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Old February 11, 2010, 09:42 AM
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I do, I don't.

How do you transalte these words. I'm aware that in Spanish there is no translation for "do" in this context, which is why I'm confused.

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Old February 11, 2010, 09:45 AM
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It all depends on the question, but if you want to answer a question 'sí' or 'no' is enough:

- ¿Tienes hermanos?
- Sí/no.

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Old February 11, 2010, 09:58 AM
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Thank you.

What if I wanted to be very specific about something though.

Like someone says "You have my money". I would respond maybe with "I don't, but I know who does."

Any idea?
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Old February 11, 2010, 10:08 AM
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Thank you.

What if I wanted to be very specific about something though.

Like someone says "You have my money". I would respond maybe with "I don't, but I know who does."

Any idea?
¿Tienes dinero tú? No lo tengo pero conozo alguien que lo tiene.
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Old February 11, 2010, 10:44 AM
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Thank you.

What if I wanted to be very specific about something though.

Like someone says "You have my money". I would respond maybe with "I don't, but I know who does."

Any idea?
-- Tú tienes mi dinero.
-- No, pero sé quién lo tiene. ...or... (Yo) no lo tengo, pero sé quién (sí) lo tiene.


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¿Tienes dinero ()? No lo tengo pero conozco a alguien que lo tiene.
@Poli: Your sentences mean something different:
-- Do you have (any) money?
-- No, I don't. But I know someone who does.
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Old February 11, 2010, 11:03 AM
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-- Tú tienes mi dinero.
-- No, pero sé quién lo tiene. ...or... (Yo) no lo tengo, pero sé quién (sí) lo tiene.




@Poli: Your sentences mean something different:
-- Do you have (any) money?
-- No, I don't. But I know someone who does.
Oh yes, that's right. In my haste I read the English wrong.
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Old February 11, 2010, 11:07 AM
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Referring to the verb 'to have' for example, it would be:

-Yes, I do. --> Si, (yo) sí que lo tengo (yo).
-No, I don't. --> No, (yo) no lo tengo (yo).

In Spanish you have to repeat the original verb as if you were saying: Yes, I do have it.
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Referring to the verb 'to have' for example, it would be:

-Yes, I do. --> Si, (yo) sí que lo tengo (yo).
-No, I don't. --> No, (yo) no lo tengo (yo).

In Spanish you have to repeat the original verb as if you were saying: Yes, I do have it.
It all depends on the context. Many times we say just "no", or even "no, yo no":

- ¿Tienes tú mi libro de mates?
- No, yo no.
- Sí (or "sí, lo tengo yo")

("Sí, yo sí" is not common )

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Old February 11, 2010, 12:23 PM
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Vaya paranoia no?

Mira, creo que estoy perfectamente cualificada pa ser profesora de inglés, pero pa ser profesora de español...lo dudo!
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Old February 11, 2010, 12:28 PM
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Vaya paranoia no?

Mira, creo que estoy perfectamente cualificada pa ser profesora de inglés, pero pa ser profesora de español...lo dudo!
¿Paranoia? ¿Por?
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