89 Answered Questions for the topic gramática

Gramática Spanish Preguntas

03/16/19

Porque se usa "Es que" para preguntas?

I have been talking to some people who start questions with "Es que..." instead of just asking the question with a more relevant verb. > Es que tienes ganas de verlo? instead of > ¿Tienes... more
Gramática Spanish Pronombres

03/16/19

Using 'le' vs 'se' pronoun?

I have these two sentences from my book, one is using **le** and another one is using **se**: > Esa camiseta no **le** queda bien a Luisa. > Clara nunca **se** pinta los labios ni los... more

Why does "Se habla espanol" translate to "We speak Spanish"?

I see on stores that they have a sign that says `Se habla espanol`. From first glance I would think that it is saying "It speaks Spanish". How is it unambiguous that it is saying "*We* speak... more

03/15/19

What is the correct way of saying "I have already done my homework" in Spanish?

I am trying to say the simple sentence below in Spanish. >I have already done my homework Google translate gives me the translation below. >Ya hice mi tarea My attempt is below which... more

03/15/19

Unclear why to use "A vuestros hijos" instead of "vuestros hijos"?

I have the following sentence in English > Do your children like to read? Which translates to Spanish: > A vuestros hijos les gusta leer? To me it is unclear, why I have to use "**A**... more

Mismatching word gender in Spanish?

My native language is a genderless language, there is no masculine/feminine words, and so there is no being agreeable in grammar. This causes a lot of confusion for me as a Spanish Learner and no... more

03/14/19

Gender of adjectives when no noun is defined?

I've always been taught that the gender of the adjective must agree with the noun. I was speaking to a friend about 'Orange is the New Black' (Netflix series), and couldn't decide how to... more

Bien vs buen/bueno/buena to describe something good?

I have encountered phrases like these: > La buena comida. > El buen hombre. > Buenos dias. However in none of these instances is it grammatically correct to substitute *bien* even... more

03/14/19

Es "la azucar" o "el azucar"?

I'm a bit confused: Is "sugar" "la azucar" or "el azucar"? If both are correct: Does it depend on the context? Are there more words where both articles can be used?

03/14/19

Indirect object and "le"?

> La madre le lava la cara a la nina. In that sentence, why is the word "le" there? The sentence already has a indirect object ("a la nina"), but removing the "le" makes the sentence to sound... more

03/14/19

Infinitivo compuesto' to express actions in the past which did not happen?

In my book 'Gramatica de uso del Espanol C1-C2', unit 71 is dedicated to `infinitivo`, and there are two sentences using `infinitivo compuesto`: > No quereis ir? **Haberlo pensado**... more
Gramática Spanish Traducción

03/14/19

What is the difference between using "de" and "que" for the English word "to"?

Here are two examples where `de` and `que` are meant to translate to `to` in English: `Donde tengo que dejar los documentos?` = Where do I have to leave the documents? `Es imposible de saber` =... more

What is the difference between "al" and "a la"?

Consider the following sentence: > Vamos a entender a la maestra. (We are going to understand the teacher) I remember seeing in a similar sentence the word `al` being used instead of `a la`.... more

When to use "que" and "de que"?

En ciertas oraciones no se si es mas correcto usar `que` o `de que`. Cuaes son las reglas para utilizar `que`/`de que`? Ejemplos: > Estoy seguro que me fue bien. > > Estoy seguro de que... more

03/14/19

Cual es el diminutivo de mano, foto, moto, etc.?

Para las palabras que son femeninas pero terminan en *o*, cual es la forma diminutiva? O sea, es el diminutivo de *foto fotito* o *fotita*? Y para *mano* es *manito* o *manita*? En el caso de... more

03/14/19

Me llamo vs. Mi Nombre?

I understand that **Me llamo** is like, `I am [name]` but so is **nombre**. So which one would be used and in what scenario? Are they both acceptable? Is one more formal than the other?

03/14/19

Llevar + past participle: agreement with object?

**Llevar** can be used with a past participle as a phrasal verb and the construct vaguely translates into something like *to have been*: > **Lleva cerrado esa tienda desde 1990.** *That store... more

03/14/19

What's the "simo" in the following words?

- What's the "**simo**" doing on the following adjectives? - What rules should be applied to convert the adjectives to the corresponding "simo" adjective? - Can this be applied to all... more

03/14/19

Determining gender of words ending in "e"?

When learning Spanish, there are basic rules taught about word gender: words ending in *o* are usually masculine, words ending in *a* are usually feminine. What about words ending in *e*? Are... more
Gramática Spanish Verbos

03/14/19

How do verbs like 'gustar' actually function?

I am far enough into learning Spanish that I know **gustar** does not literally mean 'to like' but means 'to be pleasing to.' My supposition would be that 'gustar' and similar verbs would function... more

03/14/19

Mas bueno" es incorrecto, correcto bajo ciertas circunstancias o totalmente correcto pero poco usado?

En portugues *mais grande* es aparentemente un error garrafal, solo bajo ciertas circunstancias no lo es, pero nadie me da una respuesta del porque. Hasta ahora mi conclusion es que este "error" es... more

03/14/19

Es una ofensa decir "Chale"?

> A: Quiero ir a la casa de Juana a visitarla. > B: Chale! Vamos. Es una ofensa decir "Chale" ?
Gramática Spanish

03/14/19

Forma correcta de escribir una pregunta de la que sospechas la respuesta?

In a question where we suspect to know the answer, where do I have to put the closing question mark:

03/14/19

Cuando se usa el plural en numeros con decimales?

Cuando se usan decimales, usando por ejemplo la palabra "galon", es claro el decir: - un galon - dos galones Pero como se dice si tengo, por ejemplo, 1.3? - uno punto tres galon o - uno punto... more

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