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

"Ha enviado a una mujer en su lugar."

January 31, 2013

7 Comments


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

Couldn't "su" be "your" in this sentence? If not, how would you say "in your place"?

January 31, 2013

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

To me this sounds like, "He has sent a woman in his place" or "She has sent a woman in her place," or even "You have sent a woman in your place" i.e. it sounds as if the one who sent the woman did so in their OWN place... I suppose it's ambiguous but this translation makes more sense to me.

January 31, 2013

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

In the context of a conversation, I'm sure it would make sense what the pronouns would be but in isolation, it seems like either "he", "she", or "you" (formal) or maybe even "it" (robot!) sent a woman in "his" or "her" or "your" (formal) place. Excluding the robot, I see 9 possible ways of interpreting this sentence. But I'm a student, not a teacher, so I may be wrong.

January 31, 2013

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

I'm confused by the use of the world 'a' in the sentence. Wouldn't that be he has sent 'to' a woman in his place? Why is this word included?

March 30, 2013

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

Check out this thing about the "personal 'a". Someone pointed me to it when I asked the same question once: http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/persa.htm

March 30, 2013

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

Thanks, it all makes sense now! I can't believe I've never come across that before!

March 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annie44

Very useful website. Gracias.

May 30, 2013
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