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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Alex: And I'm Alex.
Eric: And welcome to Must-Know Spanish Sentence Structures, Season 1, Lesson 24. Using Reported Speech.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for reporting something said by someone else.
PATTERN
Eric: For example, "You said that she would come. "
Alex: Tú dijiste que ella vendría.
Alex: [slow] Tú dijiste que ella vendría.
Eric: The pattern for reporting something said by someone else has 4 elements. First, the pronoun "you."
Alex: Tú.
Eric: Second, the verb in preterite indicative. In this example, "said."
Alex: dijiste.
Eric: Third, "that."
Alex: que.
Eric: And last, the clause "she would come."
Alex: ella vendría.
Eric: Altogether, we have... "You said that she would come."
Alex: Tú dijiste que ella vendría. [slow] Tú dijiste que ella vendría. [normal] Tú dijiste que ella vendría.
Eric: When saying that someone said something, first say the verb "to say," or
Alex: decir.
Eric: It should be conjugated in its preterite indicative form, according to the pronoun. Then comes the conjunction "that."
Alex: que
Eric: And at the end, add the clause stating what someone said. You can emphasize who said the statement by beginning with the pronoun, but otherwise it can be omitted.
Alex: Tú dijiste que ella vendría.
Eric: So remember: To report something said by someone, start with a pronoun if you want to emphasize whoever was speaking, the add the verb "to say" in preterite indicative form, followed by the conjunction "that"
Alex: que
Eric: and finally, end with the clause stating what someone said.
Eric: Here’s another example saying, "He said he didn't want to." First, the pronoun "he."
Alex: Él.
Eric: Second, the verb in preterite indicative "said."
Alex: dijo.
Eric: Third, "that."
Alex: que.
Eric: And last, the clause "he didn't want to."
Alex: no quería.
Eric: Altogether we have...
Alex: Él dijo que no quería. [slow] Él dijo que no quería. [normal] Él dijo que no quería.
Eric: "He said he didn't want to."
[pause]
Alex: Él dijo que no quería.
Eric: How do you say - "She said that she will come tomorrow." To give you a hint, "she will come tomorrow" is...
Alex: vendrá mañana. [slow] vendrá mañana. [normal] vendrá mañana.
Eric: "She said that she will come tomorrow."
[pause]
Alex: Ella dijo que vendrá mañana. [slow] Ella dijo que vendrá mañana. [normal] Ella dijo que vendrá mañana.
[pause]
Alex: Ella dijo que vendrá mañana.
REVIEW
Eric: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I’ll give you the English equivalent of the phrase, and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud in Spanish. Here we go.
Eric: "You said that she would come. "
[pause]
Alex: Tú dijiste que ella vendría.
[pause]
Alex: Tú dijiste que ella vendría.
Eric: "He said he didn't want to."
[pause]
Alex: Él dijo que no quería.
[pause]
Alex: Él dijo que no quería.
Eric: "She said that she will come tomorrow."
[pause]
Alex: Ella dijo que vendrá mañana.
[pause]
Alex: Ella dijo que vendrá mañana.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for reporting what someone else said, as in...
Alex: Tú dijiste que ella vendría.
Eric: meaning "You said that she would come."
Eric: You can find more vocab or phrases that go with this sentence pattern in the lesson notes. So please be sure to check them out on SpanishPod101.com. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Alex: Hasta la próxima.

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SpanishPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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What did your friend say to you?

SpanishPod101.com
Monday at 3:09 am
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Hola Norimasa,


Thank you for your question.

Yes! your understanding is correct.

Though the main ver is VENIR and the conjugations vendría and vendrá.

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

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Norimasa Takamoto
Friday at 12:32 pm
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Please teach me the difference between following sentences.


1) Tu dijiste que ella vendria.

2) Ella dijo que vendra manana.


1) It means she will come with not 100% sure ? ( Venetia is conditional )

2) It means she will come tomorrow with 100% sure ? ( Venda is future )


Is it correct ?


Saludos,



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Saturday at 2:35 pm
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Hola Gerald,


Thank you for your question.

Yes, you're correct.

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Carla

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Gerald
Friday at 4:58 am
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escribieron el guión juntos

This means they wrote the script together right? Not you wrote the script together.

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Monday at 12:07 pm
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Hola Goo,


Gracias por tu comentario.

Solo una corrección, no es "digo" sino "dijo".

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Carla

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Goo
Thursday at 11:58 pm
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Mi amiga digo que ella vendría.