Tengo = I have
Tienes = you (familiar) have
Tiene = he has, she has, you (formal) have
Tienen = they have
Also “tienen” can also be used for “ustedes” which is a plural formal form of “you” in Spain and plural form for Latin America. The plural familiar form is “vosotros tenéis” (“vosotras”, if the group you are talking to is all female) http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-spanish-verb-tener.html
Oops. Yes. I was on my phone and lost track of what I was typing. Thanks for the correction!
That is an expression in Spanish they use "to have" plus number of years, while in English we use "to be" plus number of years plus “old”. There are more: In Spanish they "have hunger, thirst , hot, cold......" while we "are hungry, thirsty, hot, cold..."
In Spanish, unlike English, every word is either masculine or feminine. Most words that end in ‘a’ are feminine and they would require “una” instead of “un”. So, “una mujer” (a woman) and “un hombre” (a man) might have made sense to you, but you have to continue that with things: “una maleta” (a suitcase), “una puerta” (a door), un gato (a cat), un puerto (a port or harbor). So, it becomes important when you get to similar words such as port and door. Learning that port is masculine while door is feminine is useful. Adjectives must match the gender of the noun that they describe also.
You can look up words in a dictionary and ‘f’ means it is feminine while ‘m’ means it is masculine a noun might be indicated as “nf” or “nm”.
I personally recommend learning a word with its article “una maleta” or “la maleta” to memorize the gender at the same time. Most words that end in ‘o’ are masculine, but if you memorize “la mano” you will remember that the word for hand is feminine in Spanish.
“Luggage” would work for a plural form as it is often more than one suitcase. It is actually a term used for which the items are not countable. It is usually translated as “el equipaje.” When you specify one suitcase, it should not be used.
That would be "un maletin". They are not the same. It is smaller and carries business paperwork. https://dictionary.reverso.net/english-spanish/briefcase
Briefcase should be acceptable in a business environment, suitcase is compatible but also loose and casual; i feel that suitcase holds clothes for a traveler and briefcase carries important documents. "Cada loco con su tema." To each, his own theme.
The English word itself tells you the difference. BRIEF-case = It is a case for holding law documents, or for holding a papal letter or bull, or for holding a condensation or an abstract of a larger document or series of documents. Not a case for short tight-fitting underpants. Also, a SUIT-case is for holding a mans business suit or other kinds of formal wear. Not a case for a lawsuit.
Except that there is a different word or two for briefcase https://dictionary.reverso.net/english-spanish/briefcase
Funny, but that would be a different sentence. “Estoy en una maleta.”
All words are either feminine or masculine in Spanish, even words for things. Feminine words take “la” for the definite article and “una” for the indefinite article and masculine words take “el” for the definite article and “un” for the indefinite article. Many words ending in ‘a’ are feminine and many words ending in ‘o’ are masculine, but not all, so it is best to learn each word with an article to know its gender. The masculine plural “the” is “los” and the feminine plural “the” is “las”. So more than one suitcase would be “las maletas”. “El hombre, los hombres, la mujer, las mujeres”
« Une valise » is a French word. In Spanish, “una maleta” is the most common word, but we could try “una valija” which is an alternate word that is a bit closer to the word you like. Oh, I found out that “una valija” is only used in Argentina for suitcase. If you go to Mexico, they use “un veliz” which sounds even closer, but it is a masculine word in Spanish. http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=suitcase
If you speak French you might like this dictionary,
Ah, valija is also used in the term for diplomatic pouch. “Valija diplomática”
A briefcase is “un maletín.”
I know where you became confused. “Tengo” really means “have” and is the form for “Yo”, but when we say “I am hungry.” their expression is “Tengo hambre.” which is literally “I have hunger.” There are quite a few of these expressions where we use “I am” + adjective, but they use “Tengo” + noun.
Tengo = (I) have
The sentences you are thinking of, like “Tengo hambre.” actually means “I have hunger.”, but it is translated to the more common “I am hungry.”
so fun learning spanish if i dint have lingo i would never get to talk to my classmate that only speaks spanish
I wish you could choose where you want to learn spanish from. Like my family is Argentinian and i know we say different words for different things. They have you can learn klingnon for heaven sakes hhaha different dialects would be cool.
Does it not understand anyone else? I said it right and it says i got it wrong.
There's a problem with microphone. It's says that wrong as soon as I press the button
I thought I am learning Latin American Spanish, but in this sentence they pronounce "Yo" as "yo". I thought it supposed to sound as "joe". Go figure
Both pronunciations are found in different Latin American countries, so both are correct.
Escribi con letras mayuscula I HAVE A SUITCASE POR SER EN MAYUSCULA ME LAS PONEN MALA PORQUE
I keep getting questions that ask for the Spanish but say i have it wrong,v when i don't.
What did you put? Did you have the listen to Spanish and write it down?
You did not learn “yo” or “una” yet? Nevermind, if you forgot some words you can usually click on each word for hints which is especially useful for a word like “maleta” which might be new to you. Here is a dictionary for you if you happened to get a new word in a kind of exercise that did not have hints: https://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/maleta
Yo tengo una maleta means I have A suitcase, but a was not a selectable word on the tiles.
Did they have a selection with two words on a tile? Please list all the choices. You should have three rows of tiles and on the mobile phone it is set up for portrait mode. On the computer, I zoom down to 80% to see all the choices. https://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/maleta
It says WRITE WHAT U HEAR, NOT TRANSLATE!!!
You did what by accident? Perhaps you don’t realize that we cannot see your answer from the sentence discussion.
Duolingo allows a typo if it does not make another word. Be careful, because all nouns are either masculine or feminine in Spanish and adjectives change endings to match the noun they describe in gender and number. The ending of the verb changes depending on which pronoun it is designed for.
"Una" is "a" or "one" used with feminine nouns or pronouns like "one woman" or "a woman". Both would be "una mujer". "Un" is "a" or "one" and is used with masculine nouns or pronouns. "Un hombre" is "a man" or "one man".
I got it wrong because it made me listen to it, and i couldnt hear the a at the end of una
it still didnt make the "a" sound at the end of the word. thats the issue. you're right, and i should have known that anyways, but im reporting the issue of the audio
Luggage is uncountable. It is all the stuff you lug around, no matter how many suitcases. It would not be used with “a”, so I wouldn’t use it for this sentence.
I tought you can use "una" when reffering to a girl. Why is it that it is uskng "una" here.
All nouns in Spanish are either masculine or feminine and the adjectives change form to match the grammatical gender of the noun, even the definite and indefinite articles. The word “maleta” just happens to be feminine in Spanish, so it requires “una”. Many words ending in a are feminine and many words ending in o are masculine, but there are exceptions. You can always look a word up in a dictionary to find its gender.
Try listening to native speakers here: https://forvo.com/search/Yo%20tengo%20una%20maleta./
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yo and tengo is repeating 'I'. Drop the use of yo please. it sounds clumsy
“Tengo una maleta.” Is also accepted as correct. There may be times when you want to emphasize I as opposed to someone else. At the beginning of the course, Duolingo uses the pronouns more to teach them and to help people recognize the verb forms, but later they are used a lot less.
No one is a dope god sent us here for a purpose swag but listen you got no swag