"Perhaps it is juice."
Translation:Quizá es jugo.
And why not "Quizás es jugo". Duolingo seemed to say that both quizá and quizás can be used for "maybe". I had heard only quizás before Duolingo. Oh, never mind--I had a typo in addition to the variant quizás!
I take that back--I tried again with "Quizás es jugo", and that was counted wrong, too!
I believe it's like a/an, or in Spanish y/e, o/u. If there is an s sound next, you say 'quizá' instead of 'quizás.'
The rule is like this. You use quizá when the next word starts with a consonant (especially an s) and quizás when the next word starts with a vowel. But there are some people who speak like they want to. If you want to make your speech slower by using quizás before any consonant except an s, you can. If you want to use quizá before a vowel, you can. I prefer to use the rule because it's more comfortable for me
That is a very interesting idea, and the only explanation I've heard so far. But note that in this example, there isn't an "s" sound next--there is a vowel sound.
I did find an explanation elsewhere (https://www.rocketlanguages.com/forum/spanish-grammar/quiza-vs-quizas/#) that says you can use either, but it sounds better if you use quizás when the next word starts with a vowel sound. That would make my answer better than the one Duolingo has!
Es sounds like s to an American. Do i use quizas because the next word begins with a vowel or quiza because the next word begins an s sound?
"Es" sounds like the name of the letter "s"--it is not considered the "s" sound itself. That is, the next word, "es", does not start with an "s" sound, so you can use quizás.
In contrast, "son" is a word that does start with an "s" sound, so you might choose to say "Quizá son arañas," for example.
'quizas sea jugo' was rejected, but can't/shouldn't you use the subjunctive here?
They accepted it for me 3 days later. Both should be correct.
"Words meaning “perhaps” (tal vez, quizá, and quizás) may be followed by the subjunctive to suggest that the action or state is improbable, or doubtful; they may also be followed by the indicative to stress a greater degree of likelihood or probability."
I'd use the subjunctive here. I'm a native Spanish speaker. In fact, I would almost always use the subjunctive after quizá(s), tal vez, etc
What is the difference between "tal vez" and "quiza"? shouldn't "Tal vez sea jugo" be correct also?
The difference between tal vez and quizá(s) is the same difference in English between maybe and perhaps. I mean, there's no difference because both words mean the same thing. "Tal vez/Quizá sea jugo" is also correct and sounds more natural for me.
Yes. In Spain, people say zumo instead of jugo. Both words are correct and mean the same thing
As someone who is a native Spanish already said: In fact, I would almost always use the subjunctive after quizá(s), tal vez, etc Isn't subjective required here and that using present tense is not correct?