What has happened to the word " fire" ?

BrianB1Kwiziq community member

What has happened to the word " fire" ?

Where is the word for " fire " in the model answer . Why has it been omitted ?

Asked 2 years ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Brian

This is the sentence you are referring to:

¿Enciendes la chimenea? 

(Can you light the fire in the fireplace?)

In Spanish, to say "to light the fire in the fireplace" we use a very short sentence which implies all that. That is "encender la chimenea"; it is as if we are saying literally "to light the fireplace" which in English would sound odd, but not in Spanish. This is why we don't have the word "fire" in the translation.

I hope this helped.

Saludos

Inma

What has happened to the word " fire" ?

Where is the word for " fire " in the model answer . Why has it been omitted ?

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