"Yo quiero este vestido."

Translation:I want this dress.

June 8, 2018


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One of the easiest ways I've found to remember the difference is the phrase: "this and these have t's, that and those don't"

So basically

This/these = este/a (s) That/those = ese/a (s) Hope that helps people!

November 20, 2018


Yo no quiero un vestido, yo soy un hombre

December 20, 2018


I understood this!

August 30, 2019


Frock? it said i was wrong and instead of dress it said frock!

June 8, 2018


Very Victorian of Duo

July 4, 2018



July 13, 2018


In a case like that, check if the word can mean that, then report it.

June 8, 2018


My grandmother used that word!

June 8, 2018


I have some very old editions of Nancy Drew stories - she wears "frocks".

August 20, 2018


They use the word Frock in New Zealand a bit.

August 20, 2019


Why not I want that dress

June 28, 2018


ese = that

este = this

July 14, 2018


Thank you!!! I keep getting confused!!!

September 21, 2018


I read on a message board the following:

este (along with esta and esto) have the letter 't' in them and touch starts with 't' and I use these words when they are close enough to touch, thus it means this (or with an 's' these).

ese (along with esa and eso) all mean 'that' (and with the 's', those).

That piece of information has greatly helped me in distinguishing ese from este.

April 19, 2019


Difference between esta and este?

August 12, 2018


Esta for feminine nouns, and este for masculine ones. Just like una and un.

August 12, 2018


Also remember about the accent:

Esta = this (f) Está = conjugated form of estar (to be). Ex: "ella está aqui"

January 20, 2019


Thanks a lot!!!

August 23, 2019


Shouts the snotty rich girl shopping in a mall with her mom lol

September 2, 2018


Ill keep this phrase away from my wife.

April 28, 2019


For dress, I am hearing vestile (ile)

May 25, 2019


me too

August 19, 2019


Why incorrect

July 26, 2018


I thought it said "bestido"

October 4, 2018


The letters 'b' and 'v' generate the same sounds in Spanish. So if you hear vestido as a single word (or generally after a pause or after the letter 'm' or 'n'), it'll sound like it begins with a 'b'.

October 4, 2018



January 30, 2019


WHAT IS A FROCK??????????

October 15, 2018


Either a very British term for a woman's dress, or a monk's robe. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/frock

October 15, 2018


Thanks for the help I was getting very confused

March 7, 2019


"I love this dress" is wrong?! I want my streak back.

January 3, 2019


If you querer an inanimate object, you normally just "want" it.

January 17, 2019


Speaker needs to pronounce the vowells at the end of his words more clearly. It sounds like he says "vestid"

January 18, 2019


after the new update i don't lile how dou looks anymore

January 30, 2019


I wrote "I want A dress." Whats the difference?!?!

January 30, 2019


The Spanish sentence is talking about a very specific dress, "this dress", "este vestido". You'd be fine with any dress, "a dress", "un vestido".

January 30, 2019


I need someone to talk with in Spanish..damn

March 6, 2019


I wrote quito instead of quiero by accident. Everything else was correct lol

April 2, 2019


I eas so confused that i hot it wrong until i tealized i pressed store instead of I.

May 3, 2019


For dress, I am hearing vestilo instead of vestido?

May 25, 2019


After a vowel, the Spanish letter 'd' is pronounced like an English voiced 'th' sound (as in "this"; IPA [ð]). Since that sound is formed in the same area of the mouth as the 'l' sound, it might sound similar.

May 25, 2019


Why not: "esta vestida" …..since it is a DRESS?

June 28, 2019


A dress is "un vestido". Why would it be feminine?

"Una vestida" could mean "a dressed woman".

June 28, 2019


Whew! What do I know about Spanish? I know :vestido is DRESS.....BUT "un vestido" looks & sounds like a man is asking for a dress.

June 29, 2019


I thought that "un" was masculine.

June 29, 2019


Un is a masculine article and it's used here because vestido is a masculine noun. There aren't any men involved.

Grammatical gender is inherent to a noun, and as long as you're talking about an inanimate object, its grammatical gender doesn't have anything to do with human gender stereotypes. Vestido is a masculine noun and corbata (necktie) is feminine.

June 29, 2019


Duolingo what happened to u?

September 7, 2019



September 7, 2019


I am quite sure they said me that Este means both this or that..

August 21, 2018


Within this course, este/esta/esto always means "this", and ese/esa/eso always means "that".

August 28, 2018


I tried that for este and it was wrong

September 13, 2018


Ese was this in one flash card and este was that IN ANOTHER. I DON'T UNDERSTAND!

September 18, 2018


Well in English this and that has to do with your tone of voice. Also has to deal with how you want to portray yourself. Such as if you say I want this hat your saying your more polite and have less attitude. If you say I want that hat it sounds demanding and will sound rude. So please tell us which means which.

September 18, 2018


"This" and "that" usually has to do with how far away some object is. (Or rather, how far away it is perceived.) "This" is used for objects that are close to the speaker, and "that" for objects that are farther away. "Would you put this book into that shelf there?"

In Spanish it's fundamentally the same, but there are three of these demonstratives instead of just two:

  • este, esta, esto are the equivalents of "this" in English. They are used for things that are close to the speaker.
  • ese, esa, eso are always translated as "that" in this course. They are usually used if an object is closer to the listener(s).
  • aquel, aquella, aquello are also translated as "that" here. They are not used often, but are usually applied when something is out of reach for both speaker and listener(s).
September 19, 2018


Is anyone else bored with this lessons?

July 3, 2019


I pressed and instead of dress by accident i knew it tho

August 4, 2019


What is the difference between està and esta??

August 13, 2019


Está (note that accents in Spanish generally go upward) is a conjugated form of the verb estar, "to be". So it means "he/she/it is".

  • Él está ocupado. - He is busy.
  • La televisión está en las sala. - The TV is in the living room.

Esta is a demonstrative, the feminine form of este. It means "this".

  • Escucho a esta mujer. - I am listening to this woman.
  • Esta falda es nueva. - This skirt is new.
September 29, 2019


Does the app not check spelling? I just typed "Yo quier este vestido" and it marked it correct without pointing out any of the issues. No note whatsoever on spelling or the lack of proper verb tense. That's worrisome b/c I can't get to the computer today.

September 5, 2019


I mostly use Duolingo on my phone, and the app works fine for me. I don't know why it didn't catch "quier" in your exercise. Have you tried testing it with a few deliberate errors?

September 5, 2019


Yes, actually, I purposely misspelled every single one of the words in the last three questions in that chapter, then I stopped b/c NONE of those things were caught. I reported them & took screenshots after I posted this question. It's odd b/c I have Duo installed to update automatically on my phone, so it should be completely new every day (or at least the phone says it's updating.) I mostly just use it to go over old things - but the biggest issues w/ those old things for me are spelling, accents and tenses!

September 5, 2019


Wow, I have no idea why it won't work correctly. I hope they can fix it soon for you.

September 5, 2019


I have this right

October 12, 2019


She totally said "vestida". I listened to it several times before I submitted it

October 14, 2019
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