That d in Spanish sounds like the th in "the" or "this". At least that's how it sounds in CA Spanish.
No, sounds more like "comiVA"...maybe we should learn to pronounce the alphabets first...
Yea, these sounds are usually softer with the tongue, teeth, and lips of Spanish speakers, especially fluent ones
Esta es la comida.
"This" isn't an ordinary pronoun, it's a demonstrative, so you can't skip it in Spanish as you would "yo," "usted," etc. Unless you see "este", "esta" or (bizarrely, since Spanish has otherwise lost its neuter grammatical gender) "esto", the sentence does not translate as "this..."
wow man. you are busy with those languages! holy crap. i wish i could remember all that stuff
I answered "It is a food" and I got wrong. Can someone explain why? :( -novice here