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  1. #1
    NavyBlue is offline Newbie
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    Default El día del espectador

    I know there isn't such a thing as Día del Espectador in UK cinemas.
    So, I'd like to know which of these options is a good translation.

    I'd like it to be natural speech, not notice-board English.

    Hey, they have reduced prices on Wednesdays!
    Hey, they have reduced price on Wednesdays!
    Hey, there are reduced prices on Wednesdays!
    Hey, there is reduced price on Wednesdays!
    Hey, prices are reduced on Wednesdays!
    Hey, spectators have a discount on Wednesdays!

    Thank you so very much in advance!

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    Default Re: El día del espectador

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    Navy Blue,

    The following are correct:

    Hey, they have reduced prices on Wednesdays!
    Hey, there are reduced prices on Wednesdays!
    Hey, prices are reduced on Wednesdays!

    The plural is necessary to convey the meaning:

    Hey, spectators (viewers) have discounts on Wednesdays! (correct)

    You can say: Hey, they have a reduced price on [name of item(s)] on Wednesdays! Note that an article must be used in the singular constructions.

    I know what you mean about a "lifetime;" I've been struggling with Spanish much of my life!
    Last edited by Greg Forbes; 22-Nov-2008 at 20:42. Reason: revision

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: El día del espectador

    What's the reduction? You could say 'x% off on Wednesdays' or if it's a handy fraction, use that; we have halh-price days, etc.

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    Default Re: El día del espectador

    A million thanks!

    You've been a great help.

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