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"Necesito un gran emparedado."

Translation:I need a big sandwich.

January 23, 2016

153 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/waylandjones

I was confused about the difference between gran and grande. In this case, from what I've worked out, "necesito un gran emparedado" means I need a great sandwich, while "necesito un emparedado grande" means I need a big sandwich. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 'gran' always comes before the noun, and it means 'great,' while 'grande' comes after the noun, meaning 'big or large.'

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taitanovic

"gran" and "grande" are the same word. "grande" becomes "gran" in front of a singular noun. So, great man is "gran hombre", but great men is "grandes hombres" Also, like you said, the nuance change depend on where you place the word. In this case, maybe it is better to say "emparedado grande"

July 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SashaChiak

I like your explaination. It makes sense. But based on this the Duolingo correct answer is incorrect. They give the translation of gran emparedado to be big sandwich and not great sandwich.

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DerekSimms

I have to say, I have seen these comments on a few occasions but decided to wait and look through a few more exercises before commenting; but you know, after reading other comment threads and the views therein, I am just as confused as ever, added to which, DL uses 'gran' and 'grande' in all sorts of contexts. I read what seems an authoritative comment, then see another to the contrary.

October 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter754864

I read somewhere about some shortened adjectives. Gran and grande both mean big. So it's un gran emparedado or un emparedado grande...

http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/100026/short-form-adjectives#.WkDbtqBRXqD

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oOEskadyOo

Indeed, I was wondering. Why is it that in some cases you say something like 'El emperedado grande' with the adjective being after the noun and other times you say 'El gran emperedado' with the adjective being before the noun (as in english). is this a common thing?

August 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vaveyla07

Some adjectives can mean different things depending on their placement: When placed after the noun, the adjective has a fairly objective, descriptive meaning. When placed before the noun, the adjective has a more subjective meaning. e.g.: Pablo es mi viejo amigo (Pablo is my long-time friend); Pablo es mi amigo viejo (Pablo is my elderly friend).

"Grande" changes as "gran" if you put it before the noun so that it means great (not in size); "grande" stands same if you put it after the noun so that it means big (also great but in size). e.g.: la gran mujer (the great woman); la mujer grande (the big-in size- woman)

August 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/semchyshyn

Some food for thought, i think you could say ... Necesito un gran emparedado grande. To mean ... I want a big great sandwich as opposed to simply a big OR great sandwich. Type A people like myself want the great sandwich to also be large. Who wouldn't?

August 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mabel767474

I thoght huge and big were the same

January 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NikkoVee

I agree, yet if you type huge instead of big, you will receive an incorrect.

January 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linsto13

Huge could be translated as 'masivo', big and huge aren't really the same. Huge refers to a massive thing (bigger than big) if that makes any sense.

March 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cocacola151027

I'm one of the students of foreign language high school(departamento de español). I learned like what you said. I think you are right. :)

February 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaDunste

That's my understanding also. Although in the case of a sandwich a great sandwich could be a large sandwich also..

May 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForeverLonely.

A great cheeseburger

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vaveyla07

Some adjectives can mean different things depending on their placement: When placed after the noun, the adjective has a fairly objective, descriptive meaning. When placed before the noun, the adjective has a more subjective meaning. e.g.: Pablo es mi viejo amigo (Pablo is my long-time friend); Pablo es mi amigo viejo (Pablo is my elderly friend).

"Grande" changes as "gran" if you put it before the noun so that it means great (not in size); "grande" stands same if you put it after the noun so that it means big (also great but in size). e.g.: la gran mujer (the great woman); la mujer grande (the big-in size- woman)

August 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan653363

I believe 'Big' is subjective

What you view as big might not be what someone see as big.

From the speaker's point of view: I need an amazing sandwhich, a big sandwhich, a grand sandwhich.

Language shouldnt ALWAYS be taken literally. I believe it is about communicating the Idea.

I totally agree that Duolingo should have Grande behind Emparedado because Grande describes the subject. Although some adjectives are placed in front sometimes.

November 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SashaGarVal

Sí, excelente explicación!

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jonathan741541

Is that "yes excellent explanation"

February 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/warren2007

Help me!! In spanish, don't the adjectives go AFTER the noun?

