"Yo quiero comprar una chaqueta."

Translation:I want to buy a jacket.

June 3, 2018

101 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sanjana0901

Is it wrong if we pronounce yo as 'yo' instead of 'jo'?

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

No, that's how most of the Spanish-speaking world pronounces it. The [ʒ] sound (English 'j' sound) for the Spanish 'y' is typically an Argentinian/Uruguayan dialect.

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoryAttabe

sanjana0901 no, yo is right so your wrong

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sivapriya15

I agree with Ryagon. Yo is more common. Jo is more of a regional pronunciation. The Argentinians also pronounce ll differently.

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoryAttabe

i agree too

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicoleShhh

I hovered over "comprar" and it gave translations to "buy" and "get" but "I want to get a jacket" was marked wrong. Is this a hint issue or a sentence issue? When does "comprar" translate to "get", if ever?

July 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

Comprar is always "to buy, to purchase". But in colloquial English you often use the catch-all verb "get" for the same meaning:

  • Voy a comprar algo vino. - I'm going to get some wine.
July 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phyllis.webster

there is no sound to write what you hear

February 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dcseain

I've had that happen. Alas, there is but to refresh and keep going in that case. :/

February 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Taylo648077

I literally typed the exact same thing as the correct solution, and still got it incorrect.

April 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.Fink

Whee - our summer in Rome comes in handy again. To buy is very similar in Italian (comprare) and Spanish (comprar) - this will help me remember

July 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkHimrod

lots of help, thanks

October 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/InfiniteGa12

Isn’t brown café?

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dcseain

In some countries. I use pardo. Marón is used in some countries. To me: pardo is brown, café is lighter, and marón is redder, like maroon. But again, usage varies by country generally.

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashton735850

It is said differently in different countries

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BTS_Zaraeaaaa

I thought so too, but

February 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lester754263

Marron

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Violet696688

Cafe is coffee. Brown is marron. I remembered cafe is coffee because coffee is my favorite beverage. LOL.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

Café can also be used as an adjective meaning "coffee-coloured", i.e. "brown".

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

SpanishDict shows "café" with multiple meanings. Both coffee and brown are among them. Also both "café" and "marrón" are shown as definitions of brown.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmeliaKaro1

No coffee is

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/noorh00

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December 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KurhannaBr

No I do not want to buy a jacket!

January 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dcseain

Claro que no, pero sí comenzaste de aprender como funcionan verbos en español.

January 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George969143

The voice definitely says compran ! It should be comprar

February 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mange11816

You got a bug!!

February 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kensai13

The reason its "I want a jacket" and not "I want this jacket" is because of the use of una and not esta right?

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dcseain

¡Correcto!

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John706892

I've been learning jacket as casaca. Seems like the term is regionally associated with Perú. Any other countries use casaca instead of chaqueta?

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

In standard Spanish, casaca refers to a dress coat, a jacket with tails that go past the knees.

Usually this table helps a lot with figuring out the different words used in different countries, but the closest to a "jacket" it contains are the words for the jacket for a suit. Peru also uses the word casaca for it and is the only country that uses that word.

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Basic__Isaac

Explain.

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dcseain

Except in compound forms, which haven't been taught yet, if there are two consecutive verbs, the second one is not conjugated. Hence: Quiero comprar -- I want to buy, not Quiero compro -- I want I buy.

March 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/agm865513

the answer is corrct.

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DIEGODAPRINCE

i need ligots

PLZ

April 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LouellaMal

But in the choices there's no jacket!??

April 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hg1027

I typed that, and it marked it wrong

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kelly750807

My answer matches but it tells me I am wrong

July 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IntellTanitoX

I wrote what it said and it was marked wrong

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoryAttabe

is "Yo quiero camprar una chaqueta" the same as "Yo quiero una chaqueta".

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

Not particularly. In the first sentence you actually want to buy it, and in the second you're just expressing that you want it.

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmersonDeH

I spelled it wrong and Duolingo still said that it was correct. I guess it was being nice!

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gladys632645

Want missing

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hunter170

Follow me

July 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mohamed724062

Why we are use yo quiero not use quieres

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

Spanish verbs conjugate for person, which means that the verb changes its shape depending on who carries out the action. Quiero is the form that goes with yo, so quiero means "I want". The form quieres only goes with , meaning "you want".

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sivapriya15

Quieres is for tu, quiero is for yo. It's basic conjugation.

https://www.wikihow.com/Conjugate-Spanish-Verbs-(Present-Tense)

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fabriciohrs

Porque não pode ser, I wanna buy a jacket... ?

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

"Wanna" is too informal for Duolingo's purposes. You should always say "want to".

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dcseain

Wanna is a vernacular elision of 'want to', and not proper grammar.

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HoneyBunny2468

Hello there! I was just wondering if anyone had some good simple to read literature for learning Spanish, this meaning beginner chapter books in Spanish or more technical books about grammar and pronunciation?

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lydia37205

Wouldn't it be: Yo quiero COMPRO una chaqueta. Since it's an ar verb don't you have to conjugate it?

October 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

When you have two verbs together only the first one can be conjugated. The second one has to use it's infinitive form.

October 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dcseain

This ^^ Just as in English it's not He wants buys a jacket.

