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"La mujer bebe una cerveza."

Translation:The woman drinks a beer.

March 19, 2013



I got it wrong because the sentence is; The woman drinks A beer, but there wasn't an A to choose. There was AN, but no A. So, I just put in The woman drinks beer and lost my heart. :(


Probably a program mistake, how many hearts did you have?


I have three hearts on mine


why would you peek? that's not how you learn a language quickly!


It might be helpful for some people, like giving a hint. Repetition is key to learning, as is relaxing and enjoying what you are doing.


I'm confused. I thought this app/website taught Spain Spanish but I'm hearing a lot of words pronounced in Latin American Spanish where the letter "z" is pronounced like we do in English. Don't Spanish speakers in Spain pronounce "z" with the "th" sound? Or is it just in these instances when "z" is pronounced like the Latin American way?


In Spain, the soft c makes the th sound, not the z.


It teaches you Mexican Spanish, it is pointed when you are choosing the language to learn.


Yes i was thinking that because that is what we were taught in Spanish class xx


If the correct answer was "one beer", wouldn't the translation have been "uno cerveza" instead of "una cerveza"?


I had the same question...Gracias!!!


no, because cerveza is feminine, and before feminine nouns we use "una", not "uno", like we say "la cerveza" not "el cerveza". :)


Which would've made sense if the correct answer had been "a beer" (i.e., then yes indeed, una cerveza should be in the sentence. Just as a masculine noun would have "un" in front to translate it into "a {masculine singular noun goes here}). However, the instructor insisted that the correct answer was "one beer", not "a beer", and numbers, unlike articles, don't have to match the gender of the noun (i.e. if it was two beers, it would translate to dos cervezas, not das cervezas, even if cerveza is feminine. Masculine nouns would get the same treatment, such as dos ninos). I am not the only person who's called Duolingo out on this; they need to check up on this and make changes.


Whether considered as an indefinite article or a numeral adjective, the forms “un, una“ must agree in gender with the noun.
Some numbers like hundreds also. E.g. doscientos árboles, doscientas manzanas (two-hundred trees, three-hundred apples).


What is the difference between vino an cerveza


vino is wine , cerveza is beer


Wine in vino, beer is cerveza


There was no "a" in the words selection... bug..


Why is "una" translated as "one" and not "a"?


Frank is right. The "une" is an article but is translated as a number. Maybe because both have the same function. In portuguese we also mess undefinite articles for numbers


What is the difference between Woman and Lady in spanish. Does mujer not mean lady?


Should it be beben or bebe, because I got a question wrong before this one for saying "bebe" instead of "beben" in this sentence. I'm so confused.


How do you pronounce "bebe"? Is it ve-ve, like the "b" Takes thr form of v when spoken?


Doesn't mujer mean 'wife' as well as 'woman'?


I got it wrong bc I put "...the beer" instead of ONE beer. At least she's drinking responsibly lol


They said beben is plural but when I typed in bebe and women it says I'm incorrect


I wish it asked me to translate:

La mujer bebe una cerveza mas fina.

To which I would gladly type:

The woman drinks one Corona.

And then in the questions I will ask WHY WHY only one? :D


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