"Señora Castro, ¿usted necesita sus vestidos ahora?"

Translation:Mrs. Castro, do you need your dresses now?

May 23, 2018


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Why sus and not su?

July 19, 2018


I think because dresses is plural


Yes, that is. Possessive adjectives have to agree in number (singular / plural) with the noun.


When do you use "tus" and when "sus" i dont understand the difference


Exactamente mi pregunta. I make this mistake because i thought sus is for her/his and tus is for your. But it doesnt work for me every time.


Su/sus can also be the formal version of your.


Su/sus is used because it is the usted form


Usted is formal sus/su tu/tus is informal


Since Mrs. Castro is one person, why would sus be correct, and not su? Mrs. Castro, do you all need your dresses now? Or, Mrs. Castro, do you need your dresses now?


The subject (Mrs. Castro) has nothing to do with it. 'su' is used if the object referred to is singular. When the object is plural, like it is here, you use 'sus'.


Exactamente. Bien dicho.


madam castro do you need your dresses now? por que no es correcto?


Why is it necesita instead of necesitas?


I believe you are trying to match the verb to the gender and number of the object... which is incorrect. You need to conjugate the verb to the subject: 'necesita' is third person singular (used for él, ella, Usted, or in this case Señora Castro) while 'necesitas' is second person singular informal (used for tú).


Necesitas is used for second-person informal, but because the exercise included the word 'usted', it becomes formal, therefore we use necesita.


Because it's not more then one


How do you know when to use tus or sus?


In Spanish you have two kinds of 'you' for addressing one person (the plural 'you' is 'ustedes'), the informal 'tú' e.g. for friends and family, and the formal 'usted', for addressing anybody you are not acquainted with, or somebody with authority, e.g. the doctor, your manager, the person you ask for directions, etc.

'Tu' and 'tus' are the possessive pronouns linked to the informal 'tú'. 'Su' and 'sus' are the possessive pronouns linked to the formal 'usted'. There are two possessive pronouns for each because Spanish makes a distinction between possessing a singular item versus possessing multiple items:

tu camisa = your shirt (informal) tus camisas = your shirts (informal) su camisa = your shirt (formal) sus camisas = your shirts (formal)

To make things even a bit trickier, the possessive pronouns 'su' and 'sus' can also be linked to 'his' or 'her':

su camisa = his/her shirt sus camisas = his/her shirts


Mrs Castro, you need your dresses now?

Maybe it's lazy but I'm used to the "do" being dropped


Why don't you need an article before Señora Castro here?


Because your talking directly to her, not about her.


I thought su was what we use for usted(?) I guess I'm wrong.


There are two dresses, hence su must agree and so we use "sus".


When you use señor, señora, or señorita it is always formal, so you would use su instead of tu.


What is the m aning of sus here


It would be very helpful if the translation was provided at the end of the missing word questions. I try to translate in my head before looking at the answers on the other sections, and that could be very helpful here as well. Thanks!


I am perplex. I am Francophone and get mixed up between Ma'am and Mrs. In another post smo explain that in english if you talk directly to smo your would say Ma'am and about smo you would say Mrs. Here Ma'am has been put wrong.

Seriously the pickiness of the translation to english feels way to narrow. When learning a new language, the difficulty is supposed to be translating TO the new language. I am over all pretty good in English. Nevertheless that is where I am wasting time....


I think Ma'am is used here in the southern US only. I was in California and a lady got mad that I called her Ma'am I'm from Texas, part of the southern US where it's polite and customary to say


I'm sorry someone in California got mad when you called them, "Ma'am"! I moved to California from the midwest 40 years ago, so I must say that some Westcoast women don't like it because they consider Ma'am an expression respectful to "old married" ladies. They would rather you call them "Miss" unless you know they're married. You'll get a positive response, trust me. I call female strangers "Miss" from teens to ladies in their 80s.


I got this correct after a first incorrect attempt; but why is the word 'necesita' used where I've been learning that 'necesitas' is how you address somebody directly?

Surely 'necesita' would be used to speak about somebody ie: he needs a drink?


Why is this wrong ? --> "Madam Castro, do you need your dresses now?"

When Señor or Señora are used without El or La isn't it supposed to be Sir or Madam instead of Mr. and Mrs. respectively?


I entered Sra. instead of Senora. This is often accepted here on Duo, why not this time?


What I have noticed in Duolingo: Señora = Mrs. but NOT Lady or Miss Señoras = Ladies but NOT Misses


I thought tu/tus was formal and su/sus informal? Why Sus when this is clearly formal!?


You've got them the wrong way round. tu /tus is informal, and su /sus is formal.


Does this not sound like an entitled parent? Mrs castro do you need your dresses now? my daughter loves them


Wth my answer was correct and still marked wrong :(


More bad pronunciation!


Why not Mrs Castro do you need your clothes now


What's frocks? Cus thats what it says instead of dress lol


This bugs me, I know I must be wrong but I do not know my error or errors.


Ella no lo hace, porque murió en 2016.


One dress, one buyer, why the plurality?


Not one dress... multiple dresses... 'vestidos'


What the hell is a frock? How are we supposed to know that answer?


Where does it say frock

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