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"¿Este autobús para en Madrid?"

Translation:Does this bus stop in Madrid?

July 3, 2013



Surely it is OK to have a translation as 'is this bus for Madrid? I mean, it is not going to go to Madrid and not stop? Hardly some little village! Is the key word 'en'. ?


At first sight it is a confusing phrase. Look for the verb...

The conjugated verb is: "para", from the verb "parar", which means "to stop". It looks like the preposition "para" (for), but it isn't. So the core of this phrase is "¿este autobús para?" = "this bus stops?". Then all that is left is the adverbial clause: "en Madrid", which of course means: "in Madrid"

So that makes the translation: "Does this bus stop in Madrid?"


Thanks,, I see it now. Funny how it really should be obvious but I missed it. Just looking at para as 'for'!


I was thinking the same way. Para has always meant "for" para mí.


Thank you!!! Makes sense to me now!

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    I think it is just coincidental the 'is this bus for Madrid' makes the same sense as 'does this bus stop in Madrid'. I never even thought of the verb 'parar'! So I genuinely learned something new. Thank you duolingo!


    It's an accurate enough translation, but the computer can't have every possible paraphrased translation saved.


    Surely 'Does this bus stop at Madrid' should be accepted?


    I really don't like the male voice they use. Madrid sounds like "Madriiil"


    Report the audio, to see if they will change it.


    The guy always pronounces the "D"s in a manner that confuses, but I don't know if it's accurate or not. My guess is it's probably more of a Spain thing than Latin American.


    Sounds more Danish than Spanish


    The literal translation this autobus stops in Madrid? is acceptable. One can make make a question of a statement with inflection only.


    What is the difference does this bus stop in Madrid or is this the bus that stops in Madrid?


    Very little. One is a more literal translation than the other.


    This sentence doesnt make any sense

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