Thursday, 18 August 2011

How Would You Feel If We...?

Imagine you are talking about leisure activities with a relative, a friend or a colleague.  Perhaps you are making plans to go out to the cinema. You might have said something which gave the impression that going to the cinema clashes with your plan for the next few days. The other person wants to ask you how you would feel if going to the cinema was left for Saturday.

He/ she could choose to be less formal and ask you:
¿Qué te parece si dejamos el cine para el sábado?

Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be a little bit more formal and say:
¿Qué le parece (a usted) si dejamos el cine para el sábado?


You DO NOT need be concerned about the degree of formality in the question you are asked. Whether the other person uses the more/ less formal question is irrelevant to your choice of answer. Your answer depends only on whether you want to say that you:
  • Agree on Saturday to go to the cinema
  • Have a problem with going to the cinema on Saturday

Here are a couple of examples which deal with those two basic possibilities:
  • Vale, el sábado podemos ir al cine (OK, we can go)
  • El sábado no puedo, tengo que estudiar (I cannot go)

Now you should practice answering the question:
¿Qué te parece si dejamos el cine para el sábado?

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