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"Mamá siempre nos compra plátanos."

Translation:Mom always buys us bananas.

6 months ago

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JoeMansley

In english a banana and a plantain are different things. Does this distinction not exist in Spanish, since platano seems to mean both?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liraneitan

I've been to south america, they distinguish between plátanos and bananas

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DenisLever

The correct answer should be''Mom always buys bananas for us.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-netwide-

I prefer peaches, XD Anyone agree?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sparkle1027

....really?! ... haha

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingAbout
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we do not always call our mothers Mom. Need some latitude here. Mama, or Ma, and Mommy are all in use.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-netwide-

Or mother

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MattRTS
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Same

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sophia475244

You said plantain, it not a banana

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oldestguru
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The plantain is a banana, but different

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel687424

I must have learned Mexican Spanish (of course I did, I lived in Southern California), as I've never heard the word "plátano" before. I learned "una banana".

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oruga_fantasma

I think all plantains are bananas, but not all bananas are plantains.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/billyyo
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In my area (middle Florida) both Spanish and English speakers call platanos "platanos" and bananas "bananas" and yes they are different.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joelrathfon

lo mismo

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Unapersona37

Y papá siempre nos compra sandías.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carolynjoy1228

My husband from Mexico says thay his family only uses plátanos. They looked at me like i was crazy when i said bananas. So it could be regional.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PinkyGreen

Probably. My husband from Honduras uses bananas for the bananas that we call bananas both ripe yellow ones and the green unripe ones that he likes boiled or sliced and fried (tejadas). He uses the word plátanos for the large sweet ones that you fry.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeff481276

Should be plantains, not bananas.

1 week ago