"Tengo que ayudar a mis padres."
Translation:I have to help my parents.
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Is "tengo que" always used when saying "I have to" do something? Like "Tengo que lavar mi ropa".
Again, the female speaker does not make the "s" on "mis" and "padres" perceptible. This happens frequently!!!
Because I cannot pick up her "s", it makes the system think that I do not know things that I do know. It is quite frustrating. We are trying to learn a language not trying to be caught out.
I have the same problem and know how frustrating it is!I find that it helps to use earphones.
I listened many times with the volume way up and still cannot hear the "s" on the words "mis" or "padre."
I think that in the tener form you do not use the personal "a": https://studyspanish.com/grammar/lessons/persa
It is not an object of 'tener' here, its the object of 'ayudar'. 'a' is needed here :)
You know how in English, the "ssss" sound can be made by the letter "s" as in "sisters" or the letter"c" as in "city"? And you just have to know that sisters starts with an "s" and city starts with a "c"? In Spanish, you have a similar situation with y and ll. You just have to know that "llama" starts with "ll" and "yo" starts with "y".
Impossible to guess that there should be an s on mi & padre as there is no indication on the audio.....so annoying!
Is madres even a word? I mean padre means dad, madre means mom, padres means parents but is there a thing called madres? Thank you :)