Signed, -confused

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForeverLonely.

yup

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cerys252910

I think it might be just feminine and masculine

November 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cerys252910

It could be when somethind is singular or plural

November 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ianhilterbrand

Me too

January 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Handrisuselo

Yes, you are right. "Gran" can mean "Great".

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ndee123

Whenever I go to Spain, all the sandwiches I see are bocadillos, or if made with sliced bread, they call them sandwiches!

I have have never seen them described as emparedados

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Royraju

Tienes razón. No es común usar "emparedados" en España. :)

Aunque algunas personas usan esa palabra para los sándwiches fritos:

http://www.pequerecetas.com/receta/emparedados-jamon-queso/

January 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bumsnstuff

I know my family on my fathers side are Puerto Rican and they just say sandwich.(pronouned zand-weech)

September 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whitec113

haha i live in argentina and all i have ever heard a sandwich called is........sándwich......duh duh duh

March 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaskuda

Soy español y si alguien dice emparedado deduzco que es de América Latina.

September 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elmatapayazos

en mi pais no se dice emparedado...se dice...hamburguesa o sanguche.

December 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Helen477444

De donde está?

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patricia460976

Ivan, eres de Chile?

July 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SashaGarVal

En Bolivia le decimos "sándwich" o coloquialmente "sangucho" :)

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ValKob

Need! Not want! NEED!

May 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashleod

I've needed a sandwich before. I can relate. lol

October 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lukepr

now I'm hungry.

December 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kalae10

Me too.

April 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nianders

uug

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AJSeldow

I do not understand why need is wrong here when necesitar means to want OR to need.

November 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elmatapayazos

i need = yo necesito ; I want = yo quiero .

yo quiero un gran emparedado .

yo necesito un gran emparedado.

December 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AJSeldow

I understand. Thank you.

December 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kye973571

Yo quiero ayudar!

November 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexismusa

my family is from cuba and såndwich is the only word we ever used.

June 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mscriven13

I don't understand why huge isn't equivalent to big

July 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeremy114182

English has separate words for "huge" and "big" for clarification purposes, so it makes sense that Spanish would have them as well. In English, if something is big, it can be massive, titanic, colossal, large, big, huge, grand, great, gigantic, enormous, or humongous, and Spanish speaking people like to have several words to describe things as well. Duolingo only teaches us the basics. There are MANY more adjectives out there.

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kalae10

Yeah. Can't "huge" and "big" work?

April 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cecelikestolearn

Finally! I sentence ill actually use.......

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JacobMicha8

I would say: "Necesito un sándwich grande."

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KennethNas

Porque no es necesito un emparedado gran?

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ProfesorAntonnio

Hola, una forma comúnmente coloquial de decir un gran emparedado en México es un sándwich grandote.

Prepárame/Hazme/Quiero/Dame un sándwich grandote.

Aunque también

Prepárame/Hazme/Quiero/Dame un sándwich bien grande.

:-)

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andres57sc

"gran" se usa como "great"; before the noun.

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rspreng

That would be "emparedado grande."

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kelby12967

So gran = grande?

March 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeddyQuam

Yes if I'm not mistaken

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaredGoldf

I've never heard emaredado used any time i've traveled to Colombia. Always called sandwich.

June 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elmatapayazos

emparedado se usa en mexico....pero sandwich is ok ...or sanguche or hamburguesa

December 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Twentys1x

emparedado is literally the word "sandwiched" in English. As in an object stuck between two other objects, we call it a sandwich in English because the main part of the sandwich is sandwiched between two slices of bread, I guess the same kind of thing is happening here. I've never been anywhere in Latin America where "un sandwich" hasn't been a legitimate option. Also, most sandwiches have a different name anyway. You maybe you are asking for a torta or a hamburguesa. Remember the word in the back of your mind, but don't feel obligated to use it in place of sandwich.

December 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CamachoMacho

Yo soy mexicano y nada mas estoy tomando este curso porque quiero lingots :), pero no se usa la palabra emparerado para sandwich, nosotros usamos sandwich. Empanada es otra cosa

July 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mathewstar100

Stop the clutter! Please do not report mistakes here and read the comments below before posting. Post Comment

December 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LF12340PENS

Yea, I second that. Lots of people post and then realize that someone already asked a identical question, and pretty soon there are tons of identical conversations! I've done it myself.

