"Es un oso."
Translation:It is a bear.
The translation should really be: AHHH ITS A BEAR! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! AHHHHHHHHHH! ;)
Es un oso could be translated as "You are a bear" or "It is a bear" ---> "usted es un oso" or "él es un oso". It is unreal that we could be talking to a bear, but we could be saying that somebody is like a bear!!!! strong, big, fat... In Spanish as in Portuguese, it is common this approach: "es un oso"/"é um urso" for saying "you are like a bear"
True. Also, I put it's a bear. That is incorrect literally, however the common translation in modern society would be it's a bear. No one says "Look! It is a bear!" Just a heads up always answer everything literally. The búho expects literacy.
Hi, Why doesn't "you are a bear" work? I guess I can say "usted es un oso", then I just omitted the "usted". Am I wrong? Thanks.
The correct translation "Is a bear" why does it assume the word "it" is involved? It doesn't say that in spanish
"es" is a conjugation of the verb "ser" which translates as "to be"
the present tense conjugations of the verb "ser" are:
soy = i am
eres = you are (familiar)
es = you are, she is, he is, IT IS
somos = we are
sois = you are (plural familiar)
son = they are, you are (plural)
Except for the question mark, they look the same when written, but the pronunciation for a question would be different - it would be asked with a rising intonation. Spanish puts an upsidedown question mark at the beginning to clue you ahead of time to read it as an question (since the wording for a question or a statement can be the same).
Not technically - Spanish doesn't have a word for "it" as the subject of a sentence/in the nominative case, so "es" means both "is" and "it is".
A way to remember it is to think of that terrible show, Special Agent Oso. Agent Oso is a bear so that's why he's named "Oso". Please don't ask how I know about this show for preschoolers.
In English you really dont say it is,you say it's,which is a combined word made up of it and is.Does this apply to Spanish?Wait,dont answer that.Run.IT'S A FLIPPING BEAR !!!!!AND WE ARE SITTING IN FRONTT OF A MOBILE DEVICE!RUN FOREST,RUN!AND EVERBODY ELSE!!!IF YOU CANT RUN GET A GUN OR SOMETHING BUT OTHER THAN THAT JUST KEEP RUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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