"It is the food!"
Translation:¡Es la comida!
Why isn't "Esta la comida" correct? If the rest of the words are feminine, why is using "Esta" incorrect. Isn't it feminine??? I'm confused, learn me someone! :/
You are adding a word, "this" and leaving out the verb, "it is." "Esta la comida" = this the food "Es la comida" = It is the food" "Esta es la comida" = This is the food. "Esta" is an adjective that means "this" But there is no "this" in "Es la comida."
Can you still say "Esta es la comida" if you're wanting to say "This is the food."? Just wanting to be clear.
The verb "ser" (conjugated here as "es") is a permanent state of being, while the verb "estar" (conjugated as "está") is more temporary.
For example, "I am American" would be "Soy Americana," while "I'm eating (right now)" would be "Estoy comiendo."
I am from India. How to translate it in espanol. I am Indian. Soy.............?
If you are male, you can say "soy indio" or "soy hindú". If you are female, "soy india" or "soy hindú". Also, you can say "soy de la India" ("I'm from the India", with "the" before the country, for some reason that's more common than the same without it).
Usually, people of India is called "hindúes" in Spanish instead of "indios". "Indios" is wrongly related with aboriginal people of The Americas. When Colon gone to there from Europe, he thought it was India, so since that time native people is commonly called "indios". But natives dislike that since they are not from India but from The Americas, so now is less used for them.
Está and esta (with and without accent) are different words. The first is the third-person indicative verb for "to be" and the second is a demonstrative/pronoun. Verbs have no gender, ever :)
Yes, it is asking for "It is THE food." So you need to add el into it OR you could add la and change comida to the feminine version.
I am confused about el & la. How do i know what is feminine or masculine, also with fruit?
Spanish words that end with an "a" (fruta, manzana, mesa, carta, nina, etc.), are usually feminine, while Spanish words that end with an "o" (nino, gato, perro), are usually masculine
Please explain the lower case I hanging down in front of the Es and when it is used.
That is actually an upside down exclamation mark, not a lowercase i. In Spanish sentences that are questions or that have exclamation marks, the symbol (! or ?) is placed upside down at the beginning of the sentence, and then normally at the end
For example: ¿Es marzo un mes del año? Translation: Is March a month of the year?
That isn't an i, it's an upside down exclamation mark used at the start of Spanish sentences that use exclamation marks same thing for upside down question marks (¿)