"¿Hablas tú inglés?"

Translation:Do you speak English?

4 years ago

319 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ak996

Shouldn't it be, Tu hablas ingles? Or is this just another way of wording?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

this is a question, ak996 but, you can say, hablas inglés? or tú hablas inglés?, but with the intonation for a question.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tinitunes

'Tu hablas inglés' is a statement - 'You speak English' 'Hablas tu inglés' is a question - 'Speak you English?' Or since the 'tu' is implied by the word 'hablas', you could just drop it altogether.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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It is not like in English! "¿Hablas tú inglés?" is never used. You can ask "¿Tú hablas inglés?/¿Hablas inglés?" and answer "Tú hablas inglés/Hablas inglés". It is valid in Spanish, it is not work with English rules.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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First if all "Speak you English?" is never how English speakers would normally ask that question, at least not where I'm from, that is not an English rule, but it does apply to certain verbs, but not "speak". She was possibly doing a word for word translation. Nonetheless, (at least in written Spanish) the correct way to write questions has the subject and verb flipped (Tú hablas>¿Hablas tú?) (http://spanish.about.com/od/sentencestructure/a/sentenceorder.htm), but I've also heard that in spoken Spanish, the word order can depend on the person speaking, so I guess it's more of a personal choice. http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/251600/subject-and-verb-placement-in-questions

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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Yes, I knew that. That is not what I meant to say, sorry if I expressed incorrectly. I meant to say she compared Spanish with English using "statement" and "question", and this is not the same in the two languages.

Yes, you are right in the second part, it is a personal choice. Forgive me for this, but the 1st site where you find this rule you say is American and is in English by English speakers, not in English by Spanish speakers. I have never heard this rule of Spanish grammar in my whole life and neither find in a Spanish site by Spanish speakers, this isn't exist for me... The only rule I have learned is that you put the order of the words by the emphasis and mean you want to give to the phrase (being "statement" or "question"). Please, you have to see a web in Spanish by Spanish speakers for more exactly rules. I can show you this: http://www.elcastellano.org/consultas.php?Op=verId=8317 I hope this be useful for you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2bdiva

i am spanish and we don't say "Hablas tú inglés? that is wrong

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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It is not "wrong", but even if is not totaly "wrong" it isn't commonly used, yes, you are right in that.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackFrostAM

So what do you say in real life?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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In Spanish is common to say "¿hablas inglés?". Then, you can say "¿tú hablas inglés?" or "¿hablas inglés, tú?" (always with a comma) but add the "tú" is not necessary since you are talking with the other person and asking him only.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeanFDRU
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You are right, i am a native Spanish speaker.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AskBell

Arrrrrrrrrrrrr. You answered my question.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sharonabdulsalam

Thank you

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ninijgm
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Yes, that way sounds more natural, but grammatically this one is more correct. And also if you do not know the person you are asking you should use "usted" instead of "tu" it's polite and respectful.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tortugaroja
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It should be ¿Hablas inglés? but for english speakers it is easier to put the tú(you).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyanBruce3

Not in formal writing and phrasing for the spanish tongue

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rini.james

Its a quesyion

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amber-J

I think your right and duolingio. I don't think it matters

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2bdiva

yes your right

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sodapop101

Dont know

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FranksTom

Shouldn't it usually be "Habla usted ingles?". The tu form is familiar and you'd probably know if your intimate friend spoke English, Spanish, etc. You would usually ask this of a stranger. Just observing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

frankstom, If the sentence would have been in English first to translate in Spanish, both of your answers would have been correct, but first, the sentence in Spanish is talking about tú, so you have to translate what you see.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/X5IMPLEX

Usted is only really a thing in Latin America, in Spain you say "Tú" like "you" in English and there is no variant for people you don't know.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackoThe1st

I thought in Spain you vos instead of tú?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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No, Spain typically doesn't use "vos", some parts of Central America do though (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voseo). However, Spain does "Vosotros" as the plural "you" instead of "ustedes".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackoThe1st

*you say vos instead of tú

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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Anciently, but not today. It's used in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Central America in some places...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MystyrNile
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The choice of tú versus usted also depends on the situation. If you met someone in some informal atmosphere, like a classmate at school, you might call them tú.

I think it's more based on the type of relationship than how close that relationship is.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/themoxy

It definitely does. Usted is a sign of respect, so anyone older or is respected (doctor, teacher, cops) you would use usted whereas tu is for informal relationships like friends, children, etc

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrMattUK

That's what I thought too.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lilach123

Is it possible to say "hablas inglés"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JustinMata

Yes, you can say that and it would be correct also.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amber-J

Yes

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pma0413

what's the upside down question mark?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MystyrNile
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In Spanish, questions and exclamations are surrounded with ¿? and ¡! respectively.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UzbekSultana
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Upside down mark (question and exclamation, equally) are used in Spanish writing to let a reader know that the sentence has intonation (a question or exclamation), so that the reader is prepared before he/she reads it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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A question mark... An open question mark. You just use the closed question mark, in Spanish we use the two marks, to open and close the question (or exclamation, if is the case).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankThoma4

Why is "hablas" first in the sentence. Why is it not "Tú hablas inglés"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/z7mario

In Spanish, however, the "tú" in a question comes after the verb, which makes it "¿Hablas tú inglés?" This would mean "Do you speak Spanish?" In a statement, the "tú" comes before the verb, making it "Tú hablas inglés." This means "You speak Spanish." The "tú", however is not needed in either the question or the statement; you can phrase both by saying either "¿Hablas inglés?" or "Hablas inglés" and they will have the same meanings as before because the verb, hablas, is in the "tú" form.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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Because Duolingo make the sentences by English rules, so thinks there is an obligated order for questions in Spanish. That's a lie, Spanish order is by emphasis. But, Duolingo will only accept it with the verb in the begining, followed by the personal pronoun and the rest.

