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Old May 21, 2009, 11:52 AM
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Question Te llamo hoy...

Esta mañana, una amiga me envió un mensaje. Ella dijo "Te llamo hoy." Yo sé que ella significa "I will call you today" porque ella me lo dijo ayer. Pero, ¿por qué no dijo "Te llamaré hoy" en el futuro?
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Old May 21, 2009, 11:55 AM
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Esta mañana, una amiga me envió un mensaje. Ella dijo "Te llamo hoy." Yo sé que ella significa "I will call you today" porque ella me lo dijo ayer. Pero, ¿por qué no dijo "Te llamaré hoy" en el futuro?
Idiotsyncracy of the language?


We use it like that.
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That's it!? That's all there is!? Really!?

So, could she have said "Te llamaré hoy"? Would it mean the same thing? Is it not something that is said like that? Would it be different if she wanted to say that she'd call me next week (longer time frame)? But because "hoy" is very close in proximity to "now" that it's given in the present tense? Is that for every situation that is close proximity to "now", or is it only for certain situations, like telephone calls? ????
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That's it!? That's all there is!? Really!?

So, could she have said "Te llamaré hoy"? Would it mean the same thing? Is it not something that is said like that? Would it be different if she wanted to say that she'd call me next week (longer time frame)? But because "hoy" is very close in proximity to "now" that it's given in the present tense? Is that for every situation that is close proximity to "now", or is it only for certain situations, like telephone calls? ????
Igual :-) Da lo mismo en presente o futuro.

Te llamo la proxima semana para ponernos de acuerdo.

No se si se usa asi en españa pero en chile y aca siempre se escucha asi. :-)
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Igual :-) Da lo mismo en presente o futuro.

Te llamo la proxima semana para ponernos de acuerdo.

No se si se usa asi en españa pero en chile y aca siempre se escucha asi. :-)
Sí, en España también se usa en presente: te llamo hoy, te llamo la semana que viene... Es coloquial, pero la verdad es que se usa más que "te llamaré"
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Esta mañana, una amiga me envió un mensaje. Ella dijo "Te llamo hoy." Yo sé que ella significa "I will call you today" porque ella me lo dijo ayer. Pero, ¿por qué no dijo "Te llamaré hoy" en el futuro?
It's colloquial phrase of the people but meaning the same than other one
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We do the same thing in English (albeit less frequently) but English speakers just don't notice the grammar involved because they aren't conjugating the verbs consciously, it's all taking place on a sub-conscious level.

"When is your cousin leaving?"
"She leaves tomorrow" is very standard way of answering the question using the present tense to refer to a future event.

I'm sure someone learning English would say "Hey, wait a minute, shouldn't this be in the future tense?" The answer is "yes, it could be", but it sounds a bit unnatural and stiff (in American English) if you say "She will leave tomorrow" or even worse "She shall leave tomorrow." The most common ways of answering the question, at least in the Pacific NW where I grew up would be "She leaves tomorrow", or "She's leaving tomorrow" .

I guess what I'm getting at is that language learners are always noticing the idiosyncrasies in their target language while never noticing the same odd behaviors in their own language. The reason, in my opinion, is that you didn't "learn" your native language, you "acquired" it. After all, we all learned about verb conjugations, prepositions, pronouns etc. well after we spoke our native language fluently.
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I have one doubt above some that you said before in your previous post.

albeit meaning aunque.

Although- meaning aunque.

I'm not sure if that two words meaning the same.

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albeit meaning aunque.

Although- meaning aunque.
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I didn't understand.


Then they are both meaning the same.

Albeit and although is aunque.

What is the word user between the American people?
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