"You have to study more."

Translation:Tú tienes que estudiar más.

March 27, 2018

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"Tienes estudiar más" was marked incorrect. Why?


Because in Spanish you need the word "que" next to the verb "tener" to indicate a necessity. It is as if you said " I have study more", i don't know , but it is a way to say that you must to do something... You have, What do you have ? an obligation and this is compressed in that little word.

Excuse me if this isn't understood, I still don't know how to speak this lenguage.


I thought "estudiar" meant "to study", why then do we need que?


Because in english we are saying "I have to to study", and we just lop off the extra 'to', because it's awkward. Spanish does not, because their two 'to' are different words in different places, so it wasnt an inconvenience to say. Before we translate, we must reinsert the extra 'to', so we know to use the right spanish word form.


You are doing very well. I couldn't explain English grammar in Spanish!


i still dont understand. Can someone explain in different words?


Mucho Gracias Marcy y Julio.


Thank you, i had the same queston.


Excellent explanation


It's a set phrase. To have to + do something = tener que + infinitive.


I thought estudiar meant = to study so why do have to put 'que' before estudiar now


Why is it “mas” and not “mucho’?


Ok, I forgot "que" again so I understand why I was marked wrong but Duo said I used the wrong word and gave the translation as "Tú debes estudiar más." That verb isn't listed in the drop down and I don't think it has been covered yet.


A lot of the given translations are bizarre. It's best to check the one on the question forum (here) in addition if it's something new / weird. I was corrected with "brekky" for breakfast once, and "lass" for young lady once. I'd also post about this on the main duo forum, it's a big problem here.


deber equals ¨should¨ as in ¨i should let you live for old times sake¨ so it is quite similar--just not the one being taught at present


Is the “tu” needed? Isn’t the “tu” implied when using “tienes”?


That's what I thought.


I've heard it explained elsewhere that even though when tú is implied and not needed, it will be used for emphasis. For instance, in english, if i said "I have a dog", the meaning could change, depending on the word you emphasized. With 'I' it might imply that i have a dog and you dont. 'Have' would be a response to someone saying "you should get a dog", but i HAVE one already. 'Dog' would imply i have a dog and not some other animal. So "tengo un perro" is just a simple statement of possession, whereas "yo tengo un perro" puts emphasis on 'I' have a dog, what do you have?


I typed "tú más tienes que estudiar" but it was marked incorrect. Why must "mas" go at the end and not just before the finite verb?


Because the adverb (mas) needs to be next to the verb it is modifying. In this sentence, it's modifying "study" not "have (to)".

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    Why is Duolingo telling me to study more?


    I typed "tienes que estudias mas" not sure why i am wrong. I dropped the tú as my recent lessons have suggested using it is not always needed in conversation...but i used estudias instead of estudiar because thw use of "que" implies "to". Why am i wrong?


    You use the infinitive. In English, it's "you have to study more". The verb that goes with "you" is "have"; "to study" stays in the infinitive. Think of it this way: you would say "you are smart," but you wouldn't say "you have to are smart." You would say "you have to be smart". "To be," in that example, is in the infinitive form.


    Why is "Tienes que estudiar mãs" wrong?


    I wrote, "tengo que estudiar mas," which was counted incorrect. The correct response suggested was "tenes que estudiar mas." I have seen the program use "tengo que," so I am confused as to why it is incorrect. In fact, at this point in my instruction, I have not ever seen "tenes que."


    Nevermind! I just realized I was trying to write "I have to study more," not "You have to study more." I get it now.


    Because tengo is always used with "yo" Means I. Tienes is used with "Tu" Means you


    "Tienes que estudiar mas." Is this not acceptable?


    My spanish teachers never told me to put que after tener


    i typed, "usted tienes que..." and was marked incorrect. ??


    It would be "usted tiene que...". Tu tienes Usted tiene


    How could we know that que should be necessary here? But without que the sentence could be completed


    Isnt Tú tiene estudiar más correct...why Tú tiene que estudiar más....( Don't estudiar itself means to study)


    Waw... What is the point of '' que'' being in that sentence fuh realz though? What does it mean?


    que still looks redundant to me, because "estudiar" with an "r" already means "to study" so why "que" ?


    What's the rule that que must come after the verb?


    tu necesitas estudiar mas was not accepted.


    Why is usted incorrect? Usted tienes que estudiar mas


    The Same.. why mistake?


    I don't know how to add accents from the key board.


    Why does "que" have to be in here? I thought "estudiar" meant "to study"?


    Why we use quw with the tienes?


    duolingo calling me out here


    Usted tiene was not accepted. How do we know the question is familiar?

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