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Spanish Sentence Challenge -- Flamenco

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We haven't had one of these in a while, so I thought I would bring it back. The objective is to write one sentence containing two similar words, like jugo and juego. Use a dictionary if you have to, the point is to practice and have fun! The two words to use are below:

Flamenco - noun - a dance

Flamenco - noun - a flamingo

Example: Al flamenco le gusta el flamenco.

And maybe there's a small prize...
3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/LinZiyin
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Un flamenco flaco baila el flamenco y flirtea con una garza.

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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I greatly question the existence of this piece of...art. Nevertheless, nice sentence. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jenna_swiss
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How can you question its existence?! It's right there! :D Anyway... El flamenco gira dos veces mientras bailar el flamenco. Gracias por el reto Alexis!

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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"WHY" in non-Internetspeak form, Jenna. ;) Great sentence, I thought it was the dance turning twice while dancing the flamingo. :P

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https://www.duolingo.com/jenna_swiss
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I see what you're getting at!! :D

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https://www.duolingo.com/Teenage_Polyglot

¡El flamenco trata de bailer con su novia en un flamenco, pero no pudó porque no conozco como bailar!

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https://www.duolingo.com/PepePerez14

Lo siento, no entiendo lo que quiere decir. Puede ser "¿El flamenco trata de bailAr flamenco con su novia, pero no puede porque no conoce (sabe) como bailar!"

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https://www.duolingo.com/jenna_swiss
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o más simplemente dicho "no sabe bailar" - bien hecho, amigo!

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Sí, lo que decía Pepe. Buen trabajo. :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/snrailing
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El pingüino notorio de Duolingo baila el flamenco con un flamenco mientras el oso toma cerveza. ;)

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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"...pingüino notorio..." :) I hope that bear switches to punch soon. ;)

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https://www.duolingo.com/snrailing
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Ah, and I misspelled it too...Thanks. :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
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Mi flamenco me enseñó a bailar el flamenco.

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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¡Qué bueno, dahlin'!" ;)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Shras
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Un flamenco tratando de bailar el flamenco tropezó contra otro flamenco tratando de bailar el fandango, y así nació una nueva danza - el flamango

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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¡Genial!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ana19820

Estuve sorprendida cuando descubri que mi flamenco supo como bailar el flamenco

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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"Estaba....descubrí" :) ¡Genial! You would use the imperfect tense because no specific time is mentioned like "I discovered this yesterday.", and the preterite is used when another action (your discovery of your dancing flamingo) interrupts the story-telling, if you will. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ana19820

ohhh :o haha that makes sense, thank you for the explanation!! :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/jenna_swiss
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You can also say "Me sorprendí cuando decubrí que mi flamenco sabe bailar..." which doesn't involve as much changeyness. Good sentence!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ana19820

Your right, that would be a much more convinient way to say it Thanks!! :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/raans
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Las pinturas flamencas bailan [was: bailamos] flamenco con los flamencos. (edited)

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Ooh, me gusta mucho. I'm sure it's just a typo, "...bailan...". Bonus points for the third meaning. ;)

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https://www.duolingo.com/raans
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Well spotted, L. :) Please, no lingots! Plus: there had to be a third meaning. :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/jenna_swiss
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Well played!

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https://www.duolingo.com/raans
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Thanks, Jenna! :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/raans
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Ah, now I wished I had posted even "...con los flamencos flamencos". :) That'll be 100 bucks. No, just kidding.

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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And I wish I hadn't been gifted lingots. We can't have it our way. ;)

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https://www.duolingo.com/raans
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Hence, I wired some back. ;)

edit I got this backwards...

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https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline
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El bailarín flamenco se parece a un flamenco elegante en el vuelo.

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Perfecto. :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
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Al flamenco flamenco le gustan los huevos a la flamenca.

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Nice!

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https://www.duolingo.com/kandersson79

Un panda albino y un panda al vino!

Duo

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https://www.duolingo.com/RhodesKathleen

Cuando bailo flameco, tengo un vestido rosado como un flamenco.

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Perfecto. :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/_Nick_Crompton_

El flamenco le gusta bailar flamengo Mucho

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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"Al flamenco le gusta mucho..." Awesome!

The reflexive verb gustarse essentially means "To be pleasing". So, instead of the literal translation being the flamingo likes to dance flamenco, it is Dancing flamenco is pleasing to the flamingo. :) So it has to be A + rest of the construction with the third-person (you don't really need this except for emphasis with other constructions, since the pronouns give away the subject clearly).

Also, make sure 'how much' something is liked goes right after gustar.

Examples:

The girl likes soccer. A la niña le gusta fútbol.

Jamie does not like milk. A Jamie no le gusta leche.

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