With black shoes and a tie. It happens to work as a fry-cook. At a successful restaurant owned by a thrifty yet extravagant old crab. It's laugh really annoys me.
"I have a sponge of yellow colour" or "I have a yellow coloured sponge" will be translated to "Tengo una esponja de color amarillo".
I still don't understand why they have you do something and then give you the same thing in the next problem
Yeah, I have a tendency to type in exactly what I hear, and it's really tough to hear the end of, "una," and the beginning of, "esponja," as two separate sounds. I get lots of questions wrong because, even though I know the correct answer, I type what I heard...
In such cases when grammar dictates it differently it's better to write the version you think is correct, especially since you know that the difference is hard to hear. In this case, you know that the un/una indefinite article needs to be conjugated to the gender of the noun, "un esponja" can't possibly be correct. It has to be "una esponja". I occasionally make mistakes with this approach as well when I completely mishear things, but it is a lot less often this way, and it also helps with remembering the rules if you think about the grammar a couple more times.
A question: sometimes tener takes an un/una and sometimes it does not. There's no clear correlation with a/an in English. Is there any rule that will help?
I agree, but would widen the scope, indefinite article use in general is a bit confusing. As usual, google knew where to find answers: https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/using-the-indefinite-article-in-spanish
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