Ummm I am confused

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Hey, I have like just noticed this like yesterday. um In como esta, for boys do you say como esto? im just wondering,just in case. I know like 5% spanish lol so i need help wait maybe more. XD but i need some help.
please email me some spanish sayings, because i dont really spend time on the forum. I also need someone to talk to. Just like on messenger on email. I am really bored and needs to learn more spanish. my email is, amber_love1@live.com thanx!

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updated ENE 7, 2009
posted by ----Amber----

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I seem to be missing Ken's post....I do not see it in this thread anywhere.

Yes, inexplicably, he seems to have deleted it.

updated ENE 7, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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I seem to be missing Ken's post....I do not see it in this thread anywhere.

James Santiago said:

That's a nice post, Ken. Bien hecho.

Just one minor comment. You wrote:

With the addition of "Usted" following está, the phrase "¿Cómo está Usted? means "How are you'" Often the "Usted" is omitted when the context and/or circumstances make the subject clear.

The word usted does not need to capitalized. It is capitalized in abbreviated form (Ud./Uds./Vd./Vds), but not when spelled out.

By the way, you also wrote:

These (ones) éstos éstas

I fully understand why you added the "ones" in parentheses here, but it brings up an oddity about English. Why is it correct to say "this one," but not "these ones"? My young kids sometimes say the latter, probably because it is logical and because they hear other kids and even many adults say it, but I have to correct them, even though it seems a strange correction. I also have to correct them when they say "He gave me it," even though it is perfectly logical within the rules of English grammar. I pity anyone who has to learn English.

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updated ENE 6, 2009
posted by Janice
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Please use the comments for private messages.

Amber, many people have already answered. Please put your question in the TITLE of the discussion.

updated ENE 6, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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That's a nice post, Ken. Bien hecho.

Just one minor comment. You wrote:

With the addition of "Usted" following está, the phrase "¿Cómo está Usted? means "How are you'" Often the "Usted" is omitted when the context and/or circumstances make the subject clear.

The word usted does not need to capitalized. It is capitalized in abbreviated form (Ud./Uds./Vd./Vds), but not when spelled out.

By the way, you also wrote:
These (ones) éstos éstas

I fully understand why you added the "ones" in parentheses here, but it brings up an oddity about English. Why is it correct to say "this one," but not "these ones"? My young kids sometimes say the latter, probably because it is logical and because they hear other kids and even many adults say it, but I have to correct them, even though it seems a strange correction. I also have to correct them when they say "He gave me it," even though it is perfectly logical within the rules of English grammar. I pity anyone who has to learn English.

updated ENE 6, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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Here is a cool chart I made at one time:

este (m) = this; ese (m) = that
esta (f) = this; esa (f) = that
esto (ind) = this; eso (ind) = that (where ind. = indefinit)

estos (m) = these; esos (m) = those
estas (f) = these; esas (f) = those

updated ENE 6, 2009
posted by Daniel
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Don't forget the indirect form (esto).

La Podenquera said:

Thank you Samdie. That cleared a lot for me, esta and está.Este is masc. and esta is fem.?

samdie said:

Daniel said:

Would "como esta" mean "like this" where esta = this (f) or este = this (m), and esto = this (n)? Why did everyone change the "como" to "cómo"? And why change "esta" to "está"? "está is a conjugation of "estar". Now I am confused.

como = like or similar¿cómo = how ...'esta = this (something feminine)está = 3rd person singular, present indicative of estarThe earlier replies are based on the assumption that the original poster (who was somewhat less than clear) intended the question "How are you'"

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updated ENE 6, 2009
posted by Daniel
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I understand now. I was under the impression as she posted "como esta" = "like this".

samdie said:

Daniel said:

Would "como esta" mean "like this" where esta = this (f) or este = this (m), and esto = this (n)? Why did everyone change the "como" to "cómo"? And why change "esta" to "está"? "está is a conjugation of "estar". Now I am confused.

como = like or similar¿cómo = how ...'esta = this (something feminine)está = 3rd person singular, present indicative of estarThe earlier replies are based on the assumption that the original poster (who was somewhat less than clear) intended the question "How are you'"

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updated ENE 6, 2009
posted by Daniel
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Daniel said:

Would "como esta" mean "like this" where esta = this (f) or este = this (m), and esto = this (n)? Why did everyone change the "como" to "cómo"? And why change "esta" to "está"? "está is a conjugation of "estar". Now I am confused.


como = like or similar
¿cómo = how ...?
esta = this (something feminine)
está = 3rd person singular, present indicative of estar

The earlier replies are based on the assumption that the original poster (who was somewhat less than clear) intended the question "How are you'"

updated ENE 6, 2009
posted by samdie
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Would "como esta" mean "like this" where esta = this (f) or este = this (m), and esto = this (n)? Why did everyone change the "como" to "cómo"? And why change "esta" to "está"? "está is a conjugation of "estar". Now I am confused.

updated ENE 6, 2009
posted by Daniel
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it's either

updated ENE 6, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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no, it's either como esta' (she/he/you formal) or como esta's(you informal)
' = means accent mark

I don't chat a lot, but there are a few spanish chat websites you can check out. However, the guys there are very aggressive, their first question is "eres mujer'" haha....

updated ENE 6, 2009
posted by casper