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"We don't shower on Sundays."

Translation:No nos duchamos los domingos.

June 20, 2018


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    Why does "No" appear before "nos"?


    The object pronoun (reflexive "nos") has to go immediately before the verb ("duchar"), so that puts "no" before "nos".
    If you used the subject pronoun too (not generally used), it would be "Nosotros no nos duchamos los domingos."


    why is nos even needed? Duchamos= we shower. No duchamos would mean we don't shower. I see the reason for no nos duchamos when it says we don't shower ourselves but I don't understand why it is absolutely needed without the ourselves.


    Any Spanish infinitive that is reflexive adds the reflexive pronoun as a suffix. For example, "lavarse" is a reflexive verb and thus has the form of levar + se. Because "lavaramos" is first person plural, the reflexive pronoun "nos" precedes it, as in "nos lavaramos," which means "we shower ourselves."

    This is not an intuitive translation is, but if you think of it as a variation of "we wash ourselves," it makes more sense. Incidentally, another correct translation of "levarse" is "to wash oneself. It's just Spanish idiom to say "shower ourselves," "wash ourselves," etc.


    The phrase “on [day of week]” doesn’t use “en”, just the article and the day of the week.


    What is wrong with No nos duchamos a los domingos? Shouldn´t the preposition a be used here? Aren´t you indicating a point of time, on Sundays?


    I would like to see an explanation of this too.


    We are talking about days of the week here, not hours of the day.

    To say something occurs on a specific day use the formula "el/los" + day

    • "on Friday" = "el viernes"
    • "on Sundays" = "los domingos"

    To say something occurs at a specific time, use the formula "a" + ""la(s)" + time.

    • "at 1 o'clock" = "a la una"
    • "at 9 o'clock" = "a las nueve"


    "Duchamos" is obviously already conjugated as "us" so why do i need the "nos"?


    The verb is «ducharse» so it needs a reflexive pronoun. «nos duchamos» - 'we shower (ourselves)' but «duchamos» - 'we shower (someone/something else)'

    Ref :


    Why can't we add A nosotros to the begining. A nostros no nos duchamos los domingos. This seems to be my biggest difficulty in the 3 tier. I don't know when to put it and when not to.


    The prepositional phrase with «a» + prepositional object pronoun is used to clarify or emphasise an indirect object pronoun, but this sentence doesn't have an indirect object pronoun, it has a reflexive object pronoun for the reflexive verb «ducharse»

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