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"The school is going to open now."

Translation:La escuela ya va a abrir.

6 months ago

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/RajSahae

Why not ahora?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HarryCrumb1

Same question. Also, I thought "ya" meant "already"

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
piguy3
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"ya" often does mean "already," but its use is broader than in English.

For instance on Spanish-language TV, "We'll be right back" (from a commercial break) is "ya regresamos" or "ya volvemos".

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NFacing2nd

Ya means already or still. It's used all the time for either, so it's always a little confusing.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nrabek

Ahora works. It just accepted it a moment ago.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Larissa.X
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Ya seems to emphasize change, which woud usually be the point of a sentence like this. Ahora would fit perfectly if you had seen the future & were focusing on telling the time & sequence of things. ("Now Bobby's going to drop his books... Now the school is going to open...")

https://spanish.stackexchange.com/questions/38/when-to-use-ya-and-todavía

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gabriel21484
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Why not ahora? Ya means already. No suggestions when you tap the words for a clue either.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RYANGUO4

Why not "La escuela va a abrir ahora"?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gummibearslayer

There is no hint of already.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hloch
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could you use ahora instead? I understand that ya would work in this case but is the use of ahora incorrect?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ODubhghaill

"already" is not "now"

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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"ya" is not "already"; it's "ya"; it has its own set of usages that often correspond to "already" but not always.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/whoadudewhoa

So what are all the meaning of "ya"?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eva48265

Does it mean that ahora would be wrong in this case or this is just an exampe of a different usage of ya?

4 months ago