My Spanish is Bad

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English to Spanish please.

"My Spanish is bad because I do not speak Spanish much. When I was a little girl my family did not speak Spanish much. Why? I don't know"

I think my translation is right but I want to confirm.

Thank you

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updated AGO 4, 2009
posted by bananaanna

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Another winner from Quentin! He is on a roll today!

That is a good way to distinguish it. You should also include the following:

I don't know when.
I don't know where.
I don't know how.
I don't know who.
I don't know what.
I don't know to what extent.
I don't know how often.

Or anything else you don't know, besides "it."

updated AGO 4, 2009
posted by hhmdirocco
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Rocco,

Isn't "I don't know" "No lo sé" ?

"No lo sé." = "I don't know it." Many times in English we omit the "it." Notice the following examples:

"¿Cuál es el número de teléfono de Ana'. ? No lo sé."

What is Ana's phone number? ? I don't know it. Or, many times in English we simply say, "I don't know."

"¿Por qué no vino Marcos a tu boda? ? No sé." (You would not say, "No lo sé" here.)

Why didn't Marcos come to your wedding? ? I don't know. (You would not say, "I don't know it" here.)

¿Entiendes? Eric.

Another way to look at it is, that you don't use I don't know it when you mean I don't know why. In either case we sometimes abbreviate it to I don't know.

updated AGO 4, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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Rocco,

Isn't "I don't know" "No lo sé" ?

"No lo sé." = "I don't know it." Many times in English we omit the "it." Notice the following examples:

"¿Cuál es el número de teléfono de Ana'. ? No lo sé."
What is Ana's phone number? ? I don't know it. Or, many times in English we simply say, "I don't know."

"¿Por qué no vino Marcos a tu boda? ? No sé." (You would not say, "No lo sé" here.)
Why didn't Marcos come to your wedding? ? I don't know. (You would not say, "I don't know it" here.)

¿Entiendes? Eric.

updated AGO 4, 2009
posted by hhmdirocco
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Rocco,

Isn't "I don't know" "No lo sé" '

updated AGO 4, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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Very well. Sorry, I missed a couple of things on my first post, and have now edited it.

updated AGO 4, 2009
posted by hhmdirocco
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Ok thank you.

This isn't homework.

I have:

Mi español es malo porque no [del]me[/del] lo hablo mucho [or, no hablo español mucho]. Cuando era [del]una[/del] niña, mi familia no hablaba español mucho. ¿****Por qué? [del]yo[/del] No sé****.
Not bad, Anna. Welcome to the forums.

You can get some free lessons here, and the Reference section, the Dictionary, and the Conjugation section should help you a lot. These forums have searchable content with informative content, and if you're still in doubt, there are friendly people here on the forums to answer your questions.

updated AGO 4, 2009
posted by hhmdirocco
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Ok thank you.

This isn't homework.

I have:

Mi español es malo porque no [del]me[/del] lo hablo mucho [or, no hablo español mucho]. Cuando era [del]una[/del] niña, mi familia no lo hablaba mucho. Por qué? [del]yo[/del] No sé****.

Not bad, Anna. Welcome to the forums.

You can get some free lessons here, and the Reference section, the Dictionary, and the Conjugation section should help you a lot. These forums have searchable content with informative content, and if you're still in doubt, there are friendly people here on the forums to answer your questions.

Thank you.

I'm looking forward to improving my Spanish with all of you.

updated AGO 4, 2009
posted by bananaanna
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Ok thank you.

This isn't homework.

I have:

Mi espanol es mal porque no me hablo mucho. Cuando era una nina, mi familia no hablaba muhcho. por que? yo no se

updated AGO 4, 2009
posted by bananaanna
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English to Spanish please.

"My Spanish is bad because I do not speak Spanish much. When I was a little girl my family did not speak Spanish much. Why? I don't know"

I think my translation is right but I want to confirm.

Thank you

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Also why don´t you post what you think it is so someone can correct it. Otherwise it looks like we are doing your homework. I have also modified your title and moved you to the correct forum.

updated AGO 4, 2009
posted by Eddy