"A table for three people."
Translation:Una mesa para tres personas.
It is para because when you use "por" here, you want to exchange the table in return for 3 people, I guess those times are long gone. You should use por when you want to buy a table: Una mesa por 2000 pesos.
Thank you. It could be a bit amusing with the use of por...especially if you are having a bad day and offer up your children in exchange for a table. :))
Why does it mark my answer wrong when my answer reads exactly the same as the correct answer
Sometimes you have to look at the answer that they give you and see that maybe a letter or 2 are different than what you put down. There is even a little underline that was added into the answer box section that tells you what sentence, fragment or word that you got wrong. Good luck
One glitch shows up when blocks are moved. Somehow it shows internally as not in the correct order while displaying in the correct order. If i carefully remove the incorrect parts and then replace them in exact order, i never have a problem.
Rather than turn it in as another bug, i just accept it as an opportunity to practise something again. I'd rather see enhancements in practicing speaking and understanding spoken phrases than someone dummy-proofing my input creativity.
In the general area of each person's comment box, there is a "Give Lingot" button. Should in between the reply button and timestamp of when you sent the message.
So when people or animals are involved in the numbers, we should use para? Or should we always use it in case it might imply an exchange?
These aren't amazing acronyms, but you can remember when to use "por" with 'DREEMS' (Duration, Reason, Emotion, Exchange, Mode [of travel/communicating], Substitution) and when to use "para" with 'PRODDS' (Purpose, Recipient, Opinion, Destination, Deadline, Standard [comparison wise]).
Could one say "una mesa para tres" for short knowing that people are involved in eating at a restaurant
Yes. You could even say "mesa para tres" and it would be just as understandable.
Whenever I go to a spanish country and I ask for a table I would just say "mesa para tres" but I guess that we are learning "proper" Spanish or something. Don't forget though that written Spanish is different from spoken Spanish.
No, they are 2 different words, I'm not native, a good way is to find some video about this topic on youtube and immerse yourself by looking over and over again. Here is one I used : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UsHmPkUx_o&t=171s
why not gentes for people as that was the answer in the initial question in this lesson
because gente is already plural like deer or sheep. So you wouldn't say a table for three peoples. Only personas can be used here
"mesa para tres" is the common way to say it. If you are going to eat someplace and you say "mesa para tres" they will know just what you mean.
I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the difference between "para" and "por". Would someone explain it to me, please?
"para" means "for", like the statement "Una mesa para tres personas" meaning a table FOR three, and "por" means "by" like "Por: Bethany" (By: Bethany) I mean, that might not help you remember it that well, but if it saves you a trip to a dictionary I hope it helps!!
I said "una mesa para tres gente" and it said that was wrong. Am I using gente incorrectly?
Gente is a more plural version meaning a lot of people. You are saying the exact amount of people so you would use personas.
No, la gente has no plural vorm. Hay mucha gente en la calle. There are much people on the street. La gente caminan por la calle. There are people walking on the street.
I wrote "Una mesa para tres personas." and the correct solution is the same. could someone plz help me
So if i watch an ad i get gems, by that logic, can i spend some gemd skip these friggin ads. Goodness they wont let up. No advertisements para uno, por favor.
Una is feminine, Uno is... one. Mesa is feminine, so you use a feminine word. What you're saying is like if I called you a she.
יש פה מישהו שיכול בבקשה להסביר לי בעברית מתי משתמשים ב para ומתי ב por? תודה רבה מראש