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"Please wait, they are coming"

If I were talking to a taxi driver and I wanted to use the phrase "please wait, they are coming". Would I say 'por favor, espere ellas estan veniendo"?

5 years ago

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Samsta
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I think so. Or maybe you could say, "ellos/ellas vienen". Although, I would say "Please wait, my friends/family/whatever are/is coming." I think it sounds weird to say "they: when he doesn't know who you're talking about.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MorenoAlejandro

We would actually say, "Espere por favor, ell@s ya vienen" :)

5 years ago

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It actually depends. In many places “Por favor espere, (ellos/ellas) están viniendo” IS the most common way of saying it. Though it might sound awkward to some, saying “(ellos/ellas) vienen” sounds equally awkward to others.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/harmanolancho

Thanks guys! I've always found it to be a really awkward sentence.

5 years ago