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"Mi hermana no come queso."

Translation:My sister does not eat cheese.

March 20, 2013

30 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brandonyu

Is this correct? My sister is not eating cheese.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SergeantFTC

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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/conpanbear

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ddesgagne

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gnome16

That's exactly what I did!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/byoern

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SelphieB

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

It's British English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ISpeakAlien

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thegiantsneeze

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/16ccunning

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiarella9

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/droma

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Loubar

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ddesgagne

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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ManUFan99

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ketchupqueen

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.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/naeem.g.as

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiarella9

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoralesNal

And my sis docent Eat chees


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/notJason1

I put My sister refrains from eating cheese :/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvanHuet7

what kind of cheese


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JovaniLaRosa

CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arshdeep0001

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kai30640

porque ella es intolerante a la lactosa

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