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"El pasaporte, por favor."

Translation:Passport, please.

May 20, 2018

218 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Olli30

Why its not "The passport, please?"


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

Thats what i was gonna say!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JetTheHawk3

What did you do to the phone?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Taunya24277

The passport accepted feb 2020. Spanish requires 'the' even if we dont. So an airport worker in english would just say 'passport, please,' in spanish it must have 'el'


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

Right it sound kind of aggresive


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jacob6493

The passport please worked for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catherine415316

I wrote a passport please ;-;


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/T-T-T-Tyler

I wrote the passport please, i got it write but it said the answer was just..."passport pease", which makes no sense


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WolfAwsome1

Same here but it still corrected me and said passport please


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

it said that including "the" is wrong. i use the web version


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eddie18862

An article El, is needed.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lilzilla12

It makes no sense


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoseBenton2

I can't type it in because it doesn't have the wordrhe


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

mine is a text box and i am allowed to type it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WoTeR-X

Your right. It didnt have any of the words in the word bank. i already reported it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desir513925

It's probably one of those things where El pasaporte doesn't always mean the passport


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eddie18862

El pasaporte y sólo es el pasaporte in s.panish you need the article El. Sorry


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desir513925

His passport please is the correct answer


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uri9003

Isn't the correct answer friend, let me explain this. If you say "HIS passport" literally means "SU pasaporte" which is the possessive for the 3rd person or the passport that belongs to "him". "the passport" phrase only refers to the document, which in case "the" refers to the article "el" instead of the 3rd person "él". In spanish "él pasaporte" is incorrect because it doesn't make sense. I hope this help you. :)


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

Yes, that would be like saying "He passport" in English. Doesn't work.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertTudo2

That was accepted Jun 4th 2018


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

Or A passport

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/suparna478905

Wondering the same


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

accepted 6/2/18


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarialuzMe14

Hola soy luz Cómo estás amigo todo bien


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

Because in English, that's probably what an immigration agent at the border would say. You need to not always translate literally. Sometimes you will need to think about how we actually say it in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kariyma215

Yeah or A. Don't get it


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

I put "a passport, please", oh well


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Skevik94

I should write what I heard


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eddie18862

It is rhe passport. please.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pumpkin900329

I have no clue but i also cant spell so...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chelsea305535

I said the same thing


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

GUYS, STOP DOWNVOTING


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

this is a wrong translation


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

I don't understand either


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruby619821

You get the point and its different in Spanish


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wrldtrvlr1

I translated it that way and it was accepted, but I note the system questions my spelling which is the sames as their spelling?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tara142159

That's what I was thinking


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JetTheHawk3

OLLI!!!Stop that!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shy450521

Same here. Wouldnt let me say that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/julia-kz

Can one say "Pasaporte, por favor" or is it recommended to include the article?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GabyDelval3

You can use both, although you should use the article because without it the phrase sounds a bit formal


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

A Yes to both questions. I recommend you click the bottom left button one time of your phone keyboard. It looks like: ☺1#. look for the popup. click the > button one time. Click the article. Boom!


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

Why would someone say "the passport please"


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

What is different between "el" and "la". Both of them means "the" so what is different?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jolene889764

El is the masculine form of 'the' and la is the feminine form. Every noun in Spanish is considered either masculine or feminine. For example, 'la leche' means " the milk" and ' el agua' means " the water." Milk is feminine and water is masculine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Telisa7

Water is actually an exception. It is feminine but uses el because it is easier to pronounce.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/neha560623

But how to judge whats the gender of the noun(thing) if not a person


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jean-GuyGr

El. = male, la = woman, things have gender just like in French


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

La is for a girl, el is for a boy, that is how I remember it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sharon530731

Why isn't it "The passport, please" It's got "El before passport!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rayna482239

I wrote passports


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CJP22

I did get this wrong, but the actual translation is "the passport please". In fact in English one would say "your passport please" to be polite, so if we're speaking of what we'd actually say in English, I'd expect that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielStam4

Crowns are for clowns, bring back old DuoLingo! AND BRING BACK THE FRIKKIN ABILITY TO TEST OUT :@


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

Wasn't here for that but it sounds interesting.


