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

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

39 Comments


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.

June 29, 2017

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

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

June 29, 2017

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.

June 29, 2017

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

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

June 29, 2017

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

Glad to help

June 29, 2017

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

Yep, they do that in Spanish and French.

June 29, 2017

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

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

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John12122

and german

June 29, 2017

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".

June 29, 2017

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

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

July 1, 2017

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

Oh, yes. Thanks!

July 1, 2017

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

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John12122

and hebrew

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John12122

and irish

June 29, 2017

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

wow

June 29, 2017

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

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

June 29, 2017

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

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

June 29, 2017

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

okay, that makes sense, thank you :)

June 29, 2017

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!

June 29, 2017

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

haha, maybe, thank you! :)

June 29, 2017

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.

June 29, 2017

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

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

June 29, 2017

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

Yea it is should be that way.

June 29, 2017

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

thank you! :)

June 29, 2017

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

did you understand my profile?

June 29, 2017

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

let me look

June 29, 2017

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

sort of haha, sorry

June 29, 2017

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

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

June 30, 2017

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

sorry :(

June 29, 2017

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

i like your new picture.

June 29, 2017

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

yea eventually i will watch it.

June 30, 2017

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

i just don't know when

June 30, 2017

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

my sister listens to music from it

June 30, 2017

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

ya its awesome :)

July 11, 2017

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

okay i will tell her that :)

July 11, 2017

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

did you start a new course?

July 17, 2017

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

no

July 19, 2017

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.

June 30, 2017

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

cool

July 17, 2017
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