Question about when to use Indicative Present tense vs Continuous progressive tense?
Can someone please explain as I don’t understand why it is correct!
Sentence comes from a Duolingo course, “La niña come una ensalda”, and the answer to the question is "The girl is eating a salad". This is where I am getting confused.
Should the sentence really be, “La niña está comiendo una ensalada”, said in the continous progressive?
Gracias por ayudarme.
¡Buena suerte, con sus estudios!
I believe that although Spanish does have "La niña está comiendo una ensalada" it is more common to use the indicative to mean she eats a salad (habitually) or that she is currently eating a salad right now. Thus, the indicative Spanish can be translated into either the indicative English or the continuous progressive English.