Este mes, present or future

KerryC1Kwiziq community member

Este mes, present or future

Ojalá que este mes nos toque la lotería. This is marked as NOT being the present.


This below in the lesson could be this month or could be future. It is a bit confusing, why is the above wrong to be in the present, if it uses the same structure as the below?

Este mes tengo mucho trabajo.I have/am having a lot of work this month.

Here, the speaker could be referring to the current month which they are still in, or they could be referring to this "coming" month

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Kerry

In this sentence using "este mes" : "Ojalá que este mes nos toque la lotería", we can see that it can't be referring to the present because it is a "wish": "I hope we win the lottery this month", so the context is telling us it has not happened yet and we are talking about the future. 

I hope it clarified it.

Saludos

Este mes, present or future

Ojalá que este mes nos toque la lotería. This is marked as NOT being the present.


This below in the lesson could be this month or could be future. It is a bit confusing, why is the above wrong to be in the present, if it uses the same structure as the below?

Este mes tengo mucho trabajo.I have/am having a lot of work this month.

Here, the speaker could be referring to the current month which they are still in, or they could be referring to this "coming" month

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