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Imperative: Ir Nosotros command

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In the example used " Vamos a nadar" which translate to Let's go swim, is incorrect to write the sentence as "Vamos nadando" for let's go swiming

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updated SEP 6, 2009
posted by omar

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Vamos a nadar can also be We are going to swim with no let's involved.

The imperative (exhortation) for the 1st person, plural for saying "let's go"... can also me made using the subjunctive mood of the the verb. (nademos).

I'd like to hear a native's explanation of the Vamos nadando as I saw that ir+gerund was one of the periphrases mentioned our new Reference topic on paraphrasis.

periphrasis

Oops, maybe I should change that tense to had seen as I don't see the article anymore, just the comments.

ir+gerund

updated SEP 6, 2009
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
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Omar:

" Vamos a nadar"also translates to "Let's go swimming."

After "Vamos a" you will use the infinitive verb form.

For another example: "Let's go eat" is "Vamos a comer."

updated SEP 6, 2009
posted by --Mariana--
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updated SEP 6, 2009
edited by omar
posted by omar
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I've always seen it "Vamos a nadar".

updated SEP 6, 2009
posted by mctague
thanks i ask the question because in English we would say "let's go swiming" - omar, SEP 6, 2009
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