Think of these expressions as little formulas or set expressions. Ever take algrebra in school? Don't fight it or you'll give yourself a headache. So... llueve = it is raining. nieva = it is snowing. and... what time is it? = ¿qué hora es? what's the weather like? = ¿qué tiempo hace?
The sentence is in Present Simple, not Present Continuous, so Duo's answer is actually incorrect. The correct one is "Does it snow or rain?"
I wrote "snowing or raining". DL didn't accept. I 'm guessing because it's in the form of a question I should have included "Is it..."
still wrong (as it should be) jan 2019...sometimes i learn and retain more when i get the answers wrong like this
The verbs are Nevar - to snow, and llover - to rain. But they are special; as you wouldn't say "I snow" for example! :-)
Nieva and llueve are both verbs. They're conjugates of "to snow" and "to rain" respectively.
If someone were to state that "It is precipitating outside". How would I ask them "Snow or rain"?
snow or rain, should be correct how do you know it is supposed to be plural
nope, nieva is a form of the verb nevar "to snow", nieve is a feminie noun meaning snow. You've been verbed. jan 2019...
Nieva is from the verb "nevar" which means to snow. So, conjugated, nieva means "it snows" (or it's snowing, in this case). Nieve is the word for snow as a noun.
My answer was "Snow or rain?", however I got the most peculiar explanation as to why I was wrong: "You used the singular "rain" here, instead of the plural "rains". Is it snowing or raining?"
Nope,it wouldbe as Duolingo says because it's a question of whether it is raining or snowing, and if you go to the right form of questions in english, then you have to go with the whole thing