"Sí, este sombrero."

Translation:Yes, this hat.

May 18, 2018

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

Is este this or that?

June 22, 2018

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/JosephMcCu19

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


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/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/Lets_learn_team.

reported the same issue 5 de julio de 2018


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/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/Mr.Beast1000

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so how are old nino onina


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If he approachin put infared on him


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/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

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