Translation:I have to leave before seven.

7 months ago



What is wrong with "I must leave before 7"

5 months ago


I don't know, exactly. It never accepts numerals for me, either. I have reported it several times, but nothing seems to have been done about it.

4 months ago


It doesn't like "must" . Wants "have to". Have reported.

1 month ago


I got it correct, but why do they use "que" in this manner

7 months ago

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It's a set phrase that you just have to accept :)

"To have to do something" = "Tener que hacer algo".

7 months ago


"Tener que" has a colloquial Spanish meaning that can translate to "I must."

4 months ago


So the other responses are somewhat correct, but it's better to understand the broader context. When you link verbs (such as here, using both the verb "to have" & the verb "to leave") then you sometimes need to add a preposition between the two verbs. The required preposition depends on the first verb.

In this case, when you link an additional verb to tener, then you need to link the second verb using 'que'.

However other verbs require different prepositions. You might have come across constructions with 'trying to do something', for instance "I try to eat". The preposition depends on tratar (to try) which takes the preposition 'de'. I try to eat is trandlated as (yo) trato de comer.

For more information on linking verbs, and lists of the associated prepositions, see http://users.ipfw.edu/jehle/courses/VRBSPREP.HTM

1 month ago


tengo que means I have to. Tengo on its own means I have

4 months ago


If I slow it down the chap definitely sounds like salud, not salir!!!

2 months ago


I agree and I have reported.

1 week ago


I agree

1 week ago


Given that "tengo que" means "have to" and "salir" means "to leave," why isn't "tengo que salgo" acceptable?

2 days ago
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