However, you can totally do that question in Spanish and it's absolutely right.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JanaYvonne

Is intonation the only way to tell this is a question without the punctuation there?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jgroub

No, there is also the word order. You wouldn't say "Speak you Spanish." in English, because the word order is wrong. In Spanish, if you put the verb before the subject, it is a question.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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No, you are wrong. In Spanish, the intonation is the only way to know if a phrase is a question in a voiced conversation. But in a writed conversation, the question marks are the only way to say if a phrase is a question, because all sentences can be questions if you add an open an a close mark, there is no "order for a question" in Spanish.

In Spanish, you can say "tú hablas inglés"/"hablas inglés" ("you speak English"/"speak English"[it's not an order, I just translating litteraly]) for a sentence, and make it a question just by adding question marks: "¿tú hablas inglés?"/"¿hablas inglés?" ("you speak English?"/"speak English?"[I know it's not right in Eglish]), or change the order if you want, what is not common: "¿hablas tú inglés?" ("do you speak English?"), "¿hablas inglés, tú?" ("Do speak English, you?*" [I know it's not right in Eglish]).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lebrelcraft

Im spanish in spain we say ¿hablas inglés

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lauriokasssss

What those signs at the beginning of sentence mean?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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It's just how they write in Spanish. In English, we only have one question mark that is put at the end of a sentence, in Spanish a question mark goes at the end, but then an inverted question mark (¿) must go at the beginning of the sentence/clause as well. The same applies for exclamation marks (¡!). http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverted_question_and_exclamation_marks

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/09ree

Would "Tú hablas inglès?" Be right too?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/diegodsm
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It is better to say: "Hablas ingles?" Or "Tú hablas ingles?"... Both sounds more natural to native speakers of spanish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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Both are correct :) also, you change the order by emphasis, putting the most important part at the begining. But, for this sentence with this meaning, the usual way are the both you said.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Beanface92

Does 'tú hablas inglés?' work as well? As this feels more natural

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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In real life, does. In real text, does. By the Spanish rules, does. In Duolingo, doesn't.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dale7010

Hablas ingles? Not correct? Why not? Why do we need to insert "tu"? I see this question posted by several people but see no answer.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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There is no need to put the "tú", usually the subject is only needed in the 3rd person form, where it could be ambiguous who the person is (él/ella/usted habla), but you can put it if you want, Duo shouldn't count you off for not putting it in there.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AkibaRichardson

It's a little difficult to know where the word "do" is when your typing it

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jayway223
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That's because the Romance languages like Spanish don't have a specific word for do like English speakers do.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zschroedster

How do I create spanish punctuation on my phone?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/THeNeeno

Depends on your phone, and if you're using Android, it depends on which keyboard you choose to use. On Swype, I use the same key as the English/end punctuation. I just hold it for a moment and more options appear.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/coreykimbl

On my phone you press sym and go to page 2

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/melville98

Do still tú hablas inglés be wrong?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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If you forget the signs "¿?", yes.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KlarenceMedel

So hard. I always forget the accents :(

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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Write the words with accent in a paper with a big letter and watch it evey day some minutes, then you can remember more easely.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LordTribual

I would say its simply: ¿Hablas inglés? or ¿Tú Hablas inglés? Am i wrong?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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In Spanish questions, if the subject in included, it should go after the verb. So, your two options are: "¿Hablas inglés?" or "¿Hablas tú inglés?"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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You can say "¿Tú hablas inglés?" too, it is not wrong.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/z7mario

In Spanish, however, the "tú" in a question comes after the verb, which makes it "¿Hablas tú inglés?" This would mean "Do you speak Spanish?" In a statement, the "tú" comes before the verb, making it "Tú hablas inglés." This means "You speak Spanish." The "tú", however is not needed in either the question or the statement; you can phrase both by saying either "¿Hablas inglés?" or "Hablas inglés" and they will have the same meanings as before because the verb, hablas, is in the "tú" form.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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No, that is a rule that English speakers created for them own to understand better Spanish. It's not a Spanish rule. You have to know, the only rule for this kind of order in Spanish is that it's by "emphasis", what means that the most important part of the sentence (statement or question) goes fisrt. I know that maybe you learned that as a Spanish rule, but it's totally an English rule. I'll explain you:

The difference between English and Spanish is that English has only one question mark. But if you see, Spanish has got two question marks, one for open the question and one for close it. So, in English you really need an order to know where the question starts, because if not you would never know it certainly and you could make mistakes. In Spanish, however, you only need to put an open question mark (¿) to open a question, then put the statement and close the question with the closed question mark (?). So you can put whatever kind of statement there and make it a question just by put it among the "¿...?". Then, you can also name the person at the end after write the sentence. So you can ask it in seven ways, depending on the emphasis you wanna put on it:

1) ¿Hablas tú inglés?: that would mean speak you English?, what is incorrect by English rules, so you need to say do you speak English? instead. The emphasis is in: that you speak.

