HomeQ&AAnd also the meaning of this word in this particular phrase: "si y que mas cuentas"

And also the meaning of this word in this particular phrase: "si y que mas cuentas"

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The conversation was about music and the person asked me which I liked best...then why is there "cuentas" at the end of the sentence? Isn't cuenta a bank'

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updated NOV 7, 2008
posted by Irina

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It may be all you recall, but it couldn't have been all of the context. As Quentin said, we need the entire sentence and preferably the relevant part of the conversation.

Irina said:

That was all the context

Quentin said:

Your phrase doesn't give enough context to suggest the meaning. We need the entire sentence. Cuentas could be a plural noun or it could be the second person, singular present, indicative form of the verb contar.http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/contarhttp://www.spanishdict.com/translate/cuentaplease provide more context.

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updated NOV 7, 2008
posted by Natasha
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They are, of course, related etymologically. You have an account in the bank because if you ask for an accounting, someone must recount to you the net balance of your deposits/withdrawals (after counting them)

updated NOV 6, 2008
posted by samdie
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That was all the context

Quentin said:

Your phrase doesn't give enough context to suggest the meaning. We need the entire sentence. Cuentas could be a plural noun or it could be the second person, singular present, indicative form of the verb contar.http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/contarhttp://www.spanishdict.com/translate/cuentaplease provide more context.

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updated NOV 6, 2008
posted by Irina
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Oh, I thought that meant which one you like more...I thought he was referring to the two songs and asked which I liked more...

lazarus1907 said:

The real question is why that "si" is there, unless it really means "sí".The verb "contar" (to count / to tell) is conjugated as:cuentocuentascuentacontamoscontáiscuentan"Que mas cuentas" means "that but counts", but "qué más cuentas" means "what else can you tell me'" (i.e. What's up').

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updated NOV 6, 2008
posted by Irina
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The real question is why that "si" is there, unless it really means "sí".

The verb "contar" (to count / to tell) is conjugated as:

cuento
cuentas
cuenta
contamos
contáis
cuentan

"Que mas cuentas" means "that but counts", but "qué más cuentas" means "what else can you tell me'" (i.e. What's up').

updated NOV 6, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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