Translation:I want to look at my pictures in order to remember my vacation.
If "vacation or the vacation" is not accepted then the sentence should be "mis vacaciones"
Maybe not in Spanish. Perhaps you should try to learn whether Spanish speakers say las vaciones or mis vacaciones.
"I want to look at my photos to remember the vacation" was rejected 3/20/18.
Correct answer is too formal and there is no dictionary hint for "my".
It is similar to the way yoi say wash my hands in spanish. You say los manos and who the hands belong to is implied, but you could always be more explicit. Itsjust that duo wants to teach you the common way to say something and learning the most literal translation might sound a little awkward.
why is vacation plural in Spanish and singular in English. And how would the Spanish sentence be different If I wanted to remember my "vacations" .
It won't answer all your questions, but here are some collocations for "las vacaciones":
- las vacaciones de verano = summer break
- las vacaciones de primavera = spring break
- las vacaciones de Navidad = Christmas break
- irse de vacaciones / tomar unas vacaciones / etc = to take a vacation (see a number of different forms, the vast majority using plural: "take a vacation")
As for distinguishing "take a vacation" from "take vacations," I think it might be mostly a matter of context, although I defer to anyone able to make a more definitive statement, see for example the translations of "take vacations".
Not an actual translation, but I think of "vacaciones" as "days off" to explain the plural form.
Just so you know it is Las Manos not Los Manos...Manos is feminine and an exception
My guess is there was a typo somewhere else in your answer. Duolingo's placing of the underlining for typos often isn't too good.
"my vacation"???? Duolingo is usually soooo precise. Why not, "THE vacation" ???
Ugh! This question is WAY too rigid in what translation wording it will accept!
photos are equivalent in this case to pictures. Holidays = Las vacaciones System is too strict