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This is a good topic. Do we need a Direct Object pronoun with other pronouns, as in the following:
- (Les) saludé a todos.
- (La) busco a alguien.
- No (lo) ha visto a nadie.
"Do you have a cellphone?" (formal) = "Tiene usted un celular".
Yes yes yes, I know it's more common to have "Usted tiene" but that is also more ambiguous of a statement vs a question. "Tiene usted" leaves no question of it AND it's presented in the lesson as possible and I was still marked wrong saying I should have just used "Tiene". That is a real basic mistake for a website that I trust to teach me more Spanish than I have learned on Duolingo, especially when Inma already stated below apparently you added it to correct answers a year ago.
Tu tiene should be correct but only tiene was accepted as correct. I have learnt that both should be accpeted.
Please can you verify this.
I'm not great at grammar in my own language and before I started learning Spanish I didn't even know what the subjunctive was. So I've learned it's a sort of feeling expressing doubt or IF something were to happen or wishing? I can't quite see how "we're going to sit where there is shade" fits in the subjunctive. Doesn't it suggest certainty? Or am I wrong about this?
Hi there! One of the quizzes asks for the correct phrase in the following sentence:
Las aceitunas ________ en septiembre. (The olives must be harvested in September.)
Would it not be possible to use "han de recolectar" here instead of "deben ser recolectadas"?
I am looking for a clarification on how to say that you know/don't know how to do something. For example, "I know how to dance" is "Sé bailar" or "Sé como bailar"? I feel like it's the first one, and that saying "como" is redundant or just a direct translation from english, but I'm not entirely sure. Is there ever an instance in which you would say "como + infinitive" to say "how to ...."? Or am I totally wrong?
So the difference between cuál/cuáles and el cual/la cual/los cuales/las cuales is that cuál and cuáles are not preceded by articles and will only be used in questions, whereas el cual/la cual/los cuales/las cuales are preceded by articles and will not be used in questions?
Just wanted to ask if it would be possible to cover 'aguantar' at some point when you have time? It's a word that I often remember hearing as a young child. I think it'd be a good word to cover as it seems that it's often used in Spanish.
Gracias y saludos :)