Kwiziq community member
11 September 2018
when is a spanish infinitive verb translates as an infinitive in english? Why is the phrase Encantado de conocerle is translated as Pleased to meet u
May I ask why is the phrase "Encantado de conocerle/te" is translated as Pleased/Nice "to meet" you in English and not Pleased/Nice "meeting" you, if the preposition "de" is followed by an infinitive verb in this phrase?
This question relates to:Spanish lesson "Use the infinitive after prepositions (not gerund)"
Kwiziq language super star
12 September 2018
¡Hola El Niño!
As the lesson says, in Spanish we don't really use the gerund as in English and we have always to use an infinitive after a preposition. In English, "Pleased meeting you" sounds a bit clumsy, and the best translation is "Pleased to meet you". While in English you can use either a gerund or infinitive after a preposition, in Spanish the only option is to use the infinitive.
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