I used the word, "bigger" instead of "older" which I knew DL was expecting. I got shot down, of coutse. And I reported that my answer should hsve been accepted.
Here is what "mayor" means. Higher.
As an adjective it means, higher, largest, biggest, major, high, bigger, senior, main, elder, utmost, big, chief, adult.
As a noun it means, senior, elderly, elder, chief, capital, boss.
It has a abbreviation which is, Maj.
What I get out of all this is that mayor means, superior.
Since we were previously taught that "mas + adjective" is the equivalent to a comparative adjective in English, it seems logical that "mas viejo" would be the same as "older". But I don't know whether this is an exception. I hope someone from a Spanish-speaking country can enlighten us.
I know what you mean. Not great learning two words so close in sound and spelling in same module. Same issue when we learned cebolla and caballo, spelling?
But, in spite of their spelling, "caballo" /kah-BAH-lyo/ sounds quite different than "cebolla" /seh-BOH-lya/.
I hear "mayor": /mah-YOR/, or perhaps, /mah, JOR/
"mejor": /meh-HOR/, just a stronger "h" in "HOR".
I would suggest doing the "slower" playback so that you can hear the sentence better if you're having trouble. Let me know if that works for you!
Mayor also means bigger. Making it possible to select both words, they should both be evaluated as correct
I typed "my sister es older than my Brother" sure no problem i'll try to do it a fifth time, i didn't even want to finnish it.
Neither has an accent.... mi (no accent) = my (for a singular item, m or f). Remember it is mis for multiple possessions. Mi hermano, mis hermanos
There is something wrong with DL; t doesn't like my voice it constantly marks my vocal replies as wrong