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"I have a lot of friends in this class."

Translation:Yo tengo muchas amigas en esta clase.

June 9, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mandy68426

Why the feminine form. How do I know this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pluusmuis

Even if Duolingo marks 'muchos amigos' wrong, you can rest assured, it is not.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HugoBrutus1

Why not muchos amigos


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NeilSco

We don't all get this question in the same form. When asked to translate the English phrase "I have a lot of friends in this class" there is no way to know that the friends referred to are women. So those saying that "muchas" is a "clue" are not getting the same question in the same way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skepticalways

NeilSco, you are right, but check your translation for "this class." It should be esta clase, & many people forgot that this noun ending in "e" is feminine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JayMc1025

I used esta clase and it was counted wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ann863062

English to Spanish - didn't accept the masculine "muchos amigos" 7/30


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

"muchos amigos" accepted 7/31/18


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eric6098

Not mine on 8/24/18. Annoying.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PippaDubh

Not mine either 26 Sep 18


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PippaDubh

Oh no my mistake I had muchas so it had to be amigas


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nyagret

I originally thought that it wasn't accepted on Feb.26, 2019. Turns out that I had missed that the singular 'mucho' doesn't go with plural 'amigos'. This is the first I'd heard of this rule.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brice937893

7/31/18 it worked


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arcrouch

1/9/19, it rejected "muchos amigos." I stared at it for a full minute to make sure I didn't have some other mistake. Nope, just not being psychic, apparently. Reported it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gco541

My question was in English 'I have a lot of friends' either the feminine or masculine should be accepted as long as the endings agree!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stolen711

Why do I have to put "Yo tengo" instead of just "Tengo"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteveTilson7

Can't I just say Tengo and not yo Tengo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

"Yo" is optional. You're ok with or without it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JayMc1025

I answered, "Yo tengo muchos amigos en esta clase." Why wasn't it accepted. This stuff is hard enough without making it harder! If the friends were supposed to be girls, there should be some way you should tell us. Geesh!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ron77339

Jan 17, 2019 - Google translate.. I have a lot of friends in this class. = Tengo muchos amigos en esta clase. Microsoft translator... I have a lot of friends in this class. = Tengo muchos amigos en esta clase.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GladysS.1

I used tengo instead of yo tengo and it was not accepted when I was always told yo was not necessary unless the 'I' was being emphasized


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loetha

Muchos amigos marked wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DerekWestwood

Why not"Tengo muchos amigos en este clase"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eric6098

La clase is feminine, so "esta clase"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shae65515

8/5/18 muchos amigos marked wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jenniferfa738219

When the exact masculine/feminine is not indicated then the rule is to go with the masculine form


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stella843452

Now I am unsure if I am correct because I used masculine version?? How do I report?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Barry181093

I used mucho amigos and esta clase and it was incorrect!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

It might be because of "mucho". You have to use "muchoS" in your answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IdanCohen11

Why muchas and not mucha?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

"amigas" is plural so it's adjective, "muchas", has to be plural also.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Walker98552

Yo tengo muchos amigos en esta clase. Was accepted 12/25/18


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ron77339

Just rejected the same answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariaM70

Tengo muchos amigos en esta clase. Accepted 29th of June 2019.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PhilipOrourke

I put yo tengo muchos amigos en este clase. And it was marked wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skepticalways

PhilipOrourke, Thanks for typing what you put so we can help. In your sentence, este is the masc. form of "this," so does not go with the fem. clase. Happy St. Patrick's day! (March 17, 2019)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skepticalways

PhilipOrourke, I just saw your other posts - wow! I guess at that time you didn't know that Dúo does not typically monitor the forum; it is just other learners trying to help each other. People come here first sometimes, to make sure they are right before they report a mistake or problem, then use the flag icon or report button to send info to Dúo. But it takes awhile for them to get back to you (millions of us, you know), & you need to have your settings set to receive their answers. Forum comments can come in to your email by the dozens if you check "following discussion" at the top of the comments area. ¡Buenas suerte!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JayMc1025

