Does barato only mean cheap as in inexpensive, or does it also mean cheap as in of poor quality? And what about cheap as in sneekily taking advantage of another person?
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I am just a beginner but i think of 'barato' as 'bargain' as opposed to 'cheap.' I have yet to try that as an answer however...
Is there an easy way to remember when words need to go in a different order to English. As in "Un sombrero barato" instead of "Un barato sombrero"?
Really appreciate the help on this one... Thank you
In English, the adjective goes before the noun. Ex: "The big house" or "The red hat." Note, the adjective doesn't change forms for the noun because there is no masculine or feminine in English. However, in Spanish, the adjective goes after the noun; the adjective changes forms to match the noun. Ex: "La casa roja." vs "El sombrero rojo." At first it is hard to remember the switch for English and Spanish. What helps is reading children's books. They often use a lot of basic nouns and adjectives so you can familiarize yourself with the sound and look of the sentence. Eventually, you'll be able to detect what is right and what isn't.
For some reason, i typed "A cheap hat" , but it said incorrect. Did anyone else have this problem?
That's voice detectors for you. Sometimes they work, and other times they don't.
Because you're learning what the equivalent expression in the other language is, not a word-for-word translation (which doesn't work anyway because every language has words that other languages have no direct translation for).
In this case, the equivalent of "un sombrero barato" in English is "a cheap hat" since we tend to have our adjectives before the noun, not after.
thank you for clearing this up you truly are a lifesaver I had a Spanish test recently and this really saved me .
Because the order of words English and Spanish are different. In Spanish you put adjectives after nouns (usually, I think) and in English you put adjectives before nouns (usually, I think.)
It dosen't make sense ,its supposed to be turned around to "cheap hat"..if u understand.
About the pronunciation - they say it is wrong but I really tried hard to say exactly as I heard.
This was part of a practice session. Although sessions are to use words I've already learned, it seems commonplace to include words i've not previously seen or heard. I'm all in for new words yet they should be introduced in a manner other than oral. Newbees like me can't extrapolate new words simply by hearing them!
There is a little difference between cheap and inexpensive. Barato will go with Cheap or Inexpensive or Both?
So if it means cheap as in inexpensive then is inexpensive a valid answer? What is the word for an expensive if not barato?
I accidentally put sombrero instead of hat but i know what it means. So clumsy....
I tried that a while back, and reported it as correct.
"Sombrero" is almost an English word referring to a certain type of hat.
Most often the system misses one of the words I repeat. I'd think it was just my device, but it happens no matter what device I use (phone or laptop). Very frustrating to be continually counted wrong when you've repeated exactly what the lesson requires. Does this happen to anyone else?
im really confused, it says 'un sombrero barato' but sombrero means hat so it means 'a hat cheap', not a cheap hat. also it is like that with colors and other words like 'una ralda gris', ralda means skirt so it must mean a skirt grey, but that doesn't make sense so it means a grey skirt? im so confused!!! please help me out!! (:
Sometimes in Spainsh they switch the words aeoind and it confuses me but i deal with it anf kearn from my mistakes. I like to think that if the words dont sound right i switch them around till they make sense.
Think of it as looking for a red house as you drive down a country road. English speakers would be looking for something that is red and then filtering out the barns from the houses. Spanish speakers would look for a house and filter out the pink and orange ones from the red ones.
A SOMBRERO IS YOU KNOW SOMBRERO BUT A HAT IS A HAT TWO DIFFERENT THINGS
I'm Mexican, let me help you with your confusion.
If you write "Sombrero" in English, you are referring to the Mexican hat that you know (that stereotypical hat).
But in Spanish, "Sombrero" means "Hat" in general. It could be a cap or a top hat.
In Mexico there is a hat call a sombrero. Correct me if i am wrong but a baseball cap is still a sombrero in spainish
I put, "an affordable hat" in a test and got it wrong. I feel the translation is accurate!
just put hat, i did that and it worked. you dont want to get to complex or it wont work
Typically, you are correct. However, Duolingo doesn't translate everything ever, as many regional variants are different. They used the most common term, as what it would typically mean in a conversation.
How old are you?
The sentence when it says hat before cheap I thought it said a hat cheap but it said a cheap hat
i know right, im English so it would be 'a hat cheap' im really confused on that
How did you make it this far without realizing that in Spanish, adjectives come after nouns?
If you miss a lette in an actual conversation, you're the only one going to be found as dumb.
(NOTE: Yes, misspelling "letter" was a joke. Please don't call me hypocritical.)
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