"Adiós, buenas noches."
Translation:Bye, good night.
Is the tip-off the word "buenas"? Buenas goes with noches and buenOS goes with dia?
- noches → feminine plural
- buenas → feminine plural
- días → masculine plural
- buenos → masculine plural
another hint: you wouldnt say say 'hi, good night' and probably not 'bye, good day' (not in spanish, anyway)
Well you can say in English, Good bye, have a nice day. Or Bye, have a good day.
You can also say in spansh: adiós (good bye), Qué tengas un buen día (have a nice day) o Adios, que tengas un buen día... they're correct too
You actually would... it is an extremely common formal greeting: "hola, buenos días" --> "hi, good day" or "hola, buenas noches, vengo a recoger mi pedido" --> "hi, good night, i'm here to pick up my delivery" Also, good day, good night, good morning and all that can also be used for saying "bye", although that's far less common.
I use word association. Women and night are both evil. Men and day are both good. Not intending to be flippant.
Exactly, but you can also say buen día instead buenos dias, both are correct, PD: I am native spanish
Good morning - Buenos días (used when you first wake up; just like in English and all languages)
Good afternoon - Buenas tardes (from midday to, I believe, 4pm)
Good evening/night - Buenas noches
Formally, "buenos días" should be said since midnight until noon. Midnight because is the start of the next day. After noon, you should say "buenas tardes" until 6pm in most countries or until the sunset (around 6-6:30). Then you say "buenas noches" until midnight. Even some people say "buenas noches" during the entire night until the sunrise.
We say buenos días at morning, until noon, buenas tardes from noon until 6:00 pm, after that, we say buenas noches, good luck.
Duolingo accepts both, officially.
However, in formal English the greeting is "good night", but if used as an adjective, then it would be "goodnight" (as in goodnight kiss). Also, if used as a noun as in "She said a quick goodnight and ran out the door." Colloquially, we'll write it both ways interchangeably while the English Doctorate rolls their eyes.
Here is from Quora: https://www.quora.com/What-is-grammatically-correct-goodnight-or-good-night
The point of this exercise is to match the feminine adjective with the feminine noun. All of this conversation about when you say good evening vs good night is superfluous.
That narrow viewpoint is understandable, but learning a language transcends exercises, right? I find it helpful also to glean insight about how one communicates effectively in a culture -- like when to say good night and when to say good evening.
Ok, so then on point here. Why is dias masculine and noches feminine in the first place when their endings say the reverse should be true?
Because in English, we use "good morning" and "good night" (singular) as salutations. In Spanish you use "buenos días" and "buenas noches" (plural).
Does anyone else find that sometimes it will just approve your speech when you say nothing, but decline when you try? I literally said nothing and it passed me. Weird.
uno puede decir hola de dia y de noche...y adios de dia y de noche tambien ...hola buenas noches, adios buenos dias
Can "Buenas noches" be used to greet someone at night, or is it only a parting? If it's only a parting, how late into the evening could one say "Buenas tardes" (or is there a different expression for evening / night greetings)? For context, I'm thinking about the difference in French between "Bonsoir" (greeting only, never parting, and used later at night than an American might think counts as the literal "evening") vs. "Bonne nuit!" (which I've only ever heard used as a parting, not a greeting. Is this a point where Spanish and French are similar or different?
There isn't a difference in meaning, but there is a grammatical difference.
Buenos - Masculine plural nouns
Buenas - Feminine plural nouns
no? 'chao' is very informal and rarely used. Adios means bye/goodbye. Its so short anyway we dont have anything thats shortened.
Is the tip-off the word "buenas"? Buenas goes with noches and buenOS goes with dia?
In Spanish there are three periods of time in a day (four in English):
"la mañana" (since you get up till lunch time, about 2 p.m.!). In this period of time we say "buenos días".
From lunch time till it gets dark in the evening, we say "buenas tardes", the period is "la tarde".
When it is dark, after the sunset, it is "la noche"and we say "buenas noches". We say "buenas noches" when we meet somebody and also when you leave someone till the next day.
Notice that Spanish greetings with the parts of the day are used always in plural, some people use singular by the influence of the English language.
Finally, when we listen or watch the news on the radio or TV, they usually say "buenas tardes" since noon, but the traditional and common use is to say "buenas tardes" after lunch, which is a bit later than in the English speaking countries.
