Somos seis personas...

Steven-W15

Steven-W15

Wow, here is a basic question! If you've just arrived at a restaurant and you want to tell the waiter how many are in your party, would you use ser ou estar? Or perhaps something more like, "Hay seis personas..."?

Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

I probably would just say "seis" or "Hay seis de nosotros" or "Hay seis in nuestro grupo". I will ask my spanish speaking friends.

Steven-W15

Steven-W15

Would appreciate - thanks. I'm sure there are standard formulas that people use. "There are six of us." "There are six people in our party." Etc.

Dan-H24

Dan-H24

I think I would go with hay...there is/there are...assuming the normal flow of this sort of conversation:

CAMERERO: Bienvenidos al Restaurante Española. ¿Cuantas personas?

TÚ: Hola, señor. Hay seis personas.

Although I don't see why you couldn't also say, "somos seis personas." Especially if the waiter had asked "¿cuantas personas hay? and you didn't want to use the same word he just had.

 

Robert-C7

Robert-C7

I think I would either say 'hay seis personas' or 'tenemos seis personas' or just 'seis'.  Maybe, also, "nuestro grupo tiene seis personas" for the more verbose amonst us.

marieg-rocket languages

marieg-rocket languages

Hi!

Well, I think it would vary depending on the region. "Hay seis personas" makes perfect sense. In my country, we normally use "somos", since it indicates you are already counting yourslef, and also because the waiter would ask "¿Cuántos son?" - "Somos seis personas"

 
Steven-W15

Steven-W15

Thanks, Marie!

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