Used a lot in Mexico, how do we ask questions

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Used a lot in Mexico, how do we ask questions

Good topic.  I hear these constructions a lot from my Mexican friends.  Even in dance class the instructor used to say "¿Sale?" after teaching a new step.

I find that in general they use inverted constructions a lot in Mexico.

How would we put these constructions into question form?  For example, could we ask "¿Cómo te sale?" to ask how something turned out?

Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Marcos

There are a couple of questions in the examples in the lesson, but here are other examples:

¿Cómo le salió a Marta el examen ayer? A mí me salió fatal.

How did Marta get on with the exam  yesterday? Mine was awful.

¿No te sale ese ejercicio de matemáticas? Yo te lo explico ahora.

Are you struggling with that Maths problem? I'll explain it to you now.

It works the same way as "gustar", as an inverted verb, so the verb salir needs to agree with the subject, which is "what you struggle with", and the person is reflected on the indirect object pronoun. 

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

Used a lot in Mexico, how do we ask questions

Good topic.  I hear these constructions a lot from my Mexican friends.  Even in dance class the instructor used to say "¿Sale?" after teaching a new step.

I find that in general they use inverted constructions a lot in Mexico.

How would we put these constructions into question form?  For example, could we ask "¿Cómo te sale?" to ask how something turned out?

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