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Could you please clarify the point:
No se marcha porque está cansado (No se marcha y la causa es que está cansado)
No se marcha porque esté cansado, sino porque se ha enfadado (Se marcha y la causa no es que está cansado)
I've come upon a sentence:
No vino porque no quisiera, sino porque no pudo (The translation says: He did not come not because he didn't want, but because he could not)
So I wonder if it really says that somebody didn't come. I guess one "not" is missing
¿Porque se dice ambos, el presente perfecto (en otros textos) y el pretérito perfecto? Esto me confunde mucho... ¡Muchas gracias!
I too am struggling with this and I think it is because of confusion between adjectives and nouns in the instructions / translations. For example, you say that Sentir is often followed by a noun, and yet you use adjectives in the translation of the sentences i.e. "siento pena" translates as "I feel sorry" - but "sorry" is an adjective not a noun. The noun of sorry is "sorrow." Hence "I feel sorrow" would be the correct translation if specifying the use of a noun. A second example is "sentimos mucha alegría' which you translate as "we feel very happy" but "happy" is an adjective. The noun of happy is "happiness" so "I feel happiness" would be the translation of the noun form. I completely get how these translations of the noun form would be very clunky, but I think it may help to point this out.
The issue may be - but you don't state it, that Sentir appears to be used to express emotional feelings or something that is sensed physically, and emotions are mostly expressed in the adjective form in English "I feel sad because my cat died" or "I feel delighted since my partner left me." Both adjectives are describing how I feel. If the noun forms "sadness and delight" were used, it would describe what I am feeling. Your instructions say that "how" you feel takes the reflexive form. This seems to contradict the fact that we feel feelings, and that is how we feel when we are feeling them.
I hope this makes sense.
In the example, "You have already slept enough for today," what is the reason for using 'lo' here: "Ustedes ya han dormido lo suficiente por hoy."
Two of the examples use the pronoun "a". For example "¿Tú traes a tus padres...?" and "Ellos traen al perro...". Am I right in assuming that this only applies when there's a person or animal involved?
I searched on the site for the lesson referred to in one of the answers below using various ways of asking the question, but didn't find anything, could you refer me to the lesson Silvia was referring to:
"We have currently a lesson in our system titled "qué" + "noun/adjective""
Thank you. Nicole
Hola to whoever sees this:
RE: Exercise: Theatrical courtyards at:
Last translation in the exercise:
and their history is interesting.
Kwizbot y su historia es interesante.
You y su historia está interesante.
I was wondering why ser is used here instead of estar.
Thank you. Nicole
Let's have a look at the examples:
- Sorry, I couldn't come yesterday, I was a bit busy
- You couldn't have come anyway, roads were blocked because of the snowfall
- I saw Maria yesterday
- You can't have seen her. She left for Bahamas three days ago
How can I express these ideas in Spanish by means of the verb poder and perfect infinitive?
I think that there may be an typo/error in this exercise. Should it not read ‘Llevamos gastadas...’ ?
________ doscientas libras en solo dos días. We've spent 200 pounds in just two days.HINT: Choose the verbal structure that implies a possible continuation in the futureEstoy ahorradoLlevo gastadasLlevo a gastarLlevo gastando
Exercise:The oldest man in the world Spanish writing exercise
Re: Sentence: and eats a lot of fruit and vegetables.
Kwizbot y come mucha fruta y verdura.
You could also say: y come mucha fruta y verduras.
I was wondering why both fruta and verdura are not plural,
2) I really like all your exercises, and do appreciate your adding "You could also say sections". I have noticed that these (so far that I've seen) are basically
synonyms. Are there instances where you show how the sentence could be constructed differently and still have the same meaning (syntax /word order wise). I know that Spanish is a very pliant language that way, but I know that there are some things that are not acceptable (like any language) and find this would be helpful.
Thank you so much for the great work that you all do!