Bring-ing

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Bring-ing

Traer is shown as meaning "to bring," but the conjugated examples translate as "is bringing" or "are bringing." How did the "ing" forms get in there?

Asked 3 days ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola William

This is because in Spanish we can use the Simple Present tense even when we are referring to something related to a future event. Here is a lesson on this.

It would be very unnatural to use the simple present tense in English in these cases, and it sounds more natural to use the near future "is/are + -ing".

Saludos

 

MarcosC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

One thing that helped me with this was to realize that in English we primarily use the present tense for repeated actions.  "I go to the store every day".  But for current actions we use the progressive.  "I'm going to the store now".

When we translate from Spanish we think about the tense we use in English for the same situation, even if the tense is different in Spanish.

Bring-ing

Traer is shown as meaning "to bring," but the conjugated examples translate as "is bringing" or "are bringing." How did the "ing" forms get in there?

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