2) ¿Hablas inglés?: that would mean speak English?, what is incorrect by English rules, so you need to add "you" to know who the person is and say do you speak English? instead. The emphasis is in: that you speak, but without the pronoun because it is not needed in Spanish since the conjugation includes the pronoun in it.

3) ¿Tú hablas inglés?: that would mean you speak English?, but is incorrect by English rules, so you need to add the auxiliar "do" to it and say do you speak English? instead. The emphasis is in: that is you who speaks English. This can be used, for example, in a conversation where the other person says "Hey, I don't speak English, ¿and you?, ¿do you speak English?" what is "ey/eh, yo no hablo inglés, ¿y tú?, ¿tú hablas inglés?".

4) ¿Hablas inglés, tú?: that would mean you speak English, you? what is incorrect by English rules, so you need reorder the phrase, delete one of the "you", and add an auxiliar "do" to make it do you speak English? instead, to not make it redundant. The emphasis is in: that you speak, naming the person at the end, as calling him. For example: "¿do you speak English, you?, because I don't" what is "¿hablas inglés, tú?, porque yo, no". The "you" at the end is like saying "friend" (amigo), "bro" (hermano), "dude" (tipo/tío/viejo).

5) ¿Inglés hablas, tú?: that would be English you speak, you? but is incorrect by English rules, so you need to reorder the sentence, delete one of the "you", and add the auxiliar "do" and a comma after "English" -I guess- to make it ¿English, do you speak?. But it seems -to me- that it's still wrong -I don't really know if it is right or not-... then, you would need to add something to it, and this is where you could make a mistake changing the meaning, because you are changing the sentence... In this moment, I can think in two similar -but not identical- meanings: 1., if you add an "it" to the end to make it English, ¿do you speak it?, this changes the Spanish sentence to inglés, ¿tú lo hablas? 2., if you add a "that" to the end to make it English, ¿do you speak that?, this changes the Spanish sentence to inglés, ¿tú hablas eso?. So, I don't know how to translate this one exactly with the same meaning. The emphasis is in: that English is what you speak. The other person is asking you if you speak English in a way it shows he thinks that you probably don't. For example: ¿English, do you speak?, because you need it for the travel what is ¿inglés hablas, tú? porque lo necesitas para el viaje.

6) ¿Inglés, hablas?: that would be English, speak?, but is incorrect by English rules, so you need to add the "you" person and the "do" auxiliar to make it ¿English, do you speak?, what would be similar to the previous example of order. The emphasis is in: that English is what you speak. This sentence is similar to the previous one, but without doubting so much about you knowledge. The other person is asking you if you speak English in a way it shows he will ask you another thing later. For example: ¿English, do you speak?, ¿and, French? what is ¿inglés, hablas?, ¿y, francés?.

7) ¿Inglés, tú hablas?: that would be English, you speak?, but is incorrect by English rules, so you need to add the auxiliar "do" to make it ¿English, do you speak?, what would be the same as the previous example of order. The emphasis is in: that English is what you speak. This sentence is the same as the previous one, but with the personal pronoun.

The people of Duolingo believe the same as you, that in Spanish you have an intelligible order for the answers and another for the questions. Then, Duolingo only accept the 2nd one I said. But, that's really wrong, because it's it's a rule of English language that Spanish doesn't have. You just can't impose grammar rules for a language to another language, ¿isn't it?, you must adapt to the rules of the other language. So the Spanish true rule says order is by emphasis, not by kind of sentence like English rule says. Spanish can separate questions from statements just putting an open question mark, it doesn't need an specific order.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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@z7mario Your teacher wasn't necesarrily wrong. But Spanish teachers tend to simplify things for us English speaker to try to allow us to grasp Spanish concepts more easily. Spanish is a lot more fluid and allows for more freedom with word placement than English does. It's something I didn't really learn until recently in more advanced Spanish classes. We're taught that the subject typically goes after the verb in Spanish question, but in reality, we can put the subject pronoun wherever we want, depending on what we want to emphesize/express.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/z7mario

You obviously know a lot more than me about this. I guess my Spanish teacher was wrong. Sorry about that!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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@z7mario Your Spanish teacher wasn't totally wrong, it's exactly what @neiht20 said, they just simplify the things in this way to make learning more easly. English teachers do the same with Spanish Speakers.

After you learn with a techer, you can learn more language uses with bilingual books. I have got an Alice in wonderland bilingual edition and it's just awesome how many meanings can a single phrase have. When you know enought of the other language to translate the book by yourself, you can see, frequently, publisher translations are incomplete, or show another meaning, so they need to add quotes and explain the original meaning or intention with a long comment.

