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How to textually describe the pronunciation of spanish names with “oi”?

There are many names and family names in Spanish that contain the combination of vowels "oi" (Roilán, Moisés, Loinaz, etc.). When these names are pronounced in French, the original pronunciation is ...
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Learning French from English or Spanish

As a native English speaker, I learned Spanish using both classroom study and in-country learning. I am fluent in Spanish, but don't have the same vocabulary as in English, however, I probably have a ...
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Why is it “c'était il y a longtemps” and not “ça a été il y a longtemps”?

In Spanish we write "eso fue hace mucho tiempo" (preterite). Why do we use the imparfait tense it French?