"Yo quiero este vestido."

Translation:I want this dress.

5 months ago

31 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/archangel69007

Why not I want that dress

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LauraDoguim

ese = that

este = this

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VeganBekah269

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

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MiriamG_

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

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GregoryFal3

Very Victorian of Duo

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LauraDoguim

agreed

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/T.J.King

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

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SaraGalesa
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My grandmother used that word!

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J.C.Fink
J.C.Fink
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I have some very old editions of Nancy Drew stories - she wears "frocks".

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EilaGoss

Difference between esta and este?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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Esta for feminine nouns, and este for masculine ones. Just like una and un.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Secondof11

Why incorrect

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikulasSir

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

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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Within this course, este/esta/esto always means "this", and ese/esa/eso always means "that".

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vikili3

I tried that for este and it was wrong

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brandon974709

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

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brandon974709

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.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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"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).
1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ThanosTheThinker

I thought it said "bestido"

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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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'.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gianna485158

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

3 weeks ago

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

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thesummerdancer

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

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TommyT13
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Hearing the male voice asking for a dress reminds me of Mike Pence.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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To be fair, vestido can refer to any body-covering clothing. A suit is a vestido as well.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Secondof11

Bull.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mmmm_Donuts

You're the fun kind of person who has to bring politics into everything, aren't you?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NewWorldDisco

MAKE UP YOUR F***ING MIND IF ESTE MEANS THAT OR THIS

Seriously getting really annoyed having to gamble over which one Duolingo is going to decide is correct

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MargaretDi6

I think 'esto/este/esta' all means "this" and 'ese' means that.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Secondof11

This and that.

3 months ago
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