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Spanish III Portfolio
1. por la carretera Winchester (better word order) 3. Conjugate the verb = incorporarse a = to join/ I'm not sure what you want to say here = follow? siga 4. Siga 5. Tome la salida Sra
August 19, 2012

Spanish
recibe needs to be plural like the subject = reciben (or recibieran) finanzas for plural = finances betterment? = mejoranza or...el mejor que pudiera (that I might be able to be) Much better one! Sra
August 19, 2012

Spanish writing
Sentence 3 = Las tres cuestiones (words ending in tion/cion should be femin ine Creo que...could use either the Indicative (debe) or the Subjunctive if you aren't definite about what you think; however No creo ALWAYS uses the Subjunctive. También creo (here it is ...
August 18, 2012

Spanish writing
Just because the directions say to use the Subjunctive, it does NOT mean to use it everywhere! Your first statement is FACT and therefor there is no Subjunctive! hay muchas, etc. The 2nd sentence says what you DO believe? Creo que hay tres cuestiones, etc. Los tres cuestiones ...
August 18, 2012

Spanish help
Be careful with gender. If you aren't sure of a word, look it up in a dictionary. "el aeropuerto" Para ir AL aeropuerto: 1. yes, or instead of "en" you could use "por" = along *Note: The directions say to use the command form of the verbs. It ...
August 18, 2012

Spanish
11. sí 12. sí 13. sí 14. no = C 15. no = D 16. sí 17. sí 18. sí *(feliz used to take ser but more and more is now using estar) 19. sí 20. sí Sra
August 17, 2012

Spanish
Uh, huh! We do NOT do the work for you, because that will teach you nothing! It also helps to keep the same name, so I know whether I'm helping the same person or not! Sra
July 3, 2012

Spanish
Take each exercise, one at a time. Be sure you understand what you are doing BEFORE you go on to the next one. "Baby steps" until y ou know what you are doing! I'll keep ALL your posts from Ms.Sue and check from time to time, until you post ANSWERS because then I...
July 3, 2012

Spanish
1. Look at the infinitive: interesar 2. Go to the "yo" form of Present Indicative, or Spanish I: intereso 3. Drop the ending (-o) and put the opposite voweel (-ar verbs using -e and -er/-ir verbs using -a: interese 4. Now make it agree with the subject "tanta ...
July 3, 2012

Spanish
The Subjunctive was always my favorite thing to teach, because it is "a thinking person's tense!" You are required to THINK first to decide if you even need the Subjunctive. There are many reasons for using it and if I could draw here I could explain it better. ...
July 3, 2012

Spanish
Here is a Review containing much more than you need at this time, but hang onto it and all of it will eventually make sense! If it IS too much too soon, just ask for each point as you meet it. Subjunctive for Jiskha: Oh, oh! You have entered the realm of the Subjunctive! It ...
July 3, 2012

Spanish
First of all, do you know when the Subjunctive is required? None of these will use an infinitive. If the main verb is one of doubt, disbelief or denial (look at the very beginning when you wrote that), the verb in the dependent clause will require the Subjunctive. The ...
July 3, 2012

spanish
Again, without seeing YOUR answers, we may never know WHERE you have difficulty. Here is #1. The city is going to be more and more contaminated unless we take drastic measures. (freely translated) La ciudad va a estar cada vez más contaminada, a menos que nosotros ...
July 3, 2012

spanish
Feel free to post your answers just to verify! Sra
June 29, 2012

Beginning Spanish-SraJMcGin
5. is ALSO "yes" because they find the way for themselves (orient themselves). orientar = to direct (someone else) but orientarse = to direct themselves Sra
June 14, 2012

beginning spanish
Sorry, I didn't see them! But I see them now. Yes, you are correct! Sra
June 14, 2012

beginning spanish
Sorry, but I do NOT see YOUR choices. We HELP after you attempt to answer. If you don't answer, we will never know where you have trouble. Sra
June 14, 2012

French
When I see "Expliquez cela" I would expect that you have to explain WHY some have jobs and some do not. Give a reason , in each case. Sra (aka Mme)
June 11, 2012

French
First of all, I would need to see the directions to know what you were supposed to do. What I see is l'imparfait but I don't know if that is what you were to do. 1. I would not like the word "un job" because in what sense? There is more than one word for &...
June 11, 2012

