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    Default A couple English to spanish questions

    how do you say "have a good weekend" to one person, and then to more than one person ... And also how can you say something like "I appreciate it" to one person and then to more than one person [plural].. thanks so much

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    Hello!

    "have a good weekend" to one person: Que tengas un buen fin de semana
    To more than one person: Que tengan un buen fin de semana
    "I appreciate it" to one person: Te agradezco
    to more than one person: Les agradezco
    thanks so much: Muchas gracias


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    In spoken language, I'd say that just "Buen fin de semana!" is more usual, addressing either to one person or to a group.

    "I appreciate it": "Te lo agradezco" if you are talking to a friend, a family member, etc. Formal: "Se lo agradezco", you should use it when speaking with someone you wouldn't address by his/her first name in English. Plural is "Se los agradezco" in both cases in Latin America. In Spain, "Os lo agradezco". If you feel confused about which one to pick, a plain "Gracias" or "Muchas gracias" will do the job in all the cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moni
    In spoken language, I'd say that just "Buen fin de semana!" is more usual, addressing either to one person or to a group.

    "I appreciate it": "Te lo agradezco" if you are talking to a friend, a family member, etc. Formal: "Se lo agradezco", you should use it when speaking with someone you wouldn't address by his/her first name in English. Plural is "Se los agradezco" in both cases in Latin America. In Spain, "Os lo agradezco". If you feel confused about which one to pick, a plain "Gracias" or "Muchas gracias" will do the job in all the cases.
    Thank you so much for your help.. Now when you say "in spoken language" do you mean what people actually would say instead of the textbook grammer rules? because I would prefer to use what the people would say even if its not the perfect grammer... I also live in new york were In my area is predominatly Mexican, Salvadorian, ect...

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    Yes, that's what I meant, everyday Spanish. For example, when you leave the office on Friday afternoon, you just say "Buen fin de semana!", but if you are assisting a customer you may be a little more formal and use "Que tenga un buen fin de semana", though the first option is also correct as a farewell.

    As for "I appreciate", as I stated before, there are several options, depending on how many people you are addressing to, how formal do you want to sound, even on what country you are in. But if you say a plain "Muchas gracias!" and show your best smile, you can never be wrong.

    Hope it helps.

    P.S. Please note that it's grammar, not grammer.
    Last edited by Moni; 11-28-2007 at 05:43 PM.

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    ahh I understand. Kind of like in english it would be like "take it easy" for friends ect.. or "enjoy your weekend" to be more formal.. Or is that a bad example?

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    I'd say there's not that much difference. You don't risk to sound too informal if you say "Buen fin de semana!" before hanging up the phone when talking with a customer, though in that case I'd rather say "Que tenga un buen fin de semana".

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    Hi there ,
    not gramaticallly correct but used in casual and informal Spanish some poeple ( me included) would say in Spain: uen finde!

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    sorry just realised few mispellings:

    not gramaticallly correct but used in casual and informal Spanish some people (me included) would say in Spain: buen finde!

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