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" No podía comerlo "

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"I couldn't eat it" I don't understand this,why don't we use "No lo podía comer" but we have to use "no podía comerlo" . Can you give me some information about this ? Thanks :">

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlanMinjares
AlanMinjares
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From what I know, both can be used. With Spanish, the me, le, te lo, la, se, nos can be put, literally at the end of a verb or before a word like podia :D

If they didn't accept it, you should report it.

Also, you can say, No me lo podia comer & No podia comermelo

Hope this helps. :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrMultilingual5
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¡Yeah, you are so right!, for example, we say: Sometimes, we add two ends of me, le, te lo, la, se, nos Tráemelo → it ends in -lo- and it is preceded by -me- Damelo → it ends in -lo- Pideselo → it ends in -lo- and it is preceded by -se- Cometelo → it ends in -lo- and it is preceded by -te- Engañala → it ends in -la- Etc... I hope this help you. Excuse my bad English, I'm right now learning it :P Regards - Saludos, Mr.Multilingual

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmelioPepino
AmelioPepino
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Thanks mr.Multilingual :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmelioPepino
AmelioPepino
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oh! I'm working on my student workbook and I find this perplexing. But now I get the hang of it. Thanks :">

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Oh, the example is in your workbook, not Duo? Is it possible that your workbook is wanting you to practice one structure first before introducing alternate ways to write something?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmelioPepino
AmelioPepino
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Nahh.. it suddenly appears that sentence. I'm learning "the imperfect tense" : hablaba era iba.... And then "comerlo" ? What the duck ? I have never seen this stuff before,so I'm quite confused

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Have you learned about direct and indirect objects yet?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexlunac
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For a native Speaker means the same thing "I couldn't eat it"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmelioPepino
AmelioPepino
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I don't understand this,why don't we use "No lo podía comer" but we have to use "no podía comerlo" . Can you give me some information about this ? Thanks :">

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexlunac
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Maybe an expert in Spanish grammar can explain you the thing, but I'm really sure that means the same, and I'm a native Spanish speaker.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buenotc
buenotc
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Superdaisy's question hit the nail on the head. Direct and indirect object pronouns......

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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As other users are saying:

No podía comerlo and No lo podía comer

mean exactly the same.

Voy a decirte una cosa = Te voy a decir una cosa
Vamos a comprarla = La vamos a comprar

etc.

That's a beauty of Spanish, in my opinion, but a headache for those who learn it :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
vcel10
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Yeah, I hate that but overall I love it and slowly but surely I'll just get it when I really learn to stop fighting against it with my English-ness.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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;D Congratulations, you have discovered the secret to learn a language: perseverance ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmelioPepino
AmelioPepino
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Thanks. Sad but true,real headache !

3 years ago