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

Hi I'm a native spanish speaker! Any doubts?

Hi, I'm a native spanish speaker, I just came into the Spanish course to see how english speakers were learning my language, to check the accuracy of Duolingo and of course, if you need it, to help you with your doubts! So... Just ask me!!!

June 3, 2018

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Bienvenido!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaw1605

Cual se utiliza más: Vale u ok?


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

Aquí en México se suele escuchar más OK, pero en España y parte de Sudamérica se usa VALE.


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

Veo que también estudias francés (yo también), eres de USA?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaw1605

No, soy inglés. Lo aprendemos en la escuela aquí y también me gustaría visitar francía :D


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

why do we have to say YO soy una gata? Does not the conjugation of ser show us that it is in the yo form?


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

It is not necessary to say YO soy una gata, you can just say: Soy una gata, in fact, yes, the conjugation in Spanish tells us who we are talking about


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

Thank you. When is it grammatically correct to use the pronouns like, usted o nosotros?


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

It is like using YO, TÚ, ÉL, ELLA.... USTED is used for someone older than you or someone you respect, NOSOTROS=WE, examples: USTED ES PROFESOR, NOSOTROS SOMOS ESTUDIANTES (SOMOS ESTUDIANTES), usually it is not convenient to take out USTED, but we can skip NOSOTROS. Clear? if not tell me


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

That makes much sense. Thank you much for your advice.


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

If you need any other thing just ask me ;)


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

And other thing: If you use GATO you say UN GATO, if you say GATA, then it is UNA GATA ; )


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

oh, yes. I am sorry. I knew that but I seem to have forgotten to put it in. I will fix it in my comment. Gracias.


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

'te voy a dar tu perro'... can you say 'voy a darte...' or does the 'te' always have to go at the front of the sentence? Gracias!!!


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

"Voy a darte" is also ok


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aperry101

When do you use le? When I first learned it, it was used with all and every él and ella but now that I'm passed that I see very little of it. They always use either lo or la which I find confusing because I believe that they mean it. If you could explain it I would appreciate it very much. Thanks.


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

"Le" is used as a substitute for the indirect object in a sentence: Anna regaló chocolates a sus primos = Anna LES regaló chocolates The indirect object (sus primos) disappears. If it is not clear tell me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aperry101

Thanks, I'm pretty sure I understand it now. But I have one more thing. I don't really understand the difference between ser and estar. I know that ser is supposed to be things that are more permanent and estar has to do with temporary things but there are times when I don't know which to use. Like, if you wanted to say something such as, " It was my mistake", which would you use? Or something like, " The chicken is done"? Thanks for your help.


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

Hi, I wrote a little explanation below if you want to check it, but here are the answers for the sentences you wrote: Fue mi error (ser), el pollo está listo (estar).


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

I have a question about pronoun placement in a question: Is it aright to put the pronoun at the end of a question regardless of the pronoun?
For example: ¿Es un abogado usted?, ¿Eres una pescadora tú?, ¿Vamos a la tienda nosotros?, ¿Hablan italiano ellos?


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

I think there are only two ways to place the pronoun: At the beginning or in the middle of a question: ¿USTED es abogado? ¿Es USTED un abogado? ¿TÚ eres una pescadora? ¿Eres TÚ una pescadora? but not at the end


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

WELL, AT LEAST I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE PRONOUN AT THE END, SO IT MUST BE INCORRECT, AT SCHOOL THE TEACHERS ALWAYS TELL US THAT THEY GO AT THE BEGINNING OR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE QUESTION


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeraiahMartino1

Hola! I would like to ask you some things, but I see that your profile does not exist (according to duolingo)


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

I'm here! What a strange thing!


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

Hola! I find it difficult to understand when to use estoy and when to to use soy and like that about son and estan, somos and estamos etc. Please help me understand


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

Hola! ser/estar is the verb to be, estar is to say like a place where you are, or a state in which you are (a mood maybe): Estoy en México, estoy enojado/enfadado. Soy is to say who or how you are: Soy Paula, soy rubia (can also be used to say you are happy: Soy feliz! but with estar you can also say that: Estoy feliz!) I hope it was clear if you have any other doubt tell me!


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

I have the same question. In Portuguese estar is for temporary things like mood and ser is for permanent ones like a person's characteristics maybe. But you say that you can use both ser and estar for mood in Spanish?


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

Well, as in Portuguese ser is permanent and estar is temporary, but the thing here is that we sometimes use ser for saying we're happy, but just for that, not any other mood, sometimes we say: soy feliz, but it is the only mood in which we use ser, in all the other ones we can only use estar.


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

Thanks for your explanation! Yet I still have a question about estar :) Travelling skill has a phrase Donde estar el baño - where is the bathroom. So... bathroom location must be something permanent but estar is used here. Why?


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

Hi, ok, to say the location of a place or room, for example: The kitchen is downstairs. We use estar, even though it wouldn't be completely incorrect to use ser, it sounds a little bit weird, so, to make it easier for you, let's say estar is the only option, it is what we always use: La cocina está abajo. Remember, it is like a rule: always use estar to say where something or someone is.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GabriellaS906403

What are your thoughts? Is it helpful?


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

Is what helpful?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/halima_a2007

Hi. I am studying Spanish. Do you know the word need? In Spanish it is necessito, or necessita and there is another option. When do I use which? This goes for the word use too. It can be uso, usar or something else, which I have forgotten. I just can`t figure out when to use which? Please reply- I would muy muy muy appreciate your help. Thanks.


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

Hi! The other word for USAR is UTILIZAR, is that what you mean? Well those two can be used at any moment, they mean the same. And NECESITO and NECESITA is one for Yo and one for él/ella: Yo necesito. Él necesita. maybe the other word is requerir?

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