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How do you respond when someone asks you to say something in Spanish?

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For any of those out there who have either learned a Foreign Language or are in the process thereof have at least once had someone ask them to say something in Spanish. Obviously, the most obvious reply to such a request would be "What would you like me to say'" Would this translate into Spanish as something like, "Que quieres que me diga'", "Que quieres decirme'" or something else entirely'

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updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by mark7

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No It is "Que me quieres decir'"

LadyDi said:

No. You would say: "Qué quieres que diga'"

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updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by Arnetha-Mae-Elliott-Chavez
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"Que me quieres decir'" i believe is the correct way. "Que quieres decirme'" Is "what do you want to say to me'" And I think, but am unsure, that the other is incorrect spanish.

updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by Arnetha-Mae-Elliott-Chavez
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Okojo said:

Erin said:

Will someone explain why it's not "Qué quieres que te digo" ? Diga vs digo. ?

"querer" is a pretty powerful verb in spanish, Which is why "Te Quiero" means "I love you", use the subjunctive clause when using querer as the transitive verb, much like if the phrase is "¿Que Deseas que te digas'"

opps, yo quiero escribir, ¿Que deseas que te diga? desculpame. Mi falta.

updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by Okojo
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Why use the subjunctive rather than the indicative? (decir)
The subjunctive form of the verb is used in clauses introduced by verbs of commanding, requesting, wishing, etc. (querer in this case) where the chance of fulfillment is in doubt.

Erin said:

Will someone explain why it's not "Qué quieres que te digo" ? Diga vs digo. ?

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updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by 0074b507
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Erin said:

Will someone explain why it's not "Qué quieres que te digo" ? Diga vs digo. ?

"querer" is a pretty powerful verb in spanish, Which is why "Te Quiero" means "I love you", use the subjunctive clause when using querer as the transitive verb, much like if the phrase is "¿Que Deseas que te digas'"

updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by Okojo
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Hola, ¿Como le va? Me llamo... Soy de.. Aqui son fotos de mi familia

updated OCT 1, 2008
posted by Okojo
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Will someone explain why it's not "Qué quieres que te digo" ? Diga vs digo. '

updated SEP 30, 2008
posted by Erin
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I've been asked to do that with respect to a variety of languages by a variety of people and I must confess that I find it to be an extremely annoying request. The first few times I might have responded with something along the lines of "¿Qué quieres que te diga'" but after that I took to saying something unflattering about the person's parentage, physical appearance and probable level of intelligence on the assumption (based on experience) that the person who asks such a question isn't going to understand a word you say, anyway. I've also considered (but have yet to try doing so) responding in a totally different language than the one requested.

updated SEP 30, 2008
posted by samdie
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Your specific question has been answered, but you could also say "¿Qué debo/debería/debiera decir'," which is "What should I say'"

updated SEP 30, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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What would you like me to say? = ¿Qué quieres que diga? / ¿Qué te gustaría que dijera?
What would you like me to say to you? = ¿Qué quieres que te diga? / ¿Qué te gustaría que te dijera'

updated SEP 30, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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¿Qué quieres/e que diga?

Que quieres decirme = What would you like to tell me'

updated SEP 30, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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No. You would say: "Qué quieres que diga'"

updated SEP 30, 2008
posted by LadyDi
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