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Arrebatar(se) - A Versatile Verb

Arrebatar, with out the reflexive, means:

1. -To snatch, grab steal
2. -To catch/attract

Ex.

1. Él arrebató la plata de la caja — He snatched the money from the cash register.

2. Los precios de la ropa en venta me arrebató. — The prices of the clothes on sale attracted me.


Arrebatarse means to get furious, irritated, get worked up.

Me arrebato porque mis amigos se siguen burlando de mí — I get worked up because my friends keep making fun of me.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Hello can you please explain all the types of verbs like when to use the imperfect form or the subjunctive? Gracias!

Here’s a post made by lavidapoliglota. It’s got all the different verb tenses of AR ER/IR verbs.

The present is obviously what happens “now”

Then preterite tells what happen at a certain time. (Single occurrence/definite end and start)

The imperfect tells an ongoing action without a definite end or beginning. It can also be used as the “action that was interrupted” when something else happened. “Veía la tv cuando entró mi hermana”

The conditional tenses tell what you “would do”.

The subjunctive (present and imperfect sub.) expresses doubt, desires, wishes, uncertainty, commands, etc.

The future explains what “will” happen.

If there is any tense in particular that you’d like to see, send another ask and I’ll cover just those ones. Sorry for the brief overview. Just have been busy. I’ll be more than happy to explain specific topics for you. And the link with the chart is down below.

http://spanishboone.tumblr.com/post/95403397619/lavidapoliglota-some-verb-tables-for-regular

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

hola,mañana tengo prueba de inglés (mi idioma materno es el español) y me preguntaba si me podias ayudar con el present perfect,especialmente esa 's al final (Por ejemplo: John's just had breakfast,no entiendo esa 's al final de John) gracias :)

En este contexto, la ‘s significa “has”. La cortamos y la pegamos a “John” porque es más fácil de decir.

John’s just had breakfast = John has just had breakfast.

She’s just left = She has just left.


La ‘s también puede representar “is” en ciertos contextos. Ten cuidado al traducir cual sea. Espero te haya ayudado!

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Vocabulario: R

  1. Rascar- to scratch
  2. Rasguear- to strum
  3. Rasguñar- to scrape/scratch
  4. Raspador- scraper
  5. Raspar- to scrape
  6. Rastrear-to trace/trail
  7. Realizar- to fulfill/perform
  8. Rebelde- rebellious
  9. Rebotar- to bounce
  10. Recién- just(recently)
  11. Recompensar- to reward
  12. Reconocer-recognize/acknowledge
  13. Recortar- to trim/crop
  14. (El)Recurso- resource
  15. Reducir- to reduce
  16. Refrescar - refresh/brush up (on)/touch up(on)/review
  17. Regocijarse- to rejoice
  18. Reincidir-to relapse
  19. (El)Reino- kingdom
  20. Relampaguear- to flash/ to lighten
  21. Relatar- to relate
  22. (La)Rendija-slit/ cranny / peephole
  23. Renovable- renewable-
  24. Renunciar- to give up/resign/renounce
  25. Reparar- to reparar
  26. Repugnante- disgusting
  27. (El)Requisito- requirement
  28. Resistente-resistant
  29. Resolver- to solve
  30. Resplandecer- to glow
  31. Resultar- to result/bring about/come off
  32. Retar- to challenge
  33. (El)Retazo- remnant
  34. Retirar- to withdraw
  35. Retirarse- to retire
  36. Retrasar- to delay
  37. (El)Reunion familiar- family reunion
  38. Revolver- to stir/scramble
  39. Rezar- to pray
  40. Rociar- to spray
  41. Rodear- to surround
  42. Roer- to gnaw
  43. (El)Rompecabeza- puzzle
  44. Rozar- to brush up against.
  45. (La)Rueda- wheel
  46. (El)Rumbo- course
Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

why would they say please don't dude to tell me?

speutschlish:

In Spanish, the verb dudar means to doubt. It’s common to say “No dudes en ________” meaning “Don’t hesitate to _________” like for example “No dudes en preguntarme” - “Don’t hesitate to ask me”

A literal translation would be “Don’t doubt in asking me”, but that doesn’t sound natural in English, so I use “hesitate” instead as the translation.

"No dudes" is the informal way of saying "don’t hesitate" and "No dude" is the formal way. So, dude is a word in Spanish, except it’s pronounced doo-deh, not like dood.

So what he’s saying is “Don’t hesitate to tell me”

Another common way of expressing that is “feel free to….”

jespru asked:

Hey, I was wondering if you could tell us something about the dropping of final /s/ in Spanish? Where does it occur, both phonologically and geographically?

spanishskulduggery:

Sorry, I’m not totally familiar with the linguistics of it to such a large degree.

Does anyone else have any ideas?

I know it happens more in the rural areas of Spanish speaking countries. It could be considered like a “country” accent, if you will. When I was in Nicaragua, they did it there in the country. They sometimes left it out in the middle of words like usted to u-ted. My friend from Colombia said they do the same thing in the country parts of Colombia too. I can’t speak for all of Chile, but I talked to a few people from Chile who left off the final s. It might just be regional thing in each country. Any one else?

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

¡Hola! ¿Ud. puede explicar las varias usas de "bastante"? I always thought it meant "enough" but the person in your Vocabulario O y P post used it as (I think?) something different, so I'm wondering if there are other uses for the word. ¡Gracias!

Claro. “Bastante” tiene más de un único significado. It can also mean:

1.Quite/rather/pretty(not looks)
2.sufficient
3.quite a while
4. Quite a bit of

Espero que te haya ayudado!

Vocabulario: O y P

fitirola:

spanishboone:

  1. Obediente- obedient
  2. Obrero- worker
  3. Obsesionar- to obsess
  4. Oficio- job /profession
  5. Ombligo- bellybutton
  6. Oprimir- to press
  7. Ostra- oyster
  8. Oxidarse- to rust/ oxidize
  9. Oxidado- rusted
  10. Paisaje- scenery
  11. Palabra clave- key word
  12. Palo- stick
  13. Panteón- cemetery
  14. Pantuflas- slippers
  15. Para nada- at all

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