Bad English translation

Bad English translation

There were many experts in the room and I talked to some.

The answer here would be algunos. But it is marked "alguno". That would be in English, "I talked to one (of them).

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Allison

There is a hint in these questions that is saying either "Choose the correct singular form" or "Choose the correct plural form", because in English there are slightly different ways to translate alguno/alguna/algunos/algunas, and it may be a bit confusing.

In this specific question you are talking about, despite having the word "some" in the English translation, we have included a hint saying "Choose the correct singular form".

However, we will have a look at this lesson again and will try to improve it so the information is clearer.

Gracias y saludos,

Inma

Hi Inma,

I agree with Allison. It seems as though the hint should suggest plural, not singular, so it matches expertos. Algunos expertos.

I am also confused with the sample test:

En España había muchas tapas y comí select ... algunasalgunaalgunoalgunos . (In Spain there were many tapas and I ate some.) 

Choose the correct singular form.

In English "some" in this sentence means "a few of them" NOT "one of them"

Can you please clarify whether the Spanish sentence means to say "a few of them" or "one of them" and tell me the correct Spanish for both versions of this sentence?

Thank you.

InmaKwiziq language super star

Hi Brett 

We extended a note inside the lesson to clarify better when alguno is used in singular and not plural when in English you use the plural "some".

The note starts with "But be careful..."

https://spanish.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/using-alguno-alguna-algunos-and-algunas-to-say-some-one-or-any-pronouns

Inma

 

InmaKwiziq language super star

Allison

have a look at the new extended note about using alguno in singular not plural. 

https://spanish.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/using-alguno-alguna-algunos-and-algunas-to-say-some-one-or-any-pronouns

Inma

Thanks so much, Inma, this makes much more sense now.

Bad English translation

There were many experts in the room and I talked to some.

The answer here would be algunos. But it is marked "alguno". That would be in English, "I talked to one (of them).

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