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Old Mar 19th 2021, 2:50 pm
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What's more common to use "yo no comprendo" or "yo no entiendo"??

Sorry another question, can't find the answer on internet. Is there a Spanish word for "would like" or do they always say "quiero" (want). Quiero sounds so demanding.

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Originally Posted by TicTac111 View Post
Hi,
be confused.com :-(

What's more common to use "yo no comprendo" or "yo no entiendo"??

Sorry another question, can't find the answer on internet. Is there a Spanish word for "would like" or do they always say "quiero" (want). Quiero sounds so demanding.

Thank you in advance
No entiendo , the you is not really used .
Me gustaría
me gustaría entender más
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Or quisiera for 'I would like'.
'comprendo' is 'I understand, intellectually'.
'entiendo' is 'I get it, I grasp it'.

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Hi,
be confused.com :-(

Sorry another question, can't find the answer on internet. Is there a Spanish word for "would like" or do they always say "quiero" (want). Quiero sounds so demanding.

Thank you in advance
It depends on the context with using Quiero. It can mean "I want " and also "I would like ".

A lot of Spanish words sound demanding.

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Great thanks a lot. Have not heard of this words quisiera or gustaría before maybe I should look for another app to learn Spanish. Thank you
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I too use quisiera in order to sound more polite and less demanding, I have never had any issues in using it. However a couple of Spanish teachers have told me it is very formal and generally used. It's nice to try and be polite though.
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This link gives some detailed information re original question.
https://www.thoughtco.com/entender-v...render-3079734
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Great thanks a lot. Have not heard of this words quisiera or gustaría before maybe I should look for another app to learn Spanish. Thank you
They are the conditional tense of the verbs querer and gustar (the conditional is used for making polite requests). I found this reference book invaluable when learning Spanish, and still refer to it now to check things, although lessons with a qualified teacher to explain the finer points to you and correct mistakes are the best way to learn, imo (supplemented by conversation practice, of course).

Amazon.com: The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs (Book w/CD-ROM): 555 Verbs Fully Conjugated (Big Book of Verbs Series) (9780071474733): Gordon, Ronni L., Stillman, David M.: Books
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One to one lessons with a competent teacher. that is the way to go !

"would like" in English is the conditional form of the verb "like" and used to make a polite request. English speakers habitually use modal forms like this to express politness. In other languages that can sometimes be expressed by using a different verb.
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Wow your knowledge is very good thanks a lot for the links too. I wanted to start a Spanish course last year but then came Covid so have to wait but I do as much as I can and hope you don't mind when I have sometimes a question. I try to find the solutions/explanations on the internet but sometimes I just can't find it. Thank you once again.
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Try this free audio course
https://www.languagetransfer.org/fre...mplete-spanish
Better than any paid one I have used, and I have tried them all!
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Try this free audio course
https://www.languagetransfer.org/fre...mplete-spanish
Better than any paid one I have used, and I have tried them all!
Also there is an App for this on Playstore for those with Android phone or tablet.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nguagetransfer
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bobd22 and pmcx9 > thanks a lot for the links will have a look into it on my day off on Monday and let you know. I usual learn with Duolingo and it was OK but at present I've the feeling I get stuck, so your links came just in time to try something new

Thank you once again
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bobd22 and pmcx9 > thanks a lot for the links will have a look into it on my day off on Monday and let you know. I usual learn with Duolingo and it was OK but at present I've the feeling I get stuck, so your links came just in time to try something new

Thank you once again

Im 66 days into duolingo Spanish. I really do enjoy it. Thanks to bobd22 for other recommendation.
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Im 66 days into duolingo Spanish. I really do enjoy it. Thanks to bobd22 for other recommendation.
The apps are okay for a while but the only way to learn sufficiently is to have a teacher to get the basics in place. Once you have A1 level you can join the escuela oficial de idiomas this provides a cheap good quality course. On top of that you have to be integrating daily with the culture. You will not get far on own but getting out of an English speaking bubble will help
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