|8.17 Gerundio in adverbial expressions|
|Sonriendo me dijo que me odia.||Smiling she told me that she hates me.|
|Ladrando los perros cruzaron la calle.||Barking the dogs were running across the street.|
|Diciendo que me quiere mucho me dió un beso.||Telling me that she loves me she gave me a kiss. (The told me she loves me and gave me a kiss)|
|Hablando se emborracharon.||Talking they were getting drunk. (They were talking and getting drunk)|
REMEMBER! Has the English gerund an adjectival meaning then you cannot use the Spanish gerundio, but you need to describe it with a sentence.
men are happy.
= correct: Los hombres que duermen son felices.
|wrong: Los hombres durmiendo son felices.|
dogs are disturbing.
= correct: Perros que ladran molestan.
|wrong: Perros ladrando molestan.|
smiling woman is beautiful.
= correct: La mujer que sonríe es guapa.
|wrong: La mujer sonriendo es guapa.|
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