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"Tú no cuentas."

Translation:You do not count.

5 years ago

234 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/shard
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There are two meanings to this in English, are there the same two in spanish, i.e. counting as in numbers and you don't count meaning you don't matter

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lechuza-chouette
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Yes, Spanish has both meanings.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KrystalDream

I was just going to say, are we learning about bullying?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

No. From learning this sentence you can understand when you are being excluded. Dissed. Shut out of whatever And when that happens it is really to know what you are being told. So this sentence is a good one for you to know.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brandthacker

Guys, i think he was being ironic.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

People who love the "That's what she said" jokes rarerly have a clue about what I say. Far too dry. Not enough, "Yuck, yuck, yuck."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IshDude

No offence, but i don't think anyone has a clue about what you said.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeffrey855877
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It's the nature of writing on the internet - people often can't read between your lines, so it helps if you're being oblique to use emojis:

Joke, happy :-)
wry, dry joke ;-)'
amazed :-0
sad :-(

There are many others. Next time, do us all a favor and use one to let us know what you're actually trying to say.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

Sheri, they say that no two snowflake are just alike. And it appears to me you are expecting me to be the same flake you are. But that is not possible for reason cited. .

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PsychProfBoy
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well aren't you a special little snowflake

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

I guess you didn't notice the lingots, eh?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marie282520

Yes but the sentence should never be used in the negative. Just "Tu cuentas."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ArvindPradhan

Sometime you have to tell the truth. If they don't count, they should know that.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dogon3
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Well, if they are counting children, you don't count. When someone is counting their change, you don't count.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithGilmo1

I can' totally start my Spanish-speaking mean girls clique now! lol

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/itay.levy

Thank you for this, shard, this is exactly the reason I was looking in the comments.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nokkenbuer

I think it is misleading to assume this means that one does not matter. This sentence, given the right context, could mean that one does not count, or is not considered or included, within the context of the event.

For example, a bunch of friends were arguing and one friend interjects, saying that everyone should be quiet for a moment and cease their bickering. One friend, who was not participating in the arguing, piped up and said that he wasn't arguing, so it is unfair to chastise him. The friend then says to him, "You don't count" as in the person is not being included in the reprimand.

I would say that there are three meanings here:

  1. You literally do not numerically count, either because you cannot or will not count. (Example: "You do not count because you don't care to know the tally.")

  2. You do not matter, as in you are not a worthwhile person. (Example: "You do not count as an important person in my life after what you did to me.")

  3. You are not included as a recipient or target of a particular event, or your input is not valued in the context of the situation. (Example: "This vote was only for members of our community. Although your input is appreciated, you do not count in this vote.")

This sentence is meant to be exclusive, not necessarily disparaging (though it certainly can be used in that way). As with pretty much all terms and sentences, context is crucial. I do think the sentence "You do not count" can mean more the two different things, though.

(Edit Note: Expanded this comment.)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Owlspotting
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About the 3 senses explained by Nokkenbuer above: I think there are really two main interpretations, (1) and (2)/(3); (2) and (3) belong together, with (3) being the literal sense, and (2) being the connoted sense in certain contexts.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Finnigami

Actually, all three of those 'meanings' are the same meaning, you're just using them in slightly different contexts. It's like saying the word 'give' has a different meaning in the sentence 'You give me a headache.' than the sentence 'Give me some money.'.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenMurd

Random English lesson nobody asked for in 3... 2... 1....

Actually there is only one meaning. This is because the second meaning (you don't matter) is an extention of the first meaning (counting numbers).

Senerio 1: For example, let's say it's your friend's birthday this weekend and he is having a party 2 days in a row. The second day is the big fancy dress party and the theme is the film Men in Black. You have to travel quite far to get to both parties so you must make sure you pack enough clothes to match the theme. You bring 4 pairs of socks, 2 black, 1 red, and 1 blue. Your friend asks if you packed enough clothes, you reply "yes". He then asks if you packed enough BLACK clothes and you reply "yes, I even brought 2 pairs of socks". In this instance both meanings become one as you are literally not counting the other two socks, not becuase they dont matter (having spare socks is important for many reasons depending on the kind of life you live) but, because they are not necessarily relevant to the question being asked.

