Duolingo Tips - Routines 2
después are followed by a noun, be sure to
add de before the noun.
duo's autocorrect engine does not work very well, so if you omit the "the" before dinner then the engine would not recommend the "our". try it for yourself.
Why is ‘We do the homework after dinner’ not accepted? It says ‘la tarea’.
In English, we "do" homework in the role of a student. To "make" homework wouldn't sound right at all.
Your question is so brief, I can't tell if you might be thinking of the role of a teacher, but even in that case, I don't think anyone would say we "make homework." The after dinner reference, along with 1st person plural is a strong indicator that it's not a teacher saying this anyway.
Thanks! What do you mean? " The after dinner reference, along with 1st person plural is a strong indicator that it's not a teacher saying this anyway."
That link you provided is a very good explanation of do vs make. Thanks!
I mean that it's very common for children to do their homework after dinner, and there are often multiple children in a family who all need to do their homework before bed. Therefore, I would guess this sentence is being said by a child rather than a teacher.
I'm not sure when teachers write out homework assignments, but I imagine it varies a lot, and is something done as individuals rather than a group activity, so a teacher wouldn't say "Hacemos..."
Sometimes words dont mean anything unless in the context. In german you would make a party. Same in spanish. Think of im 21 vs i have 21 in spanish just fifferent ways of daying something.
Why not "let's do homework after dinner?" That is still the nosotros form.
(Hacemos= we should do) the homework after dinner...I think is the best translation.
Hacemos la tarea después de LA cena.
Why the second definite article - la? Does despues always take de and a definite article?
And housework is not accepted - for some unknown reason, it must be homework.