"¿_____ Uds. jugar ajedrez?" "No, pero sabemos jugar damas."
"_______ you to play chess?" "No, but I know how to play checkers."
can you tell me how each of the answer choices is used?
spanish - GuruBlue, Friday, May 15, 2009 at 12:53pm
Saben... is they know
Sabe....he she or it know
Sabes... is the tu form of you.
Conocen...is the they form also...but does not mean to understand.
spanish - mysterychicken, Friday, May 15, 2009 at 1:02pm
spanish - y912f, Friday, May 15, 2009 at 1:07pm
spanish - GuruBlue, Friday, May 15, 2009 at 2:07pm
What is Uds? the abbreviation for?
spanish - y912f, Friday, May 15, 2009 at 2:30pm
you (formal) plural
spanish - GuruBlue, Friday, May 15, 2009 at 2:37pm
right!!!! now which of those verbs is the only one that can go with that?
spanish - SraJMcGin, Friday, May 15, 2009 at 3:15pm
If you know how to conjugate ANY regular verb, you should know! Here is the verb saber. Memorize it and use it as a "pattern" except the yo form is irregular.
yo sé = I know, do know, am knowing
tú sabes = you, singular familiar
For the abbreviation for usted (you, singular, formal = you) and ustedes (you, plural, formal = you all) the original expression was "Vuestra Merced" (your Grace) so the first abbreviation was Vd., picking up the first and the last letter of the expression. Later, it was modernized to Ud. but you might still see the other abbreviation in literature, etc.