Same thing applies to people. Senerio 2: A teacher asks who knows the answer to the question on the board, only one child raises their hand. Teacher says "really? No one knows the answer?" The child raises his hand higher and says "what about me? I know the answer!" The teachers replies "you always know the answer, you don't count." Here the teacher is literally only counting the number of children who dont have their hands up, which is why she says "really? NO ONE..." the only child who puts his hand up she literally does not count, and tells him as much when she says "you don't count" which is just another way of saying "I am not counting you".

So you see, there is really just one meaning, only different contexts. The question of if it matters has nothing to do with if it is counted, but rather WHY it is or is not counted. Something can both matter and count or not matter and still count. (E.g. it doesn't matter if you got a C on your test, it still counts as a pass / it does matter that you got a C because it counts as part of your overall grade).

P.s. please excuse any typos. The spelling does not matter, it is the message that counts ;P

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Funkarius

Yes I do :(

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbeAnar

Mean sentence!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vista56

As contar also means to tell, why wouldn't "you do not tell" be correct?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarawiD

Actually, when we say "tú no cuentas" we usually mean your opinion does not count, not you.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/petr.cz
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I love - I appreciate - native spanish making coments on spanish meaning. The native language should be indicated in DL with comments some way.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

There we go.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Duomail
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It should. However, the primary meanings of this phrase ‘as is‘ are those which @shard says^.
As it needed more context or a complement to mean “tell“ at first. And I remember that Duolingo sometimes gives us sentences that look taken from a longer phrase.
So, “Tú no cuentas historias nuevas“ could be “you don't tell new stories“, I think.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BeirBua

Without further context, You Don't Tell is as valid/correct as You Don't Count.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

My dictionary only relates cuenta to numerical matters, which does include, tallying. But where do you get this association with telling something? I am not seeing such an association exists.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jackie00010

What dictionary are you using?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

Talking Multi-Language Translator and Dictionary app.

And for cuenta it shows:

Noun: account , count , calculation , estimate , reckoning , score , bill , tab , check , tally

Whoa! I just realized this for a noun, not a verb.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TeraDuffer

This is what I was thinking....

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kayhard

I wrote tell also and it was wrong

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daniel_duolingo

I feel so irrelevant.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Espanolisto

We are all but swirling specs of time and dust in an infinite universe. Duo is just reminding you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

Good point.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tazmarky

Uno dos tres cuatro

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kelly-Rose
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No it's uno, dos, tres, catorce! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dwheatl

U2?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vincemat
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Well for some reason, Bono says "unos," not "uno"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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Today, August 11, 2014, I reported that "you do not matter" should be accepted. I will get back to this discussion when they contact me. It usually takes a couple of months.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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Well, it's November 27th and they never got back to me on that one. I think we can safely assume that they don't like my translation. Oh well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

It was not because they didn't like you you didn't get a response. It was because your suggestion didn't count! It didn't add up. Not up to speed.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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I can't read between the lines; I hope you are trying to be funny. The words alone are not very nice. Anyway, here is support for my claim: http://www.wordreference.com/definicion/contar See specifically #7.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Neil-VA5SCA
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Well, looking at your profile, I would disagree strongly with "you don't count." Your opinion most certainly should count. So have a lingot for your efforts.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

Spanish synonyms are one thing and alternate English translations are quite another.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

And at least one person does not understand this or he is just a Down Vote Troll.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Spirus123
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I'm glad to be at the same time almost in the same place,ExtraT. Witty mind. B.Shaw?) Reincarnation maybe?)) Thanks a lot anyway.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

What place would be the same place?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Spirus123
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I mean geographically. Moscow here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

Moscow? Cool! Now that makes me wonder how it is your are studying Spanish. In the US the Spanish speaking population is the fastest growing segment and will in a in few years be taking over the English speaking polulation. I forget just how many years ahead. But I did see an official chart.

Already items in stores have most of what says on packages spelled out in two languages.And signs in many places, such as hospitals and clinics also are displayed in two languages.

