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una pregunta - 1.5 conversation

rkotenko

rkotenko

Hola, As I was going through lesson 1.5, I notices something. The conversation has these lines" Carmona: ¿Estás de vacaciones? Mujer: No. Estoy aquí por negocios. They translate to: Carmona: Are you on vacation? Woman: No. I’m here on business. Why is de used in the first sentence but por used in the second? Are they interchangable in this case? Gracias, Rob
Mauricio

Mauricio

Hi Rob, Sorry I think the translation here has probably thrown you off, it should read more like... Carmona: ¿Estás de vacaciones? - Are you on holidays? Mujer: No. Estoy aquí por negocios." - No. I'm here *for* business "De" and "por" are not interchangeable. I hope that helps. Mauricio.
rkotenko

rkotenko

¡Gracias Mauricio! That makes sense. :) I really like this program. I am only five lessons in and I feel like I have already picked up a lot of useful phrases and words. So much better than learning "the apple is red" and "the boy is running."
Antonio

Antonio

[quo]*Quote:* So much better than learning "the apple is red" and "the boy is running."[/quo] Maybe you don't like this, but you will need it. The boy is running. The boy was running The boy will be running. The boy would run, if... The boy could run.... The boy should run The boy has been running..... there are 600 verbs to practice like this........ Have fun
rkotenko

rkotenko

Allow me to clarify. :) When I was in high school, I definitely did not learn to say: I would like a coffee I need a coffee I want a coffee or whatever until way past the fifth day! We started off with lots of vocab but very few sentences that were immediately useful. This led to me just cramming for test and not really LEARNING spanish. I totally agree that all those verb conjugations are important. But I am glad that this program gives me useful spanish right away. :)

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