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"Las chicas nadan en la piscina ahora."

Translation:The girls are swimming in the pool now.

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1 month ago

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Should nadan not be nadando? I.e. las chicas están nadando en la piscina ahora

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Reply1 month ago

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It can be, but it doesn't have to be. The simple present can be translated as progressive in English.

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Reply1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Allison642418

is it the same in reverse? If I said this to someone in Spanish would I literally be saying "the girls swim in the pool now"? How do you say this in Spanish without sounding, um, dumb?

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Saying nadan sounds fine in Spanish. The simple present is very common.

When you Ecuadorian friend saw me eating a sandwich he said, "¿Qué comes?"

We might think it's strange to say "what do you eat", but it has the same connotation as, "what are you eating".

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Reply11 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Allison642418

Ok that makes sense, thanks!

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