It is clear that Spanish in this "place" in now a good thing to know. But in Moscow? What use do you plan for the language?

I am just curious.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

Matter is not a numerical matter. Cuenta is numerical related word.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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Sorry, but I need to differ with you on that one. "Contar" has many different semantical meanings, and only about a third of them have to do with numbers.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

Only a third?

Tell Verb: count , tell , reckon , recount , number , relate , narrate , bank , calculate , spin , pitch , peddle , yarn , check , retail

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Spirus123
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So what about count on?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

Sure. That's a good one. And what about all those other words I listed above?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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This is just a hard sentence to imagine, without any context. Only now, after two days, did I realize that they meant something like, "There are 30 people signed up for the field trip, not counting you."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skjerns
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"Nobody likes you.." "But I like you!!" ... "tú no cuentas"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/petr.cz
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I would suggest that it is pointles what them DL meant. What counts is what a native speaker would understand.

2 years ago

[deactivated user]

    i figured they meant "except you" ... "you do not matter" seemed too harsh =)) but then again, it's too hard to tell

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EmilyDingw

    I said "you can't count" but the answer is "you don't count." So "tu no" is you don't, but how would I say "you can't"?

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Duomail
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    “Tú no puedes contar“ is the direct translation of that.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lloyd76445

    There are three types of people in this world: those who can count, and those who can't.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidMoore622957

    And here I thought this was no laughing matter. That deserves a lingot!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE
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    If I'd like to say "you doesn't matter", I'd say "no importas"?

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lavmarx
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    Yes, you don't matter - Tú no importas.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

    No. It does not mean you don't matter. It means you are not included in the count.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lavmarx
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    • Tú no importas - You don't matter
    • Tú no cuentas - Not included in the count, not taken into consideration.

    You wouldn't really use both in any situation. They could mean the same thing or something a bit different depending on the context. Native Spanish speaker here.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

    ¡Gracias!

    Always appreciate comments by natives.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Tomasz1

    As I deduced from the posts above yours, you would say "Tú no cuentas". I am not sure about your version with "importas"

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Pigslew
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    Surely "tell" is also acceptable! I'm Reporting it.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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    I don't know why people downvoted your comment. Hopefully more people will notice it and vote it up. "Tell" usually requires a direct object (tell what?) but it could theoretically crop up in a conversation.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

    It was because his comment does not count.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Sunshine

    Do you remember when you reported it? Let us know if they send you an email saying that they have added it to their list of accepted answers.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Pigslew
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    Sorry Doc, I can't remember how long ago that was. I get three or four emails a week from them informing me that they now accept my suggestions, but I don't recall whether THAT was one of them.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ellis_P
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    The program is denying my right to finish the sentence "you don't count." Why is that? This is the second sentence that did the cockamamie trickery as I'm still writing. Unfair!!!

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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    Did we understand you correctly? You wrote, "You don't count" and it was marked wrong? Do report it! Common abbreviations such as "don't" are usually routinely accepted. Just hit the "support" tab you see right here to the left.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jadlyneph

    Why isn't 'Tú no cuenta.' correct

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Tomasz1

    because of a wrong conjugation ;) yo cuento tú cuentas él (usted) cuenta nosotros contamos vosotros contáis ellos cuentan

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Vista56

    "Tú" goes with the the 2nd person singular of the verb contar; i.e. cuentas. "Usted" (3rd person singular) would be the correct subject pronoun to go with "cuenta".

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mangesh.sp23

    How do we say "You can't count?"

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SarawiD

    no puedes contar

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sunrises
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    Could this also mean "You don't tell"?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheAwesomeClair

    I do! 1 2 3 4... see?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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    Good one! Have some lingots!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheAwesomeClair

    thanks☺!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/joaquintoral

    In the Philippines, the word "cuenta" has double meaning too!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TwoWholeWorms
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    Història de mi vida. >.<

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DajonOgles

    Why is the contraction "Don't" counted as incorrect when "do not" is right? I assume it's because spanish doesn't use contractions.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidMoore622957

    No, that's just Duo being Duo.

