Translation:Spring is the prettiest.
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We don't say "spring season" in standard English.
We can say "the spring season", but since "season" is already implied in "spring", that's not very common, though it isn't that unusual if we're talking about a fashion season or something like that. Where we use "season" more commonly is to say things like "the rainy season", "the tourist season", etc.
For some reason we can say "spring", "the spring", or "the spring season", but not "spring season". It seems to me that the idiomatic use of the definite article is challenging to people whose first language is an Indian language. Do you agree?
Hi Peace, thanks for replying. I don't disagree with you that "season" is already implied. If the context was Q: Which season is the prettiest? A: Spring.
I could just say "Spring" and that should be enough.
So if I answered with "The spring season is the prettiest" would that be a correct answer?
And yes, the idiomatic use of the definite article is something that doesn't come naturally with people whose first language is from India. I agree with you on that :)
"The spring season is the prettiest" is grammatically correct, and to my mind it's acceptable in standard English, even though the phrase "the spring season" can be considered redundant. I'd personally allow it here, but I don't know if Duolingo does.
Note, however, that there's another term in Chinese, "春季", which also means "spring(time)", and the specific meanings of its two characters are "spring" and "season", respectively.