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

Accident with spanish to english translation?

I was supposed to translate "yo soy su marido", but then I realized it meant "I am his husband". Was there an error with this part of the lesson or something?

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March 6, 2014

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

Both translations (his or her) are fine, actually.


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

Yo soy su marido could mean I am his husband or I am her husband or I am your husband... though that last one sounds weird because spouses would refer to each other in a familiar manner rather than a formal manner.


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

your husband suppose is tu marido? @[email protected]


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

Yo soy tu marido = I am your spouse (husband).


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

Ya, but you write this, need fix it. xD

Yo soy su marido could mean I am his husband or I am her husband or I am your husband...


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

I think thou art confused because thou art not thinking of the polite form of address in Spanish. In English the polite form of address was once the second person plural. Then the normal form of address (thou) was lost completely. Maybe things become clearer if we translate to King James Bible English:

Yo soy tu marido = I am thy husband

Yo soy su marido = I am your (plural in the sense of polite address) husband, I am his husband, I am her husband

I hope that thou understandest it better now, that everybody else reading this understandeth it, and that you (thou and the others) take it all in good myrth.


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

Yo soy tu marido = I am your (familiar) husband

Yo soy su marido = I am your (formal) husband


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

Yeah, i check back the Tips and notes is write like this, but is weird bcoz what i remember the Tips and notes i saw yesterday is seen not like that, is somewhat just change not long ago? o.0


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

Lols I got the same thing.

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