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"You do not have to be so formal."

Translation:No tienes que ser tan formal.

5 months ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/810480ret

tú no tienes que ser tan formal.....not accepted...frustrating

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RichardSmi760243

This seems to be a good example of subtle differences between ser and estár. Is formal a personality characteristic or a temporary condition.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Julian452932

Yes, when you want to imply formal as a characteristic or manners, then you say "ser formal". However, if you want to use formal as in dressing, then you simply use the verb "vestir"

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1rjU9yOO

I tried "No tienes que estar tan formal" which was counted incorrect.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aidanmartin3

When is tanto/a used and when is tan used?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aidanmartin3

I figured this out; tanto/a: as much, tan: as/so

2 months ago