"Mis zapatos son nuevos."

Translation:My shoes are new.

March 8, 2013



Why is "son" used here (vs. esta)? I had understood "son" to be used for permanent conditions and "esta" for temporary ones.

March 8, 2013


My grammar book says "The use of 'ser' with an adjective denotes that the speaker considers the quality signified by the adjective an essential . . . . component of the noun." I think the idea is that your are emphasizing the current 'newness' of the shoes, rather than "Yeah, they are new now, but they'll wear out."

Maybe???? ;)

March 8, 2013


That's right. I believe it could said, it's down to emphasis and that's all.

If somebody says "mis zapatos están nuevos" normally would be a situation where the shoes ARE old, or never used but look new.

March 8, 2013


I guesse you right about it. That's exactly how we would say in Portuguese, which is very similar to Spanish.

September 4, 2013


Ser is used for qualities. It least thats what i have be told by a native speaker...

September 28, 2014


Should not " my new shoes" be valid?

September 22, 2015


Why is 'new' plural as well as 'shoes'? I though that was wrong...

October 23, 2015


My shoes are new

May 26, 2017
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