Monday, 26 September 2011

Do You Not Want To Go To The Cinema?

 
SCENARIO
Imagine you are talking about leisure activities with a relative, a friend or a colleague.  Perhaps you are talking about what you could do. You might have said something which gave the impression that perhaps you are not very keen on going to the cinema. The other person wants to ask you if you do not want to go to the cinema.

He/ she could choose to be less formal and ask you:
¿No tienes ganas de ir al cine?

Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be a little bit more formal and say:
¿No tiene (usted) ganas de ir al cine?

 


OUR TIP
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:
  • Do not feel like going to the cinema
  • Do feel like going to the cinema

Here are a couple of examples which deal with those two basic possibilities:
  • No, no tengo ganas de ir al cine (don't feel like going)
  • Sí, sí que tengo ganas de ir al cine (do feel like)

Now you should practice answering the question:
¿No tienes ganas de ir al cine?

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