Spanish 4
7. Correct answer, but don't forget the accent mark on the Interrogative (Question) word = ¿Qué... 19. It isn't A unless it's "hacer" which is an infinitive after ¿Sabes... and an accent mark on: acuáticos, montañas Sra
June 6, 2012

spanish
1. The preterit (fuimos) means that "for one instant" we became young. This requires the imperfect = éramos = we WERE young (for quite some time) However "siempre comiámos" is fine = we USED TO eat or we ATE (many times) 2. This is a "...
June 2, 2012

spanish
This is the difference between the Imperfect (I was going, I used to go, I went = in the sense that you were in the "middle" of it = en route, so to speak and The Preterit (I went, I DID go), action completed. Imagine the imperfect like waving lines = ~ ~ ~, or ...
June 2, 2012

Spanish
It would have been better for "Elias" to put numbers with the letters. I think one is missing. 33. I suspect the answer should have been: "No, era..." D 38. C 40. b (always used to = Imperfect) 41. D 42. D 46. D. Look at the verb in the question "...
May 28, 2012

Spanish
21. correct 23. correct 24. estar is temporary, location but ser is permanent. The answer is d. 25. Although the question is plural, the answer has 2 singular verbs, one to go with "yo" and one to go with Roberta. The answer is b. Sra
May 26, 2012

Spanish-Please check if I answered these correctly
Querer is not a verb that takes a preposition before an infinitive. Quiero ir... Otherwise = perfect. Sra
May 26, 2012

Spanish
14. el balón is more the size of a football and it is also a balloon = C 19. is incorrect without the necessary accent mark = prestó Sra
May 25, 2012

Spanish
7. Plural subject must have plural verb 10. I cannot because I don't know how 11. I can't understand why you are not sure. What did you DO? The rest are OK. Sra
May 25, 2012

Spanish
For the 2nd part: 3. Incas in el Perú, Aztecs in México. Sra
May 25, 2012

Spanish
First of all, beginning the letter with "Beloved Mary" would mean that you are on a first-name basis. If she is about the same age as you, or in your family, it is odd to use the formal "usted" rather than the familiar "tú." Aside from that...
May 25, 2012

Spanish
49. Did you look up "repartir" in a dictionary? (or any other word you didn't know?) It means "to distribute." BTW, if you can eliminate the other 3, that's another way to find the right answer. 61. I don't see YOUR choice? You must answer in ...
May 23, 2012

Spanish
33. correct! 35. correct! 36. correct! 37. also correct! 39. Here are your choices: This afternoon, I'm going to practice martial arts____the classes A. after B. easily C. according to D. at least. I would chooce A. after classes 43. correct! 44. correct! 45. correct! Much...
May 22, 2012

Spanish
23. Right on! 24. Watch for the GENDER CUES! Do you see "el?" That means that la cafetería is out. The answer is d (auditorio) 25. Correct! 28. The problem here is that soler (o--->ue) is a VERB and you will have a run-on sentence if you conjugate another ...
May 20, 2012

Spanish
16. D. For papers, I would like a stapler. (not a projector and side) 18. Correct "Quieres" Why be confused? Saber means you know every nook and cranny, every alley, etc. Impossible! Therefore, it is Conocer! 19. Always look for gender cues in what you see. "una...
May 20, 2012

beginning spanish
The only error is "el" must have an accent for HE = él. el = the but él = he Sra
May 16, 2012

Spanish
look closely at the English word immigration. Now look VERY closely at the Spanish word inmigración. You will not have a double m in this word. The verb "to board" (abordar) is used more in a nautical sense (with boats, etc.) and "subir a" is better ...
May 13, 2012

Soanish-8th grade Help!
It IS correct! Sra
May 12, 2012

Spanish
¡perfecto! Sra
May 11, 2012

Spanish
It also means "to exit." Sra
May 9, 2012

More spanish to check/please
3. There is an error here somewhere because it's either "un reporte" (a report or "una reportera" (a reporter). In any event it is a THING if there is no "personal a" in front of it. Yo conozco un reporte (I am acquainted with a report) OR Yo ...
May 8, 2012

spanish/check please
Please check the spelling of #4. You choose correctly but the spelling is: conozco. Otherwise, ¡perfecto! Sra
May 8, 2012

Spanish-Please check
¡Ricardo did it all! Sra
May 5, 2012

Spanish-Please check
The 2nd is correct but you forgot the Reflexive Pronoun in the first. tú te presentaste Sra
May 3, 2012

