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"Mi tío y mi tía caminaban en esa calle todos los martes."

Translation:My uncle and my aunt used to walk on that street every Tuesday.

May 4, 2013



IMO most people would say "my uncle and aunt".

March 4, 2014


That's interesting; "my aunt and uncle" sounds much better to me.

March 4, 2014


Either can be first. My point was omitting the second "my".

March 4, 2014


i switched uncle and aunt, and got it wrong. it could be regional i suppose, but i have never heard "uncle and aunt". it sounds funny to me, although not techniquely wrong.

June 24, 2014


This is what's called a "collocation": like saying "salt and pepper" instead of "pepper and salt". Aunt and uncle is the only correct answer because it is the way you would translate this sentence, and not each word.

July 3, 2014


Duo didn't like me putting "down that road" instead of "on that street". I am from England, and would never say the latter. Maybe "along that street" but "on", never.

January 19, 2019


Don't need to use "my " twice

January 23, 2019


Why isn't "my uncle and my aunt were walking on that street every tuesday" not good?

May 9, 2013


I'm not sure that it is technically wrong, but it maybe because it is a very clumsy English sentence, "were walking" and "every Tuesday" do not sit well together in that sentence. The translation "My uncle and my aunt used to walk on that street every Tuesday" is much better.

June 5, 2013


ritch: Technically, literally,it is correct, but not good English.

September 20, 2013


I know this is an old post so apologies if you no longer care: past continuous is in relation to something else that happens e.g. 'I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, when I met you.' or 'What were you doing, when the phone rang?'

May 7, 2019


I wrote 'along' instead of 'on' and I got it wrong.

April 18, 2014


I am from Spain and we say " caminar por la calle "

December 22, 2016


"My uncle and my aunt used to walk on that road every Tuesday" This is Ridiculous... Who doesn't know that Street and Road are synonymous!!!!=?!!

May 4, 2013


well it doesn't... actaully, Road is better used come ''Camino'' and ''Street'' really means ''Calle''....

May 4, 2013


There is no difference where I come from. We use road and street interchangeably.

December 2, 2014
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