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"Sí, este sombrero."

Translation:Yes, this hat.

May 18, 2018

144 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adam48627

Is este this or that?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

“Este” is “This” for a masculine noun and “esta” is for a feminine noun.
“este hombre” is this man and “esta mujer” is “this woman.” The one with the “t” in it is “this”.

https://dictionary.reverso.net/english-spanish/this

There is no ‘t’ in the one for “that”. I told myself it is because there are two t’s in “that” and they don’t double t’s in Spanish, so they didn’t bother to put any.

“ese hombre” is “that man” and “esa mujer” is “that woman”

https://dictionary.reverso.net/english-spanish/that


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/llibllens

this / these

esta falda = this skirt (feminine, singular)

estas faldas = these skirts (feminine, plural)


este sombrero = this hat (masculine, singular)

estos sombreros = these hats (masculine, plural)


that / those

esa falda = that skirt

esas faldas = those skirts


ese sombrero = that hat

esos sombreros = those hats


neutral gender

(e.g.) ¿Qué es esto? = What is this?

¿Qué son estos? = What are these?


¿Qué es eso? = What is that?

¿Qué son esos? = What are those?


I like making this chart for my own benefit. I am slowly beginning to make this second nature. (12 words in Spanish. Only 4 in English) (and if you count aquel, aquella, aquellas, aquello, aquellos. It becomes 17 words in Spanish)

I highlighted the maculine plural to help others see the change from an e ending to an o ending in the plural.

Best wishes to all in your Spanish studies


Lingots accepted :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/naji.

you're the goat.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xiang-Ning

Hey Crazy! Español por favor!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xiang-Ning

It's ok people. I'm just saying hello to a dear friend. I'm not being serious.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sandra820256

Why is he getting 22 (!) Lingots for a sentence like that while the other guy explaning stuff in a huge paragraph only got like 10?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/QueenOcean1

Esto es muy servicial


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MPeterson9

So 'estas' can mean you are AND these, i.e. como estas and these skirts?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

No, there is an accent on the verb. So “tú estás” means “you are”, but you can omit the Spanish subject pronoun.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/susan578457

Brilliant thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/t7SK3

this is useful


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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErinMichel20

SUPER USEFUL! Thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nick_Pr

este is this. este (m.) esta (f.) estos estas. "That" is ese esa esos esas. "That over there" for farther things is aquel, aquella, aquellos, aquellas


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_SweetDiPa_

You can touch the line below it and find it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/naysha932923

Right that damn context keeps changing?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

“Este” is “this” and “ese” is “that” for masculine nouns, there are other forms of demonstrative adjectives for feminine nouns and there are also more forms for “that over there” and for demonstrative pronouns which replace the nouns. Well, for the pronouns, context would be important, but for the adjectives you have the noun right there and sombrero ends in ‘o’, so it is easily identifiable as masculine. Most words that end in ‘o’ are masculine and most words that end in ‘a’ are feminine, but there are exceptions that we have to memorize. You can also check a dictionary for a word’s gender. Scroll up and down for more information.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannah480749

This = Esta/este/esto These= estas/ estos............

That= ese, eso, esa Those=esos and esas.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

Be careful, because "eso" is different from ese and esa.
And "esto" is different from este and esta.

Esto (neuter)= is a pronoun, used with a verb. For instance this is...
Este (masculine), Esta (feminine) are articles, used with verbs. For instance This shirt...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaxKitchell

Is sombrero not also an English word?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

In Spanish, “sombrero” means “hat” and is used for all kinds of hats, but in English “sombrero” is a particular type of hat found in Mexico. In another country, this would be called “sombrero mejicano”. https://dictionary.reverso.net/english-spanish/Sombrero


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JosephMcCu19

It is too easy to hit "Check" when you want to hit the screen to make a correction.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

How is what wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VladCaraus

What's the difference between este and ese


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bhav.Kr.Mal

Este means this and ese means that


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marcia995004

The graphics on this program do not show the accent above the "i". It looks just like a dot, the regular dot above an "i". Please make these easier to read.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

I see the accent of the "i" of "Sí".

