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What is the difference between words that end with "es" and "as" for an example Hablas and Hables?

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what is the difference between word that end with "es" and "as" for an example Hablas and Hables.

I have problems with that and I need more explanation with it also.
Sometimes I make errors in my spanish by saying the wrong one.
Could someone please explain it to me, thanks .

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updated ENE 21, 2009
posted by Devin

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Actually yes, it helped much more. Thanks :D

Christopher Land, M.S.Ed. said:

I would say so. To say, "Hablas" you're merely stating something that's happening at the time, "You're speaking". However, if you use the subjunctive it would pretty much have to be preceeded with, "Quiero que ___|_", "I want that \___|__" Meaning that it's really up to the person to follow the request. So it would be more like, "Quiero que hables." Or in English, "I want that you speak.", say perhaps at the dinner reception, "I want that you speak at the reception." Or in a more fluid tone, "I want you to speak at the dinner reception." Often there are several layers of translation, the literal translation and the conotational translation. For me, it's more about what did the speaker "mean" to say while adhering to the the literal translation as much as possible without letting it sound "weird" in either language. Hope this helps!

Janice said:

Can one say that the difference is "mood"?

James Santiago said:

hablas: second person, singular, indicativehables: second person, singular, subjunctiveThe same applies to all -ar verbs.

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updated ENE 21, 2009
posted by Devin
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Can one say that the difference is "mood"?

James Santiago said:

hablas: second person, singular, indicative hables: second person, singular, subjunctive

The same applies to all -ar verbs.

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updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by Janice
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Thank you very much
Muchas gracias.

Christopher Land, M.S.Ed. said:

Hables can also be used in the negative imperative (i.e. No hables = don't speak)

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updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by Devin
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Thank you very much smile
Muchas gracias.

James Santiago said:

hablas: second person, singular, indicativehables: second person, singular, subjunctiveThe same applies to all -ar verbs.

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updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by Devin
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hablas: second person, singular, indicative
hables: second person, singular, subjunctive

The same applies to all -ar verbs.

updated ENE 20, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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