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Significance of NOS in this example.

William

Kwiziq community member

10 January 2018

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Significance of NOS in this example.

We will have drunk all the beer before the match. Nosotros NOS habremos bebido today la cerveza antes del partido.

This relates to:
Conjugate regular verbs in El Futuro Perfecto (future perfect) -

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

11 January 2018

11/01/18

Hi William
"Nos" in this sentence simply emphasises the fact that it is "us" who would have drank all the beer. If you omit it in this sentence the meaning wouldn't change but it won't have that emphasis. We make some verbs "pronominal" (i.e add the reflexive pronouns) to have this nuance.
Inma :))

Alan

Kwiziq community member

14 May 2018

14/05/18

"Beber" means "to drink", but "beberse" means "to drink up". So "nos habremos bebido la cerveza" emphasizes the fact that we will have drunk all the beer up!


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