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Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by ezarr, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. ezarr New Member

    Costa Rica
    English-usa
    My friend just posted this on my facebook.... and I'm not completely sure I understand it:

    "Hey, qué era lo que decías que decían los cangrejos en Punta Leona?"

    My best guess is: "Hey, what was it that you said that the crabs in Punta Leona were saying?"


    Very weird. haha

    I appreciate any help!
     
  2. chamyto

    chamyto Senior Member

    Burgos, Spain
    Spanish
    A bit tricky, maybe.
    My understanding:

    What was it that you said about what the crabs were saying in P L ?
     
  3. inib

    inib Senior Member

    La Rioja, Spain
    British English
    Yes, that could be a correct translation, or also ...that the crabs in PL used to say.
    You see weirder things on FB ;)
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013
  4. diegosanchez19

    diegosanchez19 Junior Member

    Chicago
    Espanol y/and English
    What were you saying about the crabs in PL
     
  5. inib

    inib Senior Member

    La Rioja, Spain
    British English
    That's not the same as the Spanish original.
     
  6. diegosanchez19

    diegosanchez19 Junior Member

    Chicago
    Espanol y/and English
    The original "Que era lo que decias"
    My translation "What were you saying"

    There could be a couple different translations, obviously Spanish and English are not going have the same exact literal meanings.
     
  7. inib

    inib Senior Member

    La Rioja, Spain
    British English
    Am I seeing things, or was the original not quite a bit longer?
    EDIT: I've just noticed that in my post #3 I mistakenly wrote "what" instead of "that" (I've fixed it now) and that probably led to some confusion. I'm sorry.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013
  8. ezarr New Member

    Costa Rica
    English-usa
    Thanks for all your help!! I really appreciate it
     

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