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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLL3

"Aquel niño lee un libro."

April 3, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLL3

Would it be correct to say, "That boy over there reads a book" to distinguish it from "Ese . . . "?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geracsso

and yet I was just marked wrong. Aquel means over there. It should be right :/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lagata8484

I was marked wrong for "that boy over there . . . ". I read the explanation, and it says that aquel is "closer to" that over there, so I am not sure. Maybe since English doesn't have a different word for that and that over there, just to be safe, just say that?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scottann

Why not «is reading a book?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Duolingoand3ew

I have discovered from further reading that that would be "està leyendo".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Allinuse

I wrote "that kid over there reads a book" and it was marked as wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pepe0001

When do you use the accented form of the word and when do you not? Something about ambiguity right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lagata8484

Yes, that's right, however, just to keep it interesting, the rules have been changed since 2010. No use of the accent, even in cases of ambiguity. Here is a discussion: http://spanish.stackexchange.com/questions/31/what-is-the-difference-between-aquel-and-aquel


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Duolingoand3ew

So did I Scott Ann and I too was marked wrong

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