"¿Usted ya comió?"

Translation:Did you already eat?

4 months ago

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MarieRose131947

I was marked down for saying ' Have you already eaten ' which is perfectly correct. I am not a happy camper ! I wish, not for the first time, that Duolingo would get some input from native English speakers

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wordwing

07/23/18. Same. "Have you already eaten" marked wrong. Posted.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adriano732737

like MarieRose131947 I was marked down for inputting ' Have you already eaten ' which is perfectly correct english.

According to google "¿Usted ya comió?" translates to Have you already eaten?

and ¿Usted ya ha comido? also translates to Have you already eaten?

while ¿Ya comio? translates to Have you already eaten? or "Did you already eat?" Did he already eat? Has he already eaten?

British english speakers would generally use "Have/Has" and not "Did" except perhaps in the negative "You did not eat already?"

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/99butcher99

Did you eat yet. Not accepted. Por que? Ya=yet

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jpsa14
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I agree with MarieRose: 'Did you already eat?' is not idiomatic English (at least, not in the UK). The nearest idiomatic translation is the 'Have you already eaten' which she suggests.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndesSky

This is one example of why I'm really concerned about recommending DL to anyone whose English is not their primary language -it can confuse or wreck their English usage and English grammar.

I can understand that a literal rendering can help us 'think Spanish' and 'think Spanish grammar'. So here I offer "Did you eat, already?" or, better,

"Have you already eaten? (Literal: Did you already eat?"

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stokeysam
stokeysam
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Yes, the horses cooked for me and the cows

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilona318256

Maria Rose : Have you already eaten would be * in Spanish,

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilona318256

Have you already eaten, would be: ¿Usted ya ha comido?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kathy508728
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Accepted "Have you already eaten"

1 month ago
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