French
Actually, the best way to learn is to post your homework questions here and someone will forward them to me. Be sure you have a good French--->English/English--->French dictionary. A good way to use the dictionary is this: 1. write down the English word you want in ...
May 2, 2012

spanish/check please
You were simply to complete and not answer a question? In that case, it looks right. este, esta, estos, estas = this/these near you ese, esa, esos, esas = that/those not too far from you aquel, aquella, aquellos, aquellos - that/those far from you (out of reach) These are the ...
April 28, 2012

spanish/check please
Check the spelling of "Necesito" which only has one "s." (4 places) #2 "etsa" should be "esta" #3 cinturón has a required accent mark on the "o" Sra
April 27, 2012

spanish
los comerciantes = ellos = 3rd person plural = dijeron Sra
April 26, 2012

Spanish-Please check answer
Check the spelling of "aduana" because it's a "u" and not a "v" but that answer is correct. Memorize this: every time you see a form of tener + que, it will be followed by an infinitive. Yes, this one is reflexive = Tienes que abrocharte Sra
April 26, 2012

French
C'est mon plaisir~ Sra (aka Mme)
April 24, 2012

French
Some verbs are followed directly by the infinitive without a preposition. The most common of these are: aimer mieux / préférer = to prefer aller - to go compter - to intend croire - to believe, think désirer / vouloir - to wish, want devoir - to have to,be...
April 24, 2012

French
J'ai commencé à faire (some verbs take a preposition after them and before an infinitive. I can give you a list, if you ask.) The passé composé with age is far better with the imperfect = les enfants qui ont (OR avaient) 12 et 13 ans je trouv&...
April 24, 2012

spanish
What you need to see is the number (singular/plural) and gender (masculine/feminine) of the noun. el = masculine singular nuevo = masculine singular portátil = masculine singular because both words modifying it are. Now, what MUST you choose from the 3 choices? I'll...
April 18, 2012

spanish
Both “pero” and “sino” are conjunctions meaning “but.” “Sino” is u sed when the first part of the sentence is negative and the part after the con junction directly contradicts what is negated in the first part. Almost always “rather...
April 18, 2012

french-grammar
Without knowing what level of French you are studying (II, III, IV, V), I have no idea just how much information you need! So, I'll make it rather complete and you can select what you need. However, as you get to further grammar, you might want to save other sections of ...
April 17, 2012

Life orientation
Life Orientation: 1. Try some of the following links to gather information: http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=how+the+h+uman+or+environmental+problem+impacts+the+community+in+South+Africa 2. Read "Related Questions" below this post. We have so many asking ...
April 16, 2012

life orientation
Life Orientation: 1. Try some of the following links to gather information: http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=how+the+h+uman+or+environmental+problem+impacts+the+community+in+South+Africa 2. Read "Related Questions" below this post. We have so many asking ...
April 16, 2012

Spanish -Help
Correct = Los nuestros son malos. However the long adjectival form would be: los partidos nuestros BUT, using "los nuestros" you have used the pronoun. Sra
April 4, 2012

French
If you have difficulty answering questions, I suggest to try this 4-step procedure. 1. Look at the French. 2. Translate into English = This evening you are going to watch television? 3. Answer FIRST in English = Yes, I'm going to watch television OR No, I'm not going ...
April 2, 2012

URGENT Spanish help please.
First of all the example is incorrect. ¿Comprendes? = Do YOU understand. Since many students have difficulty answering questions I suggest you do 4 steps. Step 1 = look at the question. Step 2 = Translate into English. Step 3 = Answer FIRST in English = I understand. ...
April 1, 2012

Spanish-9th grade-Please help me
Merendé (accent) for I snacked, did snack (Preterit)( Meriendo = I snack, do snack, am snacking Sra PS Actually merendar is "to lunch on"
March 26, 2012

spanish
Parts of the body and articles of clothing usually use the definite article (el, la, los, las) especially when it's clear to whom it belongs. 1. Yo me lavo las manos y la cara. 2. (Yo) me cepillo los dientes y me cepillo el pelo. 3. Yo me pongo la ropa. Sra
March 25, 2012

Spanish-SraJMcGin please help ?
You have 2 choices here. Some how using "no" twice makes it seem a stronger statement. No, no estudio. vs No estudio. = No, I do NOT study vs I do not study. ¿Hablas francés? (delete that extra "a") Actually, with the strong negative word &...
March 22, 2012

Spanish-Help Please
Excellent assistance from Ricardo! Let's start with what the questions are asking you: 1. ¿Qué necesitas para comer en cereal?does this ask what I need to eat cereal-like a spoon , bowl etc? I believe, as does Ricardo, that this was copied incorrectly. (en = ...
March 21, 2012

