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When do you use the un-conjugated verb such as {Hablar}????

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When do you use the un-conjugated verb such as {Hablar}''''

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updated JUL 21, 2009
posted by bratzgirl9189

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Este hombre es un pelota cool smile

I am trying to figure this one out, must be an idiom. Does that mean he is funny?

Just translate it.

updated JUL 21, 2009
posted by hhmdirocco
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In command form..."Hay que hablar" SOMEBODY needs to talk.

Close, not not exact. Depending on the sentence, it could be more like "One should...", using a non-specific "one".

updated JUL 21, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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In command form..."Hay que hablar" SOMEBODY needs to talk.
"tienes que hablar" YOU have to talk.

updated JUL 21, 2009
posted by legacy17
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Este hombre es un pelota cool smile
I am trying to figure this one out, must be an idiom. Does that mean he is funny'

updated JUL 21, 2009
posted by Zoltán
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Very true I just kinda started a topic.

Hi bratz, welcome to the forum smile

I have moved your thread.

Oh, I'm glad I looked up at the picture. I thought I was reading Lazarus.

Good answer, Q.

Este hombre es un pelota cool smile

updated JUL 21, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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Oh, I'm glad I looked up at the picture. I thought I was reading Lazarus.

Good answer, Q.

Good to see you again, bratz. I think your question would get more response in the "Vocabulary & Grammar" forum, since this one is for Greetings.

Very true I just kinda started a topic.

updated JUL 21, 2009
posted by bratzgirl9189
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Oh, I'm glad I looked up at the picture. I thought I was reading Lazarus.

Good answer, Q.

Good to see you again, bratz. I think your question would get more response in the "Vocabulary & Grammar" forum, since this one is for Greetings.

updated JUL 21, 2009
posted by hhmdirocco
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Just whenever you want to say "to speak," for example, "I want to speak in Spanish with my friends" = "Yo quiero hablar en español con mis amigos"...I think thats right.

In more general terms, Tim's reply would be when two verbs are used together (back to back), the first verb is conjugated while the 2nd one remains an infinitive. After an auxillary verb (like may, can)....puedo hablar.
Quiero que tú hables....subject change
Quiero hablar..no subject change

Another instance in Spanish for using the infinitive is as a noun (what would be the gerund or ing form in English). El hablar es...Talking is....

updated JUL 21, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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Just whenever you want to say "to speak," for example, "i want to speak in spanish with my freinds" = "Yo quero hablar en espanol con mi amigos"...I think thats right.

updated JUL 21, 2009
posted by 0063acfe
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