Can I say : algo de la bebida que está en la nevera?
The most common way to say "a bit of" in Spanish is to use "un poco de". However, we sometimes use "algo de" followed by a noun to mean "a bit of" or "some", although it is less frequent.
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Some important points about Algo de:
- Algo de is invariable.
- It does not agree in gender with the noun it refers to.
- It is always used in the neutral form "algo".
- Do not use it with plural nouns, only with singular nouns.
If you want to use the same idea a bit of/some, with plural nouns, then you must use algunos/algunas, (not algo de).
Podemos beber algunas bebidas del frigorífico.
Podemos beber algo de bebidas del frigorífico.
We can drink some drinks from the fridge.
Sometimes you find algo de followed by an infinitive or an adjective, with a very similar meaning. For example:
Mamá, ¿hay algo de comer?
Mum, is there anything to eat?
Este asunto tiene algo de raro.
This situation is a bit weird.
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Algo de al/la
It would sound awkard to say "algo de la bebida", probably because bebida (drink) is generally considered a countable noun (una bebida, dos bebidas...) You could use an infinitve for example:
Podemos tomar algo de beber.
(We can have something to drink)
Or, if we consider the noun "bebida" an uncountable noun (as in drinks in general) you could say "algo de bebida" without "la":
¿Hay algo de bebida en el frigorífico?
(Is there any drink [left] in the fridge?)
I hope this helps,
Is there an opportunity to slow down the speaking voices. I find the masculine voice speaking almost as fast as is possible. Seems very rushed always.
We normally adapt the automated voices depending on the level of the lesson or the activity, but we will be extra careful from now on.
Thank-you for the quick response.