Yes it does sound like 'veja' and there was another sentence where it also sounded like this. I tried it in google translate, and although the 'D' was softer than pronounced in English is was still recognizably a 'D'. Is this a mistake or do some Spanish speakers pronounce 'D's' like 'V's'?
I agreed the first time. The second time it came up it was distinctly deja. I wonder if this is like the gold and white dress or if expectations play a role in our auditory perception between two similar sounds.
Because that would be past tense and this is the present form of the verb
He leaves food at my house. I got dinged because I didn't say ...leaves THE food at... I feel mine is right?
Me too. I guess we have to use "the" because it's specific food, not food in general.
It is my understanding that the reason why you use "las" IS because it's NOT SPECIFIC food.
I thought this was the best explanation: http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/167561/is-there-a-rule-for-when-you-use-the-definite-article-before-a-noun-me-gusta-comida-mexicana-me-gusta-la-comida-mexicana
as in he always leaves food at my house. I never heard of someone who continues to leave food at another person's house. have you!?
I bring snacks over to my friend's house sometimes. If we don't finish them, I usually leave them there. Likewise, he leaves snacks at my house if he brings them over here.
Maybe he goes shopping regularly for another person who is at work or something. Does it matter?
If deja is in present tense which it seems to be then wouldn't it have to be another tense to suggest it is done continually. Or is deja also used in another tense?
Spanish tenses are not exact parallels to English tenses. Also, dejar is used in other tenses, such as in the phrase "dejando de lado" (leaving aside).
Dejar drives me crazy - to leave, to drop, to spare, to permit, to quit, to jilt, to stop, A verb that means to permit and to stop. AAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHH
Ever thought how this illustrates the old use of 'leave' in English that is similar to 'let' meaning 'allow' - I give you leave to do that.... Appreciate the complexiry and inter-relatedness of language. Seems like you have not encountered llevar if you object to dejar. It is wonderful though how there are no such confusing words with multiple meanings in English are there?
Is the verb "dejar" only used when something is being left or could the same verb be used to say "He leaves the house." ?
It appears that "dejar" means to leave or to give leave (let, allow). "He leaves the house" would use the verb for "exit", salir, for "Él sale la casa."
I was looking at dejar's etymology, and it's from Old Spanish lexar (modern alejar), originally from Latin laxāre, the same root as 'lax', 'relax', 'laxative', etc. It means 'to leave to the side', 'to put down', 'to put away', 'to let go'. So it can be used to leave something somewhere, to let go of a habit, to allow (give leave), to drop off, to leave alone, etc. And as you wrote, salir should be used for personal movement away from. (leaving).
Sorry in my opinion there is nothing here to say it is done on a regular basis. I can't see how that is implied or in the given context. We are going camping. But. He leaves the food at my house. Now we will starve.
I can't understand the difference between "I let something" and "I leave something". Help.
Let is the same as allow. "I let him go to the store," means I allowed him to do it. "I leave something," means you had something that remains where you were when you go somewhere else.
I put He leaves food at my house and I was marked wrong. I disagree with having to use the word "la" in this sentence.
Could this mean "he allows the food in my house"? I thought that dejar meant "to allow"
Dejar means 'to leave to the side', 'to put down', 'to put away', 'to let go'. While these can be metaphorically extended to 'allow', I haven't seen many examples of this outside of letting someone do something (i.e., giving leave). You can let someone have food, but you can't let food.
If I'm not mistaken, "la comida" can be used to mean "lunch". In that case, how would you say, "he leaves lunch at my house"? Could it be the same?
In many Spanish speaking countries the 'd' is much more softly pronounced- almost swallowed. You may think you're getting a bad recording when it is actually how most natives would say it.
I put food and it marked me wrong. The correct answer says lunch. Duo's got me confused. The only comment on lunch is by Telisa which makes me wonder is 'la comida' used commonly to refer to lunch or not?
The phrase ‘en mi casa’ literally translates to ‘in my house’, but the translation is given with ‘at my house’. Fine, but there is a subtle difference between these two English phrases: if he leaves it at my house, then he might leave it on the porch, but if he leaves it in my house, then this is ruled out.
So which of these best captures the meaning of the Spanish?