Friday, October 05, 2007

Mi mamá dijo que haga lo que quiera.

My mother told me I could do what I wanted.


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

lo quiera o lo que quierO ?????

Ignacio said...

You cannot say «lo que quiero» if you say «haga»: you'd be mixing indicative and subjunctive, and that doesn't make any sense.

There's nothing wrong with this phrase the way it is. However, a native speaker would most probably omit the «yo»:

"Mi mamá dijo que haga lo que quiera." (more natural)

"Mi mamá me dijo que podía hacer lo que quisiera." (even more natural, and typical of spoiled child)

Ignacio
Buenos Aires, Argentina