You know a lot more English than me, for sure. I have a terrible English grammar, haha.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/coolricha

Wow ....thnx

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aminaray

Why the question start by ¿

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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That's how questions are written in Spanish, with a ¿ at the start of the sentence/clause and a ? at the end. Same applies with exclamation points ¡ !

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NonJokerJK

Could you just say "Hablas Español"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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Yes, you could, 'cause the ponoun is included in the conjugation of the verb. But, remember two things: the question begins with a "¿" and ends with a "?" in Spanish; the languages are not proper nouns, so don't capitalize "español".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JrgTengler

Should it not be Hablas ingles? Or Tú hablas ingles?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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The both are correct. It can be "¿Hablas inglés, tú?" too. Because Spanish order is by emphasis, the most important part of the sentence goes first. But, Duolingo doesn't accept that. They only take "verb+personl pronoun+subject" order.

Remember that "inglés" is an oxytone and have accent. And in Spanish, the question marks are used at the begining and in the end of the question, that's why Spanish doesn't need an specific order to make a question.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/z7mario

In Spanish, however, the "tú" in a question comes after the verb, which makes it "¿Hablas tú inglés?" This would mean "Do you speak Spanish?" In a statement, the "tú" comes before the verb, making it "Tú hablas inglés." This means "You speak Spanish." The "tú", however is not needed in either the question or the statement; you can phrase both by saying either "¿Hablas inglés?" or "Hablas inglés" and they will have the same meanings as before because the verb, hablas, is in the "tú" form.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarleneBraha

So whenever you are asking a question the verb comes before the person? (the subject, I think lol)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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No. Duolingo put it like this, but it's really not common heard the questions in that order. Usually, questions are like sentences, just with question marks or different intonation. You can make it in whatever order that have sense, just by emphasis, putting the most important part of the sentence first.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/allison2379

can you type hablas ingles? instead of hablas tu ingles? please excuse the absence of the accents.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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It's the same. But I don't know if Duolingo add that way to say it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jon_L_Mc

This translates to "Do you speak English?" so I guess Spanish consists of a lot of implied words? Because the Spanish words for "Do" and "You" are not here.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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In fact, "do" is an auxiliar word, because you can't question "You speak spanish?". In Spanish it isn't necesary, since you have open and closed signs (¿?) you haven't need to add words to make a sentence into a question, or write the words in an obligated order neither, you just need to put the question marks and the sentence will be a question. The only words implied are the pronouns in the verbs, 'cause the conjugation is different for each one, so you can know which one is each one just with the verb, differently like English that hasn't got conjugations and the verb doesn't change that much.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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As Yumi mentioned, "do" is an auxiliary verb in English. It usually doesn't get translated to different languages, but it's used in English commonly when forming questions (Do you speak English?) and in negations (No, I do not speak English).. The conjugations in Spanish tell you the subject, we usually state them in English (I, you, we, they, etc...), but we can usually tell whether a verb is referring to "I", "you", or "we" in Spanish. In this case the ending "-as" in "hablas" tells us that we're referring to "you speak".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaYa_shz

Is hablo pronounced as havlo?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jing.1314

why not say "tu hablas ingles" is that right? please ignore my spelling.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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You can, but Duoling doesn't accept other order than "verb-pronoun-noun" for questions. They impose English rules to Spanish grammar.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kayla.M08

Speaking Spanish is a lot easier then French, plus 21 countries speak Spanish. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/justino222

Could you also say tu habla ingles?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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You can say:

  • ¿Hablas tú inglés?

  • ¿Tú hablas inglés? / ¿Hablas inglés? (both means the same since personal pronouns are included in the conjugation of the verb)

  • ¿Hablas inglés, tú? (with a comma).

Remember the accents and it's "hablas" for "tú", not "habla" that is for "usted", "él" or "ella". DL only accept the 1st in the list.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nigitosh

do you put question marks infront and in the back of every sentence.....thats new :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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Yes, you put an inverted question mark at the beginning of questions, you do the same with exclamation marks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stroepmoes

Why does 'inglés' not start with a capital?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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Capitalization rules are different in Spanish. Names of languages are not capitalized in Spanish. http://spanish.about.com/od/writtenspanish/a/capitalization.htm

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoyKayla

could this be written as tu hablas ingles?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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Yes, in real life you could. Spanish order is by emphasis. But not in Duolingo, they only accept the questions if they put first the verb, then the personal pronoun, and next the rest of the sentence... That's an English rule, not a Spanish rule.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/z7mario

In Spanish, however, the "tú" in a question comes after the verb, which makes it "¿Hablas tú inglés?" This would mean "Do you speak Spanish?" In a statement, the "tú" comes before the verb, making it "Tú hablas inglés." This means "You speak Spanish." The "tú", however is not needed in either the question or the statement; you can phrase both by saying either "¿Hablas inglés?" or "Hablas inglés" and they will have the same meanings as before because the verb, hablas, is in the "tú" form.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/snowwep

Can we say ¿Hablas inglés? ?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/diegodsm
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Yes and it sounds better.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AkibaRichardson

i keep a notbook and write down all the knew things i've learnt it's easier that way and it helps me keep track of my work

