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  5. "Mi hermana no come queso."

"Mi hermana no come queso."

Translation:My sister does not eat cheese.

March 20, 2013


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Is this correct? My sister is not eating cheese.

September 17, 2013


Yes, “My sister is not eating cheese.” is a correct translation of ‘Mi hermana no come queso.’. In Spanish, the present indicative is usually used where English uses the present progressive for action verbs.

September 18, 2013


Argh! I keep saying "queso" instead of "cheese". I know it doesn't mean exactly the same thing, but "queso" is a perfectly valid English word to me. Does anyone else do this?

May 27, 2013


As far as I know, checking quickly against the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries online, "queso" hasn't been formally adopted as an English word.

December 24, 2013


I've had a problem like that a couple of times, but Duo doesn't seem to like Spanish-English blends.

May 27, 2013


That's exactly what I did!

June 7, 2017


Why is 'My sister eats no cheese?' not correct?

May 8, 2013


This sounds a little unnatural or at least old-fashioned. I would never say it this way.

July 28, 2013


It's British English.

July 28, 2013


It means "My sister does not eat any cheese", so it's not unnatural to me. By the way, I'm not British, but I still think it makes sense.

September 17, 2017


It is correct. Please report it using the ‘Report a Problem’ button.

July 3, 2013


So... Is my sisrer lactose intolerant, or...

October 10, 2016


Why do they just expect us to know what hermana is in spanish? When did they teach us?

January 31, 2014


If you hover your pointer over the word you don't know, you will see options for translations.

June 14, 2014


16ccunning -- I don't think that they expect us to know every Spanish word. I think that they probably expect us to supplement this program with other online and offline resources. As you can see relying solely on duolingo to learn Spanish does not suffice. I use a book called "501 Spanish Verbs" to study verb conjugations. Also "Barron's Spanish - English dictionary. And a good "online" website is "www.spanishdict.com." Hope that this helps.

February 2, 2014



June 5, 2017


I'm a bit rusty... why is it "mi" and not "mis"?

August 31, 2013


If you wanted to say "My sisterS do not eat cheese" then you would use "mis". "Mis" is the plural version of "mi", so if you only had 1 sister then you would say "mi hermana". Whereas if you had 2 or more sisters, you would say "mis hermanas". (more examples: my dog = mi perro, my dogS = miS perroS. my cat = mi gato, my catS = miS gatoS.) Does that help?

August 31, 2013


Singular: ‘mi hermana’ = “my sister”; plural: ‘mis hermanas’ = “my sisters”.

August 31, 2013


A lot of the word in these sentences (not the possessives) I haven't learn't in duolingo before. Poor structure here...

February 17, 2014


If you hover over the words you don't know it gives a translation. I find this actually really effective- it helps me learn words by context and root the same way I learn words I don't know in English when reading a book (first try to figure it out from context, then see if I know a word with a similar root that helps me figure out what this word might mean, then finally look up a definition/translation of the word. This is something most kids learn to do when they become fluent readers in their native languages.)

March 20, 2014


I'm still confused when to use "Mi" and when to use "Mia"

May 3, 2014


"Mi" means "my". "Mia" means "mine". For example: Es mi carta. OR La carta es mia.

June 14, 2014


And my sis docent Eat chees

January 13, 2017


I put My sister refrains from eating cheese :/

March 27, 2017


Yo tampoco

March 27, 2017


what kind of cheese

April 14, 2017



June 9, 2017


How would one distinguish between- "My sister does not eat cheese." and "My sister is not eating cheese" ?

April 30, 2018


porque ella es intolerante a la lactosa

June 30, 2018
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