"Los siguientes meses"

Translation:The following months

February 18, 2013



Why is it not "Los meses siguientes"? Doesn't the adjective always come afterwards?

January 4, 2014


All adjectives come after the noun in Spanish (and other romance languages) Unless they are a member of BAGS: Beauty, Age (including timelines), Good/bad, Size.

May 26, 2015


First time I have heard of BAGS. Gracias mil.

December 10, 2015



March 13, 2016


That "rule" doesn't always hold. In this case, both Los meses siguientes and Los siguientes meses work.

January 4, 2014


These adjectives: uno, dos= [1,2] Proximo(a)= [next] siguientes= [the following] este,eso,aquello= [this/that] ...ETC.

they less describe its noun and are more QUANTIFYING or DEMONSTRATIVE so they are always placed in front to "point out" the modification of its noun

August 22, 2014



July 23, 2017


Is "siguientes" not supposed to have the "g" sound?

April 10, 2013


The letter 'g' makes three different sounds, depending on the surrounding sounds. It makes a sound similar to the English 'g', as in 'sugar' in only some environments, but especially after 'n', like in 'venga'. Before an 'i' or an 'e', as in the word 'gente', it's different, just like the 'j' in 'jamón'; or something like a hard 'h' sound in English, with some constriction at the back of your tongue; or German 'ch' in 'machen' or 'Bach'. Anywhere else, especially (but not limited to) between vowels, as in this case, it's pronounced similar to the 'j' sound in 'jamón', but with the vocal chords vibrating; like the Modern Greek 'γ' in 'γάλα'; something similar to the English 'g' in 'sugar', but with the air free-flowing and continuous, so it might be hard to hear. If you've studied phonetics, the international phonetic alphabet symbols for the three sounds are [g], [x], and [ɣ], respectively. By the way, the Spanish 'b/v' and 'd' also make special sounds in this last environment (between vowels, etc.). The 'b' in 'abuela' or the 'v' in 'uva' make a sound somewhat like a 'v' in English, but with both lips almost touching, instead of your top teeth touching your bottom lip. Both 'd' sounds in 'ciudad' are pronounced similar to the English 'th' in 'this'. Sorry if this is all confusing or if some of my examples are meaningless, but it's hard to describe in terms of English, due to its lack of some of these sounds, or without being too technical, and I also don't know what languages you're familiar with. I hope this helps a bit.

May 10, 2013


Balaur: Wow! Great explanation!

September 13, 2013


This is a very useful piece of information. Thank you!

June 18, 2013


Thanks so much. I've struggled with all of these where the sound is unusual or non-existent in English and tried to learn how to say each word as it appears (which may not help reading new words outside Duolingo). Your description is excellent - have a Lingot!

November 9, 2016


Can "siguentes" be traslated as "coming"?

January 10, 2014


I was marked wrong for trying "The coming months".

September 11, 2017


I am only seeing próximo and venidero for translations of coming.

December 6, 2014


I totally thought this said "The following tables".


March 8, 2015


Yeah, me too.

March 23, 2015


see my comment below....

June 8, 2015


Is proxima interchangeable with siguiente?

February 18, 2013


Most of the time, yes.

February 18, 2013


In American English, "the coming months" means the same as "the following months" or "the months that follow." "We'll see what happens in the coming months." "Veremos lo que pasa en los siguientes meses."

June 29, 2016


How would you say 'the next few months'?

September 17, 2015


The next tables. facepalm

January 31, 2016


That's what I thought at first!

July 23, 2017


same here, hehe... had to do it twice... this is how we learn (if...) :P

August 17, 2017


January, Febuary, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December then we turn around

November 17, 2017


Do 'months' always go with s in its plural? Can't it also be 'month'?

March 27, 2015

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If month is being used as an adverbial noun, it is singular, as in 'a twelve month period.' Sometimes it would be hyphenated, i.e. twelve-month. If it is being used as a noun, the s is required to make it plural, for example: I have been here twelve months.

August 28, 2017


I get "Meses" and "Mesas" mixed up. Can anyone tell me how to keep them apart?

June 8, 2015


Just remember that the '-es' plural ending gets attached to nouns ending in a consonant (e.g. ciudad > ciudades; profesor > profesores), so you'll know it comes from 'mes' (you wouldn't analyze the plural as just '-s', since there's no Spanish word 'mese' as far as I know). As for 'mesas', take off the plural '-s' and you're left with 'mesa', which is the origin of the word 'mesa' in English, meaning a raised, flat, table-like landform.

June 9, 2015


gracias, que realmente ayudó!

June 9, 2015


need some help with pronunciation, i thought in spanish we pronounce all the alphabets and vowels separately, still 'u' is silent her in 'siguientes' and 'que'... or am I listening inaccurately?

October 23, 2017


When you see "ue" or "ui" together, the "u" is silent, as you noted. When it is supposed to be pronounced, there will be an umlaut over the letter ... like "el pingüino".

March 13, 2018


i wrote "the succeeding months" but it was marked wrong :(

December 15, 2017


This "sentence" is a fragment.

October 26, 2015


The next months should also be accepted

December 4, 2015


sequential = siguientes

February 22, 2016


"Siguientes" sounds like "sientes" to me, so I get this one wrong. I have to practice on listening to get this one right.... however.... "feel them following months" doesn't make much sense.....

July 16, 2016


Yeah! It DOES sound like sientes, Ash! :)

February 3, 2017


I swear he said sientes not siguientes

May 19, 2017


You might find my response to angel194462's question above helpful.

May 21, 2017


The upcoming months should be accepted, no? I flagged it

December 25, 2015


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May 1, 2017


in six weeks it'll be FREAKIN' SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hooray!

February 3, 2017


someones in their own lala loopsie world

November 17, 2017


Hi to al of you

February 3, 2017
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