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MehdiBB

I try to redo exercises instead if writing the words. That's more efficient i think.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/night_circus

I think so too!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jonnyrl

But not as effective as physically writing out the words. The brain tends to remember better when you physically take the action to write it out.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Apurv_A13

When you do the exercises,it makes you type some of the words.....i think that is like virtually writing. So acc to me redoing exercises are enough....kudos and cheers to duolingo

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NicholasSchessl

Not that it likely makes a huge difference, but with pen and paper does use an entirely different part of your brain than typing. So, to get best results, I would suggest doing both.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nelson-James
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I agree. You can type a word several times, but if you are asked to write that word you can sometimes omit accent marks. Writing them definitely helps to burn them into memory. Duolingo is still one of the best self-education courses I've come across when it comes to actually developing writing skills in a foreign language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lisa4duolingo
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A fair amount of literature seems to back this up. If you don't have a lot of time to read, here's a relatively short article that provides a few more details on the topic:

Write it don't type it if you want knowledge to stick

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/t.winkler
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depends on the learning type. in general it's said that the combination of visual, audio, reading and action is most effective because you use different regions of your brain.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PurpleTiger2001

I wrote ¿Hablas tu engles? and it said it was ¿Hablas tu ingles? so how is engles right?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/staeff

Duolingo is forgiving about small typos. You were off just by one letter.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlextheKitty118

i now i miss one leter and i get it wronge

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaylaisluv

They sometims except typos

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rotardis

As do we

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elissaf1

"Sometims" is off by a letter, but using "except" rather than "accept" is plain erroneous.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bryu3

I agree.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bella_swan08

good idea, i might try that

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mltlanglv

Yes it is and time efficient but when u come back for a redo, ur mind suddenly struck by a glimpse of ur previous answer that u have given for the same answer and u find it amusing that u have just give a different answer and duolingo accept it without an err. Also the notebook will help u to create a link between the usage of nouns, pronouns, articles and verbs for masculine and feminine both...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/prickeriin

i just go on google and go to translations

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kella342

Thats very smart i might have to do that

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paris3125

New is like brand new and knew is like "Yo se."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UzbekSultana
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Actually, "yo se" means "I know" (present tense), for "I knew" (past tense) it's "sabía". [And new is nuevo/nueva]

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AngelicaNerd

Actually, it's spelled "Yo sé", con el acento en la "e".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Felinagrace

That's a good idea. I like to use the sentences I've learned in short stories, or plays.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/silkmoon63801

Thats a Very good ideal. I need to do that also

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pablunchis

I do that too, but in italian, is very good do that

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Podlasianka1

I do the same with every possibility i find "under" the mouse pointer. That way I'm not surprised when there is more than one answer :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mhuriel

Im doing it also and its very nice! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GiselleWolfGirl

Wow I really need to start doing that to help my brain remember my Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JuusoTrmne

Ill have to try that too :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SurojitKumar

well i have created a sticky note on my desktop and i write all the new words and their meaning on it in that way i always see it when i start windows

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amya_K

I do too and I said the answer correctly amd it said I was wrong..... Why? I dont know and it kinda made me mad...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Clion6286

That is a good idea

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rouvin2002

Yes, i do that to

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/atyson16

I hate clicking the check on accident :-P

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/drxm
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As the 'tú' is like and enphasis on the 'you' (correct me if I'm wrong), shouldn't be 'You, do you speak english?' accepted? Is this sentence incorrect in english?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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That would be "Tú, ¿tú hablas ingés?", like calling that person and asking him.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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The "tú" does add emphasis, you're right. However, it's an emphasis that is lost in translation because we don't have a way to express this emphasis in English, so this translation would still be "Do you speak English?"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VanesaDeOm

¡El órden es erroneo! Aquí en México si dices eso en ese orden te dicen: ¿hablas alreves?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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El orden cambia con el énfasis, esta oración es válida, sólo que muchísimo menos usada. Reportalo con la bandera roja o con la pestaña de soporte técnico para que añadan más opciones :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iranproud

Is it possible to say "tú hablas inglés"? You know, switch the tu and hablas?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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Yeah, in Spanish that is still correclty, but Duolingo doesn't accept that for some reason.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TuckerChance223

This is confusing, it is mixed up and doesn't seem to be in order. It seems like "Speak you English"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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Speanish order is not always match with English order. Remember that each lagnauge have their own order rules. This sentence is right. Also ¿hablas inglés?, ¿hablas inglés, tú?, ¿tú hablas inglés?, ¿inglés hablas, tú?, ¿inglés, hablas?. Spanish order is by emphasis (the most important goes first), English order is by difference of statement from question (pronoun fisrt then the verb or verb first then the pronoun). Spanish make a difference between statements and questions putting or deleting the question marks (if it's between question marks ¿----? it's a question).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlaynaTester

what is (do) in Spanish?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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It doesn't exist. Of course, the verb "do" as in "to do (something)" does exist, it is "hacer". However, the auxiliary verb "do" that we use in English, like in questions: "Do you speak english?" (¿Hablas inglés?) and in negative statements: "I don't speak English" (No hablo inglés), doesn't exist.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NikolaDjor5

What's up with the rotated questionmark?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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Starts the question. The other ends the question.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tammytantalize

Wouldn't it be just Hablas ingles or Tu hablas ingles? The way it looks to me is : You speak you English?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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It's the same (pay atention to the accents). It can be: ¿Hablas inglés?, ¿Tú hablas inglés?, ¿Hablas tú inglés?, ¿Hablas inglés, tú?. But DL only accept one of those.

