An easy way to remember ducks/patos translated, is that ducks webbed feet make a "pat, pat, pat, pat" sound when they walk.... son PATos
So, I used to work with a lot of Mexican and Puerto Rican guys and got along with them well. One day I finally asked one of the older guys what I had always wondered about this, "Antonio... Why is a duck gay?"
He shrugged his shoulders and muttered something vague about not knowing. But I could see he was laughing inside and just didn't want to try to explain it in poor English.
But I persisted, "I know you know, man. C'mon, what is it?"
And he stopped for a second, smiled a little, said, "Well, you know, it's a duck..." and started doing this perfectly ridiculous little duck-walk, shaking his butt back and forth, and strutting around making quacking noises and flapping his elbows.
I get it now...
Yeah I suppose so. Though some people have posted that calling someone a bird in some Spanish speaking countries could be taken as calling them gay in a negative way. So have your brass knuckles ready.
Me also, but once it finally worked it was saying "somos tortugas" in the audio, then I typed it and it said I was incorrect and had "Son patos" as the correct answer.
I did not get any audio on this frame. This is my third lesson since I started and the rest of the frames have worked. Audio is still on on my phone.
Can 'son patos' also mean 'they don't do anything'? You know, like lazy ducks so to speak.
How are "these are ducks"? Surely, that's the plural of "Es un pato" = it is a duck. Or am I missing something here?
I keep putting the correct answer and it marks me wrong and will not let me move on or skip it. What the hell is going on?
Please add "They're ducks." as a correct answer, as they mean the exact same thing.
It seems natural to consider "Son patos" as "They're ducks"
whereas "Ellos son patos" is closer to "They are ducks"
They're IS an English word that equals 'they are', it ain't right to call that incorrect.
it didn't say anything to me! i clicked on the turtle and the sound button and turned my sound all the way up and would still not say a word!!!!!!! . . M