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"You are popular."

Translation:Eres popular.

February 7, 2013

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Another way to remember Ser vs Estar is by using this little place. Use the abbreviation DOCTOR for ser:

D- description O- origin C- characteristics T- time/date O- occupation R- relationships

and use PLACE for estar:

P- position L- location A- actions (right now) C- condition E- emotion


That is an excellent suggestion and worthy of a Lingot. Thanks!


Okay, that is good, but is "popular" a condition or a charactartistic? Some things are tricky.


That is what it will always come down to. But if you look at it in the light of the other letters in the acronym it helps. A hint is thinking of ways to use it. I have often heard people say, "He is a popular person" Here he is being Described as popular. Also generally when you use the expression a(n) [adjective] person you would use ser. Él está enojado. He is angry (condition) Él es enojado (characteristic) He is an angry person (ill-tempered, malevolent). But with popular we don't have this other available meaning. It is all Descriptive of the person. Like most other descriptions it may be transient (young, small, brunette, fat, thin, etc. But as descriptions they always use ser. That is why the acronyms are so much better than the temporary/permanent criterion which has so many faults.


Gosh, yes that's worth a lingot! Never heard it before. Thanks.


That's very useful, Thank you


Nice. I'm finding it difficult to memorize what each letter stands for but I've written it down and I'm learning haha


What is a lingot? I am new to all of thid


A lingot is the type of currency in Duolingo. You can buy power-ups in shop, and you can donate them.


Very helpfull...have one of my lingots too


I pass the short cut


How can it be "ustedes" if we are translating just "you" and not you all or they. "You" is singular.


I agree. I felt there is no way for me to have known they meant the "ustedes" form of "you" and not the "tù" form. This app seems to do things like that a lot. Whatever I guess, it's free.


Yeah, I feel like I use 'you all' to differentiate the pronouns. I guess they want you to pick all possible choices but I definitely didn't think about using ustedes.


Sois populares Also accepted.


Ustedes is technically "you all" in this example, but it is also common in english to adress a group of people as "you"


Yes, unfortunately there is no English word that means "you all" unless you are in the south and say y'all. "You" can refer to one or more people, so ustedes is a valid choice.


I say y'all all the time!


Yes it is singular when you are speaking to one person in a group of people. One group, amongst other groups, is also singular. If there is a popular band that is being interviewed, it is proper to refer to the entire group as one singular entity.


"You" can be singular or plural, in English. In many places, it is more common in informal speech to say "you all," or "you guys," or something along those lines, but it is also perfectly acceptable to simply use "you" as a plural noun.


I would have thought popularity would be considered a changing condition alongside being ill. After all you're not always popular, but they seem to be using popularity here as an inherent characteristic.


Why is "estás" wrong here? After all, being popular is an ephemeral thing, not like "Eres una mujer" . Tú estás enferma" seems to be acceptable, too.


If it is a personality trait, it uses ser. Doesn't mean it can never change (like marriage) but it is assmued to be static. Enferma can be used with ser ("sickly") and estar ("sick today")


Because the verb "estar" is only used if something is happening only for a limited time. Verbo "ser" is used when you say something that is almost always true.


I wouldn't think "popular" is a permanent characteristic of a person. Most of us have been both popular and not so popular at times!


It's not fair, you all get to be popular, what about me?


Eres popular. Soy LEGENDARIA!


I typed tú es popular. Why is that wrong?


How would one know from the "You are popular" that you wanted the familiar form. What is wrong with ellos son popular?


"Ellos son" means "they are" first of all, "ustedes son" means "you guys" kind of thing. Also because you wanted to use "ellos son" the "popular" also has to be plural, so it would be "populares". As for differentiating between when to use "usted"/"ustedes" it usually would be used in a situation where you can tell if theres one person or if theres a crowd


Would "usted son popular" also translate to "you are popular"?


First of all, its either "usted es popular" ((formal) you are popular) or "ustedes son populares" ((formal, plural) you guys are popular). If you want: you are popular, then use "usted es popular"


It told me the correct form is "sois popular"? I've never even heard of that...


What the neck is "sos popular?" That's what it corrected my answer to...


I answered, "eres popular" and was counted as wrong.

The correction was "sos"! This is the first time I've heard this.


I am totally lost on what is being discussed. Please help, i'm just beginning.


i still dont get it


Why can you put " Ustedes populares “?


Why is populares incorrect?


My correct answer from the app says uds. .... first I have seen word


Ud. is short for usted, and uds. is short for ustedes. I must have missed that lesson, so thank goodness for helpful comments/discussions.


That doesn't make any sense




I got wrong because I put eres insted "son"


Why ud. And not tu?


Its says you which is plural ustedes is more then one person so you shouldn't have to pick that one


If it's eres popular then why was i given son not eres and why was son popular accepted as a right answer?


Hope these help you! There are some examples of random answers.

Soy-I am Somos-We are Eres-You are Sois- Y'all Es- He/she/it is Son- They are

Hora y fecha- ¿Que hora es? Son de las dos menos cuatro. Origen-¿De dónde eres? Posesión- ¿De quién es?
Profesión- Jeremy es un director de CIS. Identification-(ex. made of)- es una botella es de plastico. Classification- Sol y Harriet son chicas. Los perros son peludos. Location of an event- Los fuegos artificiales son en Camana Bay. El partido de basquetbol es en el ARC.


"ustedes son polulares" is not the same as "eres popular"

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