"Ellos quieren queso."
Translation:They want cheese.
why isn't "cheeeeeeeeeeeeese" acceptable? I know I want cheese that much
It can be a group of all male or a mixture of male and female. Ellas can only be female though.
I might be wrong, but contextually it sounds like "crave" is a closer word.
They crave cheese.
It means 'crave' or 'love' only when it's referring to a person, not an object.
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.
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.
well still, you still must be proud to be a multilingual dr who fan! (i like the doctor as well !) :p
"Les gusta el queso." Literally "The cheese is pleasing to them."
Without context, it's just as correct. Was it a multiple-choice question?
I said they want queso and queso is used English, and if you say that queso isn't English how come salsa works?
It primarily means "want", but consider how the meaning changes when you say you want someone.
sounds like a riot- "I WANT CHEESE! THEY WANT CHEESE! GIVE US CHEESE!"
Can you be more specific? What exactly has you confused?
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".
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".
How can you tell the difference between want and like when they are both part of the same word?
Verb conjugation makes perfect sense. You're just used to English having relatively few. I want/she wants.
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?
"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.