how to say "have fun!" or "did you have fun'"
So my brother is studying in Mexico and we've started to talk to each other in Spanish but I'm a few years out of my Spanish courses and very rusty. I'm sure I'll be back after this but today I just wanted to know the correct way to say "have fun!" and "did you have fun'"
Have fun: diviértete! ¡Que te diviertas!
Did you have fun': Te divertiste? Te has divertido? ¿Qué tal ayer?
Welcome to the forum!
Welcome to the forum sarah
Thanks for putting your words in the discussion title. So many new members do not start this very good practice.
Another common option, apart from Heidita's:
¿(Te) lo pasaste bien?
The "te" is optional, and makes the sentence somewhat colloquial.
Bienvenida al foro.
Que te pase bien.
Maybe I remembered it incorrectly.
Having said that I can't see what's wrong with it?
That it passes well for you literally -the 'it' being included in the verb pase (subjunctive after the que)
-the phrase isn't in WR though so I guess I'm on a loser there!
What's wrong? Well... it is an idiom, and it requires that "lo" in any case. Actually, the "te" is optional, if you look at my previous post. Another thing is that the pronoun ("te") is a dative and it must agree with the verb, so you say "(me) lo paso", "(te) lo pasas", "(se) lo pasa", "(nos) lo pasamos", etc.
¡Que (se) lo pase bien! - usted
¡Que (te) lo pases bien! - tú
According to the dictionary Manuel Seco:
pasarlo: estar en una situación durante un tiempo con una sensación agradable o desagradable. Con los adverbios bien y mal. También (coloquial) pronominal.
"Pronominal" means using this reflexive pronoun "me, te, se...".