Grammar gender in Spanish is a bit hard to learn. Only with practice and attention to the different sentences you will manage with it. The first thing we have to know is that Spanish nouns are masculine or feminine. There are no neutral nouns in Spanish. Maybe secondly, we have to know that Spanish nouns agree with the adjectives and articles in number (singular / plural) and gender (masculine / feminine), and this is a very important difference with the English grammar: "good boy" = "niño bueno", "good girl" ="niña buena", "good boys"= "niños buenos", "good girls" = "niñas buenas". Even though when we reffer to things, it gets much more difficult, since we have to know the gender of the noun, I mean "techo alto" (masc.) = "high ceiling", or "casa bonita" (fem.) = "nice house". I will give you more advice if you ask me. Therefore, good grammars, diccionaries and practice can help.
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Buenos dias = good morning
Buenas tardes = good afternoon
Buenas noches = good night , good evening
There is no way to determine that. The only way is to learn the noun with its gender, so, instead of just learning "horse", you should learn that it is "el caballo" (masculine).
However, if a word ends in "a", it usually a feminine noun, but that isn't always the case. One example is "día", which means "day". It is not "la día", but rather "el día". That is why it is very important to learn gender with the noun and not just the noun.
What part of the previous words make this noches instead of dias? Isn't 'buenas' feminine which would mean dias is correct?
I'm confused about why "noches" is correct but "dias" is incorrect. Is it wrong because of the gender or because people don't say, "bye, good day"?
nosotros no decimos noche !!! ni dia!!!... decimos buenos dias , buenas noches, buenas tardes, buen dia , buenas
Have a good day - Tengas un buen día
Good night - Buenas noches
"Buenas noches" is the one in the sentence, so only "good night" can be used.
Can someone explain why buenas dias is incorrect and buenas noches correct
Spanish is a noun-gendered language, and every noun has a grammatical gender. In Spanish, "día" is masculine and "noche" feminine. That is why it is "buenos días" and "buenas noches".
Because of the Gender. Buenos (with an "o") is masculine, so you must choose dias which is also masculine. Noches is feminine, so must be preceded by "buenas" (with an "a").
For what reason is one answer acceptable over another? Is it the spelling of the word "Buenas"? Why is this so?
Buenas is feminine, and therefore belongs in front of feminine nouns. Likewise, Buenos is masculine and goes before masculine nouns. Noches is feminine, so it is buenas noches.
I was so thrown off by dias being masculine and noches being feminine, which I didn't even realize until Julian explained it. I'm stuck on words ending in the letter A being feminine. Are there other words
I am not aware of any other words, that end in "a", that are masculine, although I can tell you a word that looks masculine but is actually feminine; that word is "mano" (hand).
My Spanish speaking friends would not use 'Adios' unless they were not expecting to see you again, or in a formal situation. ¡Chao, buenas noches! is what they typically use.
It would be "Ádios, bueno día", but if you want to greet someone in the morning, you use "Buenos dias" instead.
Is the tip-off the word "buenas"? Buenas goes with noches and buenOS goes with
here's a tip to know the differences between buenos dias and buenas noches... D in dias is before N in noches in the alphabet just like the morning is before the night also the n in noches matches with the n in night
Buenas dias and buenas noches are both correct, aren't they? Please explain
Only "buenas noches" is correct.
Buenos - masculine plural
Buenas - feminine plural
"Día" is a masculine noun. Since we say "good days" in Spanish (and adjectives must agree with the noun's gender and number), it can only be "buenos días".
I hope that helps!
Could this not also mean by good day which is a phrase often used wishing someone a good day as you leave that is common
Not that it really matters much, but does adios mean GOODbye or just bye, or does it kinda mean both?
Why does this say the answer is "farewell good night" when it should be goodbye???
And something else:. What is written in english, is of no consequence when you are asked to translate it into spanish! Just started myself. Too much useless discussion about the english language!
Im confused; when it ask me to translate what I hear and it speaks in spanish, does it want me to translate it in english to see if I understand what was spoke or spell out what I hear in spanish?
how come it says "bye good night" on this page but on duolingo it says that the answer is "Cheers, good evening."
I'm not sure I understand why when saying "good morning" you would say in Spanish, "Buenos Dias" and when saying "good night" you would say in Spanish, "Buenas Noches. The feminine and masculine thing is confusing... Can someone help?
A more accurate translating would be "Goodbye, good night" as "adiós" is formal and "ciao" is informal (translates to bye)
BUENAS:femenine(good evening, good night, good afternoon) BUENOS:Masculine ( good day, good morning)
Is it possible to see my answer after it gives the correct answer. That way i could compare.
I think that it should accept good bye, and not just bye. I say both. It seems to have counted this wrong, though I got the good night part.
