"My boyfriend is a journalist."
Translation:Mi novio es periodista.
professions like doctor, professor, and the like do not have an article unless they are modified (es un buen doctor) That's just the way it is.
Then there seems to be an error in the program as I answered it with " mi novio es un periodisto " thinking because boyfriend was masculine, journalist should also be masculine. It said I was partially right with a typo and displaying "mi novio es un periodista" as a correct answer.
"Periodista", "artista" and others are male and female (they do not change to "periodisto" and "artisto" depending on the gender). I believe you just use "un" and "una" to show the difference.
Yes, except you would normally drop the "un" when making statements about a profession:
Mi novio es periodista
Thank you! I was so confused on earlier questions, but this makes a lot of sense.
Does it depend on which profession? For example, it accepts "mi hermano es un coronel" in another exercise.
I was able to use "Mi novio es un periodista". I am not sure why it was accepted. It seems correct to me.
Typically words that end in -ista do not have a separate masculine form: artista, dentista, periodista, deportista, egoista.
Duolingo no es la RAE, si dices "pololo" probablemente te entenderan solo los chilenos.
Always try and read the phrase not just the rules in your head, like i seem to do too haha! If we both did, we'd know a man could not be a female journalist :)
¿Por qué me sale "pololo" en lugar de enamorado? Eso sólo se habla en Chile. No debería salir aquí.
is periodistA masculine? If there is an A at the end then shouldn't it be feminine?
How's periodista masculine? Journalist's can be male and female, in this context there is an a at the end of the word itself.
Words that end in -ista are both masculine and feminine.
Examples: dentista, periodista, artista, deportista, egoista
Why is it saying periodista is wrong? That's the only option given in the drop-down word description.
It says the correct word is corresponsal, but that's never been used before in this app.
One of the options for an answer was Mi novia es periodista. It said it was wrong. Why can a novio be a periodista but not novia?