Flash Card Error?

EdwardM30

EdwardM30

I'm confused. In Module 1, Language & Culture 2.4 (Directions) in the flashcards, there are 2 cards using the verb to understand. One says “Straight. Do you understand” and translates as “Recto. Entiendes?” but another says, “Do you understand everything?” and translates as “Entiende todo?”. Isn't “entiende” third person? Is this just an error or am I really confused?

ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola EdwaardM30,

 

“Entiende” is second person formal, “entiendes” familiar, informal. “Entienden” is third person.

Saludos,

Ricardo

EdwardM30

EdwardM30

Thank you very much, Ricardo.

Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

¡Hola EdwardM30 y ricardo-rich! 

Just to expand a bit upon Ricardo's answer: entiende is indeed the second-person formal form (i.e. usted), and it's also the third-person singular form (i.e. él or ella). Here is a full conjugation table so that you can see it all together:

yoentiendo
entiendes
ustedentiende
él / ellaentiende
nosotros / nosotrasentendemos
vosotros / vosotrasentendéis
ustedesentienden
ellos / ellasentienden

Also, it might be useful to note that when you are working on the Flashcards and other Reinforcement activities, you should be able to see a small notation in the upper right-hand corner for phrases involving the second person (i.e. a form of “you”). This notation lets you know which type of “you” is required for the answer. So for the question where the correct answer involves entiende, you should see the notation “S-F” in the upper corner. If you mouse over it or tap it, you'll see that it means that the singular, formal form of “you” is what is required. This can help you see why certain “you” sentences look so different from one another.

I hope that that is useful! Do let me know if you have any more questions.

 

Saludos,

Liss

ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

De nada Edward,  

Third person singular, I should have mentioned that, and thanks as always to Liss for  clarifying.

Saludos,

Ricardo

 

Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

¡De nada, Ricardo! :)

 

Saludos,

Liss

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