It's supposed to be esta clase, like esta familia, etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LinnaLi8

i used amigos este muchos. rejected


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adrian839484

Spot on darren perk2 i took your advice on my second attempt and used esta instead of este with muchos amigos and it worked .gracias


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Panaball23

Why esta not este. Is clase not masculine. Please help. Thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

Clase is feminine so you have to use esta. If you use SpanishDict (app or website) it will tell you about any word you have questions about.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LannyBBrit

to the moderators, it gets a little frustrating when you are asked to translate a sentence or statement that is not specified masculine or feminine and be discredited because you translated the sentence correctly but not in the "desired" form. As a man, I have a tendency to answer in the masculine form and get it "wrong" because I did not choose the feminine form. in this particular case would "Yo tengo muchos amigos en esta clase." not also be correct? It would seem to me that "muchos amigos" would be more correct unless it is known that the class is all women. Don't mean to rant just trying to learn correctly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maestrodeidioma

this is why i dont pay premium, simple things like this..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicHart1

The masculine form should be accepted too!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roger936248

How do you know the gender of the friends?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roger936248

I still do not know how you determine gender. Is the speaker or friends feminine


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FranksThomas

Why do you make feminine gender assumptions. There are no pictures or any indication that the friends are women.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Garrett115613

How am I supposed to know they friends are women?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariaM70

Tengo muchos amigos en esta clase. Correct 29th of June 2019.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marc705769

i entered "Yo tengo muchos amigos en esta clase" and it was marked as correct. 10th August 2019.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ste.nels

I too am wondering how the heck do I know I´d referring to a class for for women only?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SueEAB

doesn't appear to have been corrected I used muchos amigos today 17/06/2019


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spanishcyvinia

Yo tengo muchOs amigOs en esta clase marked correct and Dúo provided another translation(alternative)also correct --Yo tengo muchAs amigAs en esta clase. Clase is feminine so must be estA. Hope that helps.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LAKinch

The gender of the friends is not specified.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShannonRob318785

well one year after the first comment no change to the problem. Glad all of you bothered to report it so that the program would be fixed!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leoniehazenberg

The gender is not mentioned.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leoniehazenberg

The gender is not known


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sivona6

Yo tengo muchos amigos en este curso. I used clase, haven't heard of curso, has anyone else?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Hmm I wrote "clase" and it said I should use "curso" we'll see what happens when I write curso the next time.... Hmmmmmm…. Ye exactly! Tell me I can use "clase" instead! -_-


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bob46196

Accepted: Tengo muchos amigos en esta clase. Nov. 3/19.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jerry447390

YOUR translation may be muchas amigas, but there still is NO reference to gender, therefore either answer should be correct with the footnote that "another translation might be".....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liam490054

because clase is feminine


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Turbomunkey

People who are being marked wrong for using the masculine form of "amigo," you are actually probably forgetting to make "mucho" plural. I thought i was also getting it wrong for putting "Yo tengo mucho amigos" then realized it was marked wrong and when I entered "Yo tengo muchos amigos en esta clase" it was marked correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

Duolingo was not giving you a correction at the bottom of the screen? That's why everyone is complaining about the feminine being required.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AllistairL1

The question doesn't specify gender. How would I know?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

You don't, and it actually does not matter. This frustrated me A LOT until I realized I always had a small error--maybe ti instead of te or me instead of mi. If everything in your sentence is correct, Duolingo will accept either gender. If you have an error, it will respond in a gender (often different from whatever gender you used) just to get you thinking about gender and gender agreement in addition to whatever error you made. Once I figured that out, this does not bother me any more. I just know to look for my error and write the sentence correctly using whatever gender I want.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nemjg

"Tengo muchos amigos en este clase" not accpeted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexPhysique

ugly moderation of the language


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lo1j5U
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Ah! Muchas is feminine! I missed that


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fenix_0

"Tengo UN MONTÓN de amigos(as) en esta clase". It should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skepticalways

Fenix_O, Is that French?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/habrannen

