Ask a Question

(Create a thread)
Go Back   Spanish language learning forums > Spanish & English Languages > Practice & Homework


Relative pronoun practice

 

Practice Spanish or English here. All replies to a thread should be in the same language as the first post.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old June 07, 2009, 07:06 PM
cmon's Avatar
cmon cmon is offline
Pearl
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 224
Native Language: English
cmon is on a distinguished road
Relative pronoun practice

The owner has decided to sell the house, which upsets her children alot.
La propietaria ha decidido por vender la casa, lo que/lo cual/ les afecta muchos a sus niños.

The real estate agent, who is very professional, listed the house yesterday.
La agente de bienes raíces, que/quien/la cual/la que/ es muy experta, (what's listed?) puso la casa en venta ayer.

The sellling price, which is very reasonable, will help the house to sell quickly.
El precio de salida, el que/el cual/que/ es muy razonable, ayudará venderla rápidamente la casa.

The kitchen, from which we could smell the spices, was remodeled last year.
La cocina, de la cual/de la que pudimos oler las especias, se remodeló el año pasado.

The living room in which we are seated has a brick fireplace orginal to the house.
La salón en(la)que/en la cual/ estamos sentado tiene una chimenea de ladrillo que es orginal a la casa.
Reply With Quote
   
Get rid of these ads by registering for a free Tomísimo account.
  #2  
Old June 07, 2009, 09:23 PM
AngelicaDeAlquezar's Avatar
AngelicaDeAlquezar AngelicaDeAlquezar is offline
Obsidiana
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mexico City
Posts: 8,221
Native Language: Mexican Spanish
AngelicaDeAlquezar is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmon View Post
The owner has decided to sell the house, which upsets her children alot.
La propietaria ha decidido por vender la casa, lo que/lo cual/ les afecta muchos a sus niños.

The real estate agent, who is very professional, listed the house yesterday.
La agente de bienes raíces, que/quien /la cual/la que/ es muy experta, (what's listed?) puso la casa en venta ayer.

I wouldn't use "muy" with "experto". This is already some kind of superlative, so in this case I would rather say "es una experta", or "es muy profesional".

There are many people who use "la/el cual" for a person, but I was taught it is very disrespectful, so if you want to use a more formal sentence than a simple one with "que", use "quien".


The sellling price, which is very reasonable, will help the house to sell quickly.
El precio de salida, el que/el cual/que/ es muy razonable, ayudará venderla rápidamente la casa.

The kitchen, from which we could smell the spices, was remodeled last year.
La cocina, de la cual/de la que pudimos oler las especias, se remodeló el año pasado.

The living room in which we are seated has a brick fireplace orginal to the house.
La salón (!) sala [S]en(la)que[/S] en la que (article is not optional here)/en la cual/ estamos sentados tiene una chimenea de ladrillo que es orginal de la casa.

(!) "Salón" es masculino.
Nice work, cmon!
__________________
Ain't it wonderful to be alive when the Rock'n'Roll plays...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old June 08, 2009, 12:44 PM
cmon's Avatar
cmon cmon is offline
Pearl
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 224
Native Language: English
cmon is on a distinguished road
THanks much, do you know if any other countries consider la/el cual to be rude?
No mention of it in my grammar books, although que used after a, con, de, & en would be incorrect to refer to people.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old June 08, 2009, 01:32 PM
Ambarina's Avatar
Ambarina Ambarina is offline
Emerald
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: 43º 12' 0 N 4º 49' 0 W
Posts: 837
Native Language: Español
Ambarina is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmon View Post
THanks much, do you know if any other countries consider la/el cual to be rude?
No mention of it in my grammar books, although que used after a, con, de, & en would be incorrect to refer to people.
In Spain it's not considered rude.
La madre de Juan, la cual/quien es francesa, nos viene a dar clases todas las tardes.

It is rude however to call a woman "una cualquiera".
__________________
"Desiderata" - ...be gentle with yourself.You are a child of this universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
...sé amable contigo mismo. Eres una criatura de este universo al igual que los árboles y las estrellas; tienes derecho a estar aquí.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old June 08, 2009, 01:42 PM
CrOtALiTo's Avatar
CrOtALiTo CrOtALiTo is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mérida, Yucatán
Posts: 11,679
Native Language: I can understand Spanish and English
CrOtALiTo is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ambarina View Post
In Spain it's not considered rude.
La madre de Juan, la cual/quien es francesa, nos viene a dar clases todas las tardes.

It is rude however to call a woman "una cualquiera".
Yes, you are right is considered rude the phrase Una cualquiera, but it's rude because is said for the womens who sells her body, therefore I don't believe that the word La, el are rude in any place.
__________________
We are building the most important dare for my life and my family feature now we are installing new services in telecoms.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old June 08, 2009, 01:49 PM
AngelicaDeAlquezar's Avatar
AngelicaDeAlquezar AngelicaDeAlquezar is offline
Obsidiana
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mexico City
Posts: 8,221
Native Language: Mexican Spanish
AngelicaDeAlquezar is on a distinguished road
I learned that the use of "la/el cual" to talk about a person was disrespectful because it was the same as talking about a thing, but that may be a prejudice inherited from conservative teachers.
__________________
Ain't it wonderful to be alive when the Rock'n'Roll plays...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmark this thread at:

 

Link to this thread
URL: 
HTML Link: 
BB Code: 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Site Rules

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pronoun placement hwils66 Grammar 12 September 04, 2012 03:58 PM
Relative pronouns cmon Grammar 24 June 02, 2009 01:39 PM
Pronoun confusion holamundo Grammar 3 February 22, 2009 12:06 PM
Preterite of ver & Indirect Object Pronoun Jessica Practice & Homework 4 February 08, 2009 07:29 PM
Practice cmon Practice & Homework 5 January 07, 2009 06:20 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:26 AM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

X