Maldecir conjugation

DeletedA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Maldecir conjugation

The test question was to conjugate maldecir into the "they" form but no explanation of how to do so was given, only for "decir" ("dicen"). But maldecir does not follow the same rule as "decir" it seem because the correct conjugation was shown to be "maldicen" (and not "maldecen," which would match the "decir" pattern). Why is there a difference in the conjugation pattern between decir and maldecir? Is there a rule to be learned? Thanks!

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola William

I think you may have misread what the report page said when you took that test. The test-question was Ustedes ________ a su madre. 

The correct answer in the system is "maldicen" and you chose "maldecen" which is incorrect. Maybe you thought that the system was telling you the opposite? 

This is what I can see from the test you took today at 13.35 or so.

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

DeletedA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ok I see what I did wrong. Thanks for the response.

DeletedA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ok I see what I did wrong. Thanks for the response.

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Maldecir conjugation

The test question was to conjugate maldecir into the "they" form but no explanation of how to do so was given, only for "decir" ("dicen"). But maldecir does not follow the same rule as "decir" it seem because the correct conjugation was shown to be "maldicen" (and not "maldecen," which would match the "decir" pattern). Why is there a difference in the conjugation pattern between decir and maldecir? Is there a rule to be learned? Thanks!

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