"I am talking with the bosses."

Translation:Yo hablo con las jefas.

May 11, 2018



Why can't I use hablando?

May 11, 2018


Estoy hablando con los/las jefes/jefas should be accepted. You can use the report button if that answer was rejected.

May 11, 2018


August 6th,2018 doesn't accept los jefes nor estoy hablando

August 7, 2018


I don't understand why yo hablo is correct....doesn't it mean "I talk with the bosses?" Am talking is a totally different thing. It means I am doing it now. If I "am talking" is yo hablo a real possibility? I thought it always had to be estoy hablando?

June 17, 2019


In Spanish, you can use the present form of verbs to mean something that is happening, but not exactly and the very moment. For example, "Gloria compra una casa" can mean "she is buying a house", but not exactly when the purchase is being made.

July 2, 2019


I'm confused. Isn't the second verb supposed to be left in infinitive form and not conjugated, since the first verb already is?

July 8, 2018


Not for the gerund.

July 24, 2018


A gerund is a verb made into a noun, i.e. "her dancing was really good the other night" and "his exercising and has really paid off". On the other hand, when we use a -ing verb like "exercising" and "dancing" as a verb, it is referred to as a verb in the progressive tense.

i.e. "she was dancing really well the other night", dancing is a verb in the past progressive tense since it is preceded by "was" i.e. "he is exercising and it's paying off" dancing and paying are in the present progressive tense since they are preceded by "is"

August 14, 2018


"Estoy hablando con los jefes" is accepted 5/28/19

May 28, 2019


I wrote "estoy hablando con los jefes" and it was accepted now, 15 september : )

September 14, 2019


Still doesn't accept it June 20, 2019

June 20, 2019


My translation was "Yo hablo con los jefes " and except for your choice of a feminine gender and my choice of a male gender is correct. You can not mark someone wrong for not knowing whether you will choose female or male. That is ridiculous and it happens too often in your exercises.

March 12, 2019


Exactly what I wanted to write

July 5, 2019


The "correct" answer is confusing since gender is not indicated in the question.

March 24, 2019


Why is los jefes not acceptable. There is nothing to suggest a particular gender

May 13, 2019


Did you add "Yo hablo con..." or "Estoy hablando con..." in front of it?
Yo hablo con los jefes./Estoy hablando con los jefes.

May 28, 2019


HOW are you to know if they answer is jefes or jefas??????? Should accept los jefes or las jefas

May 15, 2019


If you don't know the gender it should be "los jefes" On my second time around I stayed with the male gender and it said it was "another correct solution". July 17th 2019

July 17, 2019


It accepted "los jefes" and "las jefas"

May 28, 2019


Gender wasn't specified, so why is "los jefes" incorrect?

June 19, 2019


Why is "Soy hablo con las jefas" incorrect?

June 2, 2018


I think that would translate to "I am speak with the bosses". You should use Yo hablo.. or Estoy hablando...

June 26, 2018


Why "yo hablo" instead of just "hablo"? I'm confused as to when you need to include "yo" and when it's not needed.

October 9, 2018


"Hablo con las jefas" should be accepted.

October 10, 2018


The "yo" adds a bit of emphasis. It's a way of saying that I am the one speaking with the boss, rather than someone else.

This is true for any of the subject pronouns (except when they're being used to establish who's being talked about). That's why you're encouraged to drop them; saying "yo" all the time makes you sound like a narcissist, always saying "tú" makes you sound jealous, etc.

October 28, 2018


Interesting note on the "feeling" of keeping/dropping the pronouns, that makes a lot of sense. Have a lingot

April 7, 2019


You dont need to use "yo" in front of a conjugated verb; however, you can use "yo" if you wish.

May 21, 2019

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June 26, 2018


If you use estoy, you would have to change hablar to talking/speaking. Instead of just talk/speak. Soy hablo would mean "I am speak" and that doesn't make sense

July 6, 2018


"Soy" translates as "i am" and "hablo" translates as "i (am) talk (ing)" so the combination of verbs becomes '"I am I talk" to the bosses' when put together like that. If you use two verbs in a row, you usually have to leave the second infinitive.

Fortunately in Spanish, you do not need to use a second verb to specify that you are doing something by conjugating in present tense.

Hablo = I talk = I am talking
Corro = I run = I am running
Canto = I sing = I am singing

July 24, 2018


The correct way would be Estoy hablando con las jefes. Ser vs estar: ser is permenant traits; yo soy guapo, ella es intelegente. Estar is for temporary, like where you are or what you are currently doing/feeling; estoy enojado, él esta en mexíco.

