"Los patos no nadan en febrero."
Translation:The ducks do not swim in February.
Feb 2014: Ducks swimming reported in Europe. I might have overdosed Duo, but when I saw them while walking there was an automatic voice in my head saying something about agua & pan.
I find it interesting that there is no Spanish equivalent to 'February' or 'Wednesday' as far as months and days go. Everything is pronounced exactly as it as spelled. Another reason to learn Spanish...
They are mispronounced in English over time and sloppiness, not by design.. people say 'Feb-u-ary'...but it is incorrect. Same with 'wens-day'. A lazy tongue, perhaps.
That's the way languages develop I'm afraid. Without " lazy tongues" there would be no Spanish at all.
They have just updated their spelling to fit with how things are pronounced. English spelling is more conservative.
In Southern Ontario they are crazy enough to swim in February...but mostly it's the geese who seem to have stopped migrating in the winter. brrr!
I've seen ducks swimming in the tiny hole in the center of ice. They're the ONLY ones who swim in February (ok seagulls too)
No eating fish in January, ducks not swimming in February, this is my kind of life. ☺
Do months in Spanish not need to be capitalized or is this an error on Duolingo's part?
I believe it's just English and and a few other weird languages that capitalize months and days, etc. Well, German has ALL nouns capitalized... It's just the way it is.
Don't is the same as "do not" in English. The ducks don't swim in February should also be correct.