesas!;D

Promesas, promesas!;D
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 27th April 2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,258
Posted By JackMcG
Actually, I have no idea what the academy says...

Actually, I have no idea what the academy says about it but I know that in my experience in Central America it is common practice to speak about others in that way. Apparently, since your friend is...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 27th April 2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,258
Posted By JackMcG
Sounds good to me and you also use ¨la¨ or ¨el¨...

Sounds good to me and you also use ¨la¨ or ¨el¨ when you are talking about a person who is not present at the conversation.

For example...

La Maria fue a la playa ayer.

Hablé con el...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 27th April 2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,686
Posted By JackMcG
http://spanish.about.com/

http://spanish.about.com/
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 25th April 2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,182
Posted By JackMcG
Acabo de leer el libro ¨Blood of Brothers¨ por...

Acabo de leer el libro ¨Blood of Brothers¨ por Stephen Kinzer. Es un libro excelente de los años de la revolución! Se lo recomiendo a usted! Todavia, Nicaragua tiene muchos problemas politicos! Hay...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 24th April 2010, 11:30 PM
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Views: 3,449
Posted By JackMcG
No soy un experto, pero creo que no es correcto...

No soy un experto, pero creo que no es correcto separar los verbos en cualquier frase. Sería mejor decir...¨sobre todo, la gente quiere comprar barato¨......
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 24th April 2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,087
Posted By JackMcG
How about.... "Me muero por....."...

How about....

"Me muero por....." ".....dying to (do something)"

Me muero por comer chocolate!!! (I am dying to eat some chocolate);D


and the contrary....
Aborrecer..... to hate alot
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 24th April 2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,970
Posted By JackMcG
Bienvenidos y disfrute mucho! ;D

Bienvenidos y disfrute mucho! ;D
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