89 Answered Questions for the topic gramática

Gramática Spanish

03/14/19

How can this sentence have a negative meaning without a "no"?

How should I translate this sentence? > En mi vida le he visto This sentence has the same meaning as `No le he visto en mi vida`, which means I haven't seen him in my life. But there is not... more
Gramática Spanish

03/14/19

Sensacion de que sucede algo, es dequeismo?

Ayer escribi la siguiente frase humoristica: > No hay devaluacion. Es solo una *sensacion* de que la moneda nacional es papel higienico. *(es una referencia a expresiones como "es solo una... more

03/14/19

De que color es la camisa? - What is "De" for?

It looks like this sentence can be formed without the "De" so what is it for?

03/14/19

Significance of adjective placement?

In Spanish, adjectives typically come after the noun they modify. However, there are some cases when the adjective comes before the noun, and usually (always?) with a change in meaning.... more
Gramática Spanish

03/13/19

tienen que tener como pleonasmo?

¿Es "tienen que tener" un caso de pleonasmo y anglicismo (have to have)? Por ejemplo: Éstas son las habilidades que los graduados "tienen que tener" para prosperar en el mundo moderno. ¿Es esta... more

03/13/19

Acordar or recordar? What's the correct use?

Commonly I heard people saying "oye, te acuerdas de esa pelicula?", the same way I heard "oye, recuerdas esa pelicula?". I've always believe that the action of `recuerdo` comes from `recordar`,... more
Gramática Spanish Cópulas

03/13/19

Why is 'estoy' used when saying "I'm related to"?

I understand > I'm related to David, he's my grandad. translates as > Estoy relacionado con David, el es mi abuelo. Why is *estoy* used and not *soy*? It seems to me that the... more

03/13/19

Cerca vs. acerca vs. cercano?

What is the exact difference between these words? If I were to translate, for instance, “I am near the bank”, which one of the following would be the best way to go and why: 1. *Estoy cerca del... more

03/13/19

Why is the "se" needed in "la nina se baja del coche"?

In the phrase > La nin;a se baja del coche Why is the `se` needed as we know it is the girl that gets out of the car?

03/13/19

Uso de "heme aqui?

Lo he visto en alguna ocasion en literatura o alguna interpretacion de espanol antiguo, pero no es muy comun, supongo que de alguna forma su uso esta obsoleto. Ahora las dudas: - Cual verbo es el... more

03/13/19

What is the role of the "le" in the sentence "Miguel le dio a su novia un anillo."?

The sentence: > Miguel le dio a su novia un anillo. Translates into: > Miguel gave a ring to his girlfriend. I would think that there would be no need for the "`le`", since the direct... more
Gramática Spanish Traducción

03/13/19

Why are both "Presidente" and "Presidenta" accepted as correct translations?

Duolingo wanted me to choose between multiple options for the translation of "*She is the president of that organization*". I chose "*Ella es la presidente de esa organizacion*" but it was counted... more

03/13/19

Why is "agua" masculine in singular form and feminine in plural? "El agua" / "Las aguas" ¿Por qué decimos "el agua" si es una palabra femenina?

English ------- Is there any rule that says that feminine nouns that start with "A" are converted to masculine or is it just done for phonetic (ie beauty) reasons? Does this happen in all... more

03/13/19

What is the correct order of object pronouns?

I know that there are (at least) three types of *personal* pronouns in Spanish (well, and English): direct, indirect, and reflexive. In cases where all three (or at least two) are present, what is... more

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