Look, I cut & paste it from the Duolingo's answer: "Sí".

But, that's true that the font used make the accent not very noticeable.
And you are right, the accent is important, because:
Si, without accent = if.
Sí, with accent = yes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John731438

Yes this is a hat
Or Yes this is my hat


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnCowart4

Auto corrected hat to hate....so much hat!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RHC201656

When I write what I hear, it says i should have translated.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

It depends on the instructions you were given for the particular exercise you had. Take a screenshot and include it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MilaWilson1

Si, este sombrero yes this hat. I wonder why they call hat sombrero .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WillowsHS

Given that a sombrero is a type of hat that we call a 'sombrero' in English English, why is that marked as wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

It is too specific. That is like saying a Golden Retreiver instead of a dog. We don't know what kind of hat. The Spanish word "sombrero" could be any hat. The English word "sombrero" is a particular Mexican hat that was worn at the time that we borrowed the word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GussieM143

How to say 'yes, this one' is 'si, este uno' ? Is that correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

No, "este" can be a demonstrative pronoun, as well as a demonstrative adjective, so it would just be "Sí, este."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RikDijkstr

False recording lengths due to the app bugging should not cost you hearts


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lucy123004

Can I have a Lingot? Thanks :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicholasTa462814

whats the difference


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bfbfan7

I always get so confused with "ese" and "este" but its a common mistake so thank you for the clarification "ALLintolearning3"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ana333561

How can i tell a masculine noun from a feminine noun? I always get them wrong. I can tell that él is masculine and ella is feminine but i get confused with the other words.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

It is not so bad. Nouns and adjectives that end in a are usually feminine. Most nouns that end in o are masculine. The demonstrative "this" is "este" for singular masculine nouns and "estos" for plural masculine nouns while it is "esta" for singular feminine nouns and "estas" for plural feminine nouns. You can always look up a word in a dictionary to find its gender.
https://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/sombrero The letters "sm" in red stand for "sustantivo masculino" which means masculine noun.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TyneClark1

I put sombrero in english and it marked me wrong. A hat is smaller than a sombrero?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

It could be.
A hat could be any hat, but a sombrero in English is a specific type of Mexican hat that was in use at the time that we borrowed the word. The Spanish word "sombrero" = English word "hat".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RonaldBain

Cannot tell the difference between ese,esa este, or esta , when spoken in Spanish on the test,keep getting it wrong .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TCHITEYABM

Why is shoping so easy


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jerry256544

This one is bugging. And whats up with a dress being masculine anyways...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Every noun is either masculine or feminine and there is no rhyme or reason, though many nouns that end in o are masculine and many nouns that end in a are feminine.You just have to memorize the gender of each noun along with its spelling and include an article in that to help you with nouns that end differently. What is the bug that you are referring to?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert116627

Your enunciaton stinks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

To whom are you replying? Please use the reply button of that person's comment.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Milena45542

Probkem with recognizing the speech as correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Milena45542

Probkem with recognizing the speech as correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Inez411166

Speaker does not say this phrase correctly


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

A the top of this page, it is pronounced correctly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tish107864

How does por favor goes?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lynne397135

I typed sombrero you counted it wrong then used the same word


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Did you also type "Sí, este" before "sombrero" ? The highlighting can also be on a word for an error that happened before that word.

Wait a minute, did you put it in the English translation, because the Spanish word “sombrero” means “hat” while the English word “sombrero” is a very specific type of hat. This often happens when we borrow a word from another language, the English “sombrero” is the type of hat that Mexicans wore at the time the word was borrowed.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

Why do you say "you"? We are only users like you on this forum. If you want to talk to Duolingo, or the course makers, it's not here, on this forum.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lets_learn_team.

reported the same issue 5 de julio de 2018


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

Before reporting, be sure you double checked the instructions, they change often. As Allinto said.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liv_654842

I love to learn this language but when i spell it wrong it gets me fustrated!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/faunii

cHeEse tasted gOoD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amn0713

Before this, I had to translate "That hat" into Spanish. "That hat?" "Yes, this hat."

