I want to be sure I understand you.

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by Arenoso, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Arenoso Junior Member

    North Carolina
    English --American
    At times, after hearing a patient explain a problem to me in Spanish, I want to say: "I want to be sure that I understand you." I am female. The speaker is male. I found an on-line translation that says: "Quiero estar segura de que usted entiende." Is that the best translation or is there something simpler? Muchas gracias.
     
  2. Peterdg

    Peterdg Senior Member

    Belgium
    Dutch - Belgium
    No, that is not quite correct: your translation to Spanish says: "I want to be sure you understand".

    One way to say it would be "Quiero estar segura de que lo entiendo".
     
  3. Jerzon

    Jerzon Senior Member

    Colombia
    Español-Colombia
    Another way to say it could be "Quiero asegurarme de que le entiendo"
     
  4. Arenoso Junior Member

    North Carolina
    English --American
    Gracias, Peterdg & Jerzon.
     

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