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Help me with this doubt please.

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Hi guys, i have had this doubt recently, is about idioms, a lot of people worries about idioms when they tries to learns english or spanish, (i am a native spanish speaker btw)..the doubt is because i do not use idioms in spanish (at least no consciously, actually consciously i try to not use it, I'm a lawyer so ...) and learning english i notice that i can understand the idioms (not all but many) but when i speak english i do not use any idioms, i have to be worried about it?

The worries is because i do not want to sound like a robot but neither like an ignorant person, i want to sound the most natural possible.

Thanks and correct me if i make grammar mistakes or any ohter mistake in this.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rakghoulish
rakghoulish
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Not using idioms is not big deal. if you can understand them that's great. If someone says an idiom, i don't even notice unless its one I've never heard before.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FBRA1
FBRA1
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Thanks for answer, i notice too when someone said an idiom and i do not heard it before, because is so out of context when i mentally stop to translate it haha.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Macjory
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"I notice too when someone USES (or SAYS) an idiom and I HAVE NOT HEARD it before, because IT is so out of context when I. . . etc.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FBRA1
FBRA1
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Thanks Macjory :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaveBoss
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Macjory, Very bad news: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/20364950 I hope we can stay in contact on FB to help each other with the languages we learn. Luis is the founder and President of DL, so this appears to be legitimate.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaveBoss
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I mean if you use FB or LinkedIn, you can find me in Georgia, and I'll accept an invite. If you prefer to keep your anonymity, it's been great working with you this last year and a half.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Macjory
Macjory
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Just sent you an invite.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taekwondo-Cat

just a tip from a native English speaker, it is try not tries. : )

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FBRA1
FBRA1
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Thanks :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Denfisksson

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"People" es plural así que people worry

They "try", no "tries".

Todos los "I" van con mayúsculas. Los idiomas también. English / Spanish.

Si dices "worries" deberías poner ARE, y no IS.

El "because I do not use idioms..." sería "as I don't use idioms..."

Consejo resumen: No traduzcas simplemente del castellano al inglés. Trata de pensar en inglés. Si no, tus textos u oraciones quedarán raras y muy posiblemente serán erroneas.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FBRA1
FBRA1
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Ohh gracias, ahora que lo pienso no se de donde saque ese "tries" . Muchas gracias me hiciste notar algones errores que pense ya tenia cubierto (como lo de lo singular y plural). Gracias

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taekwondo-Cat

what? I do not understand Denfisksson.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Denfisksson

I was just correcting and explaining some small mistakes he had committed.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FBRA1
FBRA1
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haha

3 years ago