"Don't you want to study Spanish?"
Translation:¿Tú no quieres estudiar español?
The English phrasing has an implication that the subject should want to study Spanish. Does that Spanish phrasing have the same implementation?
the sentence implies that the person DOES want to study spanish.... I translated it as "Do you want to study spanish?"
The phrasing of this phrase is a bit confusing. I want to understand it as "You dont want to study spanish." I guess my phrasong would be correct if there was a period at the end and not a question mark....just something to consider..
Eons ago, in high school Spanish, we learned that the name of a language is preceded by the definite article (maybe always "el"?). Duolingo accepts, but does not require, the definite article. Which way is more common, now?
"¿Tú no quieres estudiar el español?" is an unnatural sentence, one thing you should know is that the rules for articles in Spanish are not as simple as "this type of word requires an article".
Ah, yes, that is abundantly clear! Thanks for the "unnatural" tip, Alezzzix. That word may "stick" in my brain!
I think definite articles are used when languages are the subject of a sentence, and are not used when languages are the object of a verb. I'm not really sure why Duolingo is accepting the use of the article here.
I typed, "No quiere estudiar espanol?", to which I was corrected: "No quieren estudiar espanol". Yet the English cue was, "Don't you want to study Spanish?". Where am I supposed to detect the plurality in the English translation?
I'm reading through recent comments and it looks as if my issue is a new one. Anyone else share the same error?
I tried Usted no quieres estudia espanol, which didn't work. I figured 'usted' should be used with any work or study for avoidance of doubt. I was wrong, but I'm not sure if it's because Usted was wrong, or because estudia doesn't work with 'tu' (but it would work with usted) :/
Hi so, duo says that the correct solution for me is no desea estudiar espanol. What does desea mean?