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    Basically, if you knew everything in a unit and wanted to fly through the easier ones, you could test out. I think. I could be wrong. It's like a regular lesson but they use everything in that unit and you can't see what words mean.


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

    It's back already though..... :v


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StefanStoj5

    You but you have to go premium now


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

    Why is (the passport please) incorrect it says el in front of passaporte


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

    If its just passport please why does it say "EL pasaporte" wtf?


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

    Hold up, since when is 'El' 'my'? Or am I just dumb lol


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

    "Papers, please" did not work.


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

    Glory to Arstotzka


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sebban12

    "Your passport, please" should be an acceptable answer


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

    Theres no her his or their in the choices..


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

    why is it not ''a passport please?''


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

    again; it always catchs me; not a passport please.


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

    Don't, do NOT argue, not with a teacher!


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

    Shouldn't it be "The passport, please." Or "His passport, please."?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rick597087

    Once again BS grading!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Auriana537508

    I put "A passport, Please". It legitamately said a passport or the passport


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephen196712

    I keep bumping my keyboard at the wrong time or place on screen an ending my typing before I'm through and I get a wrong answer! It's very frustrating!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bowen425014

    ow doesn't everyone XD


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

    Him: "El pasaporte, por favor." Me: You'r so greedy!

    Its just his tone of voice


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kailey601896

    That what i was going to say


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/y0rkshire

    Your passport, implicit in this request, is not allowed.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/glacius11

    Spanish slang like english wadup to whats up


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

    Every other time it's been accepted, all of a sudden it's now incorrect


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

    Why no The passport El is the right?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZombieJohn22

    Roses are red walls are plaster kids can run but big bird is faster


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

    Its the passport.. dualingo fail


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oscar212875

    Right, i put "a passport, please" and got it wrong. Apparently "a" is wrong


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

    Why isnt it a passport please


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

    My audio isnt working for this one


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

    I am typing in El pasaporte por favor but it keeps saying it's incorrect


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkReis1

    Why is this not, "the passport, please?"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelGar186264

    Is this a spelling test? I can not even get one letter wrong. Frustrating.


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

    If El doesn't look like this: Èl (which means he I think) what does it mean? Does El pasaporte really translate to passport or does it translate to the passport???


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laura150511

    El should be 'his' I'm guessing?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desir513925

    His passport please is correct


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Corine639456

    I second the motion!


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

    Why can't put the passport?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/K.C.Actis

    I speak fluent spanish but im just touching up and its marking everything wrong. Like omg my bad that i said a passport please


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vikram401819

    Your passport please


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

    I said "the passport please" and it said wrong! what the frick!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patty296032

    I have no audio on my laptop...why????


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

    "El pasaporte, porfavor." should be the correct one, isnt it? please correct me if im wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael592170

    Why not the "passport please" because of el


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CSJJ84

    Un pasaporte, por favor


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Molly140002

    You would be asked for a passport, not the passport because there is more than one passport in the world; Your passport or a passport.


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

    Why are some words highlighted in yellow in the questions?


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

    Those yellow words denote new vocabulary. Hover your mouse pointer over them (or tap them if on mobile) to learn what they mean.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WolfAwsome1

    Excuse me it says el before passport shouldnt it say the passport please if not what is the El there for then?????


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

    I typed right answer andbit said wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Celia896699

    I did this correctly and many similar like it and they say it is wrong.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/josephine972365

    I spelled it wrong smh


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

    Why does the articulation need to be slow motion by default? No reason to be so elementary. Could everyone bump this? Im sure there are people who share the same opinion as I do. I also think it should ask for an English translation instead of just reiterating back in Spanish. Seems much more productive.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Silaslingo88

    I put Your passport, please. It accepted it.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katrina87062

    Maybe a correct Spanish spelling should be shown - i like that things don't have to be spelled exactly right, but the more you see it the better you get


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

    I would like to speed up the language of the teacher


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kanani503320

    What.....there is no the tho


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samantha606550

    "A passport, please" is incorrect.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Belle464086

    i hate when i type so fast i accidentally click check and get it wrong.


