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"I'm choosing the fastest car in the world."

Translation:Yo elijo el carro más rápido del mundo.

June 17, 2018



why isnt “ estoy escogiendo” permitted?


my question also. I think either could be right. the subject could be choosing the car at the very moment of the conversation, there is no context to suggest otherwise. I think I will report it.


I took a guess at the gerund for elegir and came up with elegiendo... couldn't have been more wrong.


Por que no -yo estoy eligiendo ...-


Eso es mi pregunta. También, si eso es o k, ¿debería ser "estoy" o "soy"?


necesito "estar" cuando usando el gerundio "eligiendo" o otras palabras terminando con "endo" o "ando"


My answer was "Estoy eligiendo el carro mas rapido en el mundo" which is acceptable to Google translate. Using the gerund form "eligiendo" seems better than the simple present. And "en el mundo" means in the world while "del mundo" means of the world.


yo estoy eligiendo es correcto


Not according to Duolingo! They marked my response wrong and that is what I wrote. I think it actually translate better. "Estoy eligiendo" is "I am choosing". "Elijo" translates to "I choose". The sentence to translate is "I am choosing", not "I choose".


Y ¿porque estais usando 'carro' tanto entonces y no la aceptais como la palabra en esta frase?


If the verb elegir requires an 'a' to follow it, why not here? I answered: "Elijo a el carro mas rapido del mundo" and was marked wrong.


That's only the case with people; it's called the "personal a". And it's not strictly an elegir bound phenomenon. https://www.thoughtco.com/the-personal-a-preposition-3078139


Elijo el carro más rápido del mundo.

Why isn't this accepted?


That's exactly what I used today and it was rejected. Duo insists we have to start with "yo".


I typed that too and it was rejected but then I realised that the mistake was actually an spelling error on my part. I'd written eligo instead of elijo. When I changed it to Elijo el carro más rapido del mundo it accepted it and did not require the 'yo' at the start.


elijo el carro más rápido del mundo
accepted May 2020


Why doesn't "en el mundo" work instead of "del mundo" in this sentence? If it were the other way around and I was translating the spanish sentence, I would write "I am choosing the world's fastest car"


You would translate it that way because you have the apostrophe to use which Spanish doesn't. On the "del mundo" thing. Spanish uses what we see as "of the world" where "in the world" is more common in English. As I have put on many forums the "correct" preposition is not math. What we perceive as THE RIGHT ONE is a matter of common use. The first one to drive me crazy was" Pienso de ti." but there are many "near misses" between languages. "It's just more of the "What is your name?" and "He is six years old" and "I am thirsty" that you just have to learn. (Look 'em up if you don't them yet!) Good luck!


Well put! I work with a native Spanish speaking student learning English. Frequently he has trouble with of, for, in, on... I tell him how these plague me in my study of Spanish. We both just shake our heads.


En opinión es más correcta la respuesta "estoy eligiendo el coche más rápido del mundo", ya que en inglés se está usando el presente continuo, lo que indica que es algo que está realizando justo en el momento actual.


Is Yo really necessary at the beginning of the sentence, or is "Elijo el carro mas rapido del mundo" okay?


very confused about the verb endings.......I thought "ing" was ando or endo


Would Elijo el carro el más rápido del mundo also be correct (if slightly redundant)?


Not accepting coche which was previously accepted. Very inconsistent.


Why is "el carro mas rapido" not the faster car rather than the fastest car? How do you differentiate between the two?


Ken, I've tried to figure that out, too.

First, I don't think you would say "el carro más rápido del mundo* because "the faster car in the world" doesn't really make sense.

Second, I think you would need something to compare the car to, at least implicitly. So, my conclusion is that it would be Elijo el carro que es más rápido que el otro, or at least Eligo el carro más rápido.

Perhaps someone more knowledgeable could help us out?


Thanks. You're absolutely right about not saying, "the faster car in the world." I guess my main confusion was thinking that for the superlative, you need the article before the adverb and adjective -- "el mas rapido."


el más rápido is "the fastest" and el carro más rápido is the fastest car. The "el" is there with both. "Faster car" would be just "carro más rápido"


Did i only get this wrong because i didn't put 'yo' before elijo?


seems like some high quality stuff may have gone up in flames.... jajaja

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