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"Clean the kitchen."

Translation:Limpia la cocina.

5 years ago

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/sa_mills

What? I haven't been taught imperatives yet!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ComicOzzie

Wow, I wrote "limpia", saw that it wasnt one of the 3 choices, and changed it to limpiar, which was then marked wrong. :(

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/44767mt

I did the same thing. Why is "limpia" not on the list? This is a plot by DL to lose your hearts!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/awesome234

What is wrong with limpiar

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sxr13
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The sentence is not "to clean the kitchen", but "clean the kitchen". When giving a command/imperative you must use the el/ella/usted form. Thus the answer would be limpia :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/davekane

I like this answer, it's not immediately obvious that the sentence is a command though which is clearly causing confusion.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dudeyo99

When we hit imperatives (commands) and go back to this it will make sense. This is a case that they are introducing another concept without properly introducing it. You'll see that in imperatives that you are not using the "you" form (limpias), but actually using the "he/she/formal you" form. Although this section with limpiar is confusing because we're seeing "limpie su" and "limpia tu"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ayett

I agree with you...it should not be marked incorrect

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shonamalho

Yeah but DL corrected it to limpiad why?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertsPro

If this is imperative, should it not be followed by a "!" in English? That would be a great hint that it is imperative that they are after.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mr0range

i thought on imperatives you changed the "a" in "limpia" to an "e" so "limpie la cocina"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Babella

In third person and the 2nd formal form (usted) it is like you said, but in the 2nd informal person (tú), it is an "a": the fact that you clean is translated as "tú limpias", the order is "limpia".

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chica94

So do all informal imperatives ending in -ar take a, and ending in -er or -ir take -e?

4 years ago