"She touches my clothes."
Translation:Ella toca mi ropa.
If that is the case then the sentence should have been "She touches my clothing." "Clothes" is plural in English.
ETA: "Clothing" is technically plural, too, but we commonly say "a piece of clothing" whereas one would never say "a piece of clothes". The first makes it sound like you have one item, say, a shirt, whereas the second makes it sound like you only have the sleeve and the rest of the shirt is missing.
No. What you wrote is "She touches me the clothes."
"Me" is a direct/indirect object pronoun that is used when "you" are either the receiver of the action or indirect receiver (i.e. She touches me= Ella me toca")
Who is doing the touching? She is. Who is being touched? You are "DIRECT OBJECT PRONOUN="me"
Actually in Spanish they often construct it that way. "Me toco la cabeza" is how one would say "I touch my head".
However, in this case, I think duolingo is correct. Partly because it is not a part if the body being touched, and partly because of there being two people involved. I'm not 100% certain, though.
yes you can say this, and it is more common to say it like this. For example if you want to say i touch my girlfriends hair, you say, Le toco el cabello a mi novia (sure you can say, toco el cabello de mi novia, or, toco su cabello). E.T.s Son. what you said makes sense, however like SariahLily said it is indeed how a Spanish sentence is constructed. To our gringo (or wherever you may be from) ears, it does seem like the person is saying she touches me the clothes, or i touch her the hair to my girlfriend. Weird right? Thats what i thought at first and for many months on, but now it seems natural and honestly.. makes perfect sense the way they talk
tessbee- who told you that. ella toca is present of indicative, she touches, and toca without the pronoun can be )mperative, toca (tú), touch, an order. That's why, to avoid confusion, when there's no context and when 2 verbs are written the same, you better use the pronoun. here's a link to show you all the tenses. http://conjugueur.reverso.net/conjugaison-espagnol-verbe-tocar.html
paulsapp87: You may want to check this out: http://www.spanishdict.com/grammar
me = Direct/Indirect Object Pronoun of Yo (I); (ENG: me; SPAN: me)
mi = Possessive Pronoun/Adjective + SINGULAR NOUN; (ENG: My; SPAN: Mi)
mis = Possessive Pronoun /Adjective + PLURAL NOUN; (ENG: My; SPAN: Mis)
There are many more good sites on which you could look up this stuff.