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"¿Tú no te sientas?"

Translation:Aren't you sitting?

3 months ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/mojavejeeper

I'm not sure which makes less sense—the question or the answer. My best guess this is this the spanish equivalent of "Why don't you take a seat?" But unless a native speaker helps us out...

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tita.popi
tita.popi
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"Why don't you take a seat?" is: "¿Por qué no te sientas?. "¿Tú no te sientas?" coul be used, for example, when you see someone standing up and then another person says to all of you to sit down and the other person do not sit down so then you ask to the other person "¿Tú no te sientas?", like if you were asking "aren't you going to sit down?" or, like it says above this, "aren't you sitting?". I hope you understood this. (Please correct me if I made a mistake).

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/willpw22
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Thanks, that's helpful. Still, DL's suggestion to me was "Don't you sit down?" which sounds pretty strange. It's almost like saying "Don't your knees bend?"

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ekihoo

Don't help a lot. You are telling a story that there isn't. This kind of misunderstandings arise from undefined expressions and lacking conscripts.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tita.popi
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Ok.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SwarnaMe

¿Ah, como en la aula?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fedor-A-learner

the translation doesn't have tobe strictly literal, "you don't want to sit?" is correct to ask in this case.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Juicy_Maffews

Wouldn't that be "no te estas sentando"

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Swanee11

I tried, "won't you take a seat?" -- a normal English request. All of DL's English answers to this aren't really English but literal translations.

1 month ago