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This article talks about using El Presente to express general facts, simple enough...
... however my qualm is with the use of Ser vs Estar. My understanding was that ser would be used to generally describe things which don’t change over a prolonged period of time, eg. Relationships, jobs, generally accepted facts etc.
Therefore I was terribly confused when the correct response to one of your questions was:
“Francia está en Europa”.
Whereas the example on this page states:
“Roma es la capital de Italia.”
Both of these seem like general facts with a geographical theme... where do I draw the line?
Apologies for the essay! Haha
I used 'murieron' instead on 'murió' and was marked wrong. So, I assume that 'ejército' is always considered singular in spanish?
My score for this quiz was 67% before I began this quiz. After having answered the two questions correctly, my score remained at 67%. Do you know why there was no change?
I don't understand why some of these phrases have "de" or "que" in parentheses - what does this mean?
antes (de) que (before), con tal (de) que (provided that), mientras (que)
Are there certain times when you would use the words in parentheses or not use them? I'm confused as to why this isn't explained.
The translation of "arrastrado" here as "dragged down" is not correct. In this context, it means "influenced."
In the test, we are asked to translate 'Also, Ken Follet used it (to write his literary works)'. At first, I translated it as 'Ken Follet la usa', but then I noticed I was being specifically asked to construct a sentence using 'se'. Assuming a passive sentence was required, I put 'Además, se usó por Ken Follet', but was corrected with 'Además, Ken Follet la usó'. Surely, there is something not quite right here?
Why is it "Han salido" and not "Salieron"
This was a really fun exercise for me...
My daughter and I spent last Christmas in Burgos, where all my father's family and ancestors are from. Whilst there we visited the beautiful cathedral and we saw Papamoscas! He certainly is a funny little man :) You do need either good eyesight or binoculars to see him as he is really high up!
Hi, Why do you say: “Como es usted” instead of: “Como esta usted”!? Gracias, Arabelle
Not really a question, but a statement! Now that I am halfway through level A2 I feel that the information that I need to form whole sentences is being taught, I have used other software in the past, but the depth of the courses in Kwiziq are amazing.
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