"Ella depende de nosotros."
Translation:She depends on us.
Why is this not "Ella depende en nosotros". I obviously don't understand one of the uses for "de" but could someone explain it please??
Many Spanish verbs simply 'go with' certain prepositions and we just need to learn/remember them. "depender de' = to depend on
Yes, as Rspreng says, you just have to memorize the prepositions. Spanish is not a translation from English. I could ask the same, why do you say "to depend on" and not "to depend of" that sounds better to me? :)
It is indeed true, as rspreng wrote, that we need to learn/remember the verb-preposition links. Fortunately there are resources to help with this:
FluentU has a blog entry that provides 25 common verb-preposition linkages. Although it lists relatively few, this article is quite helpful in that explains the basics and suggests ways to learn these word pairs.
eLearnSpanishLanguage is an excellent resource! In addition basic explanations, it includes exhaustive lists of verbs with their linked prepositions.
Normally that should be acceptable: "She depends on us" or "She is depending on us". You should report it.
5 times in a row, all correct... You do know that's annoying, right Duo?
She is up to us is correct because it popped up first the correct solution didn't.