Shouldn't "hamburger" be used here instead of just "burger". Seems more literal.
The distinction in frequent use of buger is "veggie(burger)", not the sort of meat used to make it a burger. Burger was and is used vastly around the U.S.A. by sale. By McDonalds and Burger King to name a couple. So, irony steps in from literal, changing the meaning. Burger is short for hamburger.
A burger is more correct. Hamburger implies meat. Ham? It is beef burger for beef. Vegi burger or Chicken burger, fish burger!
"Hamburger" has nothing to do with "ham". It is a borrowing from German, because they come from the city of Hamburg.
"Burger" is a shortened form and can, like "hamburger", be used for any kind of patty.
Also what tells you that the Spanish term doesn't specifically refer to a meat patty?
[ambuɾ'gesa], or "umm-boor-GEH-sah" in Americaspeech.
The 'u' in the 'gue' combination makes the 'g' hard, but the 'u' itself is not pronounced.
does capital letters matter in answering questions because i get wronged always when i write all small letters but correct answers
In Spanish, capitalize: First word in a sentence, Names, Institutions, organizations, and acronyms Titles, Brand names, Often, words in a list
Do not capitalize: Months, Days off the week, Toponyms (e.g. French, Iowan), Languages
Duo is a bit flexible on start of sentences.
The Spanish course on Duolingo does not require capitalization or punctuation. However, it's still good to know what to capitalize for when you're not on Duolingo. (Ty to dcseain for the usage notes!). When it comes to diacritical marks, I would always try to use those no matter what. It will make a huge difference down the road for your Spanish studies.
I don't often think much about the gender of words unless something specifically catches my eye. So, I haven't contemplated hamburger being feminine, masculine, or neuter. I've just memorized it as feminine. But, you're comment has me curious. You said it's weird that it's feminine. Would you expand on this? Would it be less weird if it were masculine or neuter? Looking forward to your reply! :)
To ask for a hamburger in Spanish a speaker may say "una hamburguesa, por favor
I am English and speak English. I am having some problems with the American version of English. Battling through. It is still a good way to master the Spanish language.
Hi LindaLouisaDell, answers in British English are accepted. If you encounter an answer in BE that is not accepted, please report it when the option is available so the course can update the answer banks in the future. Thank you so much! ^_^
stop being so annoying about spelling, nobody asks you to spell words in a restaurant Duolingo
Duolingo is a text-based learning program, so you should be firm in spelling. :´)