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May I ride my bike

Spanish translation: ¿Puedo andar en bici?

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09:47 Aug 25, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: May I ride my bike
for my daughter
courtney roby
Spanish translation:¿Puedo andar en bici?
Explanation:
This would be more common in Mexico
Selected response from:

pzulaica
Local time: 20:28
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +3¿Puedo andar en bici?pzulaica
na +2¿Me dejas montar en mi bici? ¿Puedo montar mi bici?
flaviofbg
na +1¿Puedo montar mi bicicleta?pzulaica
na¿Puedo correr mi bicicleta?
Genio
na¿puedo montar en mi bicicleta?
Leliadoura
nacomment for Flavio
Patricia Lutteral


  

Answers


2 mins peer agreement (net): +1
¿Puedo montar mi bicicleta?


Explanation:
¿Puedo montar mi bicicleta?


pzulaica
Local time: 20:28
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 54

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lafuente
2 mins
  -> gracias!
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2 mins
¿puedo montar en mi bicicleta?


Explanation:
Or more familarly: ¿puedo montar en mi bici?
Hope it helps. :-)

Leliadoura
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 684
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4 mins peer agreement (net): +2
¿Me dejas montar en mi bici? ¿Puedo montar mi bici?


Explanation:
Hi Courtney :)

Without more context it's a bit difficult.. here is what I would say to a child... it's not formal and nice :)

Hope it helps :) Flavio


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flaviofbg
Spain
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 121

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lafuente
18 mins
  -> Gracias lafuente :)))

agree  Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: La mejor propuesta. Además Bike is BICI, sin dudas!
1 hr
  -> Gracias Bertha :)))
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5 mins peer agreement (net): +3
¿Puedo andar en bici?


Explanation:
This would be more common in Mexico


    Mexican
pzulaica
Local time: 20:28
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 54
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  flaviofbg: Dear Paula, it's good but I think the "my" is important here... I would have added "MI bici"... saludos :)
29 mins

agree  Patricia Lutteral: Thta's the Argentine version too. :-)
2 hrs

agree  Atacama: Here in Chile too.
1 day 23 hrs
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3 hrs
comment for Flavio


Explanation:
Remember that possesives are more frequent in English than in Spanish. For instance, in English you say "I raise MY hand", but "Levanto LA mano" in Spanish. In Spanish, the fact that it is my hand that I am raising is implicit.
If you said "levanto MI mano" it sounds unnatural (who else's hand would you normally raise??)
It's the same with the bike in this case. The kid is asking permission to go outside and ride a bike. Whose bike it is is not important.
At least in Spanish we don't run the risk of dialogues like "May I run my bike? No And yours?" And kids are great at doing that, believe me!! :-))

Best regards,

Patricia (been asked permission many times in the past :-) )

Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 01:28
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1564
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1 day 3 hrs
¿Puedo correr mi bicicleta?


Explanation:
Here again, in different countries a different expression is used. In the case of the Caribbean and among the spanish speaking folks in New York City, where I grew up, this would be the translation. But it would be an expert whoever knew all the different countrie's translation


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Genio
PRO pts in pair: 6
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