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It started to rain/se puso a llover

I am pretty sure I learned this sentence directly from Duolingo, yet when it came up in practice I got the answer wicked wrong.

Does this suddenly not mean it started to rain? Why is Duolingo changing the answers!!

4 years ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/n.gratton
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"Ponerse a" is a relatively common way to say that something started in Spain. (I don't krow about the rest of the Spanish speaking world). So, it is correct.

Several natives posted on a wordreference thread stating that it is correct: http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1049059

It is a slightly slangy/informal way of phrasing it, "Empezó/Comenzó a llover" is a bit more formal.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oowowaee

So would se puso a llorar/se puso enojado also not be used in South/Central America?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mickeytgl
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Actually, it is very used, (at least in Mexico), except maybe "Se puso enojado" we say more often "Se enojó", but than again, like gratton says, it is a very informal way of saying it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Maybe DL has corrected an error? (only guessing. Another guess, Buffy fan? re: "wicked wrong")

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hybridpro
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You are wicked correcto. It's just that sometimes Duo inadvertently likes to "rain" on your parade. Pardon the pun!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexpaw

Hi oowowaee, "se puso a llover" is not wrong. It is just another way to say "comenzó a llover" o "empezó a llover" sometimes we use to be very jealous in our way to say things and maybe the people who use be habituated to say "comenzó a llover"may said that "se puso a llover" is wrong just because they say it in another way. I like more the expression of "empezó a llover".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ProfesorAntonnio
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"Ponerse" es lenguaje corriente. El modo estándar es "comenzó, empezó a llover".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/litrocas

carajo profesor, Vd. si que sabe

4 years ago