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I don't think this is correct

one day, when I was reading the flashcards, I read the word como. I thought it was eat, but when I flipped the card, it said (I) like . Am I wrong?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/pirelouit

'como' can mean 'like' (not the verb). Example: "she acts like a queen" / "ella actúa como una reina."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WackyJack

"Cómo" means "how," and "como" can mean either "I eat" or "like." It is all based on context. English has words like this as well, where the spelling is the same but the meaning changes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OldSpiceGuy
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You're right. Como is "I eat", or "how/like/as", but not "I like".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tnel1
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Actually, "como" does mean like.

http://www.spanishcentral.com/translate/como

It is also the first person singular conjugation for the verb comer (in present tense): http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/comer

It is pretty easy to tell the difference based on context. :)

p.s. Oh, sorry OldSpiceGuy if I misread your post on the first pass. You sure are concise! ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/qwermab
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"I am like..." would do.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

exactamente

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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Yes, that is what I don't like about the flashcards that they only give one meaning of many possible meanings. This is not the verb "like", but an alternate for "as" when the characteristic is not used "She is as pretty as a princess.", "She is like a princess." I recommend using a dictionary to check all the meanings. "como" = "like ", "cómo" = "how ", and yes "comer" is conjugated as "como" for "yo" to mean "I eat " http://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/como/forced http://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/comer http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-spanish-verb-comer.html

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_pinkodoug_
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The flashcard for como shows like as the translation because it's the first entry in Duo's list of valid translations for this word (as others have said, this form isn't a verb, but it's used as a comparison - "como un jefe"). There is no translation that reads "(I) Like" in Duo's list of translations for como, though "(I) eat" is, as you'd expect.

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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/llamalovers000

Que and qué are different, and so are si and sí. Accent marks are useful!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/llamalovers000

I meant that remembering to put accent marks when you need them are useful because otherwise you would have a hard time figuring out the sentence.

3 years ago