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Question about multiple actions in one sentence

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I was wondering if in spanish you have to continue conjugating multiple verbs in one sentence or if the infinitive is enough because doing that in english sounds redundant. Are these all correct to say? Which one sounds most natural?

  1. Voy a doblar mi ropa entonces colgar(hang) mi ropa de gimnasia para secar
  2. Voy a doblar mi ropa entonces colgar'e(I will hang) mi ropa de gimnasia para secar
  3. Voy a doblar mi ropa entonces voy a colgar(I am going to hang) mi ropa de gimnasia para secar

Sentence is "I am going to fold my clothes/laundry then hang up my gym clothes to dry".

Thanks :)

4 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Eduardo_AG

I'm a spanish native speaker. and sounds more natural:

Voy a doblar mi ropa luego colgaré mi ropa de gimnasio.

4 years ago

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Thanks for the tip on how I could use luego to sound better.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eduardo_AG

you're welcome ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ForgedbyHistoria

I think all of your sentences are correct. As far as sounding the most natural? I'm not sure, we need a native speaker but I would guess #2 and #3 sound the most natural. I would use any of them in a conversation. Hope this helps.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Raynwl
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the first one is wrong but it could be:Voy a doblar mi ropa y entonces colgar mi ropa de gimnasia para secar.

4 years ago

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What if I were to replace "y entonces" with a comma in order to list a third action and put "y entonces" before the last action? Or would 'y' have to be between every action to make it grammatically correct?... It just seems weird to conjugate everything instead of just use the infinitive. Eg. Today I will sleep, I will eat, I will shower and I will go sleep= weird. Today I will sleep, eat, shower and sleep= normal sounding. I guess it doesn't sound so normal translated to Spanish literally.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Raynwl
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I'm a native spanish speaker and for me sounds natural

4 years ago

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I think the most natural is the third one.

I'd say: Voy a doblar mi ropa después voy a colgar mi ropa de gimnasio* para secar.

*gimnasia is gymnastics.

Greetings :)

4 years ago

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Oh I was thinking since ropa is feminine that gimnasio had to agree with that gender. Thanks!

4 years ago