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Is con ti a valid way of saying "with you"?

Instead of contigo?

8 months ago

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No, you can't use ''con ti'' instead of ''contigo.''

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoHablaEspanol11

Is there any particular reason?

8 months ago

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The same reason we say he/him in English but not she/shim. It's just wrong. Irregular and weird, but that's the way languages are ;-)

8 months ago

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"Irregular and weird, but that's the way languages are " Absolutely true!

8 months ago

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No, it is not valid. It is not "con" + "ti" but it comes directly from Latin "cum tecum". The same for "conmigo" (with me). In Latin there were another similar forms, Portuguese keeps also "con(n)osco" (with us) and "convosco" (with you [plural]).

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thank you for making the Latin and Portuguese connections – I enjoy learning these!

8 months ago

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pretty sure it'll always be contigo

8 months ago
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