https://www.duolingo.com/curtisnelson

"¿Oyen a esos niños hablando?"

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/curtisnelson

"Oyen" translates as "they," not as "you."

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
rocko2012
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"Oyen" is also the proper conjugated form of "oír" and "ustedes". Ustedes = you all = you (plural). I guess since it is in question form "oyen" mostly likely means "you".

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/azmiraal

Am I right in thinking that "Oyen ellos a esos ninos hablando"(pardon my punctuation/accents etc.) would mean "Do THEY hear those boys speaking?"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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Maybe, but I think "ellos" would normally come first. "¿Ellos oyen a esos ninos hablando?"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jdukelinguo

this is why vosotros should be used in every spanish country...

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
rocko2012
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I thought "vosotros" was plural second person informal. You would still have "ustedes" as plural second person formal.

5 years ago
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