Maral33... Decades ago, maybe in the 1930s, 1940s, etc., in many regions, it was more common to call out to a gentleman to get his attention by saying, "Hey, mister!" I have seen that in old movie films.
Nowadays, "Mister" as a title before a known name is more commonly heard, like, "Here are the keys to your car, Mr. Smith." "SIR, do you need a taxi?" would sound more natural now. "Mister" may still be used more in very large cities. That is my experience, living in the USA.
I have a small problem, which isn't so small to me! I have all the way through been having trouble distinguishing some of the words of the male voice, especially between senor and senora. I suffer badly with Tinnitus and I suppose this might have something to do with it. It means that I keep getting marked down for not being able to hear something properly. I just wondered if anyone else had a similar problem?
both pronunciations are correct! generally you'll hear the "J" sound in Uruguayan and Argentinean accents, perhaps other South American countries too. this occurs in pronunciation of the "double L" also, like in the word 'tortilla'. it can be pronounced tor-ti-ya or tor-ti-ja
If you have an older computer, you can download an international keyboard for free. Also, newer computers are programmed to let you type á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, and ñ. Also, you can search these keywords: "how do I type diacritical marks on a PC" or "how do I type diacritical marks on a Mac."
It would likely be a lot of additional and unnecessary programming for DL to provide the option to click letters with their corresponding diacritical marks in the forums. Motivated DL users can look up how to do it on their own, just as I did so many years ago when I had an older computer. It's not that hard. !Buena suerte!
If you are using a computer keyboard, look for the special characters link on the toolbar. I think it is under insert. Anyway when you click on special characters, a table showing available special characters will pop up. Click on the character you need and insert.
If you are using a mobile phone, press and hold the letter you need. When the special characters pop up, slide to the one you need. This took me a little practice to get the right letter, but it is pretty easy.
Thouhtco.com has a lot of useful information for studying Spanish and English.
I find it much easier since adding an international keyboard to Win 10. Now all I do is press the Right ALT key and the ?,!, n to get ¿,¡, or ñ. To get é,á,í',ó all I do is press the quote ' then the letter. It does mean I must press ' then the space bar to actually get a ' but a small price for the added ease of the other characters.
I would urge students to click on the "light bulb" for the tips about what is being studied in that lesson, before doing the lesson.
I also recommend checking out thoughtco.com. The website holds a wealth of information about Spanish and English.
My thanks to the student who posted about thoughtco in a comment on a different subject.
I was taught in school that saying 'yo' is very unnatural nowadays in casual conversation but I was just wondering if maybe in this sentence, the "yo" makes it more formal, or would it still be more natural to just say "Señor, tengo una pregunta"?
Everything is written there, you clearly didn't read the whole thing, I'm sick of people being rude in these comments. I don't know how to elaborate so I'll repeat the question. Does saying YO make the sentence more formal?