Translation:Is it your favorite movie?
How do you know to use favorita vs favorito?
Favorita is Feminine vs Favorito is Masculine. Gender of words is muy importante en Español!
Why "película", does this (I assume fairly recent) word originate from another verb or noun?
This is like English, more or less
El coche estaba cubierto por una película de hielo. The car was covered by a film of ice.
From Latin: Pellicula
On its own, Latin pellicula is a diminutive of pellis (skin) which in Spanish gives piel. So, a película is ultimately a thin skin or layer.
It said this wrong and corrected me to 'it has your favourite film'?
I got this nonsense as well. It cost me one correct answer as I'm testing out of Level 4 of this skill. Reported.
El dijo ese error y me corrijio tiene su favori
I used 'film' instead of 'movie' and it said it was wrong.
And yet the solution shown as "correct" on my computer reads as follows:- "it has your favourite film". Duolingo should not make such basic mistakes!
I put my answer as "is it your favorite movie?" And DL gave me the alternate translation of "is it your favorite movie?" As though that was not my initial answer... Anybody else have this issue?