help me find spanish words

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the dictinery is good only 60% of the time...Why'''

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updated DIC 31, 2008
posted by dan3

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Please forgive me for my typing and my typo's...........my spelling isn't the best but many times its my typing, or misstyping....sorry...

updated DIC 31, 2008
posted by dan3
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Heidita said:

Hi Dan, this is mostly due to bad spelling.Just try and find this word in the dictionarywinkwinkthe dictinery is good

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updated DIC 31, 2008
posted by dan3
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lazarus1907 said:

(but taking misspellings from this forum will probably be enough to write the first 4 volumes, I guess)

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updated DIC 31, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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An example with poner:
basic forms
pongo, pones, ponés, pone, ponemos, ponéis, ponen, pondré, pondrás, pondrá, pondremos, pondréis, pondrán, ponga, pongas, ponga, pongamos, pongáis, pongan, ponía, ponías, ponía, poníamos, poníais, ponían, pondría, pondrías, pondría, pondríamos, pondríais, pondrían, pusiera, pusiese, pusieras, pusieses, pusiera, pusiese, pusiéramos, pusiésemos, pusierais, pusieseis, pusieran, pusiesen, puse, pusiste, puso, pusimos, pusisteis, pusieron, pusiere, pusieres, pusiere, pusiéremos, pusiereis, pusieren.

pronominal forms
ponlo, ponla, ponlos, ponlas, pónmelo, pónmela, pónmelos, pónmelas, pónselo, pónsela, pónselos, pónselas, póntelo, póntela, póntelos, póntelas, pónnoslo, pónnosla, pónnoslos, pónnoslas, poniéndolo, poniéndola, poniéndolos, poniéndolas, poniéndomelo, poniéndomela, poniéndomelos, poniéndomelas, poniéndoselo, poniéndosela, poniéndoselos, poniéndoselas, poniéndotelo, poniéndotela, poniéndotelos, poniéndotelas, poniéndonoslo, poniéndonosla, poniéndonoslos, poniéndonoslas, ponerlo, ponerla, ponerlos, ponerlas, ponérmelo, ponérmela, ponérmelos, ponérmelas, ponérselo, ponérsela, ponérselos, ponérselas, ponértelo, ponértela, ponértelos, ponértelas, ponérnoslo, ponérnosla, ponérnoslos, ponérnoslas,...

There are other combinations that can't be bothered including here just for this verb, and I have already written over 100 different forms. There are over 10,000 verbs, so altogether, there will be over a million different forms. A large sized dictionary simply listing all the forms for all the verbs will have over 3500 pages, which is too thick for a single volume. What do you expect?

Anyway, as Heidi said, 19 out of 20 questions where people ask what does this or that mean, are misspellings, and of course, there is no dictionary containing all the possible misspellings (but taking misspellings from this forum will probably be enough to write the first 4 volumes, I guess)

updated DIC 31, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Sorry, we could not find the word "dictinery

updated DIC 31, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Hi Dan, this is mostly due to bad spelling.

Just try and find this word in the dictionarywinkwink

the dictinery is good

updated DIC 31, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Are you fairly new to Spanish? A particular difficulty can be that Spanish has a fairly synthetic verb system: that is, unlike English, verb forms tend to be made by "squidging together" different parts. For example, you can make a verb form meaning "we used to work" by putting together "trabaj(ar)" (="work"), "-aba" (="imperfect tense") and "-amos" (="we") to give the form "trabajábamos". A verb can easily have scores of possible forms. Many dictionaries expect you to look up the "base form" of a word.

Nouns and adjectives also have different forms, although on a much simpler scale.

While you're getting to grips with how Spanish verbs work, one way to get started with reading Spanish is to learn a few of the most common conjugated verb forms. For example, see the list I put together of the most common Spanish verb forms in written usage (from a sample of about 500,000 words of newspaper/magazine articles). The Spanish dictionary on the same site also allows you to look up most declined forms of the verbs/nouns it contains in case that's helpful.

updated DIC 31, 2008
posted by Neil-Coffey