https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arthurva

A pant?

There are several places in the Spanish course where the answer to a single pair of pants is given as a 'pant'! Pants is a plural word that does not have a singular. So when we say 'Put on your pants' you only put on one pair! (I hope)

A dog can pant, but that is not a pair of trousers (pants).

February 21, 2014

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

Can you share an example sentence?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arthurva

I dont remember it any more. I wanted to report it as a mistake, but since the new website, I am not able to report problems any more -it appears to be some incompatibility with my browser maybe -as nobody else seems to have that problem?

I have actually come across it a few times.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spudboy

Yes, I've stopped reporting problematic sentences in German for the same reason. The "Report a problem" button gives me a pop-up, but the buttons in the pop-up don't work to submit the problem. I think I've noticed this primarily using Safari on Mac OSX.

Hope that helps!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qaa2

Yep I have the same problem - I also use Safari ... I wonder if it is a Safari problem?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/V_Gabor

Not a problem in Windows + Chrome or Windows + Firefox.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arthurva

All of the three with problems appear to use Safari


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arthurva

On yer, darling! Have a lingot!

But let's not get carried away by the fashion industry - its far from general opinion (as yet). For now we might stick with the English we all know!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qaa2

Hmm... I go for ❤❤❤❤❤, trousers and pants no singulars (except for a ❤❤❤❤, if there is only one, that is) - hehehe!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qaa2

I saw your comment - one example is 'tu pantalon' under 'clothes' - the two answers given are

  • your pant

  • your pants

The first is definitively wrong.

I have to say that I have also seen other examples.

Hope this helps!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenTheGeek

You should move this thread into the "Spanish" section.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arthurva

Duolingo's Community Manager moved it to troubleshooting - I guess because there are troubleshooting issues - not being able to report a problem - see the dialogue above.

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