"You have to pay fifteen pesos."

Translation:Tienes que pagar quince pesos.

May 6, 2018


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why is "Tu tienes que pagar quince pesos" not accepted?

July 31, 2018


If you used "tu" rather than "tú", then it was wrong. "Tú" (with the accent) is the pronoun "you". "Tu" (without the accent) is "your".

June 3, 2019


deberia serlo

September 10, 2018


Why do we need to use "que" here?

October 11, 2018


Tener + que = something that has to be done. It is a Spanish construction you just have to memorize. "Tengo" for things I have (ownership), and "Tengo que" for things I have to do. I hope that helps.

November 3, 2018


thank you, that explanation helped me a lot

March 25, 2019


I put, "Usted tiene que pagar quince pesos" and was told no, the correct solution: "Tienes que pagar quince pesos." Seems like my answer would be OK, but what do I know?

September 26, 2018


I said the same and was counted wrong. I believe we are correct.

January 2, 2019


how would we know if this is informal conversation?

November 29, 2018


The problem here is not if the sentence should be used in formal or informal sense....

January 21, 2019


"Tiene que pagar quince pesos" and "tienen que pagar quince pesos" are not accepted. Also, not accepting deber forms.

May 6, 2018


Why is used tiene que pagan quince pesos not accepted

September 7, 2018


I put Tu (accent not available) tienes que pagar 15 pesos. That should be correct.

October 27, 2018


One thing I've notice, when translating from English to Spanish DL seems only to accept numbers that are written out. I assume it's because they want to make sure you actually know the numbers in Spanish.

If you wrote out QUINCE, and not the number 15 (as you've written above,) your answer looks correct to me.

October 28, 2018


Not my experience. I have tested for being able to use numerals and found them accepted

May 21, 2019


You got the problem wrong....it is not about how the numbers are written....rather it is about the use of DL can make mistake but don't claim your anwser should have been accepted without prior cross-check

January 21, 2019


Ok, please explain why Tú tienes que pagar quince pesos. is incorrect?

January 23, 2019


I'm a newbie, but it seems to me that the tú is redundant. Could that be the problem?

April 27, 2019


From what I understand, adding "tú" shouldn't be counted wrong in this sentence.

As DL says, "Tienes que pagar quince pesos." has the meaning of "You have to pay 15 pesos."

"Tú tienes que pagar quince pesos." emphasizes "you" as "You have to pay 15 pesos."

So, the addition of "tú" here simply emphasizes who has to pay 15 pesos, but I don't believe it's incorrect.

April 29, 2019


I think the Tú is the problem. At least, they marked me wrong even though I spelled out quince.

November 28, 2018


@Margarita577545: I'm sure you've tried already (but wanted to be sure in case you haven't): when typing, hold down the "u" key. Does your keyboard not give any alternatives that include the desired accent? My default phone keyboard does, but I installed Google keyboard on my phone to better utilize common Spanish shortcuts (for example I have the regular n key as well as a key for ñ on its own), and a Spanish dictionary/spell check. Google keyboard is pretty amazing/worth checking out for a multitude of purposes aside from Duo, IMO. Hope this helps!

July 31, 2019


"Tú tienes que pagar quince pesos" should be correct. I'll report it.

January 1, 2019


It is permissible to use Tú as a prefix. DL simply is in error here.

January 15, 2019


Since which form of "you" isn't specified, and there aren't any contextual clues, any of the forms of "you" (tú, usted, vosotros, ustedes) should be accepted.

January 23, 2019


"Tú tienes que pagar quince pesos" still not accepted...

January 23, 2019


Why is Tu tienes que pagar quince pesos wrong?

February 4, 2019


How do you know when to use tienes Que rather than just tienes. " or need, necesitan

April 7, 2019


Tienes = you have (possess); Tienes que = you have to (must). "Necesitas" seems to be interchangeable with "tienes que" and should be accepted.

April 12, 2019


tu tienes pagar quince pesos

June 15, 2019


"to have to" do something (in this case pay) is an idiom in Spanish that requires "tener que" followed by an infinitive.

you have to pay the check = tienes que pagar la cuenta

I have to read the book = tengo que leer el libro

we have to cook dinner = tenemos que cocinar la cena

June 16, 2019


Why didn't my "pagas" work here? I was thinking that we were supposed to do that in this context.

July 1, 2019


The exercise was "Tienes que pagar" - "You have to pay". If you wrote "Pagas", then you said "You pay", which would have been wrong.

July 1, 2019


I wrote "Tienes que pagas..." because I thought that 'pagas' (instead of 'pagar') was appropriate for this instance of "Tú".

July 1, 2019


No logro comprender por qué usan la palabra pesos en lugar de dollars = dólares, si se supone que esto es inglés Norteamericano.

July 28, 2019


Porque en México, todavía usan pesos.

July 28, 2019


Because no signal is given as to whether we should use the formal (tiene) or the informal (tienes), both answers should be acceptable.

August 8, 2019


If you used "Tienes que pagar quince pesos" or "Tiene que pagar quince pesos", you are correct. If you were marked wrong, report it.

If you used "Tú tienes que pagar quince pesos" or "Usted tiene que pagar quince pesos", you would also be correct. If you were marked wrong, report it.

However if you used "Usted tienes que pagar quince pesos" or "Tú tiene que pagar quince pesos", you are incorrect and should be marked wrong. The subject pronouns do not agree with the verb conjugations.

August 8, 2019


I like the "missing word" question wherein you have to translate "pesos" into "pesos" :-)

August 29, 2019
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