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"He is between you and me."

Translation:Él está entre tú y yo.

March 6, 2013



I was confused about esta vs es. But I googled it. The sense I got was that "esta" is used when you are describing a situation whereas "es" is used when you want to describe a general ongoing attribute of the subject. He is nervous - El es nerviosa (he is generally nervous) He is nervous - El esta nerviosa (he is nervous at the moment)


Don't forget to remember those accents.


I used es instead of esta. Can someone explain?


"Está" is correct because the sentence is describing his location. Take a look here: http://www.drlemon.com/Grammar/servsestar.html and try the practices.


Wait so is "yo" always the subjective and objective first-person pronoun? It didn't come up as a translation for "me" so I'm confused.


I have the same question. Assuming google translate is correct, it looks like "between" is a special case. For, from, to - they all say mí. Darn idioms.


Yes, normally the ordinary subject pronouns are used after prepositions except for 1st and second person where "mí" and "tí" are used.However certain prepositions like "entre" use the ordinary subject forms "yo" and "tú". You need to look up the prepositions that do this, a few are: según, excepto, menos, salvo, incluso.


Wow, that's helpful ricrog.


What is the difference between "entre ustedes y yo" and "entre de ustedes y yo?"


It's wrong because would be the same as "between of you and me".


Melissa: "Entre de" is putting two prepositions together and is incorrect in both Spanish and English.


under hover, the pronouns given are ti and mí. I assumed that these are the object forms. If not, why are they there?


mine said "entre vos y yo" which i never would have put. i see "ustedes y yo" listed. but why is tu' y yo not okay?


omg i cant make difference between es & esta !!!!! i couldnt get it yet & for who are asking about the difference between tu & usted.. the 1st one is unformal second one is formal


Doesn't "ustedes" translate to "you all"? Shouldn't the singular "usted" be used in this sentance instead?


Yes yes usted means "tù" or you "in singular and formal way" & ustedes means you all "for plural & formal way" but i guess we can use vosotros that means you all in "plural & unformal way"




I got confused... Why I can't say yo y tu? Is it impolite? I translated that as it was in English and it's wrong. I would like to know why it's wrong.


Maybe because it's a different order from the English sentence. If it was "dogs and cats" I wouldn't expect it to accept "gatos y perros", even though it means the same thing.


Wouldn't it be entre usteded E yo, not Y yo?


According to this article, http://spanish.about.com/cs/grammar/qt/y_o.htm, it stays "y" before words "that begin with the ia, ie, io or iu sound, regardless of spelling". I think "yo" starts with the "io" sound.


This is so confusing


sorry but I still don't get the difference between the verbs ser and estar could someone explain it simply! many thanks


It's not really possible to explain it simply. Try reading this article and then doing the quizzes. It helped me a lot. http://www.spanishdict.com/topics/show/41


Here's one of the best simple explanations I have seen: http://www.drlemon.com/Grammar/servsestar.html Do the "practices," too.


It says it should have been translated to "Él está entre ti y de mi." - I got all that, except the "de". Where does that come from, could someone please explain it?

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What says that? That is incorrect for two reasons: (1) There is no de that attaches to the preposition entre (and even if there were, it would have to attach to BOTH ti and ) and (2) the preposition entre, as ricrog posted above, is exceptional in that it takes subject pronouns (yo and tú) instead of prepostional object pronouns (mí and ti). (Also, note that has an accent and ti does not.)


Es vrs esta..I don't get it..the statement is describing. So we use ser form not estar form so it should be es not esta! Ryt? Plz help!


The statement is about where he is, so it uses "estár".


i was actually confused between esta


Why "entre" and not "contra?"


What is the difference between es and esta?

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