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/grassgreen2812

    anyone else think this also means " you dont tell" as in news or a story or gossip.....?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidMoore622957

    Yes, some do. However, that's not the most typical interpretation when there's no further context. Ordinarily, English would include the object and provide that context when it's about telling something.

    EDIT: to be clear, if the verb contar is being used in the sense of "tell, relate, narrate," it's a transitive verb and must have an object (i.e., the thing being told). When used as an intransitive verb, as it is in this sentence, it means "count."

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Redblob48

    Kinda...

    9 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/indyute
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    I put "You don't count" and they marked it wrong, saying it was to be "you do not count." Am I missing something here?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidMoore622957

    No, that's a reportable offense. If it happens again, please be sure to flag as correct.

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MonetteEmm

    Why is this tú and not te?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidMoore622957

    "Tú" is the subject of the sentence; "te" is an object pronoun.

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rud_olingo
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    Thanks guys! However my answer of can't should be accepted. I'm a native Spanish speaker living in India.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidMoore622957

    Your version is not close enough to the original Spanish sentence, which doesn't have "can."

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EuraziahTalley

    doesnt cuentas mean bill or check plural

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidMoore622957

    It can, but not in this sentence.

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/dympulls

    Contar has several meanings: tell, narrate, relate, count...why are they not accepted here?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidMoore622957

    Without context, contar can mean many things including those you've identified. Without an object in the sentence it's clear that Duo expects us to understand this sentence is not about telling. That's the interpretation that most native Spanish speakers would first assume.

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/McCreee

    wow. way to exclude people

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Xtracular

    hehehez

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/shirazy747

    Why don't count is wrong? Thanks

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidMoore622957

    Do you mean "Don't count!" vs. "You don't count."? This sentence is not in the imperative and English generally requires the subject unless it is an imperative statement.

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ronaldo168838

    there is no "cuentas listed

    11 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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    The verb "contar" is listed in most dictionaries and it is conjugated: yo cuento, tú cuentas, usted cuenta, él cuenta, ella cuenta, nosotros or nosotras contamos, vosotros or vosotras contáis, ellos or ellas cuentan, ustedes cuentan

    http://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/contar

    There is more than one form of "you" in Spanish, so they may show a different form:
    https://www.thoughtco.com/using-subject-pronouns-spanish-3079374

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/David736398

    How does the verb decline?

    11 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidMoore622957

    See the very helpful comment from tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN in response to ronaldo168838.

    2 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zack925330

    I have done it before so its easy now

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JennaMac48

    I said, as an English speaker, you can't count. Which is mostly the same thing as you don't count. But that was counted wrong. Does that mean the same thing to everyone else (Can't vs Don't) or am I really wrong?

    9 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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    "You can't count." refers to ability and "You don't count." can be simply a choice. If you can't count, then you could say that you don't count, but if you don't count, maybe you just have other things to do or maybe you can but you just don't want to. You can say "I can't count right now." if you are busy and will do it later. Anyway in Spanish "You can't count." would be "No puedes contar." for "tú" or "No puede contar." for "usted" or "No pueden contar." for "ustedes"

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Anurag784787

    why is the form 'cuentas' used here ?

    4 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/khaakenajaf

    count here means you never take in notice? contar is count and tell . anyone clarify please

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/justin.hat1

    I do count, Duolingo. I do.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/vincemat
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    Doesn't this also mean "You don't narrate?" As in, you don't tell a story?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Khaled.Sheta

    I wrote" you're not reliable" When the translation of the word "cuentas" is rely? Why is it wrong?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/baa43003

    First you don't fit, now you don't count. Man, rough crowd.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dalton327224

    Why was this not singular (center?)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AggieKopp

    Rude much, Duo? lol Since when is it nice leaving people out?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/_8675309_

    Mierda a tú.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AbdulLaw

    Por que "Cuentas" y no "cuento"?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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    Cuento would be for the subject "I" or "yo" and not for "you" or "tú".

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/itsmartin

    Why isn't "you don't check" correct? The question before this seemed to be telling me that cuenta = check.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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    They meant that the same word can mean the noun "bill" or "check", but it is used as a conjugation of the verb "contar" here. Scroll down here for all the meanings:http://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/cuenta

    http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-spanish-verb-contar.html

    http://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/contar

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LewisJElliott
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    Why the 'S' on the end of cuenta?

