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We're learning commands in my spanish class and I understand that "No seas flojo" means don't be lazy. Now I need to say "You shouldn't be lazy". I know the beginning of the sentence is "No debes (infinitive of seas) flojo." Help!

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No debes ser flojo. Seas comes from the verb Ser

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lazy = vago

You shouldn't be lazy = No deberías ser vago

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seas

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/seas#Spanish

1. Informal second-person singular (tú) present subjunctive form of ser.

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Be aware that flojo isn't a completely standard way of saying lazy. Perezoso and vago are more common. Flojo means loose or weak. It is also used for a lazy person in some places.

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no seas flojo means dont be lazy

  • i mean no deberias ser flojo my mistake - acedragon Jan 12, 2010 flag
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The phrase should read "no sea floja" Don't be lazy or don't be a slacker

the infinitive is ser this is the informal negative command

  • "No sea..." formal and "No seas..." familiar. - jlupine Oct 4, 2011 flag
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Be aware that flojo isn't a completely standard way of saying lazy. Perezoso and vago are more common.

In Mexico, flojo is actually the most common, although it may not be "a completely standard way of saying lazy." And of course, huevón is very common as well, but in street language.

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