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"What time does the next train arrive?"

Translation:¿A qué hora llega el siguiente tren?

May 17, 2018



Can we say: el tren siguiente? Maybe siguiente is like a number? And must come before the noun?


Good question. I was wondering the same thing.


I was wondering the same thing so, I did a little research. https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/adjective-placement
I believe "siguiente" would fall under the "limiting adjectives" category.


Upon further research I've found examples of "siguiente" being used after a noun. Mostly with expressions of time such as "semana siguiente" (next week). So now I don't know.


In another discussion thread someone said that when "siguiente" is before a now it means "next" and when it's after a noun it means "following". It seems like a subtle difference to me, but I guess that distinction could work in the right context.


En "tren siguiente", "tren" es un sustantivo, "siguiente" es un adjetivo. En la construcción de oraciones e español, normalmente el adjetivo va después del sustantivo que modifica. Normalmente en poesía, sí se pone adjetivo antes de sustantivo.

In "tren siguiente", "tren" is a noun, "siguiente" is an adjective. In the construction of sentences in Spanish, the adjective usually follows the noun that it modifies. Normally in poetry, it is adjective before noun.


Why not, A que hora llega el próximo tren?


"¿A qué hora llega el próximo tren?", "¿A qué hora llega el tren próximo?" también son correctas.


Duolingo marks this as wrong!


What about "A que hora llega el tren siguienta"?


"Siguienta" doesn't exist, it's always "siguiente".


I was marked wrong for saying that


I will take the next train. ´Next´ (siguiente) is not providing a description of the train but is rather acting as a Demonstrative Adjective, that is, You would use ¨the following train¨ in the same way you would say ¨that train¨, ¨This train¨, ¨the first train¨, ¨my train¨ , ¨your train¨ etc.

In Spanish the adjectives that act in this way occur before the noun while the ones that provide a comparison (el tren corto/ largo) follow afterwards.

You can see the same pattern in the Spanish adjectives that have different meanings depending on where they are placed. ¨Un gran hombre...¨ is a great man (determines a recognized type rather than compares men) while ¨un hombre grande....¨ is a man among many, but a large one.


Is there a good resource that clarifies word order? I get myself all twisted around trying to discern patterns. If Duo would teach a little more of this straightaway, instead of trying to intuit it from examples, it would be a lot less frustrating!


Can't you say "a qué hora el siguiente tren llega"? I feel like this is the natural word order in some places (like Puerto Rico) and should be accepted.


La forma correcta de construir oraciones interrogativas en español es escribiendo el sujeto y el verbo en forma invertida, esto es, primero verbo y luego el sujeto. La forma más adecuada es la que muestra como traducción Duolingo.


Thanks for the reminder, have a lingot


A que hora llega el tren proximo? Marked incorrect.


Why is the future form llegará wrong here?


“A que hora llega el próximo tren” marked incorrect


A que hora el siguiente tren llego


A que hora el siguiente tren llega ?


How do you know when to place the adjective before the noun? And marking a sentence wrong for writing a wuth a small letter seems a bit hard and useless


As an English speaker, I don't think I will ever grasp convoluted sentences like this.

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    why can't proxima tren be correct? when I checkd with google it was proxima not siguiente. I feel that either one is correct.


    Why is "proximo incorrect"?


    a que hora llegara el siguiente tren is not accepted. a que hora must make the action present tense....does anyone know? or does llegara require an antecedent subject? a que hora lo llegara el .....? Thanks.


    Why are you using the subjunctive? If you meant to use ¨llagaba¨ that is a repeated- prolonged action in the past. A what time did the train arrive when you went to school (¿A qué hora llegaba el tren cuando ibas a la escuela?)

    ¨a que hora¨ goes with all tenses

    ¿a qué hora llegaste a la escuela?(at what time did you arrive at school?),

    ¿a que hora salió el primer tren?( at what time did the train leave?),

    aún no se a que hora terminaré(I still do not know what time I WILL finish),

    or Así qué, ¿a que hora usted llegó al parque esta mañana, señor? (so, at what time did you arrive at the park this morning, sir).

    These are examples from Spanishdict. They show ¨a qué hora¨ works with past and present tense verbs. The main problems I see is that you are using the wrong tense (they asked for present). Even if the past tense was called for you used the subjunctive when we know that the arrival has happened and is therefor concrete and known and not just theoretical .


    Why not el proximo tren?


    Does "el siguente tren" mean "the next train" (i.e. the soonest one to arrive) or "the following train" (i.e. the one after that, specifically NOT the soonest one)? I would have thought (really by extrapolation from prochain & suivant in French) that próximo would mean next and siguente would mean following. Am I all wrong?

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