"Las víctimas son dos hombres y una mujer."
Translation:The victims are two men and a woman.
I have to agree with "y una" sounding more like "y ila" or "y ela". I understand things sounding different to me as I'm not a native speaker but I find there's already a huge difference between what's played during the question and what is played when I press the button at the top of the comments here. Because when I press play here I can actually make out the "una" part of the sentence.
You're right. I can hear y una when I play the sentence by clicking above. But when I played it in slow setting, it sounded like ila and although I knew it was wrong there was no way I could hear a real number in ti. The explanation below by caiser makes a lot of sense.
Sound perfectly for me (Native-talker) Your have still to afinate your ear ;)
Here the two words "y" and "una" are said almost like one. She said somenthing like "iuna". It happens the same in all languages with small words.
Does not make sense in English really; "The victims are two men and a woman."
In English the sentence would be; "There are two male victims and one female victim"* They should change 'hombre' to the Spanish translation of 'male'.
*Edited - Ignore Me haha
Your sentence should be, "There are two male victims and one female victim."
Yeah, sorry. But hopefully you get my point, that they should change the given Spanish sentence.
I would have to disagree with you on changing the Spanish sentence. Spanish is not the same as English. Saying the sentence doesn't make sense in English would probably be the same as saying a literal translation of an English sentence doesn't make sense in Dutch, or any other language for that matter. Who's to say it doesn't make perfect sense in Spanish?
Also, doesn't using 'hombre', which means man, already indicate the person is of the male sex? I, personally, don't really see what good changing 'hombre' into 'macho' or 'masculino' would do in this case. You can't just change a line of text so it fits the English translation better. ;)
Of course this is just my opinion and you are free to disagree with me :p