"The teacher works in a school."

Translation:El maestro trabaja en una escuela.

April 24, 2018


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Seriously? La maestra can't work in a school? La maestra is incorrect for what reason?

April 24, 2018


Maestra is not accepted becouse there is no "la" there is only "el" so with el there have to be maestro

July 27, 2018


What is up with this? 'La maestra' should be accepted here. They also marked me wrong on another question because I put 'el maestro' and they wanted 'la maestra' although there were ZERO clues to indicate the teacher was male or female. Either one should be accepted unless they specify the gender of the teacher.

June 2, 2019


I agree whole heartedly...there needs to be something to distinguish gender...La or El !

August 3, 2019


Thats true but only el is given so the subject must be the masculine maestro if la was an option it wouldve been ok but the two disagree

June 25, 2019


no "el" was given for me, it only said, "the teacher..""

July 18, 2019


I typed "La maestra trabaja en una escuela" just now and it accepted it just fine for me.

My first attempt failed which brought me here to find out why and it was because I typed Ella instead of La. I then went looking to find the difference between El and Él.

La nina come (The girl eats) Ella come (She eats) El nino come (The boy eats) Él come (He eats)

July 19, 2019


Sorry, maestra was NOT accepted

July 25, 2018


What determines "una" and "un" again. Im sorry

June 26, 2019


when i write (trabajo) here do i write it (masc) in relation to me writing (maestro), or do i write it (fem) in relation to the school (escuela)

July 30, 2018


Trabajar is a verb, and verbs don't vary by gender. Verbs are conjugated, so they vary by the person and number of the subject (eg, first person singular or third person plural). Maestro would be third person singular (he, she, or it).


July 31, 2018


Why the indefinite article is necessary here?

Why not "El maestro trabaja en escuela."?

April 8, 2019


Why does it have to be una instead of un?

December 16, 2018


Nouns in spanish can be feminine and masculin. mostly feminine nouns ends with 'a' and masculin with 'o', if noun is plural you add 's' at the end. For feminine you have to use 'una' and for 'masculine 'un'.

Un Chico (a boy), Una Chica (a girl) El Chico (the boy), La Chica (the girl)

Unos Chicos (a boys), Unas Chicas (a girls) Los Chicos (the boys), Las Chicas (the girls)

December 26, 2018


Same question as others, La maestra is not accepted. Why is it incorrect

July 8, 2019


Women can't teach... huh? Maestra es perfecto.

December 26, 2018


Nope. La maestra es perfecta. El maestro es perfecto. I hope this helps you to understand why "El maestra" just doesnt work in this exercise.

March 13, 2019


Since this is masculine, shouldn't trabaja be trabajo?

March 31, 2019


The verb conjugation depends on the person, not on the gender:

  • Yo trabajo.

  • Tú trabajas.

  • Él/ella trabaja.

In this case we have either:

  • El maestro (él) trabaja ...

  • La maestra (ella) trabaja ...

April 8, 2019


The teacher works in a school. That´s clear, but in other sentence ' Do you speak Spanish in school¨ Hablas español en una escuela. ' was wrong. It´s confusing when to use LA and when to use UNA.

July 26, 2019


A teacher in English can be a male or a female and you made me wrong for it...

August 5, 2019


Bebe, I also used maestra. I believe either would be correct. Perhaps the default is always assuming the masculine noun? Ignatz, as of 10/9/18 it was marked incorrect.

October 9, 2018


El maestro trabajar en una escuela, why is this wrong?

November 28, 2018


Because trabajar is not conjugated for the subject "El maestro".

February 14, 2019


Verb ending should be trabaja because it is a he/she, not "I" - trabajo or "you"- trabajas. You only use the "to work" verb form if combined with another verb that is said 1st. Like "Quiero trabajar" - I want to work. Derivate the 1st verb not the second.

May 21, 2019


How do you say th female teacher...? I tried La marstra?

May 1, 2019


Lots of people are saying on this discussion that 'La maestra' doesn't work, but in fact, it does. I wrote,'La maestra trabaja en una escuela'. What did you write?

May 12, 2019


Duo reconcider the use of gender inthe different perts of this sentence. This one is messed up.

May 14, 2019


Could be a male or female teacher

May 14, 2019


What about ' El maestro trabaja en la escuela?"

May 30, 2019


Labura?! This word hasn't even been covered. Why isn't trabaja acceptable?

July 9, 2019


this is trabaja en una escuela, three of these words in an "a"indicating a feminie teacher so it should be maestra with an "s"

August 5, 2019


I wrote escuela and it corrected it to liceo?

August 9, 2019


How do you know if the teacher is male or female El/la

August 11, 2019


won't accept maestra. Probably illegal

August 21, 2019


el maestro trabajo en la escuela **** why this not accepted -.-

August 22, 2019


"Trabajo" is first person as in "I work". You need the third person (he, she works), and that would be "trabaja". "Trabajo" can also be a noun as in, "I am always happy when I get to leave work". So that adds to the confusion.

August 22, 2019


Why is " la maestra " incorrect?

August 23, 2019


To confirm, La maestra is still comes up as an error in the app..

August 24, 2019


I just typed the above answer, still marked wrong!

August 28, 2019


I put maestro because trabaja y escuela end in a

September 3, 2019


the exercise did nit specify whether it is male or female...

September 10, 2019


It actually does, that's what we all missed. The sentence starts with El....

October 9, 2019


Rubbish ..La is wrong ...por que ?

September 17, 2019


This is right both ways .. otherwise be clear of it is a woman or a man

October 2, 2019


I couldn't work out why I had gotten this wrong when I wrote Maestra the first time.

However, on second look they have prefaced the sentence with El. It therefore has to be Maestro. El Maestro trabaja etc.. Regardless of the feminine words following. If they had prefaced the sentence with La then we would have been correct. So Maestro is the correct answer here without a doubt. We cannot write El Maestra, which is what we are all doing wrong. It has to be El Maestro or La Maestra.

October 9, 2019


La maestra trabaja en una escuela. was marked correct Oct. 10, 2019

October 10, 2019


La maestra should be accepted (and was not) as long as the rest of the sentence is feminine. Grr!

October 11, 2019


It worked for me. Maybe there is some other little typo.

October 11, 2019


or maybe there are two versions floating around out there.

October 11, 2019
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