"There is no time to lose."

Translation:No hay tiempo que perder.

5 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/blackbirdfly

why - "que" ?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/trenty70
trenty70
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It is an idiomatic phrase, just like "tener que" - to have to, and "hay que" - someone should/someone has to/we should. Some other examples of idiomatic phrases:

"no hay nada que hacer" - there is nothing to do.

"nos tenemos que ir ahora" - we have to go now.

"mi mamá tiene muchas cosas que comprar" - my mum has many things to buy

Not sure why it is like this but it's just the way Spanish is. Sorry if I'm wrong about these examples as I'm not a native speaker!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/swingophelia

I thought "hay que" = "someone has to"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/trenty70
trenty70
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Yep that too! It's a translation of "someone should/someone needs to/we should/we need to/we have to/you (polite) should/we ought to/you ought to/someone ought to" I think you get the picture, hope this helps.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kturowski
kturowski
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Why can't we say "tiempo de perder" , "tiempo para perder" or "tiempo a perder"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/azizspanish

I wrote 'no hay tiempo para perder' too, but of course it was wrong! My Spanish friends said straightaway that it is 'que perder' - no further discussion! Just have to learn it that way!!!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gernt
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Love it when they tell you "nunca". It's either their "que perder" or the gringo highway. That, I can remember (maybe).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sydneycarton

You probably could in conversational spanish.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fluent2B

Oh, don't tell people that. We need to learn the normal way of saying things in Spanish.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dcrand
dcrand
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"no there is time that lose" - OK, fine! Sometimes the nonsensicality of it makes it easier to remember!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/richardymwang

Can I say "No hay tiempo para perder"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RADelash

it's wrong :/

4 years ago
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