Ah! I looked at their prompts, and they have goodbye, not good bye. I think that this is one of those words that may be changing or regional (US), because I was taught to write 'good bye'. So I'll remember that here.
I typed goodbye but they want bye. Not really incorrect but they cost you health points.
"Buenos noches" is grammatically incorrect. It can only be "buenas noches".
Also, don't forget the accents. They are extremely important and stop any confusion. It is "Adiós", not "Adios".
i put -bye,good night & its said it was wrong and it was supous to be bye, good night?
'Good day is a greeting just like hello, so - if you say "goodbye good day," it's like you are saying goodbye hello - instead of bye, good night.
this is stupid it could be buenas noches, buenas tardes, there is not a wrong answer here!
Umm, this can really be both dependingon what time of day it is... How would we even know?
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why wouldn't it be buenas dias because they are both feminine because they end in "as". right?
Dias is plural masculine. There are exceptions to "as" endings. Dia = masculine; Dias = plural masculine. So you have to say "Buenos dias".
Whaaaaattt?????Arent both answers correct???it gave me a choice between buenos dias and buenos nochos they translate to bye,good morning and bye,good evening!!!!Both make sense and the stupid little owl counted it wrong!!!!!
Yes this one was confusing because i didn't even know which was masculine and which was feminine
SO LONG AND GOODNIGHT, SO LONG AND GOODNIIGGHHHTTT.
I'm so sorry. I just came from watching the Helena video and I couldn't resist.
Can someone help me? I don't know the diffrence between some sentences and I usally just end up gussing the answer
Is there supposed to be an obvious difference to tell if the phrase is day or night?
Either one makes sense. Bye, good day works as well as Bye, good night. Both also work and make sense in Spanish
You know, you could say Adios, buenas dias! or you could say... Adios, buenas Noches! either way right?
Yes. Adios, buenos dias would be Goodbye, good day! Keep in mind that this is one of the few words that ends in as (dias) that is masculine. This is because it is taken from latin directly so it has a slightly different rule. Adios, buenos noches would be Goodbye, good night! this is also masculine (buenos not buenas) because noches is masculine (with the es ending).
How was i supposed to know if it was good night or good day? It just gave you the option and you had to guess which one it was.
I have been wondering why I failed to understand the reasons for the use of the 'nas' and 'nos' when dias has an 'a' and noches has the 'o' this explanation has helped
how do you say good night then cos my mistake was saying bye, good night
"buenas" goes with all of them. i should know i speak spanish and am hispanic
im kidding you are correct : ) Buenas noches and buenos dias
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I put "Goodbye, Good night" and it came out wrong...But when I hovered over Adios it says "Goodbye" and "Bye" Buenas noches says "Good Night" which I put..."Goodbye, Good Night"
It is not fair that I got a wrong answer on this one. You could either say good morning or goodnight. Anyone agree?
Everytime i see the word adios i can only think of that one Challa video where he drew Sie Namon stealing a chair
"good night" is the proper translation as "goodnight" is a farewell in American English.
I'm not sure I understand why when saying "good morning" you would say in Spanish, "Buenos Dias" and when saying "good night" you would say in Spanish, "Buenas Noches. The feminine and masculine thing is confusing...
This app, I mean I new the right answer and it says sorry wrong and rhe answer that said was right they said what I said. And they also have bad grammer!
im confused, where does "lo" play a part in this sentence? please help..
This question says to type the Spanish you hear but wants the English translation.
I said Bai Good Night and it said I was wrong DuoLingo doesn't understand that we have ways of saying things >:(
You need to show your effort in order to be donated. Even virtual "material" like this shall not be an obstacle in learning.
Just press the record button and press the repeat button and it foes all the work ...lol
The correct translation for noches is nights (plural) noche is night (singular) so why did it say i got it wrong when i didnt? Someone needs to correct this.
I wrote Good Night as one word (Goodnight), and got an automatic fail. I don't understand how one singular mistake can erase the whole mark.
I spely buy instead of bye due to auto correct on my phone.. I thibk you should say i am correct but watch my spelling
How do you know weather to put noches instead of dias? Is there a way to tell?
I dont get it because I got the question right but still good night can be buenas nosches or dias so there for it is really hard and I need a girl to respond to this.
How was i supposed to know that Doulingo wanted me to click on noches instead of dias? This is absolutely stupid.
I think the answer could both "day" and "night" ciuld work. But it says it can only be night.
I don't get it. There was never an indication that it was either day or night. What if I was out at a restaurant during breakfast? Saying good night would not be proper.
It should accept correct translations as well as direct translation instead of just direct translation. As a Native Spanish speaker I am disappointed.
