10 Answered Questions for the topic gramática
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
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
Why is "voy" used in "voy perdiendo" instead of "estoy"?
Apparently "Voy perdiendo" means "I'm losing." But I thought the present participle was formed using estar. I am confused!
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 there... more
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 "ratón" means "mouse"? I also realize that "rato" means "a short while," so... more
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
When to use "a"?
"Last week I saw my husband's aunt" translated to "La semana pasada vi *a* la tia de mi esposo". I always miss the little "a" when I see a sentence like this. Could someone help me summarize when... more
What is the difference between "tuyo" and "suyo"?
I see them both being used to represent possession. For example: > El gato es suyo and > El gato es tuyo. Are these sentences the same? What is the difference between these words?
Actualmente vs. "ahora"?
Both translate as now. How does one decide which one to use in which context? My understanding is that **ahora** is more like "right now, at this moment" whereas **actualmente** has a broader sense... more