Arturo, soy intermedio en varios idiomas, pero no supe "delexical" - explica mucho! Gracias por la referencia!
This sounds awkward in English The boss wants more tea is how it would be said
In English we would just say ' the boss wants more tea' its not necessary to add 'to drink ' . What else would he do with it?
Sell it. Cook or bake with it. Test it for compliance with food-safety standards. Throw it into the Boston Harbor as a protest against "taxation without representation".
Also, it is not what he would do with it: La jefa is feminine.
The new computer voice for the female narrator is very difficult to understand, even at the turtle's pace.
La Jefe & El Jefe...are they the same thing? I've seen both ways, & both times the sentence started with The boss...etc. Is Duo just showing us we can use both? So confused!
Yes, you got it right. It's just showing that the masculine and feminine forms are used, and to give us practice conjugating them.
The difference is gender:
Jefa (feminine gender).
Jefe ( masculine gender).
The boss would like to drink more tea. "would like" is a pretty common idiom of "wants".
if you want DL to accept that, the way to request it is with the flag button.
Something different is going on with Duolingo's program. I often can't even see the selections of all the words that I am to use to make up the sentences. I never had a problem before. This one left out Jefa and only showed me Jefe.
The audio quality is very poor and distorted on this one. Just so you know. Am reporting it.
No matter how many times I recorded the correct answer it never accepted it as correct
This boss sounds suspiciously like Mr. Ton from Aggretsuko. Maybe it's his soulmate? I wouldn't wish that upon anyone.
I literally had the same thought. Even heard him yell "Calendar!" in my head lol
When I saw this I immediately thought of Aggretsuko. Funny how translating Spanish made me think of an anime :P
I wrote "The woman boss wants to drink more tea" and it marked it wrong...
Boss means boss regardless of gender. In English. In Spanish of course everything is gender specific.