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"¿Los peces ya salieron?"

Translation:Did the fish already leave?

2 months ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DonaldAlas
DonaldAlas
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"Have the fish left yet?" needs to be accepted. The main translation "Did the fish already leave?" and the suggested correction "Did the fish leave yet?", while normal American English I think, are to British English ears awkward to the point of ungrammaticality.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Larissa.X
Larissa.X
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That would be a different Spanish sentence, using the present perfect, (pretérito perfecto), form. -- ¿Ya se han salido los peces?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Larissa.X
Larissa.X
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(Soy estadounidense, pero me prefiero las formas ingleses. Yo culpo a Noah Webster.)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bdbarber
bdbarber
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It is not normal American English either. We also would say "Have the fish left yet." And while I recognize that this is a different tense than the Spanish sentence, it is, nevertheless, the way it is properly said in English.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
elizadeux
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Have you reported it? This same issue has come up in other sentences but ultimately it was accepted.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewsSuzy
AndrewsSuzy
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I know this is a Spanish lesson, but the English translation is terrible...should be a good example of what not to say....

It should be "have the fish already left?"

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AshaRahiro

So long, and thanks for all the dolphins. Or was it the other way around?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jwbards
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Not sure if your question is serious ... but it's the other way around. The dolphins said thanks for all the fish.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AshleeToml

Whaaaaat?

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adriano732737

the audio does not make it clear that this is a question.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

"Have the fish left already?" Would this word order change the word order of the Spanish?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

Well if you thought that was bad, then I typed "did the fish leave home already?" second time around. Ding!

3 weeks ago