I'm glad Duolingo is teaching us to be good little conquistadores. Now we know what to say when some pre-contact tribe shows us their precious mineral wealth.
La plata es mia tambien...
Am I the only one who had an immediate flashback to the first episode of Ducktales? Gold! hic Fever!
Those Conquistadores sure spread their language far and wide as they confiscated all that gold.
I was thinking it the context was related to a turn of the century gold miner.
Lol. Tan verdad
Why are you guys saying "conquistadores" instead of "conquistadors"
Because, in Spanish, a noun that ends with an R gets an "es" in plural.
Does mío/mía depend on the gender of the thing you have?
I really want to add "muahahahahaaaa!" on the end, but I'm pretty sure I'd get it wrong.
What is wrong with "Mio es el oro."
Should be a correct answer as well. Sounds very poetic.
I agree. :) Very creative word composition, in my opinion. :D
The word order. Because that says "mine is the gold", which doesn't really make sense.
What is wrong with "El oro es el mío"?
The "el/la" is usually dropped after the verb "ser".
Explicación fácil. ¡Muchas gracias!
De nada. :)
Es el pato loco
El oro is mia should be accepted also.
If I remember correctly, mio vs. mia is not determined by the gender of the speaker, but of the subject of the sentence, in this case "El oro". Since that's masculine, it has to be "mio".
Mio is masculine and Mia is feminine, and El oro is masculine, therefore Mia cannot be used.