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    Hello, I have my Spanish Finals coming up soon and really need to do well on it. I need to choose a famous actor to write about and I chose Keanu Reeves. Could somebody tell me if my translations are perfect because my teacher will take off a lot of points if even one thing is wrong?!

    We need to use 5 tenses in Spanish so they're all incorporated in here as well:

    1) Keanu Reeves is from Lebanon
    1) Keanu Reeves es de Lebanon

    2) Keanu Reeves was born on September 2nd
    2) Keanu Reeves nacio en dos de Septiembre

    3) Keanu Reeves was living in Toronto
    3) Keanu Reeves estaba vivir en Toronto

    4) Hockey is popular in Toronto
    4) Hockey es popular en Toronto

    5) Reeves loves hockey
    5) Reeves fascina hockey

    6) Reeves was a goalkeeper in school
    6) Reeves era un portero en escuela

    7) Reeves began to act in 1985
    7) Reeves comenzaba actuar en 1985

    8) Reeves' first film was Youngblood
    8) La pelicula primero de Reeves fue Youngblood

    9) Reeves is going to act in Cowboy Bepop
    9) Reeves va a actuar en Cowboy Bepop

    10) Reeves acted in the Matrix
    10) Reeves actuo en el Matrix

    11) Reeves is Neo in the Matrix
    11) Reeves esta Neo en el Matrix

    12) I want you to watch Matrix
    12) Yo quiero que tu mires Matrix

    13) Reeves recieved an MTV award in 1992 and 1995
    13) Reeves reciba un premio de MTV en 1992 y 1995

    14) Reeves is in the Creative Artists Agency
    14) Reeves es en la Agencia de Artistas Creativas

    15) I hope that Reeves acts in many movies
    15) Espero que Reeves actue en muchas peliculas

    I'd really appreciate any corrections or suggestions in improving lines since my Spanish Finals are coming up next week and I really need to ace it! Thanks.

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    Default Re: Spanish Finals ***need Help***

    Quote Originally Posted by XxAftermathxX

    1) Keanu Reeves is from Lebanon
    1) Keanu Reeves es de Líbano

    2) Keanu Reeves was born on September 2nd
    2) Keanu Reeves nació el 2 de septiembre
    Note: In Spanish we never use capital letters for the names of months or days of the week.
    3) Keanu Reeves was living in Toronto
    3) Keanu Reeves estaba viviendo en Toronto

    4) Hockey is popular in Toronto
    4) El hockey es popular en Toronto

    5) Reeves loves hockey
    5) A Reeves le fascina el hockey

    6) Reeves was a goalkeeper in school
    6) Reeves fue portero de una escuela

    7) Reeves began to act in 1985
    7) Reeves comenzó a actuar en 1985

    8) Reeves' first film was Youngblood
    8) La primera película de Reeves fue Youngblood

    9) Reeves is going to act in Cowboy Bepop
    9) Reeves va a actuar en Cowboy Bepop

    10) Reeves acted in the Matrix
    10) Reeves actuó en Matrix

    11) Reeves is Neo in the Matrix
    11) Reeves es Neo en Matrix

    12) I want you to watch Matrix
    12) Yo quiero que tú mires Matrix

    13) Reeves recieved an MTV award in 1992 and 1995
    13) Reeves recibió un premio MTV en 1992 y en 1995

    14) Reeves is in the Creative Artists Agency
    14) Reeves se encuentra en la Agencia de Artistas Creativos

    15) I hope that Reeves acts in many movies
    15) Espero que Reeves actúe en muchas peliculas
    Let me know how you did
    Good luck!!
    Last edited by Valeria; 05-24-2009 at 11:04 PM.

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    Default Re: Spanish Finals ***need Help***

    Please notice I made some changes. See you!

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    Default Re: Spanish Finals ***need Help***

    Thank you! I don't really understand some of the corrections such as for 13. My Spanish finals are in a week so yeah....anyways, I'll incorporate those changes in my powerpoint. Anything else need to be changed?

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    Hi, just some commets about sentence 3:

    I'd rather use k.R estuvo viviendo. Anyway there is something missing in the context such as " estuvo viviendo en Toronto durante 2 aņos"
    Now, if we go with estaba viviendo we need something else like " estaba viviendo en Toronto cuando su abuela falleciķ"

    3) Keanu Reeves was living in Toronto
    3) Keanu Reeves estaba viviendo en Toronto


    Regarding number "13) Reeves recieved an MTV award in 1992 and 1995
    13) Reeves
    recibiķ un premio MTV en 1992 y en 1995"

    what Valeria wrote is ok. the simple past of received is RECIBIĶ. RECIBA , as you wrote, is not past. And it is a PREMIO MTV, maybe the award is called MTV, he did not received the award from MTV but an MTV award.

    Hope it makes it a bit more clear.

    DIEGO

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    Default Re: Spanish Finals ***need Help***

    Quote Originally Posted by diegonel
    Hi, just some commets about sentence 3:

    I'd rather use k.R estuvo viviendo. Anyway there is something missing in the context such as " estuvo viviendo en Toronto durante 2 años"
    Now, if we go with estaba viviendo we need something else like " estaba viviendo en Toronto cuando su abuela falleció"

    3) Keanu Reeves was living in Toronto
    3) Keanu Reeves estaba viviendo en Toronto
    Yes, it feels there is something "missing" in that sentence, but when I translated it I thought that maybe the teacher wanted them to practise past continuos It looks incomplete in English so there is nothing we can do. "estaba viviendo" is the literal translation.

    Also I missed an accent in the word película (number 15).

    The rest is OK

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    Default Re: Spanish Finals ***need Help***

    I see what you mean when you say the sentence seems incomplete in English. But we need to use the Imperfect, Preterite, Subjunctive, Future, and Condicional tenses. So some of the English sentences are formatted to fit these tenses.

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