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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2018, 10:30:37 PM »
No doubt.  I cant keep flying into this big ass island and only staying in a little place like Sosua.  Not in my nature.
street look at the 1st example...sabes que no puedo mentir (you know that I cannot lie)...If you said that to anyone it would be understood because that is spanish...Now if you had a chica with you in the room and you expounded on it and said "sabes que no puedo mentir te ves tan sexy, date vuelta para que yo pueda ver la vista de atras (you know I cannot lie you look so sexy, turn around so I can see you/view from behind) the one that says the chica would not understand that cannot speak.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2018, 04:02:06 PM by ccontraction »

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2018, 01:58:56 PM »
No doubt.  I cant keep flying into this big ass island and only staying in a little place like Sosua.  Not in my nature.
street look at the 1st example...sabes que no puedo mentir (you know that I cannot lie)...If you said that to anyone it would be understood because that is spanish...Now if you had a chica with you in the room and you expounded on it and said "sabes que no puedo mentir te vas tan sexy, date vuelta para que yo pueda ver la vista de atras (you know I cannot lie you look so sexy, turn around so I can see you/view from behind) the one that says the chica would not understand that cannot speak.


Ccon correct me if I’m wrong because I am also learning...is “te vas tan sexy”- you are going to look sexy? Why is it not “te ves sexy”?

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2018, 04:03:31 PM »
CK absolutely, (te ves)...CK if you are learning that was a good catch, I mis wrote...Now you can see if you speak and get one vowel wrong it changes the whole meaning...Better to mis write than mis speak...Good Stuff!!!!
« Last Edit: June 25, 2018, 04:17:22 PM by ccontraction »

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2018, 12:00:27 AM »
I'm still stuck.on when to properly use que in a sentence.  It seems like it's used as a bridge between two parts of a sentence.  Any explanations?

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2018, 12:35:35 AM »
I'm still stuck.on when to properly use que in a sentence.  It seems like it's used as a bridge between two parts of a sentence.  Any explanations?

I understand it is used for: that than what to etc

But “de la que” confuses me

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2018, 02:52:13 AM »
In my opinion the best way to learn Spanish is to fail and repeat.

I have probably been speaking Spanish on a daily basis for over 25 years.

It started at a part-time job where about 50% of the personnel were native speakers of Spanish.

Hang out with Spanish speakers here in the US or whatever country you live in.

Make an effort to say hello to any Spanish speaking person to practice as much as possible.

Be bold and realize that we learn many times by making mistakes and then correcting ourselves.

Many of the above comments about novelas, community college courses and news/movies in Spanish are helpful.

I also read the Bible in Spanish with people who knew the proper pronunciation and they would correct me.

If it was easy everyone would do it. However it is a beautiful thing that you sets you apart from the pack when you do it right.

Happy hunting,

JD

« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 02:55:33 AM by Artbell1 »
"Have fun but get it done."

ccontraction

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2018, 04:55:22 AM »
street (que) is important in many respects in spanish...Like you said bridge, rule, subjunctive as CK said, than, what, etc.

We will say " I know you want to go with me"...spanish they say "I know that you want to go with me"...Use visual for a moment:
yo sé quieres ir conmigo
yo sé que quieres ir conmigo (with que it looks better and translate better)

Above movie example:
sabes que no puedo mentir
sabes no puedo mentir (not so good)

My mind had to convert to thinking (that)(que) all the time.

With the subjunctive you have to use (que) but too much to explain on site but:

Example:
street ves aquella chica se sentada sola espero que salga conmigo mas tarde yo habia hablado con ella antes de llegaste (street you see that girl over there sitting alone I hope she leaves with me I had talked to he before you arrived)...The (que) is part of the subjunctive.

CK.. there is (la que, el que, lo que) but (de la que) would be a new one on me.

Ccon...hey CK la chica anoche en merengue
CK cual chica de que hablas?
Ccon tú sabes la que con la personalidad tranquila y vestido corto rojo y pelo natural y negro

la que...means the one (in this case referring to the chica?

Good Stuff...hermanos there is so much to this so many rules to learn and know!
« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 05:10:16 AM by ccontraction »

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2018, 05:34:36 AM »
@ccontraction I was about to ask you to explain a few things and the other mens questions but you already did lol.

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2018, 07:45:37 AM »
Good info Jd

Ccon I just made 8 flash cards from your last post.  Good look!!  The Anki flash card app is good.  I can make flash cards for vocabulary and/or Grammer concepts.

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2018, 08:08:53 AM »
Contraction maybe you should give situation sentences every day. Great job!

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2018, 08:36:37 AM »
Saint...brother just teaching and learning at the same...Helping one another I enjoy.

street...1st of all great post, you bring me out for what is important because it is to you...Flash cards are fantastic to use...

You speak of (que) here is one with 2 (que's) 2 different meanings.

English: what do you want me to do?
                what do your friends want me to do?
                well I want them to remove their clothes.

Spanish convertion:?????

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2018, 08:53:09 AM »
Que queires yo a hago?

Que hacen tu amigos queiren yo a hago?

Quiero ellas a (remove their ropas).

Don't know how to say remove their clothes, and didn't want to use translator.

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2018, 09:13:40 AM »
Que queires yo a hago?

Que hacen tu amigos queiren yo a hago?

Quiero ellas a (remove their ropas).

Don't know how to say remove their clothes, and didn't want to use translator.
street almost!
qué quieres que yo haga? it is (haga) and (que) before because it is subjunctive...Believe there is a difference in changing (o to a).

qué quieren tus amigas que yo haga? subjunctive again

pues quiero que quiten la ropa subjunctive...quitar=to remove or use desnudar=to get naked...lol

Good Stuff
« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 09:15:46 AM by ccontraction »

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2018, 10:57:30 AM »
So que is used to connect two actions in the same sentence.     "what do you want" - que - "me to do".

That correct?

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2018, 12:02:14 PM »
Cannot explain all...but with using (querer=to want), if the 1st subject wants a different subject to do something, you use (que) between them and the 2nd subject verb conjugation changes to subjunctive.

Example: querer=to want  besar=to kiss
I want---her to kiss me all night. (I subj 1...her subj 2)
quiero que ella me bese la noche entera


querer=to want    salir=to leave
street the chicas over there in the corner wants you, Saint, CK, and me to leave with them.
street aquellas chicas en la esquina quieren que tú y Saint, y CK y yo salgamos con ellas
« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 12:03:53 PM by ccontraction »

 


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