"Nosotros vamos a vender los zapatos."
Translation:We are going to sell the shoes.
To me, it sounds odd- we are going to sell THE shoes. I think it sounds more natural to say we are going to sell shoes, unless a group of people are all going to sell one specific set of shoes.
Many Duo sentences sound odd, often because there is no context. But if we were working with paragraphs we'd likely never get through one without losing a heart. ;) "We'll sell the shoes, but those socks will never move." Presence/absence of articles is confusing. Thankfully, native speakers I have encountered in "real life" are very understanding. Sometimes when I ask if it should be "queso" or "el queso" the answer is a shrug of the shoulders, a smile, and a "whatever."
"We are going to sell the shoes, the ones that we've been holding onto for decades in the hopes that they'd become stylish again."
Duolingo doesn't seem to be consistent with whether the article should be used or not in translation.
It seems appropriate that "vender" not only translates as "to sell" but also as "to sell out" and as "to betray." I think a number of English speakers could relate to those alternative meanings all too well, just as well as the Spanish.
This a bizarre sentence. It seems to many of the sentences are bizarre, and no one would ever use them.
Leon, I double-checked <SpanishDict> (which is freely downloadable): Nosotros vamos a vender esos zapatos.
To me "we are going to sell shoes" sounds more natural, but I knew duolingo would want "the shoes". I was right.
this translation is incorrect if that's what they want to say in English then it should say nosotros estamos yendo a vender los zapatos
I guess this should really be, "we are going to sell OUR shoes." It is common is Spanish to use the definitive article in places where we would use the possessive in English. Where is the key? I have it in my hand. ?Donde esta la llave? La tengo en la mano.
No, it can not be our shoes. That would be los zapatos de nosotros. English doesn't really use definitive articles in the same way they are used in Spanish, French, or Italian.
I got the version of the question where you build the answer from a list of available words. I answered "We will go sell the shoes." The words "are" and "going" weren't even available. Cheated out of a heart :-(