Lesson 1.10 Using Articles

Dan-L

Dan-L

Near the bottom of the lesson there is an example "Compré los libros en la librería." The English version says this means "I bought the books from the bookstore." Shouldn't it be "I bought the books IN the bookstore." or am I getting ahead of myself? Thanks!
Raymot

Raymot

I don't think they are putting too much effort into giving literal translations at all. The sense is the same. The meaning of the sentences are the same, even though, you're right, 'en' doesn't mean 'from'. You are only still on Lession 1. Don't expect the translations to get any better!
Dan-L

Dan-L

Ok thanks Raymot! Ill keep that in mind as I go through it and won't put to much wait on the specifics like that.
phil-glos-uk

phil-glos-uk

I think you can use either "de" or "en". Just as in some places "in the afternoon" is "en la tarde" and in other places they tend to use "por la tarde". Also, you can't always translate word for word into another language. Sometimes, meanings are conveyed in different ways. That's what makes learning a language so interesting as well as difficult.
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Phil, De acuerdo contigo señor. Tu respuesta es cierto. Saludos, Rich
phil-glos-uk

phil-glos-uk

Muchas gracias, Rich

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