Is it all in the feminine form because clase is?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skepticalways

habrannen, no, but the modifier esta has to agree with clase." Many are saying they were marked wrong for putting muchos amigos,* & if they have not overlooked another error, that would be wrong. Many said they reported it, so the moderators should look at it & fix it, if it has an error, but that sometimes takes months because there are millions of people using this Spanish app., one of the most popular of all the courses offered.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JimmyGedde

01.08.18 amigos not accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bilos14

Muchos Amigos was marked wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MandyMerre

10th August muchos amigos marked as incorrect


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeverlyLou2

When the question is asked in English, how are we to know that the answer is to be written for a female


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DuvieCantu1

9/1/18 muchos amigos...not accepted will report it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chris802622

There is no clue as to the sex of the friends in this sentance. Please fix this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darren9277

Tengo un montón de amigos en esta clase, was correct


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maggieshort1

Why is amigos wrong????


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/on_the_blindside

Check for other errors, both of these are fine:

Yo tengo muchas amigas en esta clase

Yo tengo muchos amigos en esta clase


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kristin633070

12.20.18 Muchos amingos was accepted, but it flagged clase and wanted me to use sálon.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

No it didn't. It just gave you another choice. You probably had some error in your translation. My guess is you wrote este clase when you should have written estA clase. Clase is feminine. Muchos amigos in esta clase will be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jacqueline856347

I used amigos and it was rejected. How do i know the friends are girls?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarolFoshe

Cant it be translated in the masculine or feminine?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carole371191

How do i know when to include yo? Sometimes it suffices to just say tengo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ron77339

You normally us "Yo" when emphasizing yourself. English example would be "I like spicy foods (but no one else here does)" or if no one has money for beer and you proudly say "I have money for beer!"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jsboden

Why is 'amigas muchas' wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesMarkC1

Should be muchos amigos or no?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CherylUrbanPlnr

When is this going to be corrected to accept masculine and feminine genders as long as there is gender agreement?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesHarri26647

Why can't the friends be male?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Monique864918

Toune

In a class there can be both sexes and masculine sex takes it; therefore, mucho amigos is the correct answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/granmarie

The last time i DID get this wrong. But this time it's right but checked wrong. How I'm supposed to know the friends are female??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TerryLuke

I use the masculine all the way through and it was marked wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skepticalways

TerryLuke, "class" is feminine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matt984572

Yup, I just answered muchos amigos, which isn't wrong, and it says I was wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joemurray38929

Male/female? Who knows?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nicky794274

I feel like it's been being SUPER nit picky, i kepts everything with the masculine and it marked it as wrong?! Theres NO mention of a female name therefore NO REASON i could assume it to be amigAs vs amigos


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoelChalle

So, can't I have male friends?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cat275735

I agree. No way to know they were female! How do you use the report option?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanBerry4

corrected now - just in the last few days. Amigos o amigas.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanBerry4

Corrected in the last few days


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoyCamahort

what was the indication that friends were female?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VA_AV

Hello, everyone, I hear this troubles many of you. The reason why you have this problem is simple. If you noticed, it only gave you the feminine pronoun "esta". If you put the masculine pronoun "este". The sentence would be: Yo tengo muchos amigos en este clase: but because you didn't have this option the only choice is feminine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sikeryali

En esta clase is a real trap. People are using este clase (which is of course wrong). Yo tengo muchos amigos en esta clase is perfectly fine and accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tarynjoel

When is tiene vs tengo used


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VA_AV

Yo - Tengo Tu - Tienes El Ella Usted - Tiene Nosotros Nosotras - Tenemos (spain you all) Vosotros Vosotras - tenéis (not used in duolingo)Good yo know* Ellos Ellas Ustedes - Tienen


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tarynjoel

When is tiene vs tengo used?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lo1j5U
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Tengo = I have Tiene = he, she or it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

Tengo = I have

Tiene = he/she/it has, you(formal) have


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLpz9tD8q5

How do we know the friends are female?!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeriLynnSi

Why does this have to be feminine? What IF the speaker is a man? If the only thing I'm getting wrong is the gender, shouldn't I get credit?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/badpoe

when do i use "mucha" and "muchas". how do they differ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aurura104

