"You have to pay fifteen pesos."
Translation:Tienes que pagar quince pesos.
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".
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.
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?
The problem here is not if the sentence should be used in formal or informal sense....
"Tiene que pagar quince pesos" and "tienen que pagar quince pesos" are not accepted. Also, not accepting deber forms.
I put Tu (accent not available) tienes que pagar 15 pesos. That should be correct.
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.
Not my experience. I have tested for being able to use numerals and found them accepted
You got the problem wrong....it is not about how the numbers are written....rather it is about the use of Tú DL can make mistake but don't claim your anwser should have been accepted without prior cross-check
I'm a newbie, but it seems to me that the tú is redundant. Could that be the problem?
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.
@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!
It is permissible to use Tú as a prefix. DL simply is in error here.
How do you know when to use tienes Que rather than just tienes. " or need, necesitan
Tienes = you have (possess); Tienes que = you have to (must). "Necesitas" seems to be interchangeable with "tienes que" and should be accepted.
"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
Why didn't my "pagas" work here? I was thinking that we were supposed to do that in this context.
The exercise was "Tienes que pagar" - "You have to pay". If you wrote "Pagas", then you said "You pay", which would have been wrong.
I wrote "Tienes que pagas..." because I thought that 'pagas' (instead of 'pagar') was appropriate for this instance of "Tú".
No logro comprender por qué usan la palabra pesos en lugar de dollars = dólares, si se supone que esto es inglés Norteamericano.
Because no signal is given as to whether we should use the formal (tiene) or the informal (tienes), both answers should be acceptable.
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.