October 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkHimrod

Lydia, only one active verb in a sentence-Mark

October 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RIDLEYHIND

you cant say i want a jacket thats weird why u cant say that

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sivapriya15

Because that's not what it says.Wanting a jacket and wanting to buy a jacket are not exactly the same. You are missing a whole word, which changes the intent of the sentence.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

You need to translate comprar as well.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caaadddeeennnnnn

I hate it when you misspell stuff

I accidentally put but instead of buy lmao

I am so stupid

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jenatasha

lolololololololololololololooolololol :)

July 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HamishHamm

can I use "Pago" instead of "comprar" ?

Its been a while since I came back on here. A few words have changed.

June 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dcseain

No. Pagar is pay comprar is buy.

June 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoryAttabe

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December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jenatasha

what the

July 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoryAttabe

no

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fz_ahmd

Why is it not compro or comprare?

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

If you have multiple verbs in the same clause, only the first verb is conjugated. The rest stays in infinitive or participle form. The same accounts to English:

  • "He wants to buy a jacket." Not "He wants buys a jacket."

Infinitive forms of Spanish verbs usually end on "-ar", "-er", or "-ir". Comprar is infinitive, compro is the present yo conjugation ("I buy"), and if you mean compraré, that's the simple future yo form ("I will buy").

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sivapriya15

Because it is "to buy", just as caminar is "to walk".

July 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoryAttabe

u talk

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leathergringo

Just for fun i tried purchase instead of buy....was rejected...What is spanish for purchase?

August 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

Is there a difference between "purchase" and "buy" in English? If not, then there's no reason to not accept both words.

August 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

Comprar means both "to buy" and "to purchase" per Spanishdict.

August 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.Fink

Right. Push the report button.

August 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.Beast1000

this stupid keyboard keeps popping up

January 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RalphelM

So why is "I wanna but a jacket" wrong

January 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sivapriya15

Because that is not proper English. It is "I want to buy a jacket".

January 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dcseain

This ^^ wanna is not a word. It's 'want to'.

January 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joyce706105

My answer was correct

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iforgotmylessons

Is the Duolingo going to kill me bc I missed a Spanish lesson?

April 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amandasant148698

Why not I wanna buy a jacket?

July 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

"Wanna" is too informal for Duolingo's purposes.

July 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dcseain

This ^^ Formal writing register for Duo, regardless how it's pronounced in the vernacular.

July 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sivapriya15

Wanna is not a word

July 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

To be fair, it has dictionary entries. Non-words don't get those. :)

July 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sivapriya15

Might as well use urban dictionary

July 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xavior750851

Is the way to say "I want to buy you a jacket" "quiero compres una chaqueta"?

June 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dcseain

No : o "Te quiero comprar una chaqueta" o "Quiero comprarte una chaqueta"

June 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

It would be " le quiero comprar una chaqueta" or "quiero comprarle una chaqueta"

June 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dcseain

Le is for él, ella, usted, te for tú.

January 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Newt1990

I wonder the same question

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoryAttabe

no it is " Yo quiero una chaqueta".

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoryAttabe

i hate myself for this

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spiceyokooko

No, you'd need an object pronoun in there to target who you're buying the jacket for and make it the object of the sentence.

Por ejemplo

Yo quiero comprar una chaqueta - I want to buy a jacket

Yo quiero te comprar una chaqueta a tú - I want to buy a jacket for you.

You can't have two conjugated verbs sitting together like that 'quiero compres' because it would mean I want to you buy! You have to use the infinitive form of the verb 'comprar' to mean 'to buy' and use the object pronoun te and the clarifier 'a tú'.

June 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marcy65brown

Hi Spicey, a couple things to help. The object pronoun cannot go between the verb forms. It can go before the conjugated form or attached to the end of the infinitive: yo te quiero comprar ... or yo quiero comprarte ...
Also, after the preposition a, the object of the preposition (ti) is used. In your example, a ti could be used for emphasis, (if there were a need to emphasize who would be receiving the jacket) as te doesn't need a clarifier.

June 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xavior750851

I thought 'a' means 'to'?

June 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adrian729689

Different 'to' in English (¡And Spanish!) The verb infinitives (= "I'm just saying the word, not telling you to do it") in English all begin 'to', - to buy, to go, to swim - but at the same time there is an English preposition 'to', which tells you a direction for something. Spot the difference in "I am going to the shop to buy..." In Spanish the verb ending ar,er,ir tells you the infinitive - comprar, vivir, comer - and there is no confusion because Spanish has a different preposition for directions, 'a'. "Va a la tienda por comprar...."

April 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adrian729689

"Voy a la tienda!" Bloody predictive text...

April 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eleonoraonline

Also "quiero compres" means "I want you to buy" and as such perfectly correct construct, just not saying what the previous poster intended.

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

No, that doesn't work. In Spanish you can't have two conjugated verbs in the same clause. You don't even do that in the English translation - "buy" is infinitive there.

A construction like "I want you to buy" is formed with quiero in the main clause, followed by the conjunction que, and the second clause in subjunctive mood. So:

  • Quiero que compres una chaqueta. - I want you to buy a jacket. (more literally "I want that you buy a jacket.")
  • ¿Quieres que cierre la ventana? - Do you want me to close the window?
  • Necesita que firmes el documento. - He needs you to sign the document.
July 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoryAttabe

please una hate you

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marion431622

I wrote the correct translation.

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaltonShaw4

This game trash. GIMME THEM TOES KID. OOOGGA BOOGA

January 28, 2019
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