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"Is the boy Cuban?"

Translation:¿El niño es cubano?

4 months ago

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/J-Dawg58195

This thing is rigged

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/weyland5

El niño es Cubano.... The boy is Cuban not is the boy cuban. RIGHT?????

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spiceyokooko
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It's a question, so I guess it can work both ways in English.

Is the boy Cuban?

The boy is Cuban?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gordon348860

Understood. However, I'm curious as to which form is more commonly used, and whether the form varies based on region. I wrote, "¿Es el hombre cubano?" and it was marked as correct.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Michael307373

Often the only difference between a statement and a question is voice inflection. That was spiceyokooko's point. I'm not sure if this varies in use from region to region but in my experience this is very common in both Spanish and English everywhere I have been.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaladinDav

It can depend on region, however there hombre is generally only for man, not boy in most places.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gordon348860

Oops! I meant to say I wrote, "¿Es el niño cubano?" and I was marked as correct.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carging

I wrote the same and it was marked wrong!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaladinDav

Ok, so only verbatim answers? I'm used to "esta cubano" or "ello/el niño cubano"...

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamtheent

50/50 chance. If you are here you also guessed wrong.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EchoZulu70

es el nino cubano

3 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TYKERRIASW

Its not right

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BdcRj

The correct word is muchacho. Chamo is -very- casual slang and is not the same as boy.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JasmineSBe3

Wring agaib!

2 months ago