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"It is sad to leave."

Translation:Es triste partir.

5 years ago

33 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/tholm
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Why not "Es triste salir"? I imagine I'm unclear on salir.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/megmccaliano

no, salir should be accepted here.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leko12345

from what I know, "salir" is "to go out", or "to exit", but "irse" or "partir" is "to leave".

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jjbear1103
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salir is "to leave" or "to go out"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zuquita

I'm not seeing a difference between 'to exit' and 'to leave'. I think salir should be accepted, too.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/miriam0216
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dejar: to leave, no? It's in the hints. So why is "Es triste dejar" not accepted? Please enlighten me. Thanks.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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I asked the same thing a few months ago. http://duolingo.com/#/comment/66399 The short answer is "leave" has more than one meaning in English(leave a location(partir), leave/drop off/end something/someone(dejar)). Neither Spanish word covers both of them. If the context was the person was breaking up with their boyfriend then maybe "dejar" should be allowed.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/miriam0216
miriam0216
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Thanks, rocko2012!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rocendo

"Dejar" is to leave something. Like to leave your wallet in your pants. Leave your dog at home.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leko12345

why is "irse es triste" wrong, while "es triste irse" right?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jindr004
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Because the word order matters. "irse es triste" is bad grammar that while it does read something like "Going, it is sad", would mark you as an illiterate; while "es triste irse" means the speaker is sad about leaving.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ali.Rafiei
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thanks mate...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GScottOliver
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OK, so now I have the same question as overcomingg_ a few comments down. If we're not saying that all leaving is sad, but only that we are right now sad to leave, why use ser rather than estar?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jindr004
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The answer is that you are understanding the purpose of ser in Spanish as a verb of duration rather than a verb used to identify "being in essence". The speaker of this phrase is identifying one thing (leaving) as being equal to another thing (sad). Because the speaker is claiming that leaving (it does not matter if it is always true or only true of this particular leave taking) is sad, that essence will not change. The person, however, is only sad in that moment because of the leaving. That is why estar is used to describe the speaker; the speaker is sad, but because of the leave taking, not because they themselves are in essence sad.

If it helps, here is what this difference signifies. Imagine this speaker thinking of this leavetaking in twenty years. While they will still describe the leaving as a sad event, the speaker has experienced a wide range of emotions over that time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adina_atl

"Parting is such sweet sorrow"? {grin}

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/intelleckttt

Why use "es"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Suzsal
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I would say "es triste para irse"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sarah-q

Why not "es triste a partir"? How do you know when to include the article?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elissaf1
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(answering directly is broken, so my apologies.)

To those who asked: dejar is a transitive verb (it always requires an object).

And when used reflexively (so that you're the speaker and the recipient), it means let, allow oneself.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShajanaDavid
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Why is there no need to use a/ para? Es triste a partir.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ali.Rafiei
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If you give dejar for translation of leave... why you don't accept it in the answer??

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/malcontex

They list POSSIBLE translations. You have to pick out which one is the correct translation for the specific context of the sentence. Sometimes the correct translation isn't even listed in the possible translations. I gave your question a thumbs up. It is a perfectly good question.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yimantuwingyai
yimantuwingyai
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I did the same thing. I guess "dejar" is more for objects you leave places.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tmharris65

Why not salir?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CliffBramlett

Salir means to leave a place or situation. http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/salir

Partir means things moving apart. http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/partir

Think of Shakespeare: "Parting is such sweet sorrow". Or in other words, "Parting [from you] is [a sad event]"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jokumusic
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Why is it "Es" and not "Esta ?"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bamdorf

Only thing I can think of is that the statement does not concern the temporary emotional state of a person, but rather is a statement that the act of leaving is "always" sad. So if I said I was sad to leave, it would be "Estoy triste partir" because it is about how I feel at the moment.

But I desperately need some more astute comment on this. (see the comment by jindr004 above along the same lines)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/patrickscottart

Why not "Es treiste a partir". I don't seem to know when to include the literal translation.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CliffBramlett

"Partir" is the infinitive, and already means "to depart". Writing "a partir" is like saying "to to depart". It is also taking me some time to get used to this.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Charles924768

Marcharse?!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DinoDiDonato

I have always been taught that "salir" could be used for leaving as in exiting and to go out.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharrierEv

Dejar seems to be right as well ...no ?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dbfhagu0
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I said: "Es triste dejar" Dejar means leave and my answer is otherwise is correct. Since when does Duolingo allow one and only one answer.

6 days ago