There are no clues in this sentence to indicate the sex of the friends, amigos o amigas


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicoleGreen1994

I said the answer was "Tengo muchos amigos en este clase" and it said it should have been "tengo muchos amigos en este curso."???? How is mine not correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

"este" was wrong. "Clase" is feminine so to say "this class" it's always "esta clase".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JayMc1025

Even that doesn't make it correct. I answered, "Yo tengo muchos amigos en esta clase." and it counted it wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

If what you submitted was "yo tengo muchos amigos en esta clase" and it was rejected you should report it because it IS correct and I have successfully used it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oQ7Xkew5

How do we know they are all girls


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roger936248

How do you know their genders. Male, female, both?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Phoof0629VPR

Wouldn't this be the way I'd say the idea of the sentence if there were only girls in the entire school, thus all my friends in the class would HAVE to be amigas (feminine, plural)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Phoof0629VPR

I don't see why "Yo tengo muchos amigos en esta clase" cannot also be correct, if it is a class where there only ARE boys, so that would be the only truthful statement I could make. Ditto on my earlier "muchas amigas" about only girl friends could possibly also be correct. Couldn't it? If not, why not?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/memesen

It does not say if it is female friend or male!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TGlass2

Yes how would you know if the friends were male or female?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zane381566

Correct me if I'm wrong, but i thought spanish always defers masculine, so if i had 10 friends that are girls and only 1 friend that's a boy, then it would still be amigos. If I had only friends that are girls then it would be amigas. Since most people have friends that are both boys and girls (or are like me and have no friends), then it should be amigos.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Greg851572

I was correct if my friends are male. Please fix


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bobbyray16

gender ? not a hint


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Albert403716

Totally agree with previous statement. Fix the program, HOMBRES!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulCullen11

I wrote yo tengo muchos amigos en este clase why is it wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

"Clase" is feminine so whether it's "muchos amigos" or "muchas amigas" it is ALWAYS "esta clase"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MountainSq

Why can't I do the male form for friends???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CTbPW3

There isn't any words in this sentence that makes me believe the friends are girls. Actually, "amigos" and "amigas" should be correct. What's up?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnwoyRoyC

I wrote 'clase' and it showed me that it should be 'curso' instead of 'clase'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdarshBhas1

Is it esta clase because clase is feminine or is it because the friends are feminine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

"Esta" has to be feminine because it tells which class, this class, and clase is feminine. If the friends are boys it's still "esta clase".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rosa570133

I typed "yo tengo muchos amigos en este clase". My answer was rejected because it has "curso" as class. Very confused


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

Your answer was rejected because you have "este clase". Clase is always feminine so you have to use "esta clase"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J-Dusa

I said "Tengo muchas amigas en este clase." They told me I was wrong. Why?? SO confused, rn


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

"this class" is ALWAYS "esta clase" because clase is feminine


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diana371857

Clase is coming up as wrong- wth?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/longhairgtjay

Although I realise I have made a mistake, this is another example of a misleading answer. The gender should be assumed to be masculine unless told otherwise. This is getting very frustrating, can this not be corrected?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdrianaPer263339

Did not accept "este clase", says correct form is "este curso".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sikeryali

esta clase or este curso, both are ok.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KarlStrick1

there is no indication of male or female!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MelanieJoh982463

Mine said curso instead of clase


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeulahFern

how do i know if the friends are male or female


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/connie339050

I put amigos because there wasn't a gender of the friends and it was rejected. Why?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amyreh

We need a qualified Spanish teacher to guide us in this comment section. We are all just guessing what's right, and that doesn't help us move on, does it? So PLEASE PLEASE Duo-Lingo, put the opinion of an LANGUAGE EXPERT in this section.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amyreh

Duo-Lingo MUST put the Language Expert's opinion here. Otherwise we all are guessing the answer. That doesn't help us move on!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Batuhan310

"Yo tengo muchas amigas esta en clase" is why wrong ? Someone can explain to me ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

Wrong because of "...esta en clase". It has to be "....en esta clase". Word order matters in this situation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristineMair

How are we to know which gender you want?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amyreh