Your sentence in Spanish would be: ¿Tú hablas tú inglés?. "Tú hablas" is not the separated version of "hablas", both means the same, it's just in Spanish is not necessary to put the pronoun since the verb conjugation is only for that pronoun, but you can use it or cut it, it's the same...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WillEMaxwell

my computer says that says speak you English.???????????????

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Horses32

Whats the dif between hablo and hablas?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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Conjugation... Each personal pronoun have got their own conjugation of the verb. "Hablo" is for "yo" (I), and "hablas" is for "tú" (you).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/esme2800

That doesnt make sense i though it was tu hablas ingles

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/z7mario

In Spanish, however, the "tú" in a question comes after the verb, which makes it "¿Hablas tú inglés?" This would mean "Do you speak Spanish?" In a statement, the "tú" comes before the verb, making it "Tú hablas inglés." This means "You speak Spanish." The "tú", however is not needed in either the question or the statement; you can phrase both by saying either "¿Hablas inglés?" or "Hablas inglés" and they will have the same meanings as before because the verb, hablas, is in the "tú" form.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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It has sense, Spanish order is by emphasis. But the usual way you would hear is the sentence you said or just "¿hablas inglés?". But Duolingo only accept it with the verb fisrt.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bboy_ripo

Speak you english ? Is true also

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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You need an auxiliar "do" first to make it a question in English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nassarg

yes I do...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sylvainqc

Why is "talk" not accepted?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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"Talk" is more like a conversation instead of speaking an entire languge.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nut100

It's hard

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Si_Robertson

why isn't it "Tu hablas ingles?" ?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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Because DL only accept it with the verb at the begining... But that's wrong, it can be also:

  • ¿Tú hablas inglés?
  • ¿Hablas inglés?
  • ¿Hablas tú inglés?
  • ¿Hablas inglés, tú?
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wolfleis
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No, I just translate everything into english,but I can't speak it

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abhisheksharma7
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i like to redo exercise instead of writing in notebook

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimizee

"Hablas tu ingles?" is redundent. It can just be "hablas ingles?"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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It's the same. "¿Tú hablas inglés?" is better than this, but well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eliasenho

What meaning of speak you english they did'nt say do you in transthion

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neilb56

what is the difference between hables and hablas and when do you use them I am confused with the es and as

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

neilb56- Hablar , finishes by AR, so at present tense, the conjugaison is with A. hablo, hablas, habla, hablamos, habláis, hablan. Hables is subjunctive tense, habla, hables, hable, hablemos, habléis, hablen.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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"Conjugation", not "conjugaison".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

yumi.v- sorry, I wrote the word in french. Thanks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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Haha, ok :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MystyrNile
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There are 3 main sets of inflections for verbs: Ar, Er, and Ir.

The present indicative tú form is -as for Ar verbs, and it is -es for Er and Ir verbs.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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It allways depends on the personal ponoun and the verb tense.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cc2014es

This is terrible,surely it must be ¿Tú hablas ingles?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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No, you could write it like that, but when forming questions in Spanish, the subject pronoun (tú in this case) should go after the verb. ¿Hablas tú inglés? is correct, another option is to just omit the "tú" and just make it ¿Hablas inglés? since the "tú" is not actually necessary.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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No, you don't need an specific order to make a question. Spanish order is by emphasis, the most important part of the sentence goes first. Always. So you can put the pronoun first in real life. But you can do it in Duolingo, they will take it as wrong.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rizwan89055

A little bit

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LexieMennona

That will come in handy if you go to mexico in 2 days!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BriBri_2much4u

I like both

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mays02

This is awesome!!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KyahMckinn

I can never seem too get this one right

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/geraldBarron

Hablas ingles is good in Reno

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae240

It didnt say to include "do" in the answer

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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You need an auxiliar "do" in English for make a question.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/catemjohnson

i say thing over and over till they sound right

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinay24k

Thats tricky .. Cant put in it sentence

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kaneishia05

I meant english not spanish

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aura246810

Ummm...no

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ninja_123

why dose it say do wen it is int in ther

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/d.oughnuts

Why is there two question marks? And why is the other one inverted? Is every question written like that?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/boodwa

I hurt my ankle last night

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MoniQ_NA

I answered correctly on this one but it keeps saying "you typed English not Spanish." I think it is programmed incorrectly as Englush is correct. When i tried to post the incorrect answer "Spanish", it responded the same.

