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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

I need a native Spanish speaker to help me out in learning Spanish and for clarifying doubts.

March 23, 2018

36 Comments


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

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26674909

They're a native Spanish person wanting to improve their English, and looking for a practice / study partner.

March 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

Thanks a lot @lrtward , i can help them in English and can be a study partner too, but for that they must a little English , as i know a very little of spanish

March 23, 2018

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

I'm a native speaker and I will happy to help you.

March 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

hey thank you Chilotin......i just need a partner who can help me with the language , such that if i can talk Spanish with out any fear like a native speaker....Do you have any of Skype or Twitter ?.......... It's better to talk rather than discussing in the discussion..

March 23, 2018

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

You're welcome. I have a Skype account, linlinao. Hasta pronto.

March 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

I'm sorry ,but i am unable to find you....., you can find me with the email ID : himanshu.21@outlook.com....... And by the way from which country do you belong ?

March 24, 2018

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

Added. I'm from Chile.

March 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergnzl6001

hey im a native sppeaker what do u need

March 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karin389692

Not the topic starter but I have a question please. Sandwich is transalated ‘emparedado’ in duolingo but another course I follow calles it bocadillo. Which one is the right word?

March 23, 2018

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    They are both the right word. It just depends upon what country that the source of Spanish comes from. It is like the word for car can be carro, coche, auto, or vehiculo depending on the country. If you want to drive that car in one country it can be conducir but in another country it is manejar.

    March 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karin389692

    Gracias :) Do you know which word is used in Spain please?

    March 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenEdmunds2

    Coche is for Spain according to my Spanish teacher

    March 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karin389692

    Thank you Ben but that wasn’t my question:) That was an example he/she gave. My question was emparedado or bocadillo for sandwich - which one is used in Spain? It seems Duolingo teaches Spanish that is not used in Spain.

    March 24, 2018

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

    Bocadillo is used in Spain only (with this meaning), Emparedado is used... nowhere? The common word is "sándwich" or variants like "sánguche" (Chile, colloquial), "sángüich", etc.

    March 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

    "They do not find the bear."..........ellas no encuentran al oso also is not accepted. Can you please tell me where is the fault in above sentence?

    March 23, 2018

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

    There is no fault in that sentence. Maybe it has a problem with "al", report it. And try with "Ellas no encuentran el oso". It seems like some variants don't accept "a" (and then "al") for non-humans.

    March 23, 2018

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

    "El" is "the". "Al" is the short form of "a el", more or less like "to the" (usual English translations is simply "the").

    March 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

    Thank you very much chilotin.........and what's the deal between el and al , Does both of them represent same!!!!!

    March 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karin389692

    Thank you. Emparedado is used in Duolingo ... so how good is Duolingo if it teaches words that are wrong ...

    March 24, 2018

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

    Emparedado does mean sandwich. As far as i'm aware its more commonly used in Mexico than the rest of latin america. But its not wrong

    March 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karin389692

    I understand, thank you. I am planning to move to Spain and they don't seem to understand the word. They use bocadilla.

    March 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

    Thanks for replying fergnzl........, I need you to help in possesives' in Spanish , which is quite an onerous task for me and also help me in speaking Spanish fluently by chatting , which is a great step to improve my language skills........Can I know from which country do you belong?

    March 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergnzl6001

    los posesivos pueden ser un poco confusos pero no te preocupes yo te ayudare solo dime que exactamente quieres que te explique. Soy de mexico y tu?

    March 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

    I am able to grasp atleast 50-60% what you've said , and later took the help of google translator to find out the entire meaning,.......I've just understood one sentence completely.......soy de mexico y tu?.......i am from mexico and you?..........soy de India.........es cierto?

    March 24, 2018

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

    They're basically saying possessives can be confusing but dont worry, they will help you if you tell them exactly what you want them to explain.

    and yeah, Soy de mexico y tu is Im from Mexico and you

    and Soy de India is correct :)

    March 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

    ¿A que país perteneces?

    March 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

    Just reply me in the same way ......it'll definitely improve my Spanish.......

    March 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

    ¿Cuántos años es el?........Can I use this for how old is he?

    March 24, 2018

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

    Literally translated that sentence makes sort of sense in english

    Cuántos (how many) años (years) es el (is he)

    How ever in spanish you dont have people how old they are, you literally say "How many years do you have" Or in this case "How many years does he have"

    So instead of ¿Cuántos años es el? You should say ¿Cuántos años tiene él?

    March 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

    Thank you very much buddy. are you a native Spanish speaker.

    March 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karin389692

    Very good explanation, thank you!

    March 25, 2018

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

    With age in Spanish its about having years not being years. Swap es for tiene

    March 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

    I didn't get exactly what you want to say ....... can you explain in detail please?

    March 25, 2018

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

    No, i'm a New Zealander (English speaker) who dabbles in Spanish with a bilingual latina girlfriend

    March 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

    You're awesome man ........I love your country..and is in one of my places to definitely visit.

    March 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunny_21h

    and your explanation really seemed to be as an native speaker.

    March 25, 2018
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