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¡no te des por vencido!

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Don't give up! An apt phrase as I struggle to make a fully gilded tree. This phrase from the "SpanishDict Word of the Day" has me stumped. Although I know the translation, I have difficulty determnining HOW it is constructed. "Des" to me it is a German word, I have not encountered how to use it in Spanish. Help, please.

3 years ago

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Des is the present subjunctive "tu" form of dar (to give). Des = you give.

I ignore the subjunctive forms for now as I am still learning the non-subjunctive forms.

3 years ago

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ty wildfood. It's becomming clearer. I now see:

"not that you give (by, for, per, to, through, because of, out of, as, via, at, after, around, about, along, out, down) defeat"

"Not that you give in to defeat" maybe?

Thanks to Google Translate for the confusion of "por", another word I'm having difficulty with.

I may eventually learn Spanish. No te des por vencido.

3 years ago

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"Don't give for defeated" is the literal translation if I am not mistaken, as in "Keep fighting, you are not yet defeated!"

3 years ago