89 Answered Questions for the topic gramática

03/19/19

Es correcto usar "@" para significar femenino/masculino?

He visto *bienvenid@s* con una *@* para significar *bienvenidos/bienvenidas*. Casi estoy seguro que he visto otras palabras tambien en cuales meten *@* para significar masculino/femenino, pero no... more

03/19/19

Speaking of, [...] or Verbing, [...]?

I started out wondering if there was any Spanish analogy to the English construction `Speaking of, [independent clause]` as in >Speaking of potatoes, I love them. The most obvious possibility... more

03/19/19

How did the syntactical strucutre “me gusta” come to be in Spanish? It seems to be different from its Latin root and other Romance languages?

In Spanish there is the structure "Me gusta" where "Me" is the *object*. But in other Romance languages such as Portuguese "Eu gosto (de isso)" or French "Je goûterai le soir bleu", "eu" and "je"... more

03/19/19

Personal pronouns: When to hook at the end of verb and when to keep separate?

I am learning Spanish with the Michel Thomas Method. I am a bit confused with when to put 'lo' at the start of a phrase and when to hook it on to the verb.
Gramática Spanish

03/19/19

How do you determine whether to use 'y' or 'e' for 'and'?

I've noticed that 'y' is almost exclusively used, but in some cases 'e' should be used instead. I'm basing this on Duolingo so I'm not sure if it's correct, but here are some examples where it... more
Gramática Spanish

03/19/19

Es correcto anidar parentesis en una frase?

Si quiero anidar pensamientos con parentesis (tiendo a abusar de ellos sin querer (deformacion profesional)), es correcto en espanol?
Gramática Spanish Conjunciones

03/19/19

Qual opcion es correcta: "y e-mail" o "e e-mail"?

Estaba escribiendo la frase "nombre, apellido e e-mail" cuando me surgio la duda: Que debo escribir? **"e e-mail"** o **"y e-mail"**? La "e" de "e-mail" suena como "i" (_i meil_), pero se escribe... more

03/19/19

Let's go in Spanish: vayamos vs vamos vs vamonos?

I understand that "Let's go" in Spanish is `vamonos` or `vamos` depending on the context. However, I have also learned from grammar books that all the "let's..." constructs translate into Spanish... more

03/19/19

Is "Que hora es?" or "Que horas son?" preferred?

Admittedly, it has been a *very* long time since I've studied Spanish, but I distinctly recall that we always used "Que hora es?" for "what time is it?". However, on a trip to the Dominican... more
Gramática Spanish Vocabulario

03/19/19

Correct terminology for male/female animals?

How do I speak about my pet rats in Spanish? Firstly, do I understand correctly that "rata" means "rat" and "raton" means "mouse"? I also realize that "rato" means "a short while," so does that... more

03/19/19

When should the subjunctive be used after "mientras"?

When should *mientras* or *mientras que* be followed by the subjunctive and when by the indicative? In both cases, how is *mientras* usually translated?

03/19/19

Cuando se utiliza primero y primera?

Porque se dice *primero* en *primero plato* y no *primer* como en *primer numero*? Cual es la diferencia? Estoy confundido

03/19/19

How to say "let's meet" as an invitation to a date?

In English it's simple "let's meet" or "let's meet up". In Spanish, even after having done a research, I can't figure out which one is correct and appropriate for an invitation to a date. 1. nos... more

03/19/19

Porque se llama "Santa Fe", no "Fe Santa"?

Pense que si el adjetivo va siempre antes del sustantivo, excepto en casos de cantidad ('muchas casas', 'diez perros', etc.) Recientemente me he dado cuenta de que "Santa Fe" no se refiere a un... more

03/18/19

Using article twice when joining two clauses?

I am trying to translate `That's the one that I eat the chicken with'` What I currently have is `Esa es la con la que como el pollo`, which doesn't sound right to me. So I start with the first... more

03/18/19

Using "he/she" and "usted's" possessive pronoun in a sentence?

I have a sentence: > "Father, he was writing in your notebook." Wouldn't that translate into: > "Padre, el estaba escribiendo en su cuaderno." Wouldn't that be confusing because it could... more
Gramática Spanish Adjetivos

03/18/19

Is there a difference between "poco" and "un poco"?

In English, there's a subtle but definite difference between *few* and *a few*: > A few men went to the party. (*Some people went*) > > Few men went to the party. (*Nobody or almost... more

Lo peor ya ha pasado - Why is "Lo" used?

The sentence translates to `The worse has already passed`. Why is `lo` used instead of `el`? When am I supposed to use one over the other?

03/18/19

“Que viene” vs “proximo”?

I have seen the expression, “*next year*” translated as both “**el ano que viene**” and “**el ano proximo**.” Are there regional preferences? Which one is more natural and why? Which translation is... more
Gramática Spanish Preposiciones

03/18/19

The translation of 'at' in Spanish?

The Spanish translation of > He appears **at** night. are given below. Is it correct both to say > El aparece **en** la noche. and/or > El aparece **a** la noche. `en` and `a`,... more

03/18/19

Cual es el anilisis gramatical de "Como me le va?"?

Vivo en Colombia y con cierta frecuencia escucho la pregunta "Como me le va?" pero nadie me puede explicar porque se usa "me" en este caso.
Gramática Spanish Plurales

03/18/19

Sigla o siglas?

Siempre me parecio mas natural la primera forma, pero leo habitualmente la segunda. Hoy veo en un periodico que alguien tiene el mismo problema: >El VPH (segun **su sigla** en castellano que... more

Use of "Que" in "Que todo te vaya bien"?

> Que todo te vaya bien. > > Que nos reunamos a las 6. I've seen, and used, `que` in this form - it's as if the verb has been dropped, say, `espero`. What is the origin of this usage?... more

03/16/19

Why is the te after the verb in "Prepara te el cafe"?

In the sentence, "Prepara te el cafe yo los voy sirviendo" why is the te*after* the verb?
Gramática Spanish Vocabulario

03/16/19

Es correcto decir "salir afuera"?

Asumiendo que se esta en un edificio con muchas oficinas, ;es correcto decir "sali afuera de la oficina"? Porque si se dice "salid e la oficina" no se sabe si la persona esta dentro del edificio... more

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