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the colloquial que

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Lazarus explains it somewhat in this thread
http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/show/9510/#50913

Can someone (aka Laz) give me a further explanation of this colloquial "que".

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updated JUN 28, 2009
posted by ravensty

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Yeah that whole dictionary thing doesn't help. Since I am not great at reading spanish unless its simplified. What I was asking is why do you use que in the sentence below.

Ve tú delante, que yo te sigo = Go ahead; I'm following you
even though it doesn't translate into english.

I also notived that your ", que" translated into a ";" in the english translation. You said the semi-colon exists in spanish so could you substitute that ", que" out for a semi-colon. My guess is no you can't so is it safe to say the following:

Colloquial que = Necessary two seperate to clauses. Can be omitted in the translation of a sentence.
Ve tú delante, que yo te sigo = Go ahead; I'm following you

Is this a good definition

updated JUN 28, 2009
posted by ravensty
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So when do you you use this que? How do you know when to use it?

Hi Ty,

I hope this help:

http://www.elcastellano.org/que.html
http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltGUIBusUsual'TIPO_HTML=2&TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=que

updated JUN 27, 2009
posted by Pablo_
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Easy: check the dictionary.

ya que.
1. loc. conjunt. Una vez que, aunque, dado que. Ya que tu desgracia no tiene remedio, llévala con paciencia.
2. loc. conjunt. Porque, puesto que. Ya que lo sabes, dímelo.

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updated JUN 27, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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So when do you you use this que? How do you know when to use it'

updated JUN 27, 2009
posted by ravensty
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OK, so your saying in subordinate clauses you can substitute that "que" for "ya". Is that correct.

No, that "ya" is optional, but the "que" is not.

updated JUN 27, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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OK, so your saying in subordinate clauses you can substitute that "que" for "ya". Is that correct.

updated JUN 27, 2009
posted by ravensty
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As in the que you use in this sentence: 'Ve tú delante, que yo te sigo?

That's different, true. This "que" is another short for:

Ve tú delante, ya que yo te sigo = Go ahead, since I'm following you
Ve tú delante, que yo te sigo = Go ahead; I'm following you

updated JUN 27, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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As in the que you use in this sentence: 'Ve tú delante, que yo te sigo'

updated JUN 27, 2009
posted by ravensty
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Please, read this first: http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/show/9646/

If you still have questions, try being a bit more specific, ie. providing sentences you've come across before,...

updated JUN 26, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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Is this the same "que" that you were talkign about on your last post'

updated JUN 26, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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