[LMB] OT: Spanish

Karen Hunt huntkc at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 22:26:42 GMT 2021


On Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 5:19 PM Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I know there are some Spanish speakers here....
> Duolingo has come up on this list, and the 'tips' do not always cover the
> questions.
>
> What is the difference between these two lines?
>
> ¿Tienes una cartera? Do you have a purse?
> ¿Usted tiene una cartera? Do you have a purse?
>
>
Usted is more formal, suited for talking to your parents.
Keep in mind, though, that different subdialects of Spanish might put
boundary lines of formal versus familiar in different places.


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