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when to use -ando / iendo

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Hi there,

I'm getting confused with some basics. If I want to say the world is changing... how do I say this? do you use the infinitive? El mundo es cambiar or do you say cambiado ... when do you the - ado or is it ando '?

Thanks!

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updated MAY 19, 2008
posted by Nicole

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the infinitive (except in certain defined situations) will be translated by the to + verb form in english.

But therein lies Nicole's original question. That is, the infinitive in Spanish very often translates to a gerund in English.

  • Vi a mi hermano entrar en la casa.
  • I saw my brother going (or go) into the house.

  • Ahorrar es dificil para él.

  • Saving is difficult for him.
updated MAY 19, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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updated MAY 19, 2008
posted by motley
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el mundo cambia.
the world changes.
the world does change.
the world is changing.

if you want to put special emphasis on the process you can use:
el mundo está cambiando.

the infinitive (except in certain defined situations) will be translated by the to + verb form in english.
cambiar = to change

updated MAY 18, 2008
posted by David-H
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Thanks Gustavo, that link didn't work though! Do you have time to tell me why the answers are what they are'?

Cheers

updated MAY 18, 2008
posted by Nicole
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