November 28, 2015

Homework Help: spanish

Posted by jules on Friday, April 13, 2007 at 2:39pm.

"Do you know the requirements?"

Which translation is appropriate for the above question:
1. Conoces alquien con estos calificacones?

1. Conoces alguien que puede llenar estos requisitos?

Thanks! Or am I totally off!

Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Actually, I would say neither is the appropriate translation. First of all, you need to keep in mind to whom you are speaking. Are you comfortable using the tú (familiar) command when you are addressing someone you don't know? Of couorse, if you are speaking to a peer, someone of your own age, someone with whom you are on a "first-name" basis, fine In asking for a translation, try to give the complete/exact context. This is what I would say, not knowing to whom it is addressed:

¿Conoce Ud. los requisitos?

You are wise using "conocer" which would mean "Are you acquainted with..." rather than "saber" which is more like "Do you know them, backwards and forwards..."

P.S. You may or may not use "personal a" in front of alguien. The trend is to not do that as you have no definite antecedent in mind.

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