December 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kye973571

I love sonic!

November 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TaylorTy1

I've always heard of it simply as a sándwich.

June 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/young2000

sandwich can also be translated as "torta"

August 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SonosC-R

cool

December 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatthijsHa4

In Panamá we use emparedado. Viva Panama

October 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LF12340PENS

I was starting to wonder WHERE emparedado was used. Cool!

December 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Parkertheparker

but only if it is a meatball sub

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lauren66340

Why does the adjective come before the noun?

February 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/warren2007

I asked the same thing! I don't know!

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deact1vated_User

We're going to make a sandwich, and it's going to be yuge, okay?

January 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KimberlyTa18

Is there a Spanish equivalent of "STAT"? I need a big sandwich, STAT!

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RandomlyNate

Ah yes! Nothing beats a nice sandwich loaded with Pb&J

April 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stettim2014

Why is it not "emparedado gran"? Or something like that (correct me if I'm wrong), meaning with the adjective after the noun like many other sentences seem to be in Spanish?

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrankJnlan

Emparedado grandeE*

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Niyo16

Some people say sandwich . Emparedado I THINK is use in chile or something

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RandomPupp

Sound like you need to take a trip to Subaway.

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItisMoody

My partner is Spanish, and he laughed out loud when I used the word "emparedado" and said it's not used (I'm not sure if in Latin America it's used either, but I understood not) - and that I should use "bocadillo" or "sándwich"... What's the deal? Thank you

September 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patricia460976

I never heard emparedado from my chilean spouse either. Sanwich(ito), (usually with the ito ending). I suspect emparedado is regional and it's that region's Spanis that is being taught. However, Duo does accept "sanwich," I believe.

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItisMoody

He also told me that in Spain the most common word is "bocadillo" which translates in other languages to "snack" but I believe it's possible... Thank you Patricia! Very helpful

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patricia460976

:)

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peaceloveweed

I accidently hit the check button before I completed the sentence.

September 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nianders

opps

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/s.anya123.5

What's the difference between "gran" and "grande"? And why does "gran" come before the noun?

January 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiliFudge

Yes I do.

March 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christel1108

I thought it meant 'closet' after the talk about coats and dresses ;) BTW, I only visited Spain and I had to order 'bocadillo'

April 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Twentys1x

Bocadillo/s means "snack/s" in Mexico. Vocabulary varies by region.

December 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ifasama

So sandwich in real life Spanish is either sandwich or bocadillo? Not at all emparedado?

And gran is mostly for 'great' not 'big'? Also it is for singular word? And if say, we want to say big horse can we say 'caballo gran'? Not 'caballo grande'?

Does duolingo have a lot of mistakes in Spanish section? Like how many in percentage? Cz im getting serious in finishing the Spanish section :(

Please answer me. Thank you

September 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elmatapayazos

Incitatus es un caballo grande.- Size or height or both .

Incitatus es un gran caballo.-Qualities and aptitudes.

December 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/e_nad

How come the adjective comes before the noun here and not after like I usually see it?

October 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rudiedirkx

For the following trick, I will need a big sandwich.

October 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dr.Equivalent

I feel you, Duo, I do too.

November 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davuvuv

ya you jucks being ❤❤❤❤❤

December 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tudor.dan

Instead of "emparedado" they can put bocadillo.

December 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SCOTTVELEZ

Do people actually say emparedado? Can't you just say sandwich but with emphasis on the a?

January 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diana888898

Emparedado isn' t in my dictionary. I have bocadillo for sandwich. Is this European Spanish? Shouldn't it get a mention at least?

January 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/airbudd

The term "great big" can be use in place of "huge".

February 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dabidoe

Possibly the most important sentence I've learned so far. By far the most useful.

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baker-girl

its gonna be huge

March 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamanthaJa11190

I put in big and it was..... CORRECT!!!!!!

March 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marshmallow_mimi

I remember that sandwich could also be translated into "sandwich" or "bocadillo".

March 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SierraHopp

Why is it "gran emparedado" and not "emparedado gran" doesn't the describing word come after the noun? Or is there a different rule for sizes?

