DL accepted "Spring is more beautiful than autumn" for me. They must have fixed it. Sept. 2018
Oh on the computer you can switch to writing instead of the options they give you.
"Bello/a" usually is translated as "beautiful," while "bonito/a" is usually translated as "pretty." However, their meanings sometimes overlap in both English and Spanish.
I put spring is more pretty than autumn. OK, not the most fluent of statements, but it was marked wrong and the correct solution was given as more gorgeous, which was the only difference. I have had pretty and beautiful accepted for bella previously so I found this change difficult to understand. I have reported this.
Duo is correct. The comparative of pretty is prettier. The comparative of gorgeous is more gorgeous. Someone (can't recall who) explained that the difference reflects the origins of the words.
Why did Duo change from more pretty to more gorgeous in your "correct solution"? I think the AI tries to find synonymous phrases that are as close to the writer's as possible. But, to find the "real" correct answer, you need to click on "discuss." The extra step can be frustrating, but that seems to be the way it is.
That is not correct. More pretty or prettier are both correct translations.
Ok, I would like help understanding the structure of the sentence, especially as it applies to the gender of the comparative adjective.
This sentence compares a feminine gendered object with a masculine one. Does that adjective always reflect the gender of the initial object? Ok, I realize that it probably does, but are there links to further explanations that would help me to understand?
Thank you, in advance!
WOW, I wrote "spring is much prettier than the autumn" and it's been marked wrong....!!! And yet the drop down gave me the option of putting 'more prettier' which to me doesn't sound right at all.
"Much prettier" would be "mucha bella". "Más bella" is literally "more pretty", which translates to "prettier".
Ah thank you! I reported it, they'll think I've lost the plot no doubt ;)
the fall is not used in Britain or Ireland so Autumn should be accepted June 19
I wrote: "Spring is much prettier than the autumn". So my mistake was to add much. Was I also marked wrong because I used the English word autumn instead of fall?
Some of the fall sentences have autumn as an alternative, but a few still don't. Obviously it's not an error.
Poor English, Spring is nicer/more beautiful than Autumn. Autumn is sometimes referred to as the fall, never Fall, without the definite article
It's not poor English at all. We often call fall just fall with no article.
i would be bemused to hear someone say 'spring is prettier than winter. We only associate pretty with girls or clothes. Beautiful is appropriate for talking about spring. In any case the word Bella can be used for Beautiful and should not be rejected. It even is in the list when clicking on the word 'bella' in the question.
Pretty is used for much more than girls or clothes in English. People say, "what a pretty day" or "the snow looks to pretty on the trees".