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"Tengo mis fuentes."

Translation:I have my sources.

4 years ago

106 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/darkbuttrfly
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this sounds like some creepy dude from a gangster movie. awesome.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Saballama

Something I can actually use!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BendytheInkDemon

I love it when Duolingo goes funny

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pheonixstrike

Makes noooooooooo sense at a.l.l.l.l.l.l. ❤

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrentBenne3

cute kitten pic=lingot for you

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tessbee

HAHA this sentence actually made me laugh! I instantly pictured Dustin Hoffman in that movie they made of the Watergate scandal after he had his meeting with 'Deepthroat' :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iZverev

This is just what you have to prove to get visa...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RandomPupp

And then the music goes all suspicious and creepy. DUN, DUN, DUUUUHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jakkafang

I thought so too :p

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matthew_Mateo

Siri says this

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/giantmood
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Teacher: Please cite things other than Wikipedia in your paper. Me: Tengo mis fuentes...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mizarius
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I came to the comments and was not disappointed.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ddjemstone1

i feel you....

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chris.tiano

I can imagine you with a face like the one in your profile as you write that on your assignment lol :>

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gracegraena

Haha lingots for all

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PurplePandas127

For real though

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RandallDaut

I once had a Mexican man say to me that an area's natural resources had been a "fuente de trabajo" for the people. The phrase surprised me, and I liked it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LocalHumanist
LocalHumanist
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[citation needed]

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Whiteking2

make him an offer he cant refuse ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zavmonster

Is this an actual idiom that is used in Spanish speaking countries or is just a direct translation of an American saying?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lui.teixei

It's actually used c:

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KristinaDi19

New favourite Spanish phrase

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelloImHunter12

Same XD

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saina
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I love the phrases I can say now in Spanish ;D Los pajaros beben leche. Como? Tengo mis fuentes.......

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cierra268903

This really made me laugh!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mech-Tec

"Your breath freakin stinks!"

"What makes you say that?"

"I have my sources."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ttbaby9
ttbaby9
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Buenos dias/ Buenas tardes/ Buenas noches, muchachos/muchachas! I hope you're all enjoying Spanish. I'm in a good mood and really want to follow someone so I can compare our stats (longest day streak; most XP) from now until next year.

(Hoy es 27 de noviembre de 2015)

If anyone is willing to compete please don't hesitate to reply to this message or give me a follow. I promise to follow back and won't hesitate. Don't wonder about what the winner gets; it is a surprise! Oh and please do not report me if it seems like my messages are "spam." I'm simply putting them onto multiple comment sections.

With love, T.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ferrousman

im on

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmojieQueen

Duolingo needs to have a whole section for jokes that you can buy with lingots. Who's with me?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AshleeToml

100% yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pheonixstrike

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010100101010q0q01010100101

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cmb8604

Shouldn't "I have my springs " also be a correct response?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KrisBlack1

I said "I have my fountains" and it was correct

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chupamedia

Me too! :o-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/white_fox10

Also me!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/unpuntodevista

Use common sense. It makes more sense for someone to claim to have sources than springs or fountains for that matter.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeeEhm

Well when preparing to set up the landscaping this year, my husband asked what was left to do. I said, "I have my fountains for the pond so all I need now is some koi fish."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BigBird797

So what? It's all for the fun! Don't dis it till you've had the thrill of making the most random of sentences and still getting them right.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/faith46
faith46
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Definitely, context, context!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AdriannaSantiago

Maggie makes sense but how are we to get context if there is no prior conversation relating to the sentence?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yerrick
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In this case the context comes from English knowledge... "I have my sources" is a very common phrase in a journalism context.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pauline589211

Right? ha ha ha. I got it wrong and the translation that came up was "I have my springs," so I came here to figure out what on Earth that's all about (springs as in "coils" or springs as in "flowing body of water"). So funny. I suppose a spring is a "source" of water... :)

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leedscath

These words all come from the same idea root: in french 'la source' also means spring (as in water source coming out of the earth)

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ginajones82

I put 'i have my fountains' and they accepted it lol

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remonemundle

Why "mis" and not "mi"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chamkids

because the sources is plural and there for the possesive must be plural. i think. please correct if i am wrong

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JR777300

Correct :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Asperganoid
Asperganoid
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hehe.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bringmethe_tacos
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Tengo mis (Vic) Fuentes XD That was all I thought when I saw fuentes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/julia.angelica

I have my fountains lol I love it

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liu.asen
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Ahh yes, my prized fountains.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmershamHombre

What was wrong with 'dishes'? More plausible than sub-Chandleresque repartee!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ceciliaecho

why 'dishes'??

