How do you say ? They are leaving'?

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How do you say " They are leaving"?

I said " Salian" but I don't think this is correct.

What is the correct answer'

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updated JUN 16, 2009
posted by Elly27

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How do you say " They are leaving"?

I said " Salian" but I don't think this is correct.

What is the correct answer?

Well... "salían" is past tense, and your sentence is present tense. The most common way to say your sentence is:

Se van

Notice that it is not common in most varieties of Spanish to use the progressive construction (they are leaving) with motion verbs; instead, the common non-progressive construction (they leave) is normally used instead, which sounds weird in English, I know.

By the way, "salir" means "to go out"; "irse" means "to leave".

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updated JUN 16, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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updated JUN 15, 2009
posted by Herbert-H-Wilson