https://www.duolingo.com/SLL3

"Aquel niño lee un libro."

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5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SLL3
SLL3
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Would it be correct to say, "That boy over there reads a book" to distinguish it from "Ese . . . "?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amoussa
amoussa
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Yes.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/limenchilli

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

5 years ago

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scottann

Why not «is reading a book?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Duolingoand3ew

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Allinuse
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I wrote "that kid over there reads a book" and it was marked as wrong.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pepe0001

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lagata8484
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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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Duolingoand3ew

So did I Scott Ann and I too was marked wrong

5 years ago
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