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Wayne Maxson
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Jan 16, 2019 at 1:25pm

In level 2 there are two sentences I don't quite understand: 1) from English to Spanish=Do you have hot water in your room? I wrote= Tienes (you) but Fluenz answer is Tiene (3rd person sing.) Similarly, Where were you yesterday with your colleagues? I used Donde fuiste (you past) but the answer was fue (again, 3rd per sing, past). Is "usted" assumed or what have I missed?

Wayne Maxson
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Jan 16, 2019 at 1:26pm
Wayne Maxson
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Jan 16, 2019 at 1:27pm
No Stress
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Jan 20, 2019 at 1:07pm

Hi Wayne, this used to trip me up too. When it is you (informal) it will tell be annotated you(i), if it just shows you then it is third person singular. Hope this helps! - Tony

Apolonia D.
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Jan 28, 2019 at 7:43am

Hi Wayne, that is correct. When we want you to use the "informal you" we use the "(i)", otherwise we're asking for the formal you, "usted":
You want = Usted quiere
You(i) want = Tú quieres

Hope this is clear now!

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