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- "She has to shower today."
"She has to shower today."
Translation:Ella tiene que ducharse hoy.
Hi! Can anyone give me some advice as to why "Ella tiene que se ducha hoy" is incorrect?
I believe it is because it is proper grammer to not conjugate a verb after another conjugated verb. Because of the conjugated tener, the duchar should remain in this form.
I made the same mistake forgetting that "tiene qué" should be followed by the infinitive of the verb.
“Ella tiene que....” means “She has to......” “Ella tiene.....” means “She has.....” as in the sentence, “She has a car.”
Hi! If "Ella tiene que..." means "She has to..." and ducharse" means "to shower", doesn't "Ella tiene que ducharse" literally translate into "She needs to to shower"? I'm really confused as to when to add the "que". Any help greatly appreciated!
Mark, you will use que after a form of the verb tener to talk about obligations:
- tener que hacer algo - to have to do something
- Tengo que leer este libro. - I have to read this book.
Don't try to make prepositions and other small words match. Remember that English and Spanish are different languages.
The Spanish word duchar is transitive, meaning you always need to mention who you're giving that shower to. If you're giving the shower to yourself, you'll use the reflexive form, ducharse.
As ProfesorAntonnio explained in a reply to a question by Nimalibu, you can either place the reflexive pronoun 'se' immediately before the beginning of the verb phrase or you can attach it to the end of duchar.
Ella tiene que ducharse hoy. -OR- Ella se tiene que duchar hoy.
"I don't want to shower today." --> "Yo no quiero ducharme hoy."
-OR- --> "Yo no me quiero duchar hoy."
Debbi, tienes is the tú conjugation of the verb, translating as "you have". But here we want to say "she has", so we need the él/ella form, tiene.
Ella debe ducharse hoy was rejected and I was corrected Ella precisa ducharse hoy .... huh? O__O
They must have added that as a correct answer because when I got it wrong (I answered some other way that was, in fact, wrong), that is exactly how it was in the answer: Ella debe ducharse hoy. You are right!
Precisar can mean "to need" or "to be obliged to do something" as well. It's rarely used with verbs, though.
Why "A Ella tiene que ducharse hoy" marked wrong? Don't we need the personal 'a' here?
Strawberry, the "personal a" is only used if the person is the object of the sentence, i.e. something is done to that person. But here she's the one actively doing something, so she's the subject. Subjects don't get prepositions.
Hacer is "to do" or "to make".
"Tener que (hacer algo)" is a contruction to express an obligation, much like "to have to (do something)" in English.
Slatt, duchar essentially means "to give a shower", so you also need to mention who she's giving that shower to. If she's giving it to herself, you'll add the reflexive se: "Ella tiene que ducharse hoy."
I wrote "ella tiene que bañarse hoy " and it took it so well that sended me a facebook friendship solicitude