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"The black shoes are there."

Translation:Los zapatos negros están allí.

April 11, 2013



Why estan instead of son?


When you say "there", you are indicating a location. You use estar to indicate location.


Difference in usage between "alli" and "alla" for "there?"


Allí and allá are as far as I can tell pretty much synonymous. Like aquí and acá.


Allá is generally further away than allí.


I thought they were both further than ahí, no?

And while I have you in this thread, can you explain "acá"? I heard it a lot in Chile :)


Sure, ahí, allí, allá (ordered by further away). You will sometimes hear "ahí delante" which is right in front of you

acá is perhaps more used in Latin America, but perhaps because they (or some) tend to use it instead of aquí.

Both mean the same, really: "here". However acá has an implicit "movement idea". I would say that it could be translated as "over here", as in "bring it over here"--" tráelo acá". "over here we say coche and over there they say auto" -- acá decimos coche y allá dicen auto.


I'm glad you're here, ramosraul. That was really helpful.


Thanks for the explanation. I heard both in Chile, often at the parcela I was staying at, the man of the house would always say "¡Ven pa acá!" to the dogs :)


Could one say "por acá" meaning "this way" as in "come this way"


Why isn't calzado accepted? That was common usage when I was in Spain -- they looked at me weird when I said zapato.


Calzado is not a synonym for zapato as such, calzado could be translated as"footwear" , whilst zapato is shoe.


I am Spanish and we say always zapato =shoe. I agree with Ramosraul. Calzado is footwear. At least in Spain.


”Los negros zapatos estan alli” why is not accepted?...


you have to have the adjective (negros) AFTER the noun (zapatos) so it should be los zapatos negros estan alli

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    First it tells me that the el and las lines are right, and now it says only the los one is right.... confused.

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