(There are a few tiny omissions on previous answers/lessons too, that if added in would help us see the correct results before moving on.)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seangray5

I read that as "speak you english" why is it backwards?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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Sometimes you can flip the word order in Spanish, especially with questions. So although literally it says "Speak you English?" we would still translate it so that it makes sense in English (Do you speak English?). http://spanish.about.com/od/sentencestructure/a/ask_question.htm

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/owlyn

I really think that this is easy enough, since there is a whole bunch of other units on Duolingo for you to learn. If hispanic and columbian children can learn this at the ripe young age of cuatro, then I'm sure you can do it too.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Praeus

Speak you english?!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ney-Iah

Does anyone know why "tú" is in the middle of the sentence...just asking.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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In Spanish, you can put that "tú" in the begining, in the middle and in the end (with a comma before) and it's correct. I don't belive Duolingo accept it, but you can, Spanish hasn't got a right order for this kind of questions...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aashimii

I accidentally spoke the English translation and that got accepted!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShaeReeves

Does anyone know why it's written this way instead of ¿tú hablas inglés?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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In Spanish, it's the same. Also "¿hablas inglés, tú?". In this kind of questions, Spanish order is by emphasis. But Duolingo is limited.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JasmineLin4

Said it perfectly 3 times, offer fixing

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carldean21

Now if only I knew some swear words in Spanish...I could use this sentence to quote Pulp Fiction!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/picsa
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Inglés hijo de p#ta! Lo hablas? / It would be something like that. Sorry for the censorship idk if swearwords are filted or flagged.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/twobree

From my experience, most -ar verbs end in -ás for tú. Is HABLAR irregular?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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Yes, "hablar" is regular. Tú" uses the -as ending for "-ar" verbs in the present tense:

http://www.studyspanish.com/verbs/lessons/pireg.htm

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/regverb1.htm

As Yumi mentioned, the ending -ás (with an accent) is used for "vos": http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/134022/-what-is-vos "

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
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"-as" is for "tú", "-ás" is for "vos".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elsa19801

cool

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlackLightzzz

What is the difference between hablo and hablas? And why is tu in the middle? Is it always like that in questions?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi.V
Yumi.V
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What is the difference between "speak" and "speaks"? Conjugation. "Hablo" is only for the 1st person "yo", while "hablas" is only for the 2nd person "tú". In Spanish, you can make this kind of questions with the personal pronoun in the begining, in the middle, in the end of cut it. No, depends on the question.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/briancha.island

Does Tú Hablas inglés work too?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/USPS7

Duolingo says:

Hablas espanol? = Do you speak spanish?

but

Hablas tu ingles? = Do you speak english?

SO IS THE TU REDUNDANT?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexNorman5

Inglès means groins ha ha ha ha ha

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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Yes, that's why accents are important in Spanish!

Inglés=English

ingles=groin

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DevonMacke

Couldn't you just say ¿Hablas inglés ?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WesleyMikel

you and speak is backwards?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sirbat3

i accidentally but "u" instead of "you"....

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AidanLatha

OMG i just said oooooooooo and it was right

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CalebWilso8

Does not work right

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annmarie.f1

can you just say Hablas ingles?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smartone21

Yea

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShanelArno

Awesome

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sharoncond1

I started first by redoing, then writing too. They both help me, but different people, different styles. I say whatever works best for you.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sharoncond1

My question is when to use hablas, and when to use hablan?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/COWBOYJINN

Why are question marks there in the starting and ending

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahMarro1

Doesn't this sentence say "speak you english"? From what i understand Hablas means speak, tú means you, and inglés means English. So i would think that the correct way to put it is "Tú Hablas inglés". Could someone please explain this to me?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jenn2222

So if I wanted to say "you speak english". I would say "tu hablas ingles" right?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Torrie2003

I put down the right one ane it counted it wrong! I even looked at what it ment. It makes me so frusterated!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LabiosMora

No es "¿hablas tu ingles?" es : ¿tu hablas ingles?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zero89one

it helps to keep a notbook and write down all the new things that you have learned. It's easier that way and it helps keep track of all the work

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ThatGman

this one confused me i thought it was (speak you english) but its (do you speak english) can anyone tell why i wasnt correct.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/21hoovers

I keep all the stuff I learn in a notebook and review it

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/21hoovers

I keep all the stuff I learn in a notebook and review it

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndyPardo1

Nadie dice "Hablas tú inglés?"... Siempre decimos "Tú hablas inglés?" O "Hablas en inglés?", "Vos hablas inglés" ._.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/koudenic

I forgot to put the d in do

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/koudenic

I forgot to put the d in do

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lojien

I did not understand with "tú" we should add to the verb "es" not "as" from what i understod from the lessons befor

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmarSayed4

when i translate this it is 'speak you english?' which obviously doesn't make sense. how does the grammar work? i don't understand how this translates to do you speak english?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Augustine48

hihihihihihi

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Augustine48

hihihihihihi

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmyRay3

Ok but need work

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/isabelmimi

"Do you know English" should work but it has to be "Do you speak English"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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Because "hablas" means "you speak" (or "you talk"), you can't use a different verb in place of that because Duo is picky about translations and because it's not technically the correct translation.

"to know"=saber (but I'm not sure if you can say "¿sabes inglés?", I think you'd have to say something like "¿sabes hablar inglés?")

