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"They drank beer at my house."

Translation:Ellos bebieron cerveza en mi casa.

January 30, 2013

15 Comments


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

Why isn't "a mi casa" also acceptable?


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

It just isn't :) "a" has the notion of movement, is the way I try to see it. I can go to "a" mi casa, but once there, I am "en" mi casa -- What I commonly say in English doesn't matter!


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

I'm wondering the same thing


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

why is "la" cerveza not needed here when in another example I was wrong for not including le or la?


[deactivated user]

    I have the exact same question. I got burned for not including it, now I get burned for putting it in. Any rules-of-thumb for the often-burned? :-)


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

    I feel like I'm progressing and then I get 'la cerveza' wrong as well. I think because it is a class i.e beer in general we can omit 'la'. I have been asking about this but no responses. I have researched and while I can get some specific rules they don't give a complete picture. I will keep asking.


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

    Would "bebían" always be wrong here? I used "bebían", but I feel as though it should have been correct.


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

    "Ellos/as bebieron cervezas en mi casa" should be accepted...


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

    "En mi casa bebieron cerveza" was not accepted. Any comments?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichardWal211702

    Is "Han bebido cerveza..." no good? How can you tell if it should be the perfect or imperfect from the English text?


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

    It depends on when the event occurred and if it is finished. There are also differences between spain and america. I suggest you take a look at: http://www.esfacil.eu/en/verbs/5-modes-and-tenses-in-spanish.html


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

    ... and then they trashed the joint...


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

    What is the difference between using beber or tomar? Duo accepts "Tomaron en mi casa" However I'm wondering is this a regional difference or does it have a slight nuance of meaning?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Terry43861

    They said

    You missed a word. Ellos bebieron en mi casa fría. Ha! I'm guessing this is wrong.


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

    I i put in the phrase above and it says I got it wrong because I didn't at polsa. Now when I gp tp retype it again I add polsa and it says it's wrong. So frustrating!!!!

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