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Re: "Seven days in a week"

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  • jess.gee56
    Okay, Well all those are variations of the same thing. Except for that one sentence Son siete dias cada semana That mean there are seven days EVERY week. So
    Message 1 of 20 , Jan 14, 2013
      Okay, Well all those are variations of the same thing. Except for that one sentence "Son siete dias cada semana" That mean there are seven days EVERY week. So if I were to say , "there are seven days in a week" I would say " Hay siete dias en la semana". There isn't a problem with translating this sentence to literally, because it is not an abstract idea or anything.
      Also if it was a casual conversation the sin tax for "Son siete los dias de la semana" that would be much to formal, although it does make sense, it is not normal to hear it phrased that way. Translated to english literally it would read "Seven, are the(number of) days of the week".
      Hope this helps.

      --- In Spanish_English_Translation_Help_Group@yahoogroups.com, "Daniel Hanson" wrote:
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      > Hello, everyone!
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      > I feel stupid asking this question, but I'm going to ask it any
      > way. How do native speakers say this in Spanish (Context: A parent or
      > elementary teacher explaining how many days are in a week to a child):
      > "There are seven days in a week"? I'm wanting to confirm what is authentic
      > in this situation. Today I was listening to a children's song done by a
      > Catalan speaker from Barcelona and wanted to verify what she was singing was
      > authentic. In the first part of her song, she sings, "Son siete días a la
      > semana". In the second part, she sings, "Son siete días cada semana". Off
      > the top of my head, I would have thought native speakers would naturally
      > say: "Los días de la semana son siete" or "Son siete los días de la semana".
      > I'm noticing in some Google searches the phrase "Hay siete días en la
      > semana". Is that too much of a literal translation from English (what we
      > language teachers call First language interference) or do natives talk this
      > way?
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      > How would a native speaker ask "How many days are in a week"?
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      > Thank you,
      >
      > Daniel Hanson
      >
      > Atwater, California, USA
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    • Roy McCoy
      ... I had to look at that twice. Great concept, lol.
      Message 2 of 20 , Jan 14, 2013
        On Jan 14, 2013, at 9:31 PM, jess.gee56 wrote:

        > Also if it was a casual conversation the sin tax for [...]

        I had to look at that twice. Great concept, lol.
      • AdelaLuz
        Sorry whay is the question ... De: Roy McCoy Enviado: 14/01/2013 06:32 p.m. Para: Spanish_English_Translation_Help_Group@yahoogroups.com Asunto: Re:
        Message 3 of 20 , Jan 15, 2013
          Sorry whay is the question

          -----Mensaje original-----
          De: Roy McCoy
          Enviado: 14/01/2013 06:32 p.m.
          Para: Spanish_English_Translation_Help_Group@yahoogroups.com
          Asunto: Re: [Spanish_English_Translation_Help_Group] Re: "Seven days in a week"





          On Jan 14, 2013, at 9:31 PM, jess.gee56 wrote:

          > Also if it was a casual conversation the sin tax for [...]

          I had to look at that twice. Great concept, lol.



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        • Roy McCoy
          ... Roy
          Message 4 of 20 , Jan 17, 2013
            AdelaLuz wrote:

            > Sorry whay is the question

            Daniel Hanson, Nov. 22:

            > How do native speakers say this in Spanish (Context: A parent or
            > elementary teacher explaining how many days are in a week to a child):
            > “There are seven days in a week”?


            Roy
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