"Is she American?"
Translation:¿Ella es americana?
It's a strange word order. When you ask a question that doesn't contain a question word, the most natural orders are "subject + verb + complement" and "verb + complement + subject".
Because that's a question for you to answer so you would reply by saying she is American
Why is every country but America capitalized? China, Cuba, Espana, america
America is capitalized actually. In this example, duolingo was referring to the nationality of the person. Nationalities are not capitalized in spanish.
You would say someone is americano, they are from America. Also just in case if you didn't know already, United States is the correct way of referring to the United States of America. America is actually referring to the whole continent. In spanish this is Estados Unidos, or Estados Unidos de America.
Duo should have looked over that. Just remember to capitalize everything that needs to be capitalized. You can't expect Duo to know everything.
not all proper nouns in english that are capitalized will be capitalized in spanish.
En castellano, la forma interrogativa, también comienza con la forma verbal. Abre y cierra con signos de interrogación. Desarrolladores de la app, corrijan ese crazo horror.
I don't understand why sometimes "es de" is correct but sometimes only "es" is correct. Someone please help.
I think "es de" means "is from", for example "she is from France". But just "es" means "is", for example "she is French".
Each word has a masculinity assigned to it. So if You are asking if a female if from there then You use the female form and if you ask if a male is from there use the masculine form.
Adjectives ending in -o or -a must be changed to agree with the gender of the noun.
The simple way i remember is all the 'o' ending words are male and the 'a' is female ... niño (male) americana (female)
In the question Anericana vs. Americano it is my understanding that it is the same rules as nina vs nino. Hope that helps.
the use of americano is incorect as americano refers to anyone from the continent of america (north or south) the corect word is estados unidos (united states)