"This new cheese is tasty."
Translation:Ten nowy ser jest smaczny.
I placed To instead of jest and it showed that it was wrong. How can I place To in this sentence? Dzieki :)
Because the noun "ser" is masculine and everything has to match. "nowa" is feminine.
Compare "el queso nuevo" (correct) and "la queso nueva" (incorrect).
thanks for all your explanations, they are really helpful!! just one moe question, how do you know "ser" is masculine? do you just have to memorize it like with french, or do the endings indicate the gender like with spanish or italian?
Generally it's the ending, even if there are exceptions to it. You have to look at the Nominative form, the basic one.
If it ends with a consonant, the noun is most probably masculine.
If it ends with -a, the noun is most probably feminine.
If it ends with -o, -ę or -um, the noun is neuter.
Apart from that, the logic may indicate the gender. Words like "tata" (dad) and "mężczyzna" (a man) end with -a, but as they clearly describe masculine subjects, they are masculine.