In this lesson, to say "if I were you" the text says "yo de tú lo cogería" but the audio sounds like yo de ti. Which is correct? And is there a difference between this and yo que tu? Thanks!

william.james us United States

In this lesson, to say "if I were you" the text says "yo de tú lo cogería" but the audio sounds like yo de ti. Which is correct? And is there a difference between this and yo que tu? Thanks!

February 10 at 19:15
  • El_Tejano_Guero ca Canada

    Must start with <<si>>.

    And what follows sounds wrong, but let me check on that.

    Wayne

    February 12 at 23:47
    • El_Tejano_Guero ca Canada

      <<si yo fuera Ud.>> is better.

      There is a remote possibility this is colloquial speech from a smaller subset of the Spanish speaking world, BUT DO NOT use it ... It is BAD in Mexico, and other parts of Latin America. <<Coger>> means ’to rape,’ and is used as profanity.

      I checked with my Spanish Teacher, (Mom).

      I just started work on Mexican Spanish, again. Russian is killing my Spanish ...

      February 13 at 00:18
  • El_Tejano_Guero ca Canada

    Wlliam,

    As to your second question: ’de ti‘ or ‘fue tu.’ I unplugged my Spanish keyboard to work more on Russian, so I dropped the accents.

    Wayne

    February 13 at 00:24
  • KatySLanguages fr France

    The audio says "de ti", but we usually say "Yo que tú"

    February 14 at 19:27