salir instead of tener

PatriciaA2Kwiziq community member

salir instead of tener

The sentence is We are going to have dinner etc....  But the infinitive verb used is salir which means to leave.  Why is the verb tener not used as this doesn't make sense to me

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Patricia

I imagine you are referring to this testquestion:

Nosotras vamos a salir de copas el viernes próximo. (We are going to have drinks next Friday.)

We are using salir because we can't translate literally as it wouldn't make sense in Spanish. In English you say to have drinks, but in Spanish we don't say "tener copas". It's very common to say "salir de copas" meaning "to go out drinking", "to go out and have some drinks". 

You can use the verb tomar though for "having a drink", so this could have also been correct by saying "Nosotras vamos a tomar unas copas el viernes próximo".

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

salir instead of tener

The sentence is We are going to have dinner etc....  But the infinitive verb used is salir which means to leave.  Why is the verb tener not used as this doesn't make sense to me

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