"Then we have a problem."

Translation:Entonces tenemos un problema.

April 11, 2013



just a helpful hint for anyone lost with a masculine indefinite article in front of problema which ends in an "a'. i had a professor explain that a majority of nouns ending in -ma, -pa, or -ta come from greek and they are masculine, like el planeta, el problema, or el mapa

April 1, 2014


Here is a more complete list of masculine nouns that end in 'a'. And you are right, 8 of the 12 end in 'ma'. :http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/genoun2.htm el problema el telegrama el programa el mapa el sistema el poema el día el tema el clima el idioma el sofá el planeta

April 24, 2014


A tip for tips: I create reminders out of them in Thunderbird's calendar plug-in. Every day they pop up. Usually takes about 10 days for me to get them in my cabeza.

May 2, 2014


Also el sofá, which derives from Arabic.

November 17, 2017



May 19, 2018


What about pués? In my spanish class I was told not to use entonces every time I meant "so" or "then". There must be some other acceptable words.

October 1, 2013


yes, you can use it, it´s Spanish from Spain

November 11, 2013


That is correct too, but it's pues (no accent mark).

March 8, 2016


I put "Entonces tenemos UNA problema" . Doesn't "una" get accepted for "problema"? It's feminine because of the "a" at the end of "problema", right?

May 21, 2016


No. 'Problema' is masculine. Nouns that are derived from the Greek are masculine, despite ending in an 'a' - see also el tema, etc

May 21, 2016


Thank you!

May 22, 2016


I did too, wrong

February 12, 2017


Could 'luego' be used instead of 'entonces'? - or does that mean 'then' in the sense of 'after'?

April 23, 2013


Luego is more like later.

August 21, 2013


I think that after the verb tener you don't use a definite or indefinite article unless the noun is qualified with an adjective

April 11, 2013


Sheila, I remember the rule about tener not taking the personal a, but I don't recall this one. I wasn't able to confirm (or deny) what you suggest. If you're right, we all have to learn it because tener is such an important verb.

September 16, 2013


Why do I find myself using this sentence so much?

September 7, 2016


On reflection, I agree that pués is likely to be used in the sense of 'well then, we have a problem'. Possibly 'entonces' if the 'then' represents a logical conclusion to what went before.

October 1, 2013


Doesn't despues also mean then?

December 23, 2013


despues means after

April 1, 2014
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