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"Yo cierro la botella porque no quiero beber más."

Translation:I am closing the bottle because I don't want to drink more.

March 7, 2018



3/7/2018: I love this new missing word format in which the offered choices vary in both meaning and conjugation.

March 7, 2018


I agree! Unfortunately, it has been 10 months since your comment and I have not seen this new missing word format often. The old one does not offer enough "foils" to demonstrate real understanding. Duo, are you listening? (There is no way to use the "report" button to say this.)

January 6, 2019


Just FYI, a native Spanish speaker would say tapar la botella or ponerle la tapa a la botella.

August 30, 2018


I was wondering about the use of "cerrar." According to SpanishDict, there's also "ponerle el corcho a la botella" when speaking of corks.

November 2, 2018


Not all bottles use corks

November 25, 2018


I am closing the bottle because I don't want more to drink sounds a little more normal to me but better if the word 'any' were included!

July 24, 2018


I put that drink any more and that was accepted.

August 20, 2018


I would never say "closing the bottle". I would say " putting the top or lid back on" or putting the cork back in.

September 5, 2018


Never close the bottle,put the cap on, put the cork in, think i'll just drink the lot

November 27, 2018


Jk lol pops off cap Bottoms up! drains it

February 22, 2019


This sentence can have a deep interpretation.

March 23, 2019


pray tell

June 12, 2019


I hope they get the sarcasm

July 18, 2018


Regarding the comment below about tapar, that is helpful. And, I think the English translation "I'm corking (or capping) the bottle because...." would be more graceful.

September 2, 2018


A phrase I'll likely never use in Spanish.

October 18, 2018


Shouldn't "yo cierro" be i close and "yo estoy cerrando" be i am closing

December 3, 2018


"Yo cierro" has three equally valid translations.

1-"I close."

2-"I do close."

3-"I am closing."

To me, the English present progressive often sounds the most natural but all are valid translations.

The Spanish present progressive is more restrictive than the English version. The Spanish present progressive is limited to actions happening in that moment. English uses for it for things that have finished happening recently or will happen in the near future as well as right now.

December 5, 2018


I answered "I closed the bottle..." How do I know that it should have been "I am closing..." ? Thx.

September 19, 2019


For more, see this:

Uses of the present progressive include:

o to refer to events that are in progress at the time of speaking or writing.

o to refer to things that are taking place or that are true around the moment of speaking or writing.

o to describe actions that are repeated or regular but are either temporary or may be judged to be temporary .

o to describe regular actions in relation to a particular time or a specified event, especially when those events interrupt something already in progress.

o to refer to gradual processes of change.

o with adverbs of indefinite frequency (such as always, constantly, continually, forever) to describe events that are regular but unplanned and often undesired.

(Adapted from R. Carter and M. McCarthy, Cambridge Grammar of English. Cambridge University Press, 2006)


In addition, it can be used for "things which you are about to start doing." (the near future);
Or for future arrangements that have already been decided. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/episode73/languagepoint.shtml

December 13, 2018


You speak to much. ;)

January 27, 2019



February 1, 2019


I am closing the bottle because i dont want to drink anymore should be accepted it seems

December 8, 2018


I would have said 'because I don't want to drink ANY more'.

March 25, 2019


The voice makes it very difficult to detect the difference between "cierro" and "quiero"....

May 1, 2019


Absolutely. I can't tell the difference unless I slow it down. It makes me wonder if Spanish speakers often don't understand each other.

May 27, 2019


nobody closes a bottle, unless it has a door

June 12, 2019


Once a bottle has been unsealed and opened, there are several ways to "close" a bottle. (A little heard expression in my experience)

A bottle may be re- sealed, capped, corked or even closed. Just look around for the proper tapadera. ;)

July 23, 2019


An English speaker would not use this word combination... Remove the bottle, I don't want any more to drink....

July 27, 2019


Please explain the difference between to drink more and more to drink.

September 18, 2018


I suppose one could argue there is a slight difference in contextual meaning as the emphasis is different for both. Other than that it is just word order.

más para beber = more to drink

beber más = to drink more

September 22, 2018


Anymore might be more suitable

October 7, 2018


No, "anymore" means something different. It is used to say "any longer." You could try "any more" (two words), but I would expect to see "nada más " in the Spanish if that was the intent.

January 27, 2019


You could also say: I close the bottle....

November 14, 2018


Why not "I don't want more to drink"?

December 28, 2018


I got it right even though it was in a tptally different order

January 27, 2019


Why isn't "I close the bottle because I don't want to drink more" accepted?


February 14, 2019


ChihuahuaFan, the only difference in your answer and Duo's is "I close" instead of "I am closing." If you didn't have any other error, you can report that your answer should be accepted. (But, "I am closing" sounds better to my ear. :) )

February 14, 2019


There is a problem with the missing word format. If I had chosen "abro" I would be saying something strange but grammatically correct.

September 20, 2018


You go dude! Rid yourself of being an alcoholic!

October 27, 2018


yo cierro la botella porque yo no quiero beber más not accepted, and no way to report it. 25 Nov 2018

November 25, 2018
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