Does 'fuerte' only mean strong in a physical sense? Or can 'fuerte' also be used to describe someone as a strong person in the sense that they are mentally strong?
The latter. ‘fuerte’ has pretty much the same range of meanings as “strong”.
Thanks. That is good to know, as such correspondances can't simply be assumed.
As I assumed this meant mentally strong but I didn't think to question it :-p
Some adjectives change for gender, and some, that mostly end in a consonant or a vowel other than 'o,' don't. Just gotta learn 'em, sadly. ;)
Most adjectives and nouns finished with 'te' does not change for gender. With time, you'll learn which ones. Just like I had to learn irregular stuff in English :P
Spanish is more "regular" than English is, but it does have it exceptions which have to be individually learned. But I don't mean, memorized. I mean, one needs to become familiar with them through immense exposure .Drilling is the best way for us to get the needed exposure.
Would this sentence be changed is they put "fuerte" before "persona" in any significant way, or would it just be wrong?
It wouldn't be wrong, but the difference is subtle in this case, because there's presumably no doubt that she's a person. «Ella es una persona fuerte.» means that, unlike some other people, she's strong. «Ella es una fuerte persona.» means that she's a person, and, in the speaker's opinion, she's strong.
In this case, it is not usual; it sounds stranger...But, in " fuerte personalidad", " fuerte emoción" it's ok.( I'm not sure ...I'm not Spanish native... : (
I agree with Teresinha, it does sound weird with 'persona', pero I'm not a native speaker either. Portuguese is really similar to Spanish though.
True, but the word independent makes it clear that it is personality that is being discussed and not that she is a strongwoman, something a little different. DL did not like "strong personality".
A lot of adjectives have female and male forms, doesnt strong have female & male forms? Like fuerta and fuerto? If it does, how do you know what adjective has a 'gender' and what doesnt.
My answer of, " She is a strong person", was marked wrong. The correct answer? She is a strong person.
Definitely got that right and was told i was wrong. Have a screenshot to prove it.