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I have a question for people doing Spanish

So I thought you guys who are learning Spanish might be able to answer me best : ) I am a bit confused, some of the words are backwards, are they supposed to be like that? for example, "We have ties red" Instead of we have red ties. is it supposed to be like that?

June 29, 2017

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

Spanish speakers think exactly the same thing "why is this backwards?" if you stop thinking in your mother tongue and you start thinking in the new language you are learning then everything will be easier.


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

really, cool! thank you so much, I didn't know that : o


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheClock8797

Yes, it is supposed to be like that. A lot of languages such as Spanish and French reverse the noun/adjective order.


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

Oh, okay, I wasn't too shore. Thank you! : )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brijess9

Yep, they do that in Spanish and French.


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

okay, thanks, that's great to no : )


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

Actually, German really doesn't reverse the adjective and noun (compared to English). It would still be: "Ich sehe das rote Haus" for "I see the red house".


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

Just a small correction, it's: "Ich sehe das rote Haus" (not röte).


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

Oh, yes. Thanks!


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

oh really? well now that I think about it, I think I do remember seeing one of two like that in German. Looks like I got all the backwards languages XD


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

I didn't no that about Hebrew, that's cool, you learn something new everyday ^U^


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

Descriptive adjectives usually come afer nouns (La casa blanca), but limiting adjectives come before nouns. (Muchas casas blancas.)


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

okay, that makes sense, thank you :)


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

yes I learn French and we have the same thing its just the way their language works. we probably seem backwards to them!


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

haha, maybe, thank you! :)


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

it depends on your original language and the way they speak and how words are translated to how you perceive things to be backwards or not.


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

okay, thank you, all of this is good information ^U^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pilotbear99

Yea it is should be that way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pilotbear99

did you understand my profile?


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

sort of haha, sorry


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

thanks! do you no who it is? if not that's okay but its Yang from RWBY :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pilotbear99

i like your new picture.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pilotbear99

yea eventually i will watch it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pilotbear99

i just don't know when


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pilotbear99

my sister listens to music from it


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

ya its awesome :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pilotbear99

okay i will tell her that :)


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

did you start a new course?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pabos95

The standard word order in spanish is noun adjective. The adjective noun order is just used in poetry and music.

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