"Llenamos el cuarto con sillas."

Translation:We fill the room with chairs.

August 24, 2013



Can or should "chair" and "seat" be interchangeable?

August 24, 2013


"Seat" would translate as "asiento" and I do not think they should be interchangeable, because you can have armchairs, stools, sofas or something else that is a seat, but not necessarily a chair...

August 25, 2013


This might be a sort of false cognate, being that silla sounds similar to seat. I got this wrong the same way

December 1, 2013


They are actually cognates, although they are distant ones. Their "most recent common ancestor" is in PIE!

December 7, 2013



August 26, 2013


In the UK I would use "seats" and "chairs" interchangeably, yes. Disappointed that Duo marked "seats" as wrong.

October 17, 2013


leffonzel- there are different types of seats, chair is one of them, it's more specific than seat

June 19, 2015


To say seat in spanish is asiento. Asiento is refered to something you seat on in general: En el cine hay veinte asientos (In the cinema there are twenty seats)

Ahora eres mi asiento (Now you are my seat)

January 22, 2019


Anyone for a round of Musical Chairs?

November 30, 2015

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Sí, me encanta jugar las sillas musicales

April 2, 2017


This isn't past tense, though, is it? It gave me, "we filled the room with chairs" as the correct answer.

May 11, 2014


Never mind. After posting this, I remembered that nosotros form is the same from present to past. But how would I know which one except through context?

May 11, 2014


you can't ..only context

July 26, 2014


You can't but there are plenty of cases like this in English too. I put the plate on the table could be present or past.

December 3, 2016


OrchidBlack, Yes, I forgot I was doing the "Present 3" review, & I translated it as "filled," but was not marked wrong, although the translation at the top of this page was present tense.

By the way, two questions: how do you keep a nearly 1400-day streak going with 25 languages -- do you just have to do a lesson (or whatever you set as your goal) per day in any ONE of them? I have been curious about that for years. Secondly, did you take your screen name from the television series by the same name? That actress who played all of the clones was FANTASTIC!

May 24, 2018


Streaks are not language dependent. One lesson (or whatever your goal is) for any language per day will keep it up.

May 24, 2018


"We're filling the room with chairs", is there a problem with that answer?

November 9, 2013


Yes, that's the present continuous tense. It's not a direct translation of the sentence, and changes the meaning slightly.

  • Q: What do you do when you find an empty, boring room?
  • A: We fill the room with chairs.

  • Q: What are you doing now?

  • A: We're filling the room with chairs.
November 13, 2013


Thanks, that helps. One of my favorite things about duolingo is how much you learn about your native language in the process of learning a new language.

November 14, 2013


It would be an excellent idea to learn about your own native language in order to learn another. But it surprises me how little I have actually learned about English from English classes; they should just teach Language. Like, not teaching a specific language, but using examples from languages all over the world to teach about how languages evolve and stuff.

December 7, 2013


Absolutely - it's fascinating to see how similar - and how different - languages are. And I agree, learning another language makes you look at your own differently.

January 15, 2014


Actually, that field exists: linguistics. But it doesn't tend to get much press (or much accessible low-level material produced, unfortunately)

December 8, 2013


Speaking as a linguistics major and former professional linguist, I felt this comment deserved a lingot. :-)

February 24, 2014


Isn't Linguistics a graduate level specialty? Is Linguistics, per se, even taught on an undergraduate level?

May 22, 2016


This assumption that present continuous must relate to this particular moment of time and that simple present must not is false. You could just as easily say 'Watch me as I fill the room with chairs' while you do it and you can say 'We are filling the room with chairs today' when you are currently have a break or lunch or something. The distinction here isn't about the concrete moment of time versus general statements, it's about continuous/progressive versus discrete actions. And buenasolas' translation is correct.

December 3, 2016


Sure, but you're adding extra context with those auxiliary phrases, which the sentence at the top lacks. In isolation, "I do it." and "I'm doing it." have different connotations.

December 3, 2016


Thanks for responding. My point is that the distinction is about discrete versus progressive, even without any extra content that is the fundamental difference between "I do it" and "I am doing it", as opposed to the difference being concrete in the moment versus hypothetical/generalities. Cheers, Ben.

December 3, 2016


A direct translation for that if it helps would be "Estamos llenando" = we are filling

February 22, 2016


Estamos llenando. Present progressive is made with estar. And there is actually a bit of overlap here, Spanish uses present simple pretty much except when the action is being performed right at that moment, where English could be using the present progressive for ongoing actions that aren't happening right at that moment. For instance, you wouldn't say "Estoy trabajando en la tienda" unless you were there, actually working, at that moment, whereas in English you could be having a beer with your buddies and use the sentence to describe what you do daily.

February 22, 2016


Is anyone having microphone issues, every exercise I do it never understands me.

August 9, 2014


My club code is BPER39. It's lots of fun!

April 27, 2017


How would one say: "We filled the room with chairs."?

April 29, 2018


the word with isn't available

May 4, 2018


We fill the room with chairs.

We are filling the room with chairs.

We filled the room with chairs.

January 10, 2019


I filled the room with victims.

February 10, 2019
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