"Los siguientes meses"

Translation:The following months

February 18, 2013

46 Comments


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

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

January 4, 2014

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

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

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

First time I have heard of BAGS. Gracias mil.

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/android629

Gracias

March 13, 2016

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

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

January 4, 2014

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

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ja7nBr

No

July 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angel194462

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

April 10, 2013

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

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

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

Balaur: Wow! Great explanation!

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gamesmasterg9

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

June 18, 2013

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

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

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

Can "siguentes" be traslated as "coming"?

January 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daphne177862

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

September 11, 2017

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

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

December 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/midnight27

I totally thought this said "The following tables".

Frightening.

March 8, 2015

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

Yeah, me too.

March 23, 2015

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

see my comment below....

June 8, 2015

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

Is proxima interchangeable with siguiente?

February 18, 2013

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

Most of the time, yes.

February 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steve643

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bcq1

How would you say 'the next few months'?

September 17, 2015

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

The next tables. facepalm

January 31, 2016

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

That's what I thought at first!

July 23, 2017

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

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

August 17, 2017

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

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

November 17, 2017

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

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

March 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/89MBD
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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

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

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

June 8, 2015

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

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

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

gracias, que realmente ayudó!

June 9, 2015

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

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gts5098

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Niel490234

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

December 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmandaDaigle2

This "sentence" is a fragment.

October 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/8luvbug

The next months should also be accepted

December 4, 2015

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

sequential = siguientes

February 22, 2016

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

"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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrsMelissa1984

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

February 3, 2017

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

I swear he said sientes not siguientes

May 19, 2017

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

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

May 21, 2017

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

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

December 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fernandaTo999045

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May 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrsMelissa1984

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

February 3, 2017

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

someones in their own lala loopsie world

November 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrsMelissa1984

Hi to al of you

February 3, 2017
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