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    Default Hi just one little sentence I need to translate please help it's important thks!

    Hi, I would need help to translate this little message from english to Colombian spanish, thks so much!

    "Hi how are you doing? I have a problem with her, I know she called you last week and asked you questions, what did you tell her exactly, the truth or what?"

    I'm proposing this translation, but I am not sure:
    "Hola como vas tengo un problema con ella, yo se que ella te ha llamado y preguntado la semana pasada, que le has dicho, la verdad o q?"

    Thank you for your help!
    Thanks so much

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    Default Re: Hi just one little sentence I need to translate please help it's important thks!

    Hi there!
    Ok, here's how I'd translate it:

    "Hola, como estas? Tengo un problema con ella, se que te llamo la semana pasada y te hizo preguntas. Que le dijiste exactamente, la verdad o que?"

    Hope this helps!!

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    Default Re: Hi just one little sentence I need to translate please help it's important thks!

    Thank you very much Gise 1984 this is very helpful! I would have one question though, don't you think that the use of the simple past (te llamo, te hizo preguntas, le dijistes) is a little too formal? I want to send this sentence to my friend in a text message, so I am wondering if using the present prefect tense for these verbs wouldn't sound more naturaland more like speaken spanish? What do think?

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    Default Re: Hi just one little sentence I need to translate please help it's important thks!

    Actually, that's the way we always talk... Me, at least!
    Simple past is much more natural than any other verb tenses... For instance, it's more colloquial to say "te llamó" than to say "te ha llamado", but I guess it could depend on which country you're talking about... Here in argentina we use the simple past when we're talking to someone we know, to a friend...

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    Default Re: Hi just one little sentence I need to translate please help it's important thks!

    ok Gise1984 thanks very much for this answer!

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