03/19/19

#### What is the difference between using "de" and "que" for the English word "to"?

Here are two examples where de and que are meant to translate to to in English: Donde tengo que dejar los documentos? = Where do I have to leave the documents? Es imposible de saber =... more

03/19/19

#### Speaking of, [...] or Verbing, [...]?

I started out wondering if there was any Spanish analogy to the English construction Speaking of, [independent clause] as in >Speaking of potatoes, I love them. The most obvious possibility... more

03/19/19

#### Unclear why to use "A vuestros hijos" instead of "vuestros hijos"?

I have the following sentence in English > Do your children like to read? Which translates to Spanish: > A vuestros hijos les gusta leer? To me it is unclear, why I have to use "**A**... more

03/19/19

#### Why are both "Presidente" and "Presidenta" accepted as correct translations?

Duolingo wanted me to choose between multiple options for the translation of "*She is the president of that organization*". I chose "*Ella es la presidente de esa organizacion*" but it was counted... more

03/19/19

#### Let's go in Spanish: vayamos vs vamos vs vamonos?

I understand that "Let's go" in Spanish is vamonos or vamos depending on the context. However, I have also learned from grammar books that all the "let's..." constructs translate into Spanish... more

03/18/19

#### Lo peor ya ha pasado - Why is "Lo" used?

The sentence translates to The worse has already passed. Why is lo used instead of el? When am I supposed to use one over the other?

03/15/19

#### Why does "Se habla espanol" translate to "We speak Spanish"?

I see on stores that they have a sign that says Se habla espanol. From first glance I would think that it is saying "It speaks Spanish". How is it unambiguous that it is saying "*We* speak... more

03/15/19

#### Unclear why to use "A vuestros hijos" instead of "vuestros hijos"?

I have the following sentence in English > Do your children like to read? Which translates to Spanish: > A vuestros hijos les gusta leer? To me it is unclear, why I have to use "**A**... more

03/14/19

#### Gender of adjectives when no noun is defined?

I've always been taught that the gender of the adjective must agree with the noun. I was speaking to a friend about 'Orange is the New Black' (Netflix series), and couldn't decide how to... more

03/14/19

#### What is the difference between using "de" and "que" for the English word "to"?

Here are two examples where de and que are meant to translate to to in English: Donde tengo que dejar los documentos? = Where do I have to leave the documents? Es imposible de saber =... more

03/14/19

#### What is the difference between "al" and "a la"?

Consider the following sentence: > Vamos a entender a la maestra. (We are going to understand the teacher) I remember seeing in a similar sentence the word al being used instead of a la.... more

03/14/19

#### De que color es la camisa? - What is "De" for?

It looks like this sentence can be formed without the "De" so what is it for?

03/13/19

#### What is the role of the "le" in the sentence "Miguel le dio a su novia un anillo."?

The sentence: > Miguel le dio a su novia un anillo. Translates into: > Miguel gave a ring to his girlfriend. I would think that there would be no need for the "le", since the direct... more

03/13/19

#### Why are both "Presidente" and "Presidenta" accepted as correct translations?

Duolingo wanted me to choose between multiple options for the translation of "*She is the president of that organization*". I chose "*Ella es la presidente de esa organizacion*" but it was counted... more

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