"A table for two people."

Translation:Una mesa para dos personas.

6 months ago

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AeF9FWYe

Could "gente" be used in this sentence instead of "personas"?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dcseain
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It could, but would sound artificial.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dan133939
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I used it and it was marked wrong. The "corrected" answer said, "Una mesa para dos ." with a blank where the last word should have been.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lauren297697

Para

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dcseain
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Así es en.este caso: para no por

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katieharling

Is there a reason I missed that we would put una vs un? Is it just that the sentence is feminine?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emitstop

This is a satisfying one.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rowith
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I was careless and put "Una mesa para dos". It was accepted as correct.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anastassia573720

dcseain, why would it sound artificial to use the word gente for people?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dcseain
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The people of Africa - La gente de África. We the people - Nosotros la gente. Two people - Dos personas. Two peoples - dos gente. Gente is a plurality of personas.

Does that clarify? (Usage in Mexico varies slightly)

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anastassia573720

Yes, that helps. Thank you!

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ggdg17

Very easy

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShawnHicks3

I wroteit correct and it flagged it as wrong? "Una mesa para dos personas." Funny-

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Glori.Snow

when do you use para and when por?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HeyHey515616

I had the correct answer and it still said incorrect..offically uninstalling this game

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LyriqWoote

I accidently put para mesa instead of other way around.

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WakingJoaquin

Do we use "para" because mesa is feminine? If not this, I can't understand how we should know to choose "para" vs "por". It came to me, but just because it felt right. I want to have a solid foundation before the lessons become more difficult.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dcseain
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No. Para mí - for me. Por mi, by me.

Generally, para is "for" and por is "by" "because", or "in the direction of"

Mi mamá me compró un libro para mí. El libro es por Gabriel García Márquez.

Dos por tres son seis.

Por tener hambre, él no podría pensar claramente

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoieB54
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Strangely enough, I had (mistakenly) put "por" and it was marked as correct. dcseain, I see from what you are saying that it was definitely NOT correct. Sometimes the glitches in Duo are very misleading! Thank you for the informative post!

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nc.chelle
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"Para" vs "Por" is a challenging thing for native English speakers. To expand on what dcseain has said, check out these two articles:

https://www.thoughtco.com/taking-confusion-out-of-por-para-3078140

https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/por-vs-para

FULL DISCLOSURE: Native English speaker - US, Southern Appalachian dialect. Other uses of English may vary. Advice about Spanish should be taken with a grain of salt.

5 months ago

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4 months ago

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