Hi. Why is there ya pague and not ya he pagado? Is it not latin american Spanish?

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Hi. Why is there ya pague and not ya he pagado? Is it not latin american Spanish?

Hi. Why is there ya pague and not ya he pagado? Is it not latin american Spanish?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Emanuel

¡Buena pregunta!

If we use the preterite with "ya", it has in Peninsular Spanish an extra meaning "finally did something", so this sentence "Ya pagué la cuenta", said in most parts of Spain, not in Latin America, means "I finally paid the bill", more than "already".

I added that extra meaning to the sentence inside that lesson, so it is clear.

By the way, we have a lesson on this specific use of "ya". Have a look here.

Saludos

Inma

 

Hi. Why is there ya pague and not ya he pagado? Is it not latin american Spanish?

Hi. Why is there ya pague and not ya he pagado? Is it not latin american Spanish?

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