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"Ellos quieren queso."

Translation:They want cheese.

5 years ago

56 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kathygkc

Don't we ALL want cheese? :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FiaLearnsSpanish

Not me. Vegan. /me hands you all of mine.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LEERICHA

Lol took the words out of my mouth

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sweatersss

Yes! I love cheese!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catkid72

Definitely :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mowgli52

Indeed.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dralletje

"Quieren" does also mean "love", right?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark2020
Mark2020
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If it is just an object it means want. But with a person love.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dralletje

Ah thanks! :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cohobbitation

Aha! Muchas gracias.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catkid72

Soooo... they love cheese?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/danger.dayss

yea it means to want so you could say 'i want you'

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laruu2
laruu2
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No, is "love" and "want"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/l8uise

We all want what we cant have

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Raenthenshi
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No. Yo quiero queso.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyRowe

What if you want to say "they love cheese"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mawileboy
mawileboy
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les encanta el queso

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FantasmoPinguino

why isn't "cheeeeeeeeeeeeese" acceptable? I know I want cheese that much

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielJohn832714

Cheese for Everyone!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NancyEspin854749

Who doesn't want cheeeeeese

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nebel1

Ellos is they, but can't it also be a group of guys?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark2020
Mark2020
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It can be a group of all male or a mixture of male and female. Ellas can only be female though.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Devilheart

I might be wrong, but contextually it sounds like "crave" is a closer word.

They crave cheese.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnkitSpanish

It means 'crave' or 'love' only when it's referring to a person, not an object.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ark
ark
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I see not much of a context in a single sentence)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
Rae.F
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Generally, I'm inclined to agree with you. But in this case, if there's a rule that restricts or changes the meaning depending on whether the object is a person or a thing, then that's context enough.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jthom777

you have allot of time ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
Rae.F
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To allot means to portion out, to allocate, to distribute.
A lot means a large amount.

And I only do two lessons per day, but I've been doing this for a few years.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jthom777

well still, you still must be proud to be a multilingual dr who fan! (i like the doctor as well !) :p

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spapadopoulos

And if I want to say "They like cheese"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
Rae.F
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"Les gusta el queso." Literally "The cheese is pleasing to them."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Whiteking2

Ahhh yea let the cheese in the house!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RhonddaBergman

Why is "Ellas quieren queso" wrong?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
Rae.F
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Without context, it's just as correct. Was it a multiple-choice question?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NewCountry13

I said they want queso and queso is used English, and if you say that queso isn't English how come salsa works?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vwearmouth

hello please help - is this correct:

encanto el queso - I love cheese gusto el queso - I like cheese quiero el queso - I want cheese

quiero tu - I love/like/crave you

This is how I understand it from the comments on this post. Thank you - gracias :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zkraut

Now this is something a true wisconsinite can say :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingStone2

it said i can put love put when i put they love cheese its somehow wrong

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
Rae.F
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It primarily means "want", but consider how the meaning changes when you say you want someone.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olliebolle

duuu ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duoisethgreen

sounds like a riot- "I WANT CHEESE! THEY WANT CHEESE! GIVE US CHEESE!"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EdenMaeDel

confused with this

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
Rae.F
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Can you be more specific? What exactly has you confused?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryPaliso

Could it be Ellos gusta queso?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
Rae.F
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No, because querer is "to want", and gustar is "to be pleasing to", which means that "They like cheese" would be "Les gusta queso". See how the verb conjugates to "queso" and it takes the object pronoun "les" for "them"? "I like cheeses" would be "Me gustan quesos".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JefferyGif

I asked a friend of mine from Puebla the difference between gustar and quiere. He said you use quiere if it's a matter of the heart. Although I agree with the above observation (Mark Darby) that if it's an "object" it would mean "like" or "want".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_.lealee._

How can you tell the difference between want and like when they are both part of the same word?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J.C_Texas

why are their so many words for want. Just doesn't make sense!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
Rae.F
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Verb conjugation makes perfect sense. You're just used to English having relatively few. I want/she wants.

http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/querer

yo quiero
tú quieres
él/ella/usted quiere
nosotros/-as queremos
vosotros/-as queréis
ellos/ellas/ustedes quieren

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/avaeni
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It's funny i answered "They like cheese." And this was marked incorrect (correct answer was "They'd like cheese."), but wouldn't mine also be correct?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
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"They like cheese" or "They want cheese" is correct. I don't know why it corrected you to "They'd like cheese", because that's the subjunctive, and we're a long way from learning that.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/avaeni
avaeni
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No idea. Thanks for your reply though. It's appreciated. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JovaniLaRosa

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1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/End_gamerYT

I like cheese!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kittehoftehnight

THEY ARE COMING. THEY ONLY WANT ONE THING.....

CHEESE.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chowderpocalypse

Oops i wrote "They want cheeeeeeeese" lol

1 year ago