This is odd: when I click the prompt to hear the whole two-word sentence it sounds like "Las Ya-vess." But if I only put the cursor over the last word it sounds like "Ja-vess" with a "J" sound. Why is that?
For "Y" and "LL" you will hear a "Y" or a "j" or "zh" depending on the speaker's accent and/or nation of origin. Llama Ya!, or "Call Now!" on Spanish TV infomercials here in the USA often sounds like "Jama Ja!
So this course would be Mexican / Latin American spanish? What dialect would you say it is?
So does it matter what way I say it? I say it with a "y" sound but what would everyone else say?
this happens a lot in the app. I think it may be because the way spanish is taught is kind of loose. Like school learned spanish is super proper, but a native spanish speaker would think you learned spanish 20 years ago if you spoke what was taught in schools.
the Spanish football player Xavi. I heard his name being pronounced as 'javi' or 'chavi'. So, are 'll' and 'x' supposed to be pronounced in the same way in Spanish ?
Xavi= pronounced "chavi" in Catalan, not Spanish.
Xavi= pronounced "javi" if you translate that name to Spanish, Javi (Javier).
Maybe you know these two football players :Xavi Hernandez (chavi, catalan) and Xabi Alonso (sabi, basque).
Clave(s) Are "code(s)" such as "The code to the safe 43" las Claves are also a percussion instrument made of wood.
"Llaves" are the keys to a lock, car, door, etc. "Clave" can also mean "key"... as in the tonality (key) of a musical composition; the most important (key) aspect of something; or secret (key) to solving something for example.
Surprised by Jaavees. My mother tongue is Tamil and it means the same. May be Spanish ruled here for sometime and the word stuck to us.....
los llaves is not correct. llaves is always a female word, so you have to use the female article Las.
I always tell my student's that for the most part nouns that end in -a are "usually" feminine. Nouns that end in -o are "usually" masculine. I say "usually" because the rule doesn't always apply such as with "las llaves". These are some of the exceptions that we have to memorize. As you continue on your language acquisition you will recognize these special gender nouns with out a problem.
llaves in google translate pronounce as "yaves", but here pronounce as "javes", both correct or google is wrong?
2nd question, why llaves is feminine? what the reason it is consider as feminine?
It varies according to the region that people pronounce. Normally when it is 'll' it is pronounced as 'y'
There is no arbitrary reason or rule to why it is feminine. You just have to remember. In Spanish every noun has a gender.
llaves sounds like 'chaves' and las llaves sounds like las laves? hate these artificial pronuncitions.
I was supposed to say las llaves but instead I said the keys...and I got it right...
It never taught me keyes before through out any of the lessons. So why am I being questioned on it. Lol.
What in the world how is the pally wrong!!i didnt know what the word ment so i tapped and it said keys,pally,buddy-buddy and I choise pally just because and the answer is vaults?!?!someone please explain this I am eleven and I have two years to soak up this stuff ........ In other word ...... HELP.....TIME IS TICKING..... no presure ..start typing as fast as lighting .... To save my spanish wanting brain......NOW!!!!!!!!
I think that I'm with Alana here. I have never heard of llaves meaning a pal or buddy. Does anyone know if that's a special dialect or something?
alana- next time choose the first option, not all hints are correct, they don't give you answers, they leave you the choice to choose the correct answer
P.s. I have a dream to go to college and make it in to a good job......... Dont crush it .... Once again no presure
My exercise had el aqua, with the option of the keys... any one else get that?
Please must it be las?..i mean there are other forms of "the" in spanish...like el
THE: el, los, la, las
el coche (the car): masculine singular
los coches (the cars): masculine plural
la llave (the key): femenine singular
las llaves (the keys); femenine plural
I put the faucet but it doesn't take it even though the answer thing under it says so
Can a spanish person tell me how they pronunce it in spain?? I want the native spanish way pls.