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmershamHombre

Because I have two dictionaries which give 'dishes' as a translation of 'fuentes' which seemed more plausible...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ceciliaecho

Hello ! I've just checked my dictionary , yes fuente also means dish, but I ask my Spanish teacher, he said when fuente means dish, it means big plate for salad rather than a dish for eating. And giving the context, fuente here should means "source of information", like' los periodistas tienen fuentes'.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/waiyu2014

fuente is actually fountain not source im pretty sure...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bluefire1013

Actually it's both fountain and source.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pheonixstrike

Sorry but in Clubs type in N34ARH and join the club that says "Spanish 4 U" also everybody sees this, please like.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheDrownedGirl

Scully: How did you know that? Mulder: Tengo mis fuentes. Lone gunmen walk in

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roropunkii

It reminded me of when I was young and my mum used to know that I did sth wrong in school and i ask her how did u know she answered: "tengo mis fuentes"...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1123119395

Is it just me, or is Duolingo becoming evil...?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JayneHodge

I just typed in "I have my sources" and got it wrong, it says I have my fountains. Eh?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SaladoCalamar

I answered "I have my sources" and was marked correct. Strange.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SemperCrescis

Drugs?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaniBlanch

Why are springs and fountains translations? If it's sources, but not the others, why are the others options?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/constructionjoe

I believe the etymology started as a spring as the original source of drinking water that everyone went to the waterhole to get both water and their source of social info, then came the fountains with more technology. Given today's plumbing tech springs aren't in the forefront as much and the social information comes from the water cooler where we get information straight from the mouth, thus, source dominates culturally now.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Felinagrace

Interesting hypothesis, constructionjoe. Enjoy a lingot on me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CatMcCat
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Interesting! Until this word came up, it had never occurred to me that a "source" of information might relate in anyway to a source of water. Interesting to know it works this way in both English and Spanish.

And sometimes we say that someone is a "font" of information.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A1fie
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I am quite sure you hypoyhesis is correct. Source and fountain are the same word in Turkish too.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JuevesHuevos
  • something from which water flows

  • (figuratively) that from which something flows or proceeds

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fount

It has to do with the original Latin root of the word.

A "spring" is a water source

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarrenEsch
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The other accepted version of 'fuentes' (fountains) sounds funny!^^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/feyMorgaina
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I'm surprised it means "sources" within the context of this sentence when "source" could mean something like a "natural resource", which is what one could consider a "spring" or a natural "fountain".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/feyMorgaina
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Though, I guess if you're a source for the mafia, you're a "natural resource" then? ;-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pheonixstrike

Pong vs. Pacman say mint if you think pacman would but tiger if you think Pong would

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/billj6
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I feel lazy translating using the cognate all the time. Glad to learn this word.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fulltimer

Should I not be also correct in saying "I have scources" after all th Spanish often omit the pronoun

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mariemoore2

is duolingo getting sassy? lol

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LittleGagePlanet

I have my fountains...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KelleyJorg

" i have my fountains" hahah!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/samrlevitt
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I have my fountains.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ianray42
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Pssst. I...know a guy.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johnrichardevans

it accepted cuentes for some reason

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/K1MJONGUNations

hehehehehehe... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡ °)

hehe...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/manuel6898

"I have my fountains" What an odd thing to say.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JonOhomele

He He He...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sapocs

Since there was a sentence about pens before, I had the idea "fuente" was for fountain pen so I wrote "I have my fountains" though it made no sense to me. How come "I have my fountains" can be accepted ? Does that mean anything in English ?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZerinaMorr

fuantes sounded like fuertes on my phone

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jzw112
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His "little birds," I suppose?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/s.reich

I latterly spelt it a tiny bit wrong and its all wrong like what is wrong with this people

10 months ago

[deactivated user]

    ????????????????????????????? !

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/alexiscohen98

    shady

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/brian_lever

    la fuente = the source

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Owangaowl

    protagonist walks into an office antagonist spins around in his spinny chair Protagonist: How did you find out!? Antagonist: Tengo mis fuentes

    9 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/noquarter79

    Just a few slides ago, it told me "fuentes" was fountain, so i thought it was saying "i have my fountains".

    6 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Twinkle_M
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    can someone PLEASE tell me when "yo tengo" is used and when "tengo" is used?? i've posted this on 3 different uhhh..."posts"

    4 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Agenou
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    Normally, only "tengo" would be used; yo is added for emphasis. It seems that Duo uses it a LOT more than what occurs in natural speech and writing. You should be able to leave yo off in nearly all cases.

    2 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Shelagh509156

    That's what I said

    3 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ROBERTO778394

    In America we have all heard the expression for a very smart person as a fountain of information(sometimes useless information) but also a great source

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CatsAndChaos

    me getting readu to spill some gossip

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Robert116627

    I heard puentes with a "p".

    6 days ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnnRandall1

    My answer was wrong (I said, I have my reasons), but the correction it gave was weird: "I have my dishes." My dishes? What's that about?

    4 days ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EricDoz
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    Yeah like INFOWARS, BREITBART, DAVID WOLFE, CNN, FOX NEWS...

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Chrisk783779

    lol!

    4 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Neilgolf

    completely ridiculous sentence of no use what so ever

    10 months ago