Zero conditional challenge
Please look at the examples below and try to make Zero Conditionals There are several possibilities as you can see.
O n e sentence per post and w i t h the English translation!!
Post in English and Spanish, sometimes the translation can be different.
And please, do remember:
Don't use subject pronouns!!
Let's try to make some more Zero conditional sentences.
Zero conditional sentences state facts and use simple present verbs in both parts of the sentence. Active or passive as follows.
Water boils if you heat it to 100 degrees C.
El agua hierve si la calientas a 100 grados C.
Water boils if it is heated to 100 degrees C.
El agua hierve si se calienta a 100 grados C.
If you heat water to 100 degrees C, it boils.
Si calientas el agua a 100 grados C, -- hierve.
If water is heated to 100 degrees C, it boils.
Si se calienta el agua a 100 C, hierve
Si no como chocolate todos los días, le doy mucha lata a mi esposo.
If I don't eat chocolate every day, I am a real pain to my husband.
Si una persona estornuda, sus ojos se cierran.
If a person sneezes, their eyes close.
Si una planta no recibe suficiente luz del sol, se muere.
If a plant doesn't get enough sunlight, it dies.
Si tenemos hambre, necesitamos comer; pero si comemos demasiado, tenemos un dolor de estómago.
If we are hungry, we need to eat; but if we eat too much, we have a stomach pain.
Si el pajaro tiene hambre, come.
If the bird is hungry, he eats.
Si la computadora no funciona, no puedo contestar.
If the computer is down, I can't answer.
Si estoy rodeado de desorden, me siento incómodo.
If I am surrounded by clutter, I feel uncomfotable.
I still don't know what zero conditional means. It is a term I have never heard before.
Please can you define or explain it for me and for the other 97% of members who don't know what you're talking about.
Yes, I can deduce a meaning from your examples but this is not satisfactory.
Si aprendo más español, estoy feliz
If I learn more Spanish, I am happy.
There is nothing really exotic about these types of constructs. It is simply a conditional statement which has two parts
| An if clause||The condition|
| A main clause||The result|
In both clauses of a "zero conditional," the verb is always conjugated in the simple present tense.
Zero conditionals are often used to make statements about general truths, or to give instructions (in the latter, the imperative mood is used in the main clause). In zero conditionals, the word "if" can often be replaced by the word "when." The important thing to remember is that the condition always yields the same result.
To State General Truths:
If it rains, I get wet - Si llueve, me mojo.
If I eat too much, I gain weight. - Si como demasiado, gano peso.
To Give Instructions:
If John shows up again, call the cops. - Si viene John otra vez, llama a la policía.
If you need to use my car tomorrow, ask me. - Si necesitas usar mi carro mañana, pídeme
Note that the order of clauses is not fixed. For example, either is possible:
If John shows up, call the cops. and
Call the cops if John shows up.
If I don't sleep for 8 hours,I wake up tired.
Si no duermo 8 horas, me levanto cansada.
Si alguien usa un pronombre sujeto en este ejercicio, su cabeza corre serio peligro!!
If anybody uses subject pronouns (yo, tú, él..) in this exercise, his head is in jeopardy.
Si está aguado, el té no tiene buen sabor.
If tea is watered-down, it doesn't taste good.
If I see scary movies,I always have nightmares.
Si veo películas de terror,siempre tengo pesadillas.
If I call you,you answer.
Si te llamo, contesta.