"Soy una mujer."

Translation:I am a woman.

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SonofQuixote

Yes. As noted by Luis, "Soy un Mexicano" and "Yo soy un Mexicano" are the same and both are statements that translate to 'I am a Mexican'. However, the first would typically be used in answering a bland/normal situation question, such as in filling in an application (emotion neutral). If there is a discussion where I want to emphasize that I am a Mexican to make a particular point of it (for example, I am proud to be a Mexican) I would say "Yo Soy un Mexicano".

5 years ago

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Is "I" in "I am" always inferred or is there a word that would precede "Soy" as a more formal tone of speech?

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You can say "Yo soy" instead of just "Soy". Both are perfectly correct, but omitting "Yo" is more common. So, "I am a woman" translates to both "Soy una mujer" and "Yo soy una mujer". The latter is used mostly for emphasis, as in "I am a woman".

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The thing said mujer and it means wife and women so why didn't it accept wife?

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Not all meanings of a word fit in all contexts. While mujer can mean "wife", it is only the case when there is a possessive: "Mi mujer" means "My woman" or "My wife", but "La mujer" just means "The woman".

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