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Old 11th January 2009, 10:28 AM   #1
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Hi,

If I want to say to somebody - are you 'getting' ready your for your class

how would/could I say it?

Te estas haciendo listo por tu classe?

Estas preparando listo por tu classe?

As you can probably tell I haven't got a clue when it comes to this construction- also struggle when it comes to things like se ha ido de

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Old 11th January 2009, 10:58 AM   #2
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I would have said something along the lines of, with ready included in the verb prepararse:

Estás preparándote para tu classe?

Very interested in hearing a local's approach.
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Old 11th January 2009, 11:32 AM   #3
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What this "getting oneself ready for a class" would be?
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Old 11th January 2009, 01:07 PM   #4
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I'm starting a new term at night class in spanish, I go once a week to an adult education class. I'd like to be able to say to one of the members of the class that is going to Malaga for an intensive spanish course;

"Are you ready for (your class in) Malaga"?

and is there a phrase for "getting ready"

Estas preparando para tu classe en Malaga sounds about right, wondering how to say it and sound Spanish+ is it por or para- I equate para as "in order to/ or like para mi voy a tomar ....

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Old 11th January 2009, 01:19 PM   #5
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I would say:

¿Estás listo para (tus clases/tu curso) en Málaga?

or

¿Estás preparándote para tus clases en Málaga?

(this one matches "getting ready" better, I think)
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Old 11th January 2009, 04:07 PM   #6
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estas preparandote para tu curso en Malaga?

Thanks for that is the 'te' on the end =
you are preparing te = yourself for your course?

Is there a specific phrase for "ready" or is it lista

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listo/lista = ready
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Old 11th January 2009, 10:54 PM   #8
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Make sure you use "estar" with "listo" in this case, since "listo" means smart when accompanied by "ser".
And to be smart for your class wouldn't make sense.

Typical phrase construction would be (for "getting ready"):
¿Te estás preparando para tus clases? for a singular "you" or
¿Os estáis preparando para vuestras clases? for a plural "you".
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Old 11th January 2009, 11:38 PM   #9
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Gracias por su ayuda Kralizec,

i'll be using ¿Te estás preparando para tus clases? and i'd forgotten about not using ser- so much to learn!- I feel like i'm forgetting much more than is going in, working to Ben's principle of osmosis- so some of it has to stick!

Con el frase "Os estais preparando para vuestras clases" Vuestra significa "yours", y porque estare hablando de un hombre debelo no ser Vuestro?

Mi Profesor es Mexicana y el se no usara el vosotros forma, asi que sera "os estan preparando para vuestra viaje a Malaga...... that translates to Are you (all) ready for your trip to Malaga?

y el se no usara el vosotros - does that make sense?

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Con el frase "Os estais preparando para vuestras clases" Vuestra significa "yours", y porque estare hablando de un hombre debelo no ser Vuestro?
The number and gender in "vuestras" come from the thing possessed, in this case "clases" (fem. plural).

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Mi Profesor es Mexicana y el se no usara el vosotros forma, asi que sera "os estan preparando para vuestra viaje a Malaga...... that translates to Are you (all) ready for your trip to Malaga?
He (or she? profesor mexicano or profesora mexicana?) will use "ustedes", which works differently and will transform everything to 3rd person:

¿Se están preparando (ustedes) para su viaje a Málaga?
Are you getting ready for your trip to Málaga?

¿Están listos para su viaje a Málaga?
or
¿Están preparados para su viaje a Málaga?
Are you ready for your trip to Málaga?

"Os están preparando..." would mean "Are they getting you ready..." since os roughly means "to you"; subject would be "they" (ellos/ellas), and "you" (vosotros) would be the indirect object.

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y el se no usara el vosotros - does that make sense?
There's no need for a se, since he isn't the indirect object of his own action. Me, te, se, etc work by reflecting the indirect object back to the subject.
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Old 12th January 2009, 11:40 AM   #11
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Just checking final time promise!

Te estas preparando para tu curso?- Are you 'getting' ready for your course.

Estas preparando para tu curso? Are you ready for your course.

mi profesor a senor Felipe el no usara el vosotros forme, que es por que tengo que usar el secundo o sexto persona;

me estoy preparando- I am getting ready
te estas preparando- you are getting ready
se esta preparando- he/she/it is getting ready
nos estamos preparando- we are getting ready
os estais preparando- you- all are getting ready
se estan preparando- they- are getting ready

When I say that my teacher Philip will not use the vosotros- Would you as a native Spanish speaker say this?, or would you say he 'doesn't' use the vosotros- el no usa el vosotros forme

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Old 12th January 2009, 05:31 PM   #12
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Just checking final time promise!
No problem; I'm having fun with this.

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Te estas preparando para tu curso?- Are you 'getting' ready for your course.

Estas preparando para tu curso? Are you ready for your course.

mi profesor a senor Felipe el no usara el vosotros forme, que es por que tengo que usar el secundo o sexto persona; <-when using "usted/ustedes" you'll have to use 3rd person (él/ella/ellos/ellas) in the verb instead of 2nd (tú/vosotros/vosotras). Also, use "se" instead of "te" or "os", just like in 3rd person.

me estoy preparando- I am getting ready
te estas preparando- you are getting ready
se esta preparando- he/she/it is getting ready
nos estamos preparando- we are getting ready
os estais preparando- you- all are getting ready
se estan preparando- they- are getting ready
Perfect!
Everything fine except the line in red.
Preparando -> "Preparing", the action is still going on.
Preparado -> "Prepared", the action has already ended.
Notice the "n".
Literally the phrases would be "Are you preparing..." and "Are you prepared...".

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When I say that my teacher Philip will not use the vosotros- Would you as a native Spanish speaker say this?, or would you say he 'doesn't' use the vosotros- el no usa el vosotros forme
We would say "doesn't": Él no usa la forma "vosotros", or we could also say he "doesn't say" it: Él no dice "vosotros".

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