Why "dar", Cuenco" and f sound in 19?

UbkA0Kwiziq community member

Why "dar", Cuenco" and f sound in 19?

 In sentence 1 why is the verb "dar" which I thought means to give used instead of "ir"? 

 In sentence 2 I see Cuenco means basin. Is it being used to somehow mean since a young age? 

  In sentence 2, "19" is spoken with an "f" sound in it when I was expecting a "c" sound. . Is it a dialect, am I hearing it wrong, or am I wrong that 19 is "dieinueve"? 


Thanks.

Asked 2 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Ubk,

in the first sentence saying "Quiero dar la vuelta al mundo", "dar la vuelta al mundo" means to "go/travel around the world", where we are expressing an idiomatic expression meaning "to go around somewhere", for example you can also say "voy a dar la vuelta al bloque" (I am going to go round the block). Here the verb "dar" looses its general meaning "to give". 

In sentence 2, we refer to a city in Spain called "Cuenca", so it is not the common name "cuenco" that can mean "bowl" or "basin".

I also checked the audio and when he is saying "19" he pronounces it correctly. You may hear something similar to an "f" because the pronunciation is "die - thi - nue -ve", and that "th" sounds similar to an "f".

I hope this clarified it for you.

Saludos

Inma

Why "dar", Cuenco" and f sound in 19?

 In sentence 1 why is the verb "dar" which I thought means to give used instead of "ir"? 

 In sentence 2 I see Cuenco means basin. Is it being used to somehow mean since a young age? 

  In sentence 2, "19" is spoken with an "f" sound in it when I was expecting a "c" sound. . Is it a dialect, am I hearing it wrong, or am I wrong that 19 is "dieinueve"? 


Thanks.

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