the word QUE confuses me
[[scudder]] 178
I thought que meant "what"
the sentence "Quieres que hable mas despacio"? what would que mean in this sentence?
also "Quieres que lo repita?"
when would you know when to use que? could not the 2 sentences do fine with out using que?

thanks
August 2014
  • Elric 17055 7024 5727
    "Que" means what but also "that". It's the same as in most romance languages. "QUE quieres? Quieres QUE hable mas despacio?"

    "What do you want? Do you want me to repeat it? (or, literally, do you want THAT I repeat it?)"

    In English you can't say "do you want?" when you mean "WHAT do you want?". It's the same in Spanish. Certain structures are the way they are just because they are. When learning languages you have to get used to this kind of stuff.

    English doesn't have a subjunctive the way Spanish and all (or most) other Romance languages do, but that is the way you conjugate the subjunctive: que repita, que hable etc.
    August 2014
    • [[scudder]] aw Aruba 178
      got it thanks!
      August 2014
  • OzzyHellBack 15 0 6
    Que is also used in French a lot. The word QUE isn't all that complicated, unless you're trying a literal translation. Like Elric has said," Certain structures are the way they are just because they are. When learning languages you have to get used to this kind of stuff."

    So don't give up over something so little. It will appear a lot in Spanish( and French (: )
    August 2014
  • Karat555 24472 3100 27078
    Que loco tio:)
    August 2014