May 24, 2019


When is it "jefes" and when is it "jefas"?

March 18, 2019


Jefes when one or more of multiple bosses is male, and jefas when all of two or more bosses are female. That's the rule for all nouns that change per gender.

May 11, 2019


But in this particular context there´s no way to tell if it´s a jefa or a jefe... Am i right?

May 14, 2019


@tkruise In this example, no there is not a way to tell gender.

May 28, 2019


What is the problem if I use 'Los jefes' instead of 'Las jefas' as a translation of 'the bosses'?

June 24, 2019


hablando is also correct. And how are we supposed to know the bosses are feminine? The comments below are a year ago and we are still fighting this battle? Pushing Report does not seem to be effective/useful.

June 17, 2019


I would translate the answer here as "I speak with the bosses".

June 27, 2019


If i am female its not yo habla con las jefas? Why not jefes?

December 18, 2018


Yo hablO, not habla.

May 28, 2019


I wrote "Estoy hablando con los jefes" which was marked correct. The answer they post is the "yo hablo con las jefas". My question is, just how ambiguous is Spanish? How is "yo hablo" the same as "estoy hablando" ?

February 17, 2019


It accepts "estoy hablando con los jefes". 03/03/2019

March 3, 2019


I typed correct and red marking wrong.

March 25, 2019


Yo hablo con las jefas = I speak with the [female] bosses.

April 24, 2019


May 28, 2019


Why are the bosses assumed to be female?? The male form should be correct

May 2, 2019


Both are accepted 5/28/19

May 28, 2019


Why does it only accept jefas, instead of los jefes as well

May 15, 2019


Both are accepted 5/28/19

May 28, 2019


Mine-Los jefes- was not accepted. 6/1/19. All apps are quirky, this one seems to be no exception. Grateful for its availability!

June 1, 2019


My second time around I stuck with the male gender and Duo accepted it. :)

June 1, 2019


So Duo said this is incorrect. 'Les hablo con los jefes'...What am I missing?

May 21, 2019


Les hablo is incorrect. YO is the pronoun for "I speak" Yo hablo.

May 28, 2019


Why cant "yo hablo con los jefes" be accepted

June 1, 2019


hablando con los jefes is not accepted, why?

June 3, 2019


I thought yo hablo meant I talk and yo estoy hablando meant I am talking. I didn't think you could use yo hablo for present participle also... Is this really correct?

July 1, 2019


Yes, Spanish often uses the simple present at times English would use the present participle.

July 1, 2019


I put "yo hablo con los jefes" and I got marked wrong, but there was absolutely no way to tell if they were female or male bosses. This doesn't make sense.

July 2, 2019


Why is my usage of les jefes wrong? The bosses, is correct!

July 4, 2019


Los jefes, not les.

July 4, 2019


How do I know from the context that the bosses are femail?

July 9, 2019


how do you know the bosses were females?

July 13, 2019


Why can I say "yo soy hablo son los jefes". I am still not very familiar with "soy" and how to use it. Thanks

July 17, 2019


That would translate to "I am speak with the bosses". When using verbs (at least in the present tense) in Spanish , just use the verb.

July 23, 2019


It said I had a tupo but the word underline was a word Duoling privided not the one that I used to fill in the blank

August 9, 2019


I translated "the bosses" as "los jefes" and it wanted "las jefas" but there was no indication that the bosses were male in the English statement

August 9, 2019


It marked me wrong for the correct answer.

August 14, 2019


why is "las jefas" used rather than "los jefes"?

August 19, 2019


I thought jefe was masculine. Wouldnt it be los jefes?

August 20, 2019


8/24/19: Estoy hablando.... is accepted

August 24, 2019


Las jefas or los jefes both are correct

August 30, 2019


I put the right answer in but the computer says im wrong? Checked it several times

September 3, 2019


I wrote this shirt correctly

September 7, 2019


Hablando is the correct way to say it. -ing is ando

February 3, 2019


Hablo can mean "I talk" or "I am talking". Estoy hablando is also correct, but not the only way to say it.

February 3, 2019


Why can't I say yo estoy?

February 23, 2019


Why is it feminine?

March 4, 2019


To show that a boss can be a woman or a man. The were talking to multiple bosses. Technically it can be los jefes (it it was 2 men) OR las jefas( for 2 women). You are just supposed to match either los or las with the masculine or feminine version. depending on the game that it gives you for this sentence I've seen both work.

May 17, 2019


Because it's the 21st century.

May 11, 2019
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