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I am taking four DL courses (French, German, Russian. and Spanish). I have seen moderators in either French or German (maybe both - I wasn't keeping track) say something like, "you are absolutely right; I will add that answer". Is our moderator unable to do this for some reason? Or is she or he unwilling for some reason? Or has she or he "left the building" for some reason? I have seen posts by a moderator (indicated by orange circle around the icon) on this discussion before - I think the name was "lftward" or something like that; I just scrolled through the posts in this discussion, and all posts by this moderator have disappeared, which seems odd. What do you suppose happened? (Or maybe it was on the sentence with "tres personas" - I'll check that discussion next chance I get.)
Technically, it could be correct and you could then report it, but in English we only use “persons” when we are contrasting or comparing the individuals and not when we are giving a count of a group of people. So you will hear “a table for two people”, and “persons” will be found in legal documents talking about individual rights. The sign on the wall of a restaurant will give the seating capacity of the restaurant with a number of “persons”, because that is a legal document.
The most common way to say this in English avoids the issue altogether “Table for two”
No, “Un sándwich de pescado” is “a fish sandwich.” That is the kind of sandwich. “Con leche” means “with milk”. So, “de” usually means “of” or “from”, but there is also that expression in which “a fish sandwich” cannot be translated with “un” plus “noun” plus “noun”, so they put “un” plus the second noun from the English expression plus “de” plus the first noun from the English expression.
In Spanish, every word is either masculine or feminine, even things! “Una mesa” is feminine and the indefinite article ends in ‘a’ for feminine words. Notice that “mesa” also ends in ‘a’. Most words that end in ‘a’ are feminine and most words that end in ‘o’ are masculine, but not all. There are exceptions, so it is best to memorize the article with the word as if it were a part of it: “Una mesa” or “la mesa” What gender a word is can even be different from one language to another. The French word for a table is masculine “un table” or “le table”.
“Un hombre” or “el hombre”, “una mujer” or “la mujer”
They are not interchangeable. Here is an article that explains when to use each: https://www.thoughtco.com/taking-confusion-out-of-por-para-3078140
Spell out “two” when it is not a math assignment, please. Don’t be confused by the fact that Duolingo sometimes puts “1” for “un” or “una” as the program doesn’t always understand the difference between a sentence or phrase and a math problem. You could try reporting it if you feel strongly about it, but I don’t know if they will add it or not.
This is a present subjunctive conjugation for the verb “mecer” which means “to rock” or “to swing.”
Written language is a part of language :)
But also, Duo can't factor in every typo or misspelling and so if you think you got the word right but wrote it wrong, just report that your answer should have been accepted - unless it's wildly off (i.e actually wrong), they can add it and next time they might mark it as correct with the note, 'You have a typo' :)
A typo is only allowed if it doesn’t make another word, if it doesn’t change a verb conjugation and if it doesn’t change the gender of the word. So, you can never put “un” for “una” as it is another word which is the masculine form of the article for use with maculine nouns. Most words that end in a are feminine, but there are exceptions, such as “día” which is masculine. Words that end in o are usually masculine. Words that end in e can be either feminine or masculine, but you can always look a word up in the dictionary and the gender will be listed. https://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/Mesa
“sf” in this dictionary stands for “sustantivo feminino” or “feminine noun”.
A person can be a male or a female, but the word “persona” is grammatically feminine in Spanish.