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    Red face "¿Ya te lo estás pasando bien?"

    Spanish-speaking people seem to understand this phrase, but I'm having trouble changing it to "Are we having fun yet?"

    Ayuda, por favor?

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    Default Re: "¿Ya te lo estás pasando bien?"

    Hi!
    I don't get exactly your question but I will try to help you.

    Ya te lo estás pasando bien?
    te= tú
    Are you having fun yet?
    Are you already having a good time?

    if you want to say, are we....
    ¿Ya nos estamos divirtiendo?
    or if you want to keep the same sentence
    ¿Ya la estamos pasando bien?

    I think the way to ask that is Mexican, we would not say that in Cuba because the meaning is far away from that!! soooo different.
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    Default Re: "¿Ya te lo estás pasando bien?"

    Quote Originally Posted by SandraT
    I think the way to ask that is Mexican, we would not say that in Cuba because the meaning is far away from that!! soooo different.
    We have somthing similar but like that I think the meaning could be different here as well it sounds something like are you swallowing it all right now? And it could have a sexual meaning. In any case we might say

    ¿Ahora sí te la estás pasando bien? or just ¿Te la estás pasando bien?

    In past tense we use it more frequently like

    ¿Te la pasaste bien?

    My opinion though.

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    Default Re: "¿Ya te lo estás pasando bien?"

    Buenas,

    El "¿Ya te lo estás pasando bien?" es de uso coloquial principalmente en la península:

    • Ya = realmente
    • Te = Dativo enfático

    En principio, con estos dos datos, no tendrías que tener mayor complicación para entender la frase.

    Saludos,

    Utgi García

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    Default Re: "¿Ya te lo estás pasando bien?"

    Hi!
    I think Dabeed wants us to help him to translate this into Spanish

    but I'm having trouble changing it to "Are we having fun yet?"
    so, I suggested
    ¿Ya nos estamos divirtiendo?
    or if you want to keep the same sentence
    ¿Ya la estamos pasando bien?
    speculucm, in Cuba the meaning is sexual too, very similar to the one you posted.
    And utgi, if the person who starts the thread does not know the Spanish language, it's impossible that he understands your post
    • Ya = realmente
    • Te = Dativo enfático
    En principio, con estos dos datos, no tendrías que tener mayor complicación para entender la frase.
    Have a nice weekend!
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    Default Re: "¿Ya te lo estás pasando bien?"

    [quote= if the person who starts the thread does not know the Spanish language, it's impossible that he understands your post
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    -Well, not impossible:

    *" Are you already spending it to yourself well? " it is of colloquial use principally in the peninsula:
    Already = really
    You = Dative emphatic
    At first, with this two information, you would not have to have major complication to understand the phrase."

    But it is fascinating that there are all different interpretations and they are so localized to different regions- even around the world!

    I originally came upon this phrase when searching for the translation of the word fun. And in the US, our phrase would be "Are WE having fun yet?" But of course, the free online translator programs only help a little, as shown above*. And that is where Sandra T's phrase "¿Ya nos estamos divirtiendo?" probably works the best.

    Thanks to all!

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