    It this an assumption that you are talking to multiple people or am I barking up the wrong tree?

    Thanks in advance!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidMoore622957

    It's not plural in any sense. Verbs do have plural conjugations, but this is not an instance of that. You should look up the verb contar and see how it's conjugated with this subject pronoun.

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/hannahx000

    Shots Fired

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/FrederickK181661

    Story of my life :-(

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/zjulissa01

    That's a bit harsh

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/StarAlisse

    Everyone is talking about bullying when I just literally thought that the sentence meant that "you don't count (numbers)" lol. I guess I'm naive here!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/0w0Ezraphobia
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    13453789045 i can count

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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    You just don't choose to count correctly.

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RockinAbe

    Why is it hecking plural

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nerdthegeekout

    it isnt. -as is the ending you give to a verb to make it the "you" form. If you said "I don't count" it would be "yo no cuento".

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/odr621
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    Thanks!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TygerOfFlames

    I don't? That's mean, Duo. sobs dramatically in the corner

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ed.mul

    Whys it 'cuentas' instead of 'cuenta'. Wouldn't it make more sense if it was 'you dont count' (cuenta) rather than 'you dont countS' (cuentas). Tell man if hes barking up the wrong tree.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidMoore622957

    "cuentas" is the proper conjugation of the verb with . You has different forms in Spanish, including plural.

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/coolme77

    sorry little brother

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GodWithDaytona

    Monstercat, (I know that this is off-topic, but I just wanted to say, I. LOVE. CATS!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Crista_Rena

    Very depressing!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NorahConbo

    It depends on how you say it!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Victoria_L12

    Gee, thanks, Duolingo.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Amy550436

    Ouch

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Logan516569

    I think I heard this in math too many times.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Iron_Man_fan

    that is what a calculator is for

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Indigo855803

    Man that harsh

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nicole88888888

    Woah. Harsh

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ErinNelms

    thats not very nice

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EchoMirage

    Ouch, I thought we had something special Duolingo.

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Chapalagal

    The correct answer does not appear in the selection box!

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nicholas449097

    Cuentas isn’t One of the choices offered

    9 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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    "cuenta" can also work as it is the form used for "usted" which also translates to "you", and "cuentan" would be used for plural "ustedes" which translates to "you" also.

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kayemichael

    IN THIS INSTANCE : YOU DID NOT HAVE THE WORD 'CUENTAS' for me to tick.

    9 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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    "Cuenta" or "Cuentan" are also good for "you". "cuentas" is for "tú", "cuenta" for "usted" and "cuentan" for ustedes. https://www.thoughtco.com/using-subject-pronouns-spanish-3079374

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/0axaca

    The right answer is not given as one of the multiple choice answers

    9 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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    "Cuenta" or "Cuentan" are also good for "you". "cuentas" is for "tú", "cuenta" for "usted" and "cuentan" for ustedes. https://www.thoughtco.com/using-subject-pronouns-spanish-3079374

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mariAFulle2

    the correct solution is not available to respond to. therefore unable to continue

    9 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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    "Cuenta" or "Cuentan" are also good for "you". "cuentas" is for "tú", "cuenta" for "usted" and "cuentan" for ustedes. https://www.thoughtco.com/using-subject-pronouns-spanish-3079374

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Caleb316068

    Dang DuoLingo :'(

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lkcbo31

    Words hurt :,(

    6 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/thcuthcu
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    Duolingo handing out tough love

    6 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CARLOSDANG130097

    politically incorrect....

    5 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jeyieys
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    This is so mean. I am offended.

    3 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nattrinhmk
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    oof

    3 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AthenaA7

    burn

    2 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/oldestguru
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    That was cold, man!

    2 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zesty_Crunch
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    Molly Hooper? But you -do- count.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/linus_6

    thats not nice :(

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ScottDwane
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    You don't say.

