"What is your favorite sport?"
Translation:¿Cuál es tu deporte preferido?
Cual means which and que means what. This is how it was explained to me: use cual in the case where there was the possibility to list the diverse choices: for names, sports, religion, etc. You could generate a list of possible choices, and you would say which in English too. Which show were you watching on TV?
'cual' is used to mean 'which' when there is a choice of options, as in this case where there are many possible sports to select from. 'qué' is used when there is only one option, such as 'What day is it?' Qué día es?
This simplistic defenition is messing so many people up. Please stop repeating it. See my link on this same thread. There are 6 usages. For example, que always comes before a noun, regardless of whether there is a list, choice, abstract idea or otherwise.
Well there are actually seven choices for days of the week. It is hard to leave the ap to follow a link, so it is better to discuss what we think is the best answer. Maybe the other explanation is correct where que is followed by a noun: que dia es hoy?
Can someone explain the difference between "favorito" and "preferido"? It seems "favorita/o" shows a level of passion/love, while "preferida/o" is simply a preference (like in English). Maybe? And maybe that's what Duo is trying to convey here, that "favorito" is a stronger word than what we tend to use in English?
"Cual es tu deportes favorito" It is my answer, so agen the system do not recognize synonyms word as result black the posibility to pass the express test succesfuly. Cause: Preferido and Favorito are also like the same. Even Google translater conrirm it...
Your use of favorito is valid and should be reported, but the translation of sport was required, not sports. Perhaps that is why your answer was deemed incorrect.
If the question read Which, I would have used cual, but with what I used que and was marked incorrect.... Still think I was right.
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