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Top new questions this week:

"Saber" in the sense of "to taste:" how should it be conjugated in first person?

English Imagine you are a mouse in a cartoon, and you want to tell a cat "I don't taste good!" It's clear how to conjugate "saber" when used in the sense of "to taste" - in third or second person: …

verbos conjugacion irregular-forms  
asked by Doctor Whom 2 votes
answered by AlexBcn 4 votes

Preterito Perfecto vs. Preterito Indefinido - which one is correct

If I want to say that my neighbor broke his leg this summer and couldn't walk for 3 months which tense should I use: preterito perfecto or preterito indefinido? So far I've come up with (indefinido …

gramatica preterito past-participle  
asked by Nat Naydenova 1 vote
answered by Nico 2 votes

When should one use "para" for the English word "to"?

This is an extension of the question What is the difference between using "de" and "que" for the English word "to"? Consider the sentence "You have one minute to …

traduccion seleccion-de-palabras uso-de-palabras gramatica  
asked by 0x499602D2 1 vote
answered by Nat Naydenova 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Why isn't "good morning" "buenas mañanas"?

"Good afternoon" is "buenas tardes", and "Good night/evening" is "buenas noches". Then why isn't "good morning" "buenas mañanas" instead of "buenos días"?

etimologia modismos saludos  
asked by Orion 13 votes
answered by Diego Mijelshon 16 votes

Understanding ya vs. todavía vs. aún

English speakers learning Spanish have a hard time understanding the similarities and differences between ya, todavía, and aún (or aun). They don't perfectly match up with the similar English words …

traduccion seleccion-de-palabras uso-de-palabras adverbios  
asked by jrdioko 7 votes
answered by Aritzh 6 votes

¿Cuál es la diferencia entre tú, usted, y vos?

Ya he oido las palabras tú, usted, y vos, pero la traducción de todas esas palabras a Inglés es la misma: you. ¿Cuándo es mejor usar tú o vos en vez de usted, o viceversa?

pronombres seleccion-de-palabras  
asked by Peter Olson 19 votes
answered by lanzipants 7 votes

Significado del prefijo "para-" en palabras compuestas

¿Cuál sería el siginifcado o qué debo entender sobre el prefijo para- en palabras compuestas? Por ejemplo: Paramédico Paramilitar

definiciones  
asked by Emilio Gort 3 votes
answered by Envite 4 votes
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