"You have a secretary."
Translation:Tienes una secretaria.
Whats the diff between tenes and tienes? I accidentally put tenes and it says im right.
One of my multiple choice answer options was "comes una secretaria"... which sounds a bit risque...
Tenés" is for singular YOU, but used only in some Spanish speaking countries. It correspond to pronoun VOS (singular YOU, in Argentina, Central America, and some parts of Colombia).
easy that was so easy i could have been doing dishes while i was doing that one
i do not get how you do not put the transformation for you in that sentence for 10 question
When is usted used rather than tu? I understood usted is more formal, and is used when speaking with strangers, but the examples given on Duolingo don't necessarily demonstrate that. It could be something said to a friend or close acquaintance.
They use different conjugational forms. You can say either of:
- tú tienes
- usted tiene
- vosotros teneís
- ustedes tienen
- vos tenés
I had to translate the phrase into Spanish and answered "Tiene usted un secretario". Duo told me that it was incorrect to use the 'usted' form. Surely it is appropriate here, no? -- 01 Feb 2018
It's appropriate, but you used the wrong word order. You make it sound like a question.
"Usted tiene un secretario" is proper.
No. Tú only goes with tienes. You have the following options here:
- (Tú) tienes una secretaria.
- (Usted) tiene una secretaria.
- (Vosotros/-as) tenéis una secretaria.
- (Ustedes) tienen una secretaria.
- (Vos) tenés una secretaria.
And everything with "un secretario", of course. Twenty possibilities. :)