what is the difference between "empieza" and "comienza"? thank you.
As far as I can tell, there is no real difference and comienza should be accepted, here.
Agree with comienza, reported again on 15 July 2018
Still not accepted 14 December 2018, will report again.
Still not accepted 20 December 2018, reporting it.
Why is it el programa? I get el aqua, but why here? Anyone know.
There are several words (that came from Greek) that end in -ma and are masculine: el programa, el problema, el drama, el tema, el sistema, el clima, etc.
Many words that end with'ma' are masculine, eg programa, clima, idioma.
comienza is the same thing. should be allowed
Well, el stands for a masculine noun and la stands for a feminine noun.
So first you must find out whether "Programa" is a feminine or a masculine noun. Also, it could be una programa or un programa.
I used comienza also. Still counted wrong 10-4-18.
comienza should be equally acceptable
"El programa comienza a las nueve" should also be correct. Empieza and comienza carry the same contextual meaning.