    Should this be an accepted answer?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Atokirina

    Coming up next: bullying phrases. I still have one slot open... What we've already learned so far: Tú no cuentas. Tú no eres capaz.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kcdijbfy-deleted

    You dont matter should be acceptedb

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rorisch
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    This made me think of Sherlock...

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KianScott11

    Yes I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/williammiller1

    when it says u do not count does it mean that you do not count as in counting numbers or does it mean you do not count as an individual person with individual rights is this a form of bullying thru duolingo?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel68191

    Not nice!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Justin716729

    This is the first time I got something wrong for using a contraction

    "don't" in place of "do not"

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Xtracular

    You haven't taught me how to yet, duolingo .-.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Benzy911
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    the longest and the trickiest choices menu ever.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/blockeegle

    I don't count in anything D:

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CannonWolf

    "You don't fit" and now "you don't count". Duolingo can be bad for self esteem...

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/cory.lemin

    Rude!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/123hampster

    this is just a really harsh lesson!!!!!!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BharatraoAshra1

    You gave me a wrong text to translate

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/IKKlipse

    Not enough context clues

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/bowlerae

    Why would it not be "cuenta"? "CuentaS" sounds plural and "tú" is singluar

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nikoliazekter

    Like 3 sentences ago Duo told me that I count. I'm confused =\

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Artifiko
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    Aw..

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/StephanieP878717

    Tell me how you really feel Duolingo!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EricaHarley

    Wow. Harsh.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nerdthegeekout

    ouch

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MaddieOlivia04

    Ouch!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PuppyChow3

    'You don't count.' Ugh, I hate it when people say that to me! >:-(

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CattyRose10

    Whoops! I thought it meant "You cannot be counted on"

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/hendevelyn215

    That is a mean sentence AbeAnar

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/donj74591

    suck my left nut

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/giga.rukhadze

    no cuentas nada sobre mi. you do not have nothing on me.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Filiper2
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    This sounds like dialogue from the tv comedy program, "The Big Bang Theory". There are many Sheldon's in this world, so don't take it personally. LOL

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mrcarrit

    hi

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JasminMondblume

    Like always

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/marvincorea
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    butter

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lvdms

    I am trying to learn the correct usage, whether cuenta should be plural, singular, feminine or masculine, ect. It would be helpful if the discussion was more relevant to learning the correct way to speak spanish.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AtaraxianSpa

    Conjugated verbs don't have gender, they have number and person (1st person singular, 3rd person plural, etc). Infinitives don't even have that. With the main verb, conjugation is based on the subject of the sentence.
    Cuenta can either be a feminine noun, where it can mean a variety of things (check, sum, account); or it can be the 3rd person singular of Contar, one of the O to UE verbs in the present tense.
    It might be worth your while to write down a list of stem changing verbs, and in what tense they stem change; so you can recognize them when you see them. At this level in the tree in the present tense there's probably about a dozen E»IE and E»I verbs each, and maybe twenty O»UE verbs you should jot down, and memorize at your leisure. Perhaps this link will be of use to you in that endeavor:
    http://www.spanish411.net/VerbDemonstrator/index.asp
    The same site has great resources on grammar: http://www.spanish411.net/Spanish-Lessons.asp

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

    Verbs have tenses and moods,

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneTiffany

    Good question, man. I neutralized one of your down votes. Fools should not be allowed to vote in my mind. In no way can they tell what is a good comment and not and they prove it all the time.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EpicNougat
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    EugeneTiffany, hang on while I neutralize your down vote for this reply...

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SaddamToke

    The audio does not sound correct i dont know what the matter with my PC?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SaddamToke

    i dont know wht the matter by my pc???

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/HiyoleX

    <:C

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/robynkamba

    Wow nice

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/dspeiser

    You don't count, but at least you spell!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/boodabill

    Sounds a lot like "to no" instead of "tu no". Even at slow speed.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CalebRoth2

    Id nee

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CalebRoth2

    Hcuo,iizezzezrxtcy

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/gdmclean

    damn some of you have some massive hot streaks going!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Olivia_Hunt

    i am satan

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Spirus123
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    Count to 666 ,then go back to hell

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CalebRoth2

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    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CalebRoth2

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    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GreenWolfGo

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    3 years ago