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"Lunch was paid by my friend."

Translation:El almuerzo fue pagado por mi amigo.

4 months ago

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/PhyllisHar11

Why must the article "el" be used before almuerzo?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GailCoulson

Spanish frequently uses the definite article to precede a thing or concept, where in English we would translate it without.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RamakrishnanRS

I think that's because it's referring to a specific lunch and not the concept of lunch in general.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flaminghotdog
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In Spanish, the subject is almost always defined with the definite article "el/la/los/las" unless it's a pronoun.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GailCoulson

Not accepting "por mi amiga"? Come on, Duolingo.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/blflame
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Why when the lunch or the telephone is paid for we should use "fue" and when the house is paid for we should use "estar"?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wilsmrw
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Why not "la comida", as used in México, in place of "el almuerzo"?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GailCoulson

Why not lonche?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RamakrishnanRS

I'm guessing because Duo gave us only the word almuerzo? We haven't seen lonche anywhere in the course.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Slagar1
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"Lonche" is a Spanglish word used only when there are Spanish and English speaking populations living close together. "Almuerzo" is the authentic word for "lunch".

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnV.Wylie

It is permisable in some cultures that a female friend might pay.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bdbarber
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I thought "por" meant "for." I will never get the various meanings of "por" and "para"!!!!!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flaminghotdog
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"por" can also mean "by means of". This means you can use it in situations with travel such as "I went there by train" --> "Fui allí por el tren".

2 weeks ago