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¿Hablas español?

Hey intarwebs? Wanna check my homework for me?

La tarea escrita: Write a paragraph of 6-8 complete sentences in Spanish. You should:
introduce yourself (i.e. say how you are called); state where you’re from;
say where you go to school (and please do not translate names, such as
Minneapolis Community and Technical College); indicate what classes
you are taking and on what days *and* at what times you are taking
them; state where you work or that you do not work.

This is what I have:

Me llamo Sharon Snyder. Soy de los Estados Unidos, de Minnesota. Estudio diseño gráfico a Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Yo tomo dos clases... diseño Web HTML y español. Tomo diseño Web HTML los lunes a las cinco y media de la tarde. Tomo español los martes y jueves a la una y media de la tarde. Yo trabajo a West Photo.

If you know Spanish and see any glaring mistakes, feel free to point them out to me! :)




( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 12th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
YAY, Hellzig! You are coming right along!

I would change the a to en both before Mpls CC and West Photo. Yo trabajo en West Photo, not a West Photo.

Feb. 12th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I had en, then changed it to a, then realized that the prepositions just confuse the hell out of me! :)
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Feb. 12th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
Ah, good point. I was following the structure of a similar sentence in the book, but a comma would be better. Thank you! :)
Feb. 12th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Not sure if you need an article (i.e. "el") in front of "espanol" (and maybe "deseno") or not. Sorry, can't be bothered to find the tilde characters, but you know what I mean. That would change your sentences to "Tomo el deseno Web..." and "Tomo el espanol...." Spanish uses articles a lot more than English, but it's not totally consistent.
Feb. 12th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
According to the examples in the book i don't need an article.
I don't blame you on the figuring out the characters thing. ¡I just change my keyboard to español when I'm doing my homework! The ñ key is the ; when I've got it changed.
Feb. 12th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
What grammatical tenses have you learned? I think the "are taking" part of what classes you are taking is more accurately in the present participle- like estoy estudiando
Feb. 12th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
We just learned the conjugations of estar today in class... after the papers were due.
Feb. 12th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
Other than the "a" to "en" correction that was made in a previous comment, it's all good.

"Yo tomo dos clases... "
There's a slightly cleaner way to say this. Just "Tomo dos clases." Tomar, cojugated to "tomo", means "I take". "Yo tomo..." roughly translates to "I I take." Grammatically, it's correct, but it's not really conversational. Same with "Yo trabajo..."
Feb. 12th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
The book had examples both ways. Also, the teacher had said in the past that yo is used more often in writing than in speaking.
Feb. 14th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
Yo trabajo en West Photo. Its Ok.
But better: Trabajo en West Photo. You don't need to write "Yo" all the time.

Soy de los Estados Unidos, de Minnesota. Its OK, but more real: Soy de Minnesota, Estados Unidos. Or Soy de Minnesota, en los Estados Unidos.

Or: Nací en Minnesotta, Estados Unidos. First the state, then the country.

I just make some webtour.. sorry. And my english is very poor.

Feb. 14th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
Stop by anytime. Any friend of Cronopio is always welcome here. :)
And don't apologize for your english, it's better than my spanish!
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