"Señor, ¿usted conoce a la secretaria nueva?"

Translation:Sir, do you know the new secretary?

3 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JnisEgli

Should "mister" be considered wrong?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marcy65brown
marcy65brown
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In the above sentence, yes. As a sign of respect, we call men "Sir."
Small children address men as "mister" sometimes: Hey, mister, can I pet your dog?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mievenair
mievenair
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Why is “have you met” right and “did you meet” wrong?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AngieKing6

Because those are past tense, whereas the Spanish sentence is given in present tense. Yes, they amount to practically the same thing, but this is more or less a computer program so it can be a bit picky.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mievenair
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Do you mean that the latter is past tense and the former isn’t or are both past tense? The first one is accepted though and the other one not, that’s what is puzzling me. Could you explain it a bit more, please?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AngieKing6

I see, I missed that the first one was accepted. I think they're both past tense, but I guess the first one is hard to judge.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jfaulkner2473

I am confused by this, because I wrote it in the present tense (which didn't make much sense): "Are you meeting the new secretary?" Why is the spanish sentence in the present but the answer is past tense?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PennyShute

I said that right or at least better than the woman says México

1 month ago
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