I had to share this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

That hat = Ese sombrero.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TomahawkPunk

I just answered a question that was Este sombrero and Duolingo said the correct translation was "that hat". So answered this question with, "Yes, that hat." The inconsistency is the most difficult thing for learning on this app.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

No, “este” is this and “ese” is that and I haven’t seen Duolingo make that mistake.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PJNemn

I answered correctly it was vestido not sombrero


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

I guess you didn’t hear it correctly. Try recording the sound and include that in your report if it actually had the wrong sound file and include a screenshot which will give them information about your app and platform.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin732424

I typed sombrero.. It has to be right though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

For the English answer that would be wrong, because that word in English is a very specific type of hat, but in Spanish it is just their regular word for any kind of hat.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sharon438996

I could not hear the "t" in "este". I listened to it slow several times and still it sounded like "ese".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

You may be trying to hear English pronunciation of t. https://www.thoughtco.com/pronouncing-the-t-3079563

I do definitely hear the t.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bob884800

Sí, este sombrero - Yes this hat. Thats not proper english :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

“Yes, this hat.” is an answer to a question in English and it is not improper though it is not a sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bob884800

Oh yes, so true, thanks! It does make sense now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ANNALACHEN

its hard to see the comma


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

If you had trouble seeing that, did you see the accent on the i of sí! í not i


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marcia995004

The accent should be more pronounced. It is hard to distinguish between that tiny skinny thing and the dot.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deb299353

The pronunciation wasn't correct even slow.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

That is strange, because it is correct at the top of this page.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/continuo415

yes this hat doesn't mean anything


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

"Yes, this hat." Could be the answer to a question. Do you like this red hat with the white fringe on it, but it looks a bit like Santa's hat? After the person says "Yes, this hat." I am going to say "You have got to be kidding me!"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MakMo2

Ugh so confusing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Olga218913

Good rithance!!!!!!!!:(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Perhaps you mean “riddance” ? No te odio.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mckenna734580

never ever say that then no one would be ur friend


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David324499

That is hertful AllintoLearning is my freand Olga218913


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mmm220997

Why is it sometimes you tell me i have a typo and other times you count it against me?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

If your typo makes a different word, then it won’t be counted as a typo. You must learn the correct ending of adjectives to match the gender and number of the noun that is described and you must put the correct ending on a verb to match the pronoun that it would belong to.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christophe746602

Clearly I knew the words, you only needed to point out the typo in este.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

A typo is only allowed if it does not form another word, including differences that change the gender or number of the word or conjugation of a verb.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrittanyHe971690

It says it was the word this but that word wasn't an option


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

"este" or “this” wasn't an option? Try taking a screenshot and include it in your bug report.

What words did you have to choose from?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JordanMcCu10

Why isn't it "esto"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

“Esto” is a demonstrative neuter pronoun and would replace the noun. “Este” is the masculine demonstrative adjective that is used with the masculine noun.

https://www.thoughtco.com/demonstrative-pronouns-spanish-3079351


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PJ9oO1

If he approachin put infared on him


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jenniferfa738219

Maybe you spelt hat wrong ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gigi190411

Change. The. Word. I'm getting sick of seeing a term that has a cultural meaning behind it, to be translated to some generic word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nick_Pr

You're going to want to take that argument up with the Royal Spanish Academy, not duolingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

In Spanish “sombrero” means “hat”, but in English “sombrero” means a specific kind of hat and that is where the cultural meaning exists - in English.

https://dictionary.reverso.net/english-spanish/Hat


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

Yes, "sombrero" is a word in Spanish that doesn't have the same meaning than the Spanish word "sombrero". 2 different words, 2 languages, 2 meanings.


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so how are old nino onina


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liv_654842

i dont know is that a relevant question?

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