Senior Project on Japanese
This sounds fascinating! Having studied 19 languages and taught 5, they have been my life. Consider this: how can you communicate without language? Of course, you can with gestures, body language, facial expressions, etc. Have you had ANY ideas or is it pretty much “open...
March 21, 2012

Spanish-Please check answers
1. correct and another choice is: ´El nunca va. 2. personal "a" = Él ve a alguien. 3. personal "a" = Él no ve a nadie. Personal "a" is used in front of direct object that is a person, pet, etc. Sra
March 20, 2012

spanish
Please don't forget the required accent marks. If you don't know how to do them with the computer, I need to know 2 things: 1) Do you have a PC or a Mac? 2) do you have Windows or not? Here's a review of ser & estar. Each time you use one or the other, mentally ...
March 19, 2012

spanish
El primer día visité el museo de Salvador Dalí que cubría muchas pinturas maravillosas y me gustó muchísimo. Luego fui a las Ramblas donde tomé con mis amigos en un restaurante y también fui a la iglesia de la Familia ...
March 15, 2012

Spanish-Plase check
Nadie uso este telefóno. = 2 errors. usó must have an accent and the accent is on teléfono No voy nunca la ópera. This is the verb ir and requires "a" when you say "to where you go" = No voy nunca a la ópera. Perhaps you ...
March 12, 2012

Spanish
¡Perfecto! With the negative, you also have the choice of using the strong negative word without the "no" as in: 1. No, nadie hay en la puerta. 2. No, nada hay en la mesa. Sra
March 11, 2012

Spanish-Help
1. Yo pedí = I ordered but your English said "I ate" = Comí un taco en el restaurante anteayer. 2. Bebí un batido en el restaurante mexicano la semana pasada. (most adjectives follow the noun(s) modified.) NOTE: When you say "el restaurante&...
March 5, 2012

Spanish-SraJMcGin-Please recheck
to perform = ejecutar but in a theatre = representar for a machine = funcionar Here's my "lesson" on how to use a dictionary. 1. take en English word (perform), look it up in a good bilingual dictionary and 2. WRITE DOWN every Spanish word there. 3. NOW, look up ...
March 5, 2012

Spanish-SraJMcGinplease check
Because Emily is on a first-name basis with "me" the question should read: "¿Cuál es tu cosa favorita..." "en el ciro" is "en el circo" check all the "acróbatas" because they require an accent mark Without ...
March 5, 2012

spanish
Right! That's Venezuelan. Sra
March 2, 2012

spanish
Because "gana" is in the Present Indicative, so is the verb "perder." BUT the verb "perder" is a stem-changing verb from e--->ie. The form you need is "pierde" Sra
February 29, 2012

Spanish-8th grade
1. ¿Qué buscas cuando vas de compras? is the question as Ricardfo says. the answer then is: Busco variedad de cosas cuando me voy de compras. OR rather than irse, since the question only uses "ir" I would also in the answer = Busco variedad de cosas ...
February 29, 2012

Simple how-to to do in french?
If you do Origami, the plane is a good idea. Try something that is your hobby, but if you don't have a hobby, MathMate has good ideas. Sra (aka Mme)
February 27, 2012

Spanish-Please check SraJMcGin
You are entirely welcome! Sra
February 27, 2012

Spanish-Please check SraJMcGin
one thousand = mil two thousand = dos mil three thousand = tres mil four thousand = cuatro mil on up to one hundred thousand = cien mil one hundred three thousand = ciento tres mil Just be careful with the compounds including "un" twenty-one thousand = veintiú...
February 27, 2012

Spanish-Please check
If it is "la clienta" the address would be "Señora" or "Señorita" but not "Señor" so I'd put "el cliente" where you have "la clienta." los pantalones negros (the "specific" black ...
February 26, 2012

Problem with 2 English sentences (French student)
Bonjour! Sans savoir le livre ou l'année de publication, il est possible que ce que vous avez lu soit démodé. Mais en tout cas, on peut solicitter "a licensed store" ou avoir "a food-service contract" avec Starbucks. Voici des ...
February 26, 2012

Spanish
What you are working with here is called "Comparasons of Equality." Those of Inequality used más/menos for example, etc. Here are the rules: 1. tan + adjetive or adverb + como = as...as Examples: Ella no es tan pobre como tú = She is not as poor as you...
February 21, 2012

spanish
Actually, the English is probably "I care more about others than myself?" There are many ways to convey this idea, depending upon the vocabulary you have studied! You should always try to use the vocabulary you have learned first. Then you need to know how to use the...
February 21, 2012

