I thought hacienda meant "ranch house" or just "house". Why not use el rancho for ranch?
I'm not sure but I think el rancho is a cattle farm while la hacienda is a big house in the countryside along with all the possessions properties etc., usually inhabited by wealthy people. Hacienda also means "the tax office".
I used the word hacienda for ranch previously and it was correct... and I use the word hacienda here and it's wrong? Yet when I tap on the word hacienda here, it is one of the translations for ranch. Just how confusing is that? :-(
Me too! I tried to use it and apparently my answer was "incorrect". Instead It says that El Rancho is correct, like ttbaby9 said. Why??
There is an "a" at the end of "hacienda" so you have to start with "la". "Rancho" has an "o" at the end so the sentence goes "el rancho". If you use "hacienda" you have to put it like "la hacienda"
Still marked wrong 13 Dec 2017. Reported. I have heard that in Southern Cone for cattle ranch.
Aren't you suppose to use "el" before words that start with "a" or "ha," even if they are feminine words? Why wouldn't this be "el hacienda" and "las haciendas"?
You have the rule half-right. It is only nouns that begin with an ACCENTED initial "a" sound: "el agua" but la artisana
"hacienda" ¿quién dice hacienda? en España Hacienda es el Ministerio de Impuestos...Duobobo acepta todas estas: almunia - alquería - casal - cortijo - finca - masada- finca- quinta- masada- masía
These are common terms from several different countries. Any of them would be correct in the correct one.
In Argentina "estancia" is used for a cattle ranch. Is that just a local usage?
I agree with el rancho, but over time people got lazy and started using one word for both, hacienda.
Look at all the meanings of the word: http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=finca as a building. Hacienda is an estate.
Rancho is masculine, so it uses 'El,' but hacienda is feminine, so it uses 'La.'
Why is 'el cortijo' disallowed? A cortijo is a ranch in Spain, typically one with horses.
Reguardless of whether "el rancho" is right or not, I clicked on the word and it said "el hacienda". Thats the word we've been using this whole lesson smh it should be right!
The word for ranch reminds me of hacer or to do, it just interesting to try and make connections between words.
La and las (plural) for feminine nouns. Those end mostly on -a, -d, or -ión.
El and los (plural) for masculine nouns. Those end mostly on -o or various consonants.