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May 04, 2010

Spanish Help for Kristen

First off, I want to explain that I have not been posting new staff in April because one of my colleagues went away on holidays, and I've been very busy in my 9 to 5 job (and totally exhausted by the time I get home). So, sorry for the absence.

Next, I got an email from Kristen (from the USA) asking for help. I replied, but the email bounced. So, Kristen, if you're reading this, this is the help you asked for.

You asked how to translate this sentence: "If Nina were cleaner. I'd be glad to have seen her."

The answer is:

"Si Nina fuera mas limpia, me hubiera gustado verla".

Note that the verb TO BE becomes "fuera"; that's in subjunctive mode.

This link takes you to an explanation of the subjunctive mode.

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Buena Suerte!

El Amigo Jeff

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Apr 08, 2010

Food in Spanish

Food in Spanish: Learn the names of foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in Spanish.

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Apr 08, 2010

A Further Point on Easter (and Xmas)... for a laugh.

Further random (irrelevant) points on Easter and Xmas... for a laugh. Enjoy.

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Apr 06, 2010

How do you say "Easter" in Spanish?

How do you say Easter in Spanish?You say "semana santa" (holy week).

In Latin America, Easter does not have the same connotation of festivity and happiness as in English speaking countries.

That may be due to the fact that, traditionally, Spanish speaking countries are generally Catholic, and our holy week is kept with solemnity and even consternation for the passion of Christ.

I remember my grandmother often commanding us kids not to play, jump, spit, run, or even laugh during Easter "because the Lord is being whipped as we speak".

For that reason, there is no equivalent to "happy Easter" in Spanish.

No, no, no, no. We don't go 'round saying "Feliz semana santa".

Ok, you can say "felices pascuas", celebrating the resurection, but by that time, the holiday is over.

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Mar 30, 2010

New Spanish Dictionary Added

I've added a new (simpler) Spanish dictionary to this site. It's very easy to use, and it even has buttons for the special Spanish characters! Check it out!

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Mar 30, 2010

Looking For a Spanish Dictionary?

Looking for a Spanish dictionary? I've included 2 free online dictionaries for you! And if you're looking for something more advanced, I have also included reviews of hardcopy, electronic, children and specialized Spanish dictionaries.

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Mar 30, 2010

Happy Birthday in Spanish

Happy Birthday in Spanish: Learn various ways of saying (and singing) happy birthday in Spanish.

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Mar 21, 2010

El Amigo Jeff Recommends (UK and Europe)

El Amigo Jeff recommends the items in this list of Spanish language materials (books and DVDs) for children and adults in the United Kingdom and Europe.

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Mar 21, 2010

El Amigo Jeff Recommends (US, Canada, and the Rest of the Americas)

El Amigo Jeff recommends the items in this list of Spanish language materials (books and DVDs) for children and adults in the United States of America, Canada and the rest of the Americas.

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Mar 19, 2010

Voice in Spanish

Voice in Spanish verbs.

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