"¿Para qué quieres cincuenta pesos?"

Translation:What do you want fifty pesos for?

March 2, 2018



Why is "For what do you want fifty pesos?" incorrect?

March 8, 2019


I agree. Its said commonly if one doesnt say "why do you want 50 pesos". Reporting it.

March 12, 2019


"Why do you want fifty pesos" is accepted.

March 6, 2018

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Always think of para qué as for what purpose. It is used a lot in Spanish, in cases where it would be improper to use por qué, which really means for what reason.

In English, we use why for both---so it's wise to take a step back and differentiate the two, before translating.

August 29, 2018


but, technically "why:" should be "porque", no? Para que literally mean "for what" and should be accepted as well as "why". These new sentences need some serious editing. Duo has no trouble with awkward (usuually literal) English when it suits it, but then it changes its mind and wants less literal translations at other times.

June 27, 2018


Por que also literally means "for what". And that phrase is a somewhat archaic way of asking "why" in English, too.

August 7, 2018


No, the point is that we're asking what you will do with the fifty pesos. What's it for, not why do you want it. Notice that it wasn't por que, it was para que.

September 17, 2018


I too have pointed this out elsewhere. It is very frustrating and inconsistent.

December 7, 2018


I can play the DL game and give the answer they want to get through, but "For what do you want fifty dollars. "is a perfectly good translation and should be accepted.

March 14, 2019


"For what do you want fifty pesos" is not accepted

April 2, 2019


how would you say 'what do you want for fifty pesos'

September 29, 2018

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That would be ¿Qué quieres por cincuenta pesos?

September 29, 2018


I really thought it was "What do you want for 50 pesos." Like a commentary on cheap products. As the sentences get longer, I struggle more with the different word order from English.

November 5, 2018


I put "what" as the first word and it said, "You used the wrong word."! I get so frustrated at that crap.

December 10, 2018


I misspelled "cincuenta" with a q, and was dinged. Seems harsh.

March 4, 2019


It's the best way to learn! I too hate it when it "dings" me, but I realize I won't get it wrong the next time~

March 4, 2019


Donald798622 as a result of that harsh ding you will Aways spell it correctly going forward !

April 9, 2019


Relax Duo, this should be correcto mundo: "For what do you want 50 pesos?"

May 27, 2019


Because I'm not greedy. (Por que no soy codicioso)?

Si era codicioso debería pedir sesenta centavos.

August 12, 2019
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