"Do you shower in the morning or at night?"
Translation:¿Te duchas en la mañana o en la noche?
Why is "¿Te duchas en la mañana o la noche?" incorrect? Why does there have to be "en" in front of both?
"en" translates to both "in" and "at" on this example so if you omit the second one, you are removing the "at" before "night": "Do you shower in the morning or the night?" Please notice that I am not saying if "¿Te duchas en la mañana o la noche?" is correct or not, I am just attempting to explain why DL could have marked your proposal as incorrect.
Tú means "you" as a noun. Te means something closer to "yourself." "Tú te duche" is "you shower yourself."
More specifically, 'te' in front of a verb means that the action is being done to you. So, "te hablo" means "I talk to you," while "te hablas" means "You talk to yourself." Hope hope this helps!
What if I do not want to repeat "por"... should it be "¿te duchas por la mañana o la noche?" or "¿te duchas por la mañana o noche?"?
Ducha would be in reference if speaking to he or she (Ella ducha o El ducho/a). You uses the 'as' verb (Te ducha)
I believe you intended to use the following examples: "Ella se ducha", "Él se ducha", and "(Tú) te duchas".
"Tú te duchas" literally translates to "You shower yourself"... without the "te" you would not know what is being showered. For instance, "Tú duchas a tu novia" ("You shower your girlfriend")
What is written above as the correct translation is exactly what I wrote and it was marked wrong -- they insisted on bañas.
No, it is not. "se ducha" is used with the singular third person ("él/ella se ducha") or with the formal singular second person ("usted se ducha").
For the informal singular second person ("tú") it is always: "tú te duchas".
Also, pay attention on how the verb ("duchar") is conjugated: "se ducha" and "te duchas".
"Do you shower?" should be "Te ducha" NOT "Te duchas" because that would translate "Do you showers"
No, the verb "duchar" in the second singular informal person is conjugated as "duchas"...
- yo ducho
- tú duchas / usted ducha
- él ducha / ella ducha
- nosotros duchamos
- ustedes duchan / vosotros duchais
- ellos duchan / ellas duchan
Note 1: Verbs don't have singular/plural form, they are just conjugated according to the subject. It is the subject that can be male/female/neutral and singular/plural.
Note 2: The reflexive article ("te" in this exercise) never influences verb conjunction: "yo me ducho", "ella me ducha", "ellas me duchan".