Neither does my son who is using this app. It may come in handy when he's older though. Great app.
No it's actually the opposite. There really is no "V" sound in Spanish. V and B sound the same. A word that starts with V is always pronounced like a hard B. If you look over the alphabet when youre asked to spell a word the letter v is pronounced "be chica." So as stated Vs and Bs are pronounced as "beh." So vino is pronounced as bino. Sounds odd but that's how it works.
Duolingo should be the one posting the top comment explaining the answer to each question. Do you agree?
When I took Spanish class in university they taught us to pronounce V as B, not B as V... I'm confused now!
That is how I was taught as well. I believe it may be the difference between Castillian Sapnish and Latin American Sapnish.
Sometimes I still have trouble remembering when/where the accents go, anyone have any tips?
- Question words have accents.
- Accents in Spanish are used to show deviations in the pronunciation from the standard rules. For example, words that end in a vowel, n or s have the emphasis on the second to last syllable. (bebe- he/she/you formal drinks) but if the word breaks the rules like bebé (baby) then it needs an accent to show the correct pronunciation.
- Some words have accents to differentiate from others or show tense. (el vs èl.)
No, sorry. Someone whom speaks spanish would understand you, but tu bebe is grammaticaly incorrect
the verb doesn't need the singular/plural form, it always depends on who does it (me, you or our next door neighbour) when you conjugate a verb there are stick rules to it, so in (highly) general the verb ends with -o (bebo) when i do something, then -es (or -as) for you (bebes, miras, vives), then -e ( or -a) (bebe, mira, vive), when he does it. so you can't drop the -s it would sound like 'you does a good job'.. weird.
No. The tu form is almost always conjugated with an "s" at the end. "Ud." is formal and singular. The conjugations are different.
That is how I was taught. And, tu is the familial form of you. Most users use usted for a single 'you
That would be wrong because "Ser" congigated is as followed. Yo=soy Tu=eres El/Ella/Usted=es Nosotros=somos Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes=son
IPA symbols in [brackets]. English example in "quotes". To all the people posting about it, Spanish B's can be either pronounced "B" [b] or "BV" [β], while Spanish V's can be pronounced "B" [b], "V" [v], or "BV" [β]. Generally, you want to use "B" [b] at the beginning of words and "BV" [β] in the middle or at the end of a word.
Tu is the family useage. It means you. Usted is for common speech and means you, also.
What is the difference between ú and ù (and for all the other vowels?
In the first example, you use a "u" with what is called an acute accent and in the second, you use a "u" with what is called a grave accent.* Spanish does not use the grave accent. Some languages, such as French, use both, and the use of them will change the pronunciation and meaning of a word, but since Spanish only uses the acute accent, no need to go into greater detail here other than to say that the acute accent in Spanish lets you know which syllable in the word should be stressed. It also distinguishes a word from other words.
1) a question/exclamation word from a conjunction
¡Qué horror! (What a horror!)
Pienso que entiendo. (I think I understand.)
2) a personal subject pronoun from a definite article
el chico (the boy)
It has other uses as well. In fact, TheresaBia's post above is really quite good. If you did not read it, I recommend scrolling up to take a look at it.
Also, if this discussion has piqued your interest and you would like to learn more about these accent marks, click on the links below:
*Spanish does refer to acute accent marks on the penultimate syllable as "graves," but these are not the same as a grave accent.
Hope that helped.
I spell one thing wrong, by one letter and I get it wrong
V is pronounced like B and B is pronounced like a V. Vino = Bino and Libro = Livro. Simple
V is B in castillian spanish, which is a "formal" presentation. Everyday informal speakers often do not use Castilian Spanish.
Actual spell is different in most of the words it sounds different they spell words like bebes = veves , hombre = ombre etc can anyone explain which words are silent in spanish ?
I hate when ppl are stupid in the comments. Really. You dont drink wine? Its just a sentence.
Does anyone else understand the full verb conjugations if so hmu! <3 soo needing help<h1>SpanishIsLife <3</h1>
I thought you don't use bebe when it comes to alcohol, and use tomo or something instead
no, guys. There is an in-between sound to v and b. This is what you use whenever you say it. Obviously I cant show you what it sounds like but it's right in-between the "buh" and "vv" When the Spanish need to Clarify which one it is, they say "be borro (donkey) or "ve vaca (cow)
i really think that they shouldnt deduct you if you cant speak right now