when is a spanish infinitive verb translates as an infinitive in english? Why is the phrase Encantado de conocerle is translated as Pleased to meet u

El niñoB2Kwiziq community member

when is a spanish infinitive verb translates as an infinitive in english? Why is the phrase Encantado de conocerle is translated as Pleased to meet u

¡Hola!

May I ask why is the phrase "Encantado de conocerle/te" is translated as Pleased/Nice "to meet" you in English and not Pleased/Nice "meeting" you, if the preposition "de" is followed by an infinitive verb in this phrase? 

Thanks!

El niño

Asked 1 year ago
SilviaKwiziq team member

¡Hola El Niño!

As the lesson says, in Spanish we don't really use the gerund as in English and we have always to use an infinitive after a preposition. In English, "Pleased meeting you" sounds a bit clumsy, and the best translation is "Pleased to meet you". While in English you can use either a gerund or infinitive after a preposition, in Spanish the only option is to use the infinitive.

Silvia.

when is a spanish infinitive verb translates as an infinitive in english? Why is the phrase Encantado de conocerle is translated as Pleased to meet u

¡Hola!

May I ask why is the phrase "Encantado de conocerle/te" is translated as Pleased/Nice "to meet" you in English and not Pleased/Nice "meeting" you, if the preposition "de" is followed by an infinitive verb in this phrase? 

Thanks!

El niño

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