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LanceManni

i thought it said "you speak you english"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LanceManni

i thought it said "you speak you english"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FranticZhuZhu

It should count even if I spell it a little wrong

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jawed1603
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What's the difference between tu hablas inglés an hablas tu inglés

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tani_maria

Hablas tú español?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Help_Me
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'speak you spanish' is wrong.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yashikapar

why is there an upside down question mark sign before Hablas?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/soppitopp

Any one more have problem with the speaking exercise?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anii302

She is - on english Élla.....es??- on spanish

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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Yes. "she is"=ella es

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scrowell

Ummm, this is the answer that I gave and it said it was incorrect! NOT the first time this has happenned to me with Duolingo!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EileenBrown1

What's with the two question marks? Seems redundant.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cjvo2

What's the difference between "Hablas Tu Ingles" And "Tu Hablas Ingles"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brave001

no not at all

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brave001

no not at all

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrAwesome47

i dont get it still.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/coolricha

Question- why can't we write " tu' hablas ingle's? The puntuation in my text is not coming properly. Excuse that.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrPsychoKid

what is the difference between "hablo" and "hablas"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmiDodo

So normaly I see ¿tú hablas inglés? And now I saw ¿hablas tú inglés? So what is the difference?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StrawberryFlynt

The translation one word at a time is "Speak you English"; this makes it very confusing because if you put that it is counted wrong and doesn't give you the correct translation.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/reneenee5

So does it work to use tú before or after hablas? I thought that it was tú hablas inglés? or just hablas inglés.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnsonDoe

Literally, wouldn't this translate as "Speak you English?"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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If you were to translate it word for word, then yes, but we would change that to "Do you speak English?" to make it sound more natural and because we commonly add "do" to interrogative sentences like this.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Abbie.r98

I leave out the "tu" and just put "Hablas ingles?" But that is because I've been taught spanish for years, but want to keep my memory fresh :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Evealine7

Where does the do you come from

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ColinAncel

So why is it hablas instead of hablo?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bholmes319

Whats the difference between "Tú hablas inglés?" And "Hablas tú inglés?"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Irena917066

Gracias :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucyIdilJo

Could it also be "¿Tú hablas inglés?" ?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JulianaSit

Whats the difference between Hablas and Hablos

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/coco205963

Well i try to remember it

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnikaAllan

the hover words are wrong!!! im only 11 how am i suppose to know what the word is if the hover words r wrong

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnikaAllan

what made u want to learn spanish?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ca-bob

Literal translation="do you speak your english?" Am i wrong? I would never say "Halas tu ingles?" I would say: hablas ingles?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neiht20
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Sort of. "¿Hablas tu inglés?" yes would literally be "Do you speak your English?. However, the sentence Duolingo gave is "¿Hablas tú inglés?" (Do you speak English?). tu=your, tú=you.

It's not technically wrong to put the "tú" after the verb and it can be done, especially with questions in Spanish, but as you said, it can also be omitted, leaving it as "¿hablas inglés?". http://spanish.about.com/od/word-order/a/verb-before-subject.htm

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jburton22

Am I mistaken or should it be "Hablas inglés?" or "Tú hablas ingles?"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jburton22

Am I mistaken or should it be "Hablas inglés?" or "Tú hablas ingles?"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/miimjon

Since you are asking somebody hence the use of "Tú".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/camlevon

I get confused with hablas and Hablo

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/miimjon

Hablo is used for "I or myself" where as Hablas is for "you".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dorian213

that easy

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xXCharlizeXx

I love how it works! I show off to my family and its so much fun!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BjornNilsson

English motherbeeper, do you speak it!?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BjornNilsson

English motherbeeper, do you speak it!?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/samepic

Whenever i have typos duolingo does not correct me :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dulcegarcia14

This is so easy. Love mexico y hariba sinaloa

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leinaala1

Difference between Hablas and Hablo

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leinaala1

Difference between Hablas and Hablo

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrevorPhillips.

friend me pls

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrevorPhillips.

friend me pls

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrevorPhillips.

friend me pls

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackGunner

Ughh whybdose spanish have to be so weird

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tweek.ing

why do they put the punctuation before the sentence and upside down?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tweek.ing

why do they put the punctuation before the sentence and upside down?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tweek.ing

why do they put the punctuation before the sentence and upside down?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tweek.ing

why do they put the punctuation before the sentence and upside down?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/keslan

Dank

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KINGBONNETT

No ... I don't ... sorry

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StanSmith1961

Everyone's preferred learning style may differ the key is do as much as you can as often as you can

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BradBostick

Why wouldn't you say Tu hablas ingles instead of Habalas tu ingles

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BradBostick

Why wouldn't you say Tu hablas ingles instead of Habalas tu ingles

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brooklynnkendra

como eres?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brooklynnkendra

como eres?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brooklynnkendra

como eres?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brooklynnkendra

como eres?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ecetml

Yeah!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/efrat_l

Is this the only correct way to say this sentence? What about 'havlas ingles' (without 'tu')? Is this the same? And why. Thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rajat1724

I also write down these on notebook. Finds t easier to learn while writing

3 years ago
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