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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'"

thanks all

  • Posted Jun 7, 2008
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Have fun: diviértete! ¡Que te diviertas!

Did you have fun': Te divertiste? Te has divertido? ¿Qué tal ayer?

Welcome to the forum!

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wonderful thank you! And thank you for the welcome, glad to be here!

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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.

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Another common option, apart from Heidita's:

¡Pása(te)lo bien!
¿(Te) lo pasaste bien?

The "te" is optional, and makes the sentence somewhat colloquial.

Bienvenida al foro.

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Otra opción:
Que te pase bien. (~hope it goes well)

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Hi tad, that would be:

que lo pases bien.

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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!

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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...".

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Thanks H+L!

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