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"¿Hiciste mucho dinero con tu restaurante?"

Translation:Did you make a lot of money with your restaurant?

5 years ago

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Auto_Da_Fe
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seems more natural to me in English to say "from your restaurant"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/swingophelia

Both seem fine to me, as a native speaker of Am English.

To me, "from your restaurant" sounds a touch extractive or exploitive - as if the subtle implication might be that the person was in it mostly or only for the money, and didn't care about the restaurant. The preposition "from" suggests separation. Meanwhile, to me, "with your restaurant" sounds more like the person was in it fully, and not simply to make money. The "with" suggests unification rather than separation. This effect is admittedly subtle, but it is there - at least for me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jungla3
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"He made a lot of money off of his restaurant". Would that work? Or would that imply that he sold his restaurant in order to make money?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lee.D

It could mean both things.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheBookwormPro
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Why can't I use "earn" instead of "make"? It looks like a better English translation to me.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jonbriden

"Earn" is "ganar". But I would say "make" here anyway.

I use "earn" when refering to employment, but for one's own enterprise (like a restaurant) I would say "make".

E.g.

"I earned good money working at the restaurant".

"I made a lot of money from my restaurant".

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wjaime

No... Spanish (from Spain) don't say this.

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

I agree, but there is a verb for "earn" in Spanish, "ganar." Maybe Duo is fussy.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chouchounne

why not ..."did your restaurant make a lot of money?"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rickydito

because "hiciste" indicates "tú" (you)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chouchounne

did your restaurant make a lot of money? v.s. did you make a lot of money with your restaurant? has the same meaning in english.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jonbriden

I get what you are saying, but they're really not the same thing. As Rickydito pointed out "hiciste" is conjugated to "you" - I.e. You were the one who made the money.

Maybe another example will help clarify. Think of the difference between these two sentences...

"Did you cut down the tree with your axe?"

"Did your axe cut down the tree?"

In the first case, I'm clearly culpable for the felling of the tree, but in the second I could possibly reply "Sure, but I wasn't the one using it at the time". :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/craig.zar210

why can't i say 'you made a lot of money with your restaurant?'

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rickydito

craig: Because it is a question.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jonbriden

Sometimes DuoLingo lets you get away with this and sometimes not. In Spanish the difference between a statement and a question is largely just inflection, but in English we (normally) change word order and use an auxillary ("do/did"). It's good practice to get into the habit of reordering the words to make questions more like their common English form.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shortsy

That's fine, and I get it. But Duolingo needs to be consistent. They shouldn't randomly say that format is sometimes correct, and sometimes not.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duolinguosity

I've done this question twice tonight, as of now duo is allowing both forms.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mojo.rojo

I wrote the same translation. It was counted as correct, then at the bottom it displayed a box that read: another correct solution: Did you make.....

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ajgoralczyk

Why not "Did you do a lot of money in your restaurant"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KuroFluff

Although 'hacer' can mean 'do,' in this context is means make. "Did you do a lot of money in your restaurant?" does not make sense in English.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GregHouse989

How about "DO you make a lot of money with your restaurant?" Can't hiciste mean did make or do make?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pigslew
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That would be "haces".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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"iste" is only ever a past tense conjugation, used when referring to 'tú'.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stayfitla

It seems that "Have you" is a poor phrase replacement for "Did you" in Spanish. Anyone know why? Is "have" too literal in Spanish since it is represented by Tener?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/telemetry
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Do you mean "have you made..."? That would be the present perfect tense, has hecho, the Spanish version here is the preterite tense.

The nuanced differences in meaning aside, Duo's trying to teach these different tenses and grammatically equivalent translations. Mixing and matching might be fine on the job, if the other person gets what you mean, but here you're being tested on accuracy and developing your chops. Relaxing the rules comes later!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nikTB
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you have made a lot if money with your restaurant.... why wrong....

3 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ashi97

What a fanatic!

4 years ago