"Él come una cebolla."
Translation:He eats an onion.
The letters ‘b’ and ‘v’ are pronounced indistinguishably in Spanish. After a pause or a nasal (‘m’ or ‘n’), they are pronounced as a voiced bilabial stop [b], just like the English letter “b”. Everywhere else, they are pronounced as a voiced bilabial approximant [β̞], which sounds somewhat similar to the voiced labiodental fricative [v] represented by the letter “v” in English, but instead of pulling your lower lip back under your upper front teeth, you leave it just below your upper lip — without pursing your lips.
I've heard the soft b explained by spanish speakers this way: you pronounce it like a hard b, except your lips barely touch each other. In wikipedia it says "between baby and bevy".
Yes, and that's a more-plausible translation. In English, the present progressive is the default aspect for action verbs, and the present indicative is used only for repeated action or general statements about a subject (e.g. “How does he acquire that body odor?” — “He eats an onion.”); or for the narrative present (e.g. “He eats an onion. Then he snaps out of his trance and realizes it wasn't an apple.”). In contrast, in Spanish, the present indicative is the default aspect, and the present progressive is only used to emphasize that an action is currently ongoing.
I got dinged because I accidentally typed "...a onion" instead of "...an onion". :(
I got it wrong because I wrote an onion, it translates it to a onion, that's not correct is it?
why does it have an 'oi' sound to it? Is that just the weird spanish way to say it? :D
I had an accident and pressed enter by accident without finishing. Is there any way to fix it just wondering
I don't think so, but ask on the FAQ. There might just be a way. I do the same mistake sometimes, too.
Said "He eats a onion". I didn't think I'd lose a heart for slipping a single letter that doesn't change the context what so ever in the English answer. If I can be excused a wrong accent, can I be excused one petty English grammatical rule?