Say this not that!

Posted on May 18, 2017 · Posted in Pura Buena Onda Blog

Hola chicos,

“Say this, not that” is back by request!

 

 

 

 

Here are a few:

 

Don’t say: un otro… (these words can’t go together – it’s like saying a another)

Say: otro…

 

Don’t say: Yo gusto… (In Spanish you are saying that something is pleasing to YOU, not that YOU like IT)

Say: (A mi) me gusta(n)…

 

Don’t say: La gente son… (in Spanish “gente” is one unit)

Say: La gente es…

 

Don’t say: Estoy caliente… when you’re hot (unless you’re horny)

Say: Tengo calor...

 

Don’t say: Me encanta mucho… (“encantar” is already “to love” and it sounds awkward to say “I love it a lot”)

Say: Me encanta o me gusta mucho…

 

Don’t say: Buscar por… (“buscar” means “to look for” so if you add the “por” it’s like saying “I look for for”)

Say: Buscar… 

 

Don’t say: Voy a tomar mi perro al veterinario… (“tomar” is not used for taking people)

Say: Voy a llevar a mi perro…

 

Don’t say: Cuando llego a… (you must use the subjunctive after “cuando” when speaking of the future)

Say: Cuando llegue…

 

Ok chicos, that’s it for today.  I hope you found those helpful 🙂

Besos,

Caro