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

    "A passport please" I can see why this isn't the case but Honestly


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Twilight373591

    Isnt it the passport, please


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

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

    I SAID PASSPORT PLEASWE AND THEY SAID I WAS CORRECT WHAT THE


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bowen425014

    Do you really have to say el passporte. Can't I just say passporte, por favor (like if I ever have to say that XD) but you know what I mean


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nielsweel1

    Shouldn't it be in spoken language "your passport please?". As you normally don't say to someone "the passport, please". It was also correct according to duolingo.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/muriya195

    Why isn't it "The passport, please?"


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

    Its doesnt give the correct words!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tyler.Harper

    What state are all of you from? I'm from Louisiana, bros.


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

    I put a passport please and it was counted wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jamie24886

    I put "a passport please" that's the same thing and it said i got it wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/liz601712

    Thought its the passport please


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brigitte154118

    Yes did i not say that???


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eli264993

    Thats unfair it said he in it when I click the letter saying that u could say it U N F A I R el angry


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woody943721

    "The passport, please" is wrong. Why?!?!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheSourLem3

    What makes sense in English does not in Spanish sometimes.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ansley992791

    I said a passport please and it didn't count it. I don't think that is fair.


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

    WHy is it not A passport, please???


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ansley992791

    That's what I thought too!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheSourLem3

    Because it is not 'a' passport, It's 'your' passport!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edward381674

    There is an el in the phase. You answer is wrong. Get with it!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scout496135

    I dont get it im doing o right and it is saying its wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Skevik94

    Writhe what you hear.....Dualingo has been updated


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

    This is not clear, please fix.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Holden190214

    the passport please. Not passport please


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/littlelear977653

    I said it but it qasint correc annoying


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TannerRush4

    Mine doesnt have anything except a


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xfw2nLzh

    What's wrong with this? it should be accepted yes?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Veronica395707

    I thped it correctly but lesson said it was wrong ..i even wrote it down..what happened?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yvonne468681

    I got ut right. But it showed it waa weong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannah78855

    I think i shouldve gotten that right because in english i would say the passport please


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LinusFranz2

    Actually it's "The passport, please"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KirstenPar926457

    It counted it wrong because I didn't capitalize the first letter.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brooke791731

    "El" means "the." Technically correct, Duo! Ughh!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/patience911033

    My understanding is that l is associated with e or the so why is it in front el passporte


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HailieHans1

    i typed it right, but it said i was wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lilzilla12

    Is it just me, or do you guys spend all day in chatrooms instead of lesrning spanish?


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

    Glory to Arstotzka


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

    Passport, please = pasaporte, por favor. The other way around?? EL pasaporte????


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesHunt119070

    Who even cares about the typos?


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

    How am i not passing on this i am a expert and i am mmexican


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mariam998320

    Why its not " the passport please " thats right ?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M_AK47

    What does the last tow words mean


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LateGski2007

    Roses are red, violets are blue I made this song before I f***ed you


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lusee3

    I put "a passport" and i was wrong why?????!!!!


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

    STEP UP YOUR TEACHING GAME DUO


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiobhanOCo16

    can i have 1 lingot i will give you 2 LINGOT


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GaleHawtho1

    El passport. El means your


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/muriya195

    No. "El" means "The", "Tu" means "Your".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IvanRobert662854

    i spelled please P.L.A.E.S. and got the answer wrong:(


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jordankittrell19

    I say "Passport Please" and it NEVER works


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

    You have to say it in spanish


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

    Why not .my passport please


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

    THEY KEEP RUINING MY DOUBLE LINE EMOTICONS


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

    PLEASE DUO,

    CHANGE THAT


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

    Their passport please. Why doesnt this work? Huh? Why? Why? cries uncontrollably


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

    "Their" is "su" or "sus" in Spanish.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/payam55075

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