I'm just wondering... People keep saying that "costly" should be used too. Is that acceptable or does it have it's own word in Spanish rather than "caro?"
It say exactly "caro" the sounds of "carro" it´s completely different.
As it turns out, "dear" in the UK can mean "expensive", so the word's still kinda right if you're from Europe.
Indeed. Though, I believe that Duolingo uses the most common phrase in an actual conversation (not regional, just in general.) The direct answer to this, according to the top of the forums, is "An expensive belt."
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"Dear" may be ok but "steep" can hardly be an adjective for the belt, but rather for the "price" of the belt.
In spanish the adjetive is after the noun. Un cinturón caro is correct.
i put "a expensive car" i quickly type that in. i had no idea that "Un" can be the number "1" and the "cinturon" as a "sash"
Why not? It´s just a convention, other useful examples are: Cintas, cintos, cimientos, cemento, cerámicos, cielo, celeste... etc.
Cinturón has a 'i' after the 'c'; and in Spanish, if a 'c' is followed by an 'e' or an 'i', it is pronounced like an 's'. The rule is just like in English, with words like "cement", "city", "ice"
I I have no way of telling whether un means a or an. Can someone tell me how i can tell how
In English, whether the article you should use is "a" or "an" depends on the type of sound the following word starts with. If it starts with a consonant sound or a long 'u', you should use "a":
"a black cat" ('b' sound)
"a tall ladder" ('t' sound)
"a waffle" ('w' sound)
'a unicorn" (long 'u' sound)
If the word starts with a vowel sound that isn't a long 'u', it should be "an":
"an orange unicorn" (long 'o' sound)
"an itty-bitty spider" (short 'i' sound)
"an arrow" (long 'a' sound)
"an umbrella" (short 'u' sound)
Now Spanish does not work that way, like at all! Whether to use "un" or "una" doen't depend in any way on the starting sound of the next word. Instead it depends on the gender of the noun that the article is describing. if it's masculine you use "un"; if it's feminine you use "una".
"un gato ❤❤❤❤❤"
"un unicornio (naranjo)"
"una araña pequeñita" you get the idea...
What is this ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤!? The forums keep turning the Spanish word for "black" into a row of hearts! Why? Is it not okay to say? It's not like I'm saying the n-word.
You know, I'm starting to think the censorship is a little too strict. You're probably convinced that I said the compound of "bull" and the 's'-word. But nah, it wasn't the 's'-word, it was "crap", starting with a 'c'.