un par de iffy pronunciaciones

GarryA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

un par de iffy pronunciaciones

internacional y internacionalmente - surely "mente" needs to suffixed to internacional también, no?

Me gusta este trabajo - definitely says "Me gusta A este trabajo"

Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Garry

We sometimes omit elements when they are obvious so it doesn't sound redundant; this is why here you don't find -mente in the first adjective/adverb. It's understood by just using -mente in the last one that you mean internacionalmente y nacionalmente. 

As for the audio in that sentence "Me gusta este trabajo", I checked how it sounded and the narrator is simply extending a little bit that final -a in "gusta" - that is something very natural. It depends on each person but there is a tendency to do this as opposed to cutting off sounds at the end of each word as it would sound very robotic that way.

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

GarryA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Gracias Inma,

So, when writing we can use the incorrect form of a word provided it's used correctly at a later point? Can we speak that way también?

JoshuaB2Kwiziq community member

Dear Gary, Inma is totally correct. when using two adjectives, one after the other for example "Xment, Ymente" you simply remove the mente from the first adjective.

un par de iffy pronunciaciones

internacional y internacionalmente - surely "mente" needs to suffixed to internacional también, no?

Me gusta este trabajo - definitely says "Me gusta A este trabajo"

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