Why does this sentence use "desea": Alicia no desea bailar ahora.

What type of singular pronoun is "desea" referring to? Is it "ella," or is this using the "yo" pronoun?

Could it be interpreted like this: She, Alicia, does not want to dance now.

Could "Inés habla español." be interpreted as "She, Inés, speaks Spanish."?

Also, I emphasize the word "she," because it seemed like a logical word that was left out. Also, the ending -a part to the infinitive verbs seem as though they are referring to "ella."
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Hi GW....look the verb desear

yo deseo (I want), tú deseas (you want), ella/ él desea (she/he wants), nosotros deseamos (we want), vosotros deseáis (you want), ellos desean (they want)

so "desea" is referred to Alicia: translation "Alicia doesn't want to dance now"...as you wrote!

The same goes for "Inés habla español"; habla is the third person of the verb hablar: translation "Ines speaks Spanish"

As you thought the ending a-part is referred to the third person: ella or él

I hope I helped you Emotion: smile

Saludos
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Why does this sentence use "desea": Alicia no desea bailar ahora.

What type of singular pronoun is "desea" referring to? Is it "ella," or is this using the "yo" pronoun?

Could it be interpreted like this: She, Alicia, does not want to dance now.

Could "Inés habla español." be interpreted as "She, Inés, speaks Spanish."?

Also, I emphasize the word "she," because it seemed like a logical word that was left out. Also, the ending -a part to the infinitive verbs seem as though they are referring to "ella."

Here is another version. I hope it can help you understand better.

Example: John goes to the store. Or you can say: He goes to the store. (By the way, if you want to know the grammatical term, John would be the antecedent of he)

The same thing happens in Spanish. "Inés habla español" or "Ella habla español"

Also let me explain something that doesn't happen in English and will help you in your study of Spanish.

In Spanish you can say "Hablo español." It is inferred that you are trying to say "Yo hablo español," because "hablo" is the only form of yo from the verb hablar. On the other hand, you can't say "speak Spanish" because it can me I, you, we and they.

Even though you can usually omit the pronoun and mean the same thing, sometimes you can write pronoun to emphasize or avoid confusion. It's fine if you use the pronoun all the time, but it's just something you have to be aware and not wonder why people when they are speaking Spanish don't say pronouns.
hola, um i need lots of help with ar verb conversations like saying things like que necesita usted? i really have not a clue how to answer it in spanish and about how much things cost in a store! im in the 7 grade and we are having a test on things like this so can some one please help asap!!!!!!!! thanx
About asking how much things cost in a store you might say something like this: ¿Cuánto cuesta?

For example if you want a bottle of milk you might say : Necesito una botella de leche / de vino (wine)

Necesito 100 gramos de queso (cheese), jamón (ham)

That's what I can think about. If you want you can type in the model sentences, then there'll be no problem for me in translating them
Once more, Malta, congrats! Emotion: smile
MaltaAbout asking how much things cost in a store you might say something like this: ¿Cuánto cuesta?

For example if you want a bottle of milk you might say : Necesito/Quiero una botella de leche / de vino (wine)

Necesito/Quiero 100 gramos de queso (cheese), jamón (ham)

And if you are the shop-assistance, you usually ask if the customers need help: ¿Necesita/s ayuda? / ¿Puede ofrecerle/ ofrecerte algo?

Americanos, welcome to the forum!


thanx it really helped but can you help me with ar verbs and things like that
americanoscan you help me with ar verbs and things like that
Sure! Emotion: smile

What do you want to know about them?
like how to use them correcty when u are using yo,tu.ella and el
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