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Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 31st October 2010, 03:28 PM
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Views: 12,292
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¿Acaso no debería haber sido estamos (o nos...

¿Acaso no debería haber sido estamos (o nos ponemos) nerviosos? A mi parecer ser nervioso significa 'agitated' o 'restless'. No tengo muy claro la diferencia entre estar y ser nervioso.

¿Puede...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 1st October 2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 60,882
Posted By Petrichor
Lightbulb Password manager

I have been using Last Pass (http://lastpass.com/) password manager for a few months and I find it very helpful and convenient and I feel safer knowing that my passwords are stored in a secure...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 1st October 2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,631
Posted By Petrichor
Spanish guest-blogger wanted

I am a regular reader of the Macmillan Dictionary blog. For the past few months they have been publishing articles about the varieties of English used in different countries, each month being...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 30th September 2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,115
Posted By Petrichor
Present vs past subjunctive

Abajo os pongo un fragmento de una noticia sobre los comicios que se celebrarán en Brasil.

En el caso de que ninguno de los candidatos obtuviera más de la mitad de los votos válidos emitidos,...
Forum: Learning Spanish 30th September 2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,314
Posted By Petrichor
Los siguientes términos no se refieren a partes...

Los siguientes términos no se refieren a partes del coche sino a documentos que se requiere llevar a la hora de conducir.

Permiso de conducir / manejar = driver's licence

Póliza del seguro de...
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 10th September 2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,680
Posted By Petrichor
La mano izquierda también se llama siniestra...

La mano izquierda también se llama siniestra cuyos otros significados incluyen (como sustantivo) 'disaster, catastrophe' y (como adjetivo) 'evil, sinister'. Sí es cierto que el español no es amable...
Forum: Learning Spanish 6th September 2010, 09:59 PM
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Posted By Petrichor
sorbió pretérito indicativo de sorber = to...

sorbió

pretérito indicativo de sorber = to suck / sip / absorb a liquid
Forum: Learning Spanish 31st August 2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 42,570
Posted By Petrichor
el escurridor = dish rack / drainer También...

el escurridor = dish rack / drainer

También consta en el diccionario la palabra escurreplatos. No sé cuál de las dos es más común.
Forum: Learning Spanish 9th August 2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 42,570
Posted By Petrichor
un cazo = saucepan Here...

un cazo = saucepan

Here (http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=3387) is a discussion on the Wordreference forum about different types of pans, pots and casseroles.



If I'm not...
Forum: Learning Spanish 9th August 2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,060
Posted By Petrichor
1. Not knowing when to use the definite article...

1. Not knowing when to use the definite article (el/la) and when not to.

2. Getting the prepositions wrong (a/de/con/por/en).
Forum: Learning Spanish 10th June 2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,314
Posted By Petrichor
;)

;)
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 31st May 2010, 07:39 PM
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Views: 2,568
Posted By Petrichor
Conditional mood

The following is a tweet by BBC about the Israeli attack on the ships which were on their way to Gaza. Why did they use the conditional mood, something which I have noticed on other occasions as...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 8th May 2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,804
Posted By Petrichor
Thanks greytop. I got confused because I...

Thanks greytop.

I got confused because I was thinking of 'made sure' used in the first example, and 'take care' which are its usual meanings.

It turns out that when cuidarse is in the...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 8th May 2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,804
Posted By Petrichor
Cuidarse

I have just come across the following two sentences in wordreference.com (http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=cuidar) as examples of the use of cuidarse:-

1. se cuidó bien de...
Forum: Learning Spanish 29th April 2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,580
Posted By Petrichor
:thumbs-up:;)

:thumbs-up:;)
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 24th April 2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,014
Posted By Petrichor
Creo que ABC significa Animal Birth Control, lo...

Creo que ABC significa Animal Birth Control, lo cual en español sería control de natalidad de animales. Así que, las siglas en español sería CNA.
Forum: Learning Spanish 9th April 2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,514
Posted By Petrichor
Shouldn't it be comprensión auditiva instead of...

Shouldn't it be comprensión auditiva instead of oral?



Me too. I also like Y nos dieron las diez and Tiramisú de limón, but it is not easy to understand the lyrics (I can find out the meanings...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 2nd April 2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,309
Posted By Petrichor
It is not unusual to occasionally insert a few...

It is not unusual to occasionally insert a few words of a different language, but what makes this Spanglish version of Don Quixote funny (and artificial) is the amount of intermingling between the...
Forum: Learning Spanish 24th March 2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,712
Posted By Petrichor
You might find something to your liking in the...

You might find something to your liking in the 'biografías...
Forum: Learning Spanish 15th March 2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 62,622
Posted By Petrichor
You can play Scrabble in Spanish on Yahoo...

You can play Scrabble in Spanish on Yahoo (http://es.play.yahoo.com/games/login?page=lt) if you are registered there. On Yahoo it's called Literati. The game-rooms under the heading Salas en España...
Forum: Learning Spanish 15th March 2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 62,622
Posted By Petrichor
ajo = garlic

ajo = garlic
Forum: Learning Spanish 14th March 2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 62,622
Posted By Petrichor
Salchicha = sausage

Salchicha = sausage
Forum: Learning Spanish 12th March 2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,222
Posted By Petrichor
I identify with Dave completely as I have faced...

I identify with Dave completely as I have faced the same predicament.

At first I used to look up every single word that I didn't understand but found it extremely tedious and tiring. But...
Forum: Geek's Corner 26th February 2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,730
Posted By Petrichor
Apart from buying high-capacity memory cards it...

Apart from buying high-capacity memory cards it might also be wise to copy at least some of the photos to a photo-sharing website like Flickr, Picasa etc. (let's say, half-way through your stay in...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 10th February 2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,828
Posted By Petrichor
The following is an extract from A New Reference...

The following is an extract from A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish by Butt and Benjamin (page 389):-

1) Both words translate 'to stop' on both continents, but they are not usually...
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