"Are we men?"

Translation:¿Somos hombres?

January 13, 2013


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In Spanish, questions begin and end with a question mark (¿?) and exclamations begin and end with an exclamation mark (¡!) My high school Spanish teacher said she much preferred it this way, because when reading a long sentence you know at the outset that the person is making an inquiry or excited about something.

January 19, 2013


That's quite a good idea and is the only thing that could be tweaked in English. I hate reading a long sentence in one register to only find out at the very end it needs to change!

January 23, 2013


That explains why the Spanish have so much gusto in their expressions. I was in Madrid for two months, and when the people would have a simple conversation it almost sounded like they were arguing.

January 31, 2013


I actually made a mistake, but the computer says it's ok. I wrote: Somos hombres? But you should actually also use an upside down question mark: ¿Somos hombres?

January 13, 2013


you actually dont have to include the right side up question mark (?) either... just write the sentence... it works with human lazyness :)

February 8, 2013


You may use the "¿" after the sentence you are asking and the "?" before.

February 5, 2013


Does the upside down question mark indicate that it is a question and not a statement? i.e somos hombres = we are men. And ¿somos hombres? = are we men?

January 18, 2013


Yes, precisely.

January 19, 2013


whats with the upside down question mark and when do I need to use it?

January 18, 2013


Every question starts with a "¿" in spanish.

January 20, 2013


It says "¿Somos hombres?" is correct as well as "¿Somos nosotros hombres?". Is this correct? Does any of these more preferred than the other? In second one the order of the words is similar to english.

February 7, 2013


You can use both of them, but people use the first version much more often. The second version is preferred in grammar books. /It's the same like "férfiak vagyunk?" and "mi férfiak vagyunk?" in hungarian :) /

February 7, 2013


Oh I see now... thanks! ("Köszönöm" in hungarian)

February 8, 2013


so what's the difference between " Somos hombres?" and "estamos hombres?"

February 14, 2013
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