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I encountered the following question during an exercise at A1 level:
"Yo ______ mis manos en el agua. (I plunge my hands in the water.)"
It is my understanding that mi/mis should not be used with body parts or clothing. Could you please advise?
Regarding the examples below, why is the subjunctive used rather than the imperative?
No cierres la ventana por favor, tengo calor.
Don't close the window please, I am hot.
Señores, cierren las carpetas ahora.
Gentlemen, close your folders now.
Thank you, James
RE: what this means: [the] when used
It talked about the use of [the] colours
I was wondering what is the meaning of the use of brackets [ ] and ( ) in these tests.
Sometimes it seems that this means that the word in brackets is used in Spanish, but if I remember correctly,
sometimes it does not mean this.
So if there is a way to find out what these means and any others, would be very appreciated.
Also wishing you the best in this New Year to you and your team!
It would be nice to be able to slow down the speed of speech throughout the site. This could be done in 2 ways.
(1) a fast or slow option could be available in the user profile to be toggled at will and would affect all spoken Spanish played aloud
(2) Where ever a speaker icon exists in quizzes, where the individual sentences are played aloud, two speaker icons could be provided, one for slow and one for fast.
It would be soooo helpful
Where there is a double vowel, such as leer, is the accent always placed on the second of the two vowels, ie leérmelo, etc?
How many distinct classes of irregular verbs are there in the subjunctive present tense?
If it is possible to say, how many distinct irregular verbs that do not belong to a class, such as ir, are there in the subjunctive present tense?
Knowing the answers to these questions could help me form a strategy to learn them most effectively and efficiently. I would love to simplify the learning of this topic.
Thank you, James
I used to think Spanish was an easy language, but that was before I actually started learning it earnest.
I am now at 17% in level BI. Although the program reports a steady increase in my confidence, I am hanging onto it by a thread. The difficulty of the language is increasing geometrically.. I don't even want to think about levels B2 and C1
Question re: So as to not fall in the water.
Kwizbot para que no nos caigamos en el agua.
You para que no caernos en el agua.
You could also say: para no caernos en el agua.
I was very curious to see that the “que” was dropped in the 2nd answer.
Could you please explain why? And why it is needed in the first sentence and would not be used in my answer.
Thank you so much!
If I say tengo que is this the same as necessito que for example tengo que ir or necessito ir
In the sentence "Él me trata tan especialmente como tú." why is tú used here rather than a ti - Él me trata tan especialmente como a ti. I'm assuming it is the function of the word as which is what here a preposition or a conjunction. As an aside what might be the most accurate English in this sentence, especially or specially?