I thought it had to be 'cuándo' - but I was incorrect !

DavidC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I thought it had to be 'cuándo' - but I was incorrect !

(A comment, not a question; I made a mistake in my translation, and I now see why I went wrong) >

I had to scratch my head a bit to see why there is no tilde in 'cuando' in the sentence [in the text]:
"Aún recuerdo cuando teníamos que revelar los carretes" [= I still remember when we had to develop rolls of film ...]

-- particularly after noticing the example: "No recuerdo cómo tomas el té ..." [= I can't remember how you take your tea ...] -- in: Difference between cómo and como (with and without an accent)

I now realise that, in order to carry the tilde, the 'cuándo' or the 'cómo' must be part of an indirect question - which is indeed the case with the second example, but not the first.

Inma, Shui and Silvia - you do indeed provide us with interesting and useful exercises and explanations: Keep up the good work!


Asked 1 month ago
ClaraC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Great observation David! 

I thought it had to be 'cuándo' - but I was incorrect !

(A comment, not a question; I made a mistake in my translation, and I now see why I went wrong) >

I had to scratch my head a bit to see why there is no tilde in 'cuando' in the sentence [in the text]:
"Aún recuerdo cuando teníamos que revelar los carretes" [= I still remember when we had to develop rolls of film ...]

-- particularly after noticing the example: "No recuerdo cómo tomas el té ..." [= I can't remember how you take your tea ...] -- in: Difference between cómo and como (with and without an accent)

I now realise that, in order to carry the tilde, the 'cuándo' or the 'cómo' must be part of an indirect question - which is indeed the case with the second example, but not the first.

Inma, Shui and Silvia - you do indeed provide us with interesting and useful exercises and explanations: Keep up the good work!


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