Spanish is mixed up, for example we say the firetruck is red while in translation they say the red is firetruck
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I was asked to fill in the blank where either "good night" or "good day" could fit as a correct answer yet I got it wrong.
I tried - Cheerio, goodnight, and it was marked incorrect, and I was given "Cheers, goodnight" as the correct translation - ??????????
There isn't any rule that says nouns ending in "es" are always masculine. «Noches» is feminine.
when it asked me to type what I hear, I type in the Spanish that I hear, it tells me I am wrong. when I get told to translate the text that is o.k. but the words "type what you hear" to me means if I hear it in Spanish I type it in Spanish, No. it is coming back most times saying it should be in English but it is not asking for that so I get marked wrong. If I do put it in English it also tells me wrong.
It said we missed a space but we did a dash! Doesn't that count as a space ( in this case?)
For me, the options didn't show up properly and there was only one option: "Dias"
Why does Duolingo only use adíos, the more formal goodbye, but not chao, which is more commonly used?
Can you explain the usage of buenas and buenos, like why are both saying good, yet spelled different.
Please read the other comments before you make your own; this will help keep the discussion forums less cluttered. I think Julian_L.'s answer will help you out with this question.
solo aprendelo ...no busques diferencia te vas ha confundir ... buenos dias, buenas noches, buenas tardes, buen dia ... que pase un buen dia, buenos dias como esta? , buenas noches que descanses? buenas tardes hay agua?...
Please help reduce clutter by reading the other comments before you post your own.
Check out the answers posted by King2E4 and Julian_L., I think they will help you.
Good night is a greeting in spanish, you would say that at the beginning, not the end, of a conversation.
For the translation -"Adios, buenos noches" I put "good bye,have a good evening" instead of "good bye, good night". The program said I was wrong. I believe that I was right. Am I correct or is the program correct???
It is wrong, evening = tarde Adios = Goodbye Buenas = Good (feminine plural) Noches = night (feminine night)
Adios can be a good bye in the morning, afternoon, evening, in my view.
no trates de buscar una diferencia, porque te vas a confundir, escribe como te dice y busca ejemplos y aprendelos .... buenos días, buenas noches , buenas tardes o simplemente respondes buenas ....que pases un buen día , que pases una buena noche
Then don't read them or participate in them. I find them vey useful on the whole.
Given the choice for "Adios, buenas ..." with option "dias" and "noches", both are correct. You can say both, "Bye, have a good day" and "Bye, have a good night". However, the Duolingo app insists on "noche", so in their opinion "dias" is incorrect.
Good night is not use in this situation. The correct it is good evening.
Good evening is the correct sentence. Good night is to say before goes to bed.
That totally messed me up because I thought it would go like..
Buenas dias and buenos noches but its actually buenos dias and buenas noches
But "Adios, buenos dias" wouldn't be grammatically incorrect, would it? It's not like people can't say it.
this was confusing for me. I understand the relationship between masculine and feminine... but in this particular case, I thought dias, dia (a) was feminine, and noches was masculine... these words don't seem to follow the rules laid out
At first I was like "Adios" is "Goodbye" so I clicked "Good" "Bye" and "Night" but then I noticed this is a typical English language's thing to do.
Did you know that pizza is a circle that comes in a square box eaten as triangles?
How are you supposed to know if they want you to say morning (dias) or night (noches)??
By looking at the previous word.
Buenos días - Good morning
Buenas noches - Good night
Can you explain why morning is masculine and night is feminine? That's what I don't understand (like, in "buenos dias," "buenos" indicates that it is masculine, but "buenas" would indicate that it is feminine...?)
How do you decide whether to do, Noches, or Dias? I ask because I have been trying to figure this out, but each time it feels like its random. (My question says NOTHING about it being a guy, girl, or day or night. Please Help)
this makes no sense the is no clue to tell whether it was dias or noches
I said "goodbye, good night" and it said I was wrong because it should have been "bye"? That's insane
I'm confused why bunas noches can't be used as good evening. any ideas?
No one really cares so why not just say bye and be done, l can't force you to have a good night
the question should specify to write in spanish, though it might just be that I'm new to duolingo
That does not make any sense the proper translation is bye good night
"Noche" is a feminine noun. Adjectives for feminine plural nouns get "as", so it's "buenas noches".
What a terrible question and should be removed from the lesson... This could go wither way.
That's only because "by" and "bye" mean different things. Had "by" not been a word in English, the site would have marked you correct with a typo. You should therefore blame the English language and not the site.
Thank you for that helpful comment! In future, I will make sure to check before I blame the website.