https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoHablaEspanol11

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

Instead of contigo?

March 7, 2018

7 Comments


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

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

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoHablaEspanol11

Is there any particular reason?

March 7, 2018

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

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 ;-)

March 7, 2018

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

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

March 8, 2018

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

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]).

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

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

March 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shichi-astre

pretty sure it'll always be contigo

March 8, 2018
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