Spanish
It's always a good idea to number each question/answer you do, so we are both looking at the same one. 1. This IS what the questin required. 2. Note the first word "En?" You need it in the answer = En Panamá, Puerto Rico y el Ecuador (el is usually used ...
February 21, 2012

spanish
You will LOVE this exercise, because it is the use of the INFINITIVE after any PREPOSITION. Just memorize: "Preposition + Infinitive." Prepositions Common ly Used Before Infinitives: a = to, at al + inf = upon antes de = before con = with (sometimes "to" or...
February 18, 2012

french
Salut! I'm assuming that you are using the verb "to help" = aider. Note the spelling. "To help" someone to do something is "aidér qq à + infinitive. There is also the reflexive verb: "s'aider de" so note the different ...
February 16, 2012

Spanish-SraJMcGin-Please check
If you want one word for T-shirt (I couldn't think of it, a native-speaker friend of mine couldn't think of it, but FINALLY one friend came up with a word. Depending upon the region, the word could be different, but in Spain, I've heard the word: el corpiño...
February 15, 2012

Spanish-SraJMcGin-Please check
1. You could make a difference, if you wish, between "the earrings" and "some earrings" by changing "los" to "unos." 3. the difference between 2 words: "camisa" = shirt but "camiseta" is usually an "undershirt.&...
February 15, 2012

Spanish - beginner
Let's begin with the English grammatical error! ARE there any grammatical errors! (Knowing correct English can help with Spanish. If I don't mention a sentence from above, it's because it's OK. clause relater "que" = que - that but como - how, as ...
February 14, 2012

Spanish-SraJMcGin please check
de nada...Sra
February 13, 2012

Spanish-SraJMcGin please check
This would be far easier to do if you always number the sentences. 2. arete is masculine = los aretes de oro muy bonitos. Any adjective must have the same number (singular/plural) and gender (masculine/feminine) as the noun(s) modified. As for también, it's OK there...
February 13, 2012

Spanish
¡excelente! Sra
February 12, 2012

Spanish
De nada "quienquiera que sea" = to whomever you are! Anonymous is NOT my favorite nanme to respond to! Sra/Mme
February 9, 2012

Spanish
Just in case it isn't the one above, here's another: Step 1
Make sure your number lock key is on. Most computers have a little light that lights up to signify the num. lock is on. Step 2
While the number lock key is on, hold down the Alt. key and type the ...
February 9, 2012

Spanish
If this chart doesn't work for you, let me know because I have other charts as well: Microsoft Word for Windows The default keystrokes for accented characters are as follows: Symbols joined by a + need to be held down at the same time; Symbols separated by a coma need to ...
February 9, 2012

Spanish
Do NOT learn the verb "gustar" as the verb "to like" for you will understand it better if you learn it as the verb "to be pleasing.....to someone." Now you will understand why it is USUALLY used 3rd person singular (one thing IS pleasing to ...
February 9, 2012

spanish
Don't forget to put the necessary accent marks where they belong: Tengo la nariz pequeña. (a = una) That IS the rule, but that's not to say that it is never broken! "Articles of clothing and parts of the body use the definite article." Tengo la barba ...
February 6, 2012

Spanish-Please check these
Just be careful when you copy the question that you get all the syllables: ¿Qué prepararon Uds. ayer? (preparar = prepar + aron (the ending) You answered perfectly! Olé Sra
February 6, 2012

Spanish
¡Hola, Terry! I only come here now when someone sends me a link to do. Please remember that any adjective will have the same number (singular/plural) and gender (masculine/feminine) as the noun(s) modified. Hay una cama cómoda (fem.) A tricky word is "el sof&...
February 6, 2012

spanish
In that case, you seem to be on the right track because you will begin in the past tense = I asked/did ask her if...and the Imperfect Subjunctive IS the most polite. Sra
February 5, 2012

spanish
The instructions are what exactly? If it says to use the FUTURE, that's one thing. Is there a model or example for you to follow? What you write is fine for the Imperfect Subjunctive (either -ra or -se form) but I'm not sure that that is what you are to do without ...
February 5, 2012

spanish
P.S. Here are some things I tell my students and most of it is very close to what Kade told you. THE USES OF POR AND PARA: PARA means: for, in the sense of purpose, use, destination, for (by) a time in the future, considering that (in spite of the fact that). It is also ...
February 2, 2012

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