I'm having trouble hearing the difference between "perro" and "pero" (but). Is it all in the roll of the rr/r - or is there a difference of emphasis or tempo? ¡Gracias!
Perro is definitely all in the roll of the "r" if you roll the r in the word pero people will automatically think you are trying to say perro
Because tener is one of those annoying irregular verbs that doesn't conjugate in a regular way.
By regular, I mean the way the verb is spelt:
Comer, to eat
Yo como, I eat
Tú comes, you eat
Él come, he eats
Ellos comen, they eat
Notice how the com part of comer stays the same and only the part after com changes -o, -es, -e, -en etc. Thats regular conjugation.
Tener doesn't do that, because the spelling changes depending on the conjugation:
Yo tengo, I have
Tú tienes, you have
Él tiene, he has
Ellos tienen, they have
The only real answer to this is to learn all the irregular verb spellings!
Twice now I've been caught out in my English grammar. "Have you a dog?" is how I would normally phrase this and it's difficult to accept I've been saying it wrong for 50+ years. Baa baa black sheep have you GOT any wool:-)
Does this really sound like a question? At first, just by listening, i thought it meant "You have a dog." until I saw the text.
I answered do you have a dog? And it flagged it red but the correct answer was exactly the same as my answer so it shouldve been correct...??
I got the red squiggly line under most of my sentence. When I right clicked on it, it was spell checking in my native language.
If your asking someone a question would you not expect to put do you have rather than just have you? Do you have would be the proper pronunciation. This message is in response to Lan 0d and AutumnAkinn1
Yo tenia un perro. Mi último perro más viejo era un perro salchicha [dachshund].
I did look up how to say this. I do not know all these words or tenses, but I am willing to go the extra mile for dogs.
This is wrong in english. It is supposed to be either "Do you have a dog?" Or "Have you got a dog?"
I listened to the slow version 3 times and could not hear perro at all. It sounded like it started with an F. Either their equipment is substandard or the people speaking have a dialect. I have listed to the recorded speech through iPhone ear buds, headphones, the speaker from my laptop and the speaker from my iPhone and there are the same audio quality issues.
"¿Tienes un perro?" should be a valid answer. The s on tbe verb indicates the tú form. The above answer should not be marked incorrect.