"Conocí a mucha gente divertida."

Translation:I met many fun people.

5 months ago

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MarkDeVernon
MarkDeVernon
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It is perhaps my age – if not my nationality – but I would never say "fun people" ["fun" being somewhat informal as an adjective]. I would rather say something like "amusing people", "entertaining people" or "agreeable people". "Amusing" certainly wasn't accepted.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrissieMa4

Hi Mark then you must be British as I think the same! I might say I met some funny people but not fun. :-)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RonaldoOscuro

I agree. Having encountered the situation previously, I answered "fun", but it wasn't fun.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Slarson66

Could it also be "I knew many fun people"?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marcy65brown
marcy65brown
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Usually the preterite (conocí) indicates the (single) first time you knew them, so "met."
The imperfect (conocía) indicates the action occurring over time, so "knew."
Lo conocí. I met him. Lo conocía. I knew him.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mada867688
Mada867688
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What s "a" for ?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpudRider

The "a" is the personal a.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Antonio844159

Thanks Spud, that answers one of my earlier questions as well.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seanvtwin

I can't imagine saying, "I met many fun people", it's just awkward and wrong. I have got used to DL's poor English though and can only hope DL isn't teaching people awkward English.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hjh414399

Here is a good site to help understand the "personal a https://studyspanish.com/grammar/lessons/persa

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CarolynH.3

Bad sentence structure. No American would say this. We met people who are fun [to be with]. OR 1. We met some some fun-loving/happy people. 2. We met some people who like to have fun. 8.3.2018.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aguacate21

you're learning spanish

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ursulias
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@aguacate21: .... but the English sentence should be correct too.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alfalfa2

But, there's nothing wrong with it. Maybe it's not how you would express yourself, but others might. This is a Spanish course, not a course in English rhetoric.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mikea290691

but we have to reply in English

1 month ago
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