March 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kalae10

Forget about a big sandwich!! I want a HUGE sandwich!

April 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/beatles1232

Who doesn't need a big sandwich?

April 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lyricnadney

yes i could really use one right now...................perhaps one from tropical smoothie plez give me likes if you like tropical smoothis

May 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StevenElcarim

When do we put Adjective infront/back of a noun? Back : Perro ❤❤❤❤❤ Front : gran elefante

May 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iCOKGLwH

Why is emparedado used over sandwich?

May 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NickKepley

What countries actually use "emparedado" because I have never heard of it before Duolingo? It's always been "un sándwich" or "un bocadillo" for me.

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HanAltae-T

So this is where we learn actual flirting skills!

May 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/braunboy

i need one too

June 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForrestOgden

I need a great sandwich versus I need a big sandwich.

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rabidlemur

Don't we all Duo, don't we all?

July 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MalikatetheGreat

These days, we all need a big sandwich

July 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sra.Diana1

Sanwich is commonly used now in most Latin American countries.

July 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suprlanguageboi

i just wanna know why they gotta have a big sandwhich

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nianders

really

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nianders

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah it is a witch made out of sand!!!!!!!!!!!aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AzariahWilliams

I relate to this lmao

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dtrifonov32

I simply love this sentence!

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForeverLonely.

I need a big sandwich, but do you need a big lingot? Go to the XP battle page (https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24745635) to sign up for XP Battle, where you can earn lingots by earning XP!

October 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frootangie

I got this question wrong because I didn't know what emparedado meant, I was raised knowing sandwich as sándwich! Am I the only one?

October 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cupcake512831

Lol instead of i need a big sandwich i wrote I need a great sandwich!!!!!!

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cyberboy64

I need a big sandwich cuz' i got a big mouth :-○

October 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bropa729

This speaks to me on so many levels

October 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HendrikHolland

shouldn't it be " I want a big sandwich" not "I need a big sandwich" you don't "Need" a big sandwich.

October 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kye973571

I seriously need one right know!

November 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ilie234031

I have it perfect, please, fix, it, Ilie

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ilie234031

Fix the"$#573 or I am done Ilie

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mx.Pruitt

Mmm, aaaa yum

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matthew20016

I want a refund for my phone to charge it

December 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Redblob48

Cool thx guys i am confused now

January 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lingots4Luck

You don't NEED it.

January 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blas_de_Lezo00

"Bocadillo de jamón" is a phrase you must first learn if you want to speak Spanish!

January 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DevanTophoney

I think that's more of a want than a need. ;)

January 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaitlyn402595

Who dosent need a big sandwich?!?! I could really go to a subway rn

January 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MelissaGil38950

Needing a big sandwich is fine, but my translation said "I need a big hogie." "Hogie" is spelled hoagie and it is a colloquial word. I don't get it.

January 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenFry7

Duo has a big appetite!

January 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blas_de_Lezo00

"Bocadillo" we say in Spain.

February 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ScratchSlash

WOW i'll have a big sandwich 2

February 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JAPJr.

THE BIGGEST SANDWICH IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JAPJr.

I hope he or she shares.

March 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/darthquaider

me too

March 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lyn501852

In Tiny Cards "gran" means "great" and "grande" means "big". Why are we taught this and then told we are incorrect?

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALRIGHTOKAYOKAY

"Like, yeah Scoob, I hear ya!"

April 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarolynH.3

Sandwich has TWO words in Spanish!!!!!!!! You should accept EITHER!!!!

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Keystonep

No, this is a great sandwich. A big sandwich would be " emparedado grande"

April 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CupcakeCuttie

Join my club the code is AGJSX3

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daph456Minec

I learned in class that gran meant great and grande meant big. Why is Duolingo accepting only big?

May 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eunice997272

Why is is a gran emparedado and not grande

June 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ratna542178

Don't we all just need a big sandwich?

June 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatthiusDiaz

"I need a great sandwich" is marked wrong, is this right or no?

June 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roslynisawsome

Why not a small one?

September 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DebbieDrum

Emparedado or sandwich? DL keeps switching from one to the other! What's the difference? Spanish speakers in The Canaries have never heard of emparedado!

October 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anilei4

why is Gran placed before the noun?

March 25, 2019
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