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Old December 06, 2017, 10:50 AM
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Hi, dear people!
What is the translation for "Que somos más"? Not as a question, just a usual sentence. Is it "There's a lot of us"?
I really can't get yet this "que" thing at the beginning of sentences))
I'd appreciate if anyone could tell me!
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Old December 06, 2017, 11:35 AM
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Without context, it's hard to say. It repeats or augments what has already been stated.
Literally, it means "That we are more." This begs the question, "More than what?"
Do you know the context?
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Old December 07, 2017, 11:34 AM
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As Rusty says, there are many possible translations and there's no way to know which is correct without more context.

That said, lacking context I'd translate it as:

¡Que somos más!
But there are more of us!

(Implying there are more of us than them.)
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Last edited by Tomisimo; December 29, 2017 at 11:34 AM. Reason: Rm accent from 'Que' (Thanks JPablo)
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Old December 12, 2017, 10:25 AM
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Thank you, guys! Here is the context:

Las investigaciones del CIS nos comentan que el 60% de la población de aquí de nuestro país solo habla una lengua, mientras que el 32% se considera hablante de dos lenguas.Y luego hay un 8% remoto que ya son, pues bueno, gente que domina tres o más lenguas. Que somos más, ¿eh? No parece que seamos tantos pero en realidad somos muchos.
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Old December 12, 2017, 09:13 PM
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What more are we, eh?
or in better English, What do we add up to? Not much so it seems, but in reality, we're big.
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"Que" here, is an emphasis on the statement "(but) we are more". In context: "We are more than anyone would have expected".
In Spanish from Spain this kind of sentence always starts with "que". In Mexico we would have just said "somos más, ¿eh?"; if an emphasis was needed, it most probably would have been made with exclamation marks.
We only say "que somos más" when we are repeating the sentence, because it was not heard or understood (like a reply to the question: "¿Qué dijiste?")
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Old December 27, 2017, 11:39 AM
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Thank you!!! ))
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Old December 27, 2017, 12:43 PM
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Well, in my view, I think that the DRAE definition that could apply here is simply this one,

11. conj. Precede a oraciones no enlazadas con otras. ¡Que sea yo tan desdichado! Que vengas pronto. Que me place.

Que te lo digo yo. - I am telling you that.

It could also have a bit of the meaning under 6. (denota cierto valor adversativo: Suya es la culpa, que no mía.) as noted by Tomisimo and Angélica ("but" we are more)

In my view, it could be something implied like,

[But realize] That we are more.

I hope I have not messed up your understanding with my comments!

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