Is this a valid use example?

GaborB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Is this a valid use example?

"El descuento está a 20% (ahora)". Is this a correct way to use this kind of costruct?

Thank you as always!

Asked 2 years ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Gabor

You could say in a very colloquial way, for example:

El descuento está al 20%.

This would indicate in a similar way as in using estar a with fluctuating quantities and prices, that there is a discount "now" which is a 20%. This is the same as saying "Hay un descuento ahora del 20%" or "El descuento ahora es el 20%".

Saludos

GaborB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you! If anyone else is reading this (and for my notes), it seems that percentages always require "el", which turns my "a" into an "al".

Is this a valid use example?

"El descuento está a 20% (ahora)". Is this a correct way to use this kind of costruct?

Thank you as always!

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