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"We are in the classroom now."

Translation:Nosotros estamos en el aula ahora.

7 months ago

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Owlspotting
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"El aula"?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvgeniyChe3
EvgeniyChe3
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Si, como EL agua.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ekihoo

This me feel divertido or funny, if you please. I searched this 'strange' word, 'aula' , and I got an explanation: it is 'class, lesson' (not a classroom) But never mind, that was Portuguese. I then tried 'el aula' , and that worked out better: Catalan : 'classroom' Yes, no Spanish explanation to that word! But maybe it isn't a Spanish word; it's a short a-ending word, and most of them are feminine like gata, papa, cama, fruta ....But this (at least temporarily) seems to be masculine like 'problema' So is there a problem? ( Hay un problema?) Well, actually the word disturbs me, because we use that same word in Finland. We have lent it from Latin, where it means 'a hall , entrance hall' . In an earlier DL lesson there was a picture, where pulpits were set in a 'hall-like' surroundings but the answer there was the classroom ; )

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JonBastian
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It's not masculine. Words that begin with a stressed A sound use the article el regardless of gender for pronunciation reasons, similar to using "an" in English before words that begin with a vowel. The plural here is las aulas. See also el agua and el águila.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wisle808

Just moments ago, earlier in the lesson, the word 'aula' was used as the translation for classroom. Now, I use it here and it is incorrect, with 'sala' as the correct translation. What's that about?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carmencita652544

yeah, I thought “sala” was a living room, not a classroom.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carmencita652544

Looks like Duo corrected it and “sala” is no longer in the answer.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dodoyce
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I still got "la sala" as the correct answer :c

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_Username_3

It's because you probably wrote "la aula" instead of "el aula" (since words that start with "a" or "ha" with the accent on the first syllable use "el" as the article, regardless of if they are feminine or masculine. However it would be las aulas) and it chose to correct you with a word that uses la instead of correcting you on the article itself. It doesn't really make sense but Duolingo is odd.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jovi54
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nosotros estamos en la aula ahora

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JonBastian
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No. It's el aula. See my comment above.

2 months ago