Where is the REPORT button?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GaryHurt1

How would you know it was male or female you're speaking of here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan272649

Can also be Muchos amigos ..was not corrected yet..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristineMair

How are we to know male or female ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TomHester1

Friends do not have to be feminine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeulahFern

can you explain why friends are feminine? If this a rule let me know


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NICKTHEGRE974754

My answer matches the answer from Duolingo yet it is wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jordan330399

I was counted wrong for using masculine instead of feminine. They should both be accepted


[deactivated user]

    I answered "Yo tengo muchos amigos en este clase", but I got it wrong because I didn't use feminine terms. What if my friends were guys though?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

    Your friends can all be guys but "clase"(class) always remains feminine so "this class" is always "estA clase"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BettyRich3

    How can we tell whether the sentence is about male or female subjects? It is frustrating to get it so often.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Imanitin

    How do I tell when the sentence is masculine or feminine before it marked incorrect?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Di_isGR8

    Why would this be counted wrong if I used the male for friends? Looks like this was reported over a year ago and it still counted me wrong.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Agnieszka694822

    How would I know the friends are girls???


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnupamaCha12

    Where does it say it was only females friends. " Amigas". "My friends" could be implying any gender. How are we to know what gwnder YOU want. And how can you not accept the other perfect answer? "Amigos."


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carole943438

    How would I know the friends were girls????


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew697679

    This no context on gender failure for these questions is making it extremely difficult to learn!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jane333723

    I translated in the masculine form, but duo said it was wrong...gave me the feminine form.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike105890

    My answer was: Tengo muchos amigos en este clase. This is incorrect according to the program. Can someone explain where I made my mistake? Thanks


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeylee48

    "clase" is feminine so "this class" is always "esta clase"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ladyjoyous

    It is a full year later and the feminine muchas y amigas is still not being accepted!!! Not understanding


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoniD333

    Why is this "amigas" vs. "amigos"? What indicates that it is girls/feminine?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mady720251

    the english version does NOT SPECIFY GENDER, IT COULD BE EITHER MALE OR FEMALE


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ali453750

    Why do I need to out Yo in front of tengo?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeFranci17

    How do we know if masculine or feminine. Also typed correctly and answer incorrect


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RamonGomez6223W.

    I was taught in Spanish class in high school, masculine form usually ended with an O at end of ie. Question, statements, directives and effeminate ended with an A example muchacha slang for girl muchacho slang for a boy. Some times it seems like duo lingo refuses to assign gender. It's pretty confusing example you say, good day BuenOs dias , and good night,you say BuenAs noches. It can be trippy. Good luck.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jubee

    I wrote, "yo tengo muchos amigos en esta clase." Why is this wrong? Duo gives no indication what gender my friends are.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Imanitin

    I think that this particular sentence it is "muchas amigas" feminine.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DonnaMarie489545

    I gave the proper translation, but i was rejected. It said i used the wrong word. They wanted me to use "curso" for "clase."


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eric36363

    You people who run this course stink at teaching spanish!! You teach one thing and do another completely throwing out the window the rules of spanish. Does anyone know of a better app than this trash? I will be forever thankful


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joshuaahlers

    This one is messed up-- it required me to use "curso" to actually pass this test.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fisherwoman2222

    "Yo tengo muchos amigos en este curso." is the translation I am getting. When I look up curso, it translates to course, not class.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ashlandbill

    I gave this exact answer and it was marked wrong with "Yo tengo muchos compadres en esta clase." as the correct answer. Anyone know why?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paula955952

    I got this wrong because I put clase not curse - I have never been introduced to the word curse before!!!!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nesta944962

    En este curso? First time i get this word, so how could i know? clase is reported wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClareJolly1

    why has duo suddenly decided that clase is wrong and curso is now the only correct answer for class


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheChessen

    It won't take 'clase' it says I need to use 'curso'?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JudithAnne16

    It didn't accept this answer for me. The correct answer was en esta salon?!?! What is happening today?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeFranci17

    How do I know the gender?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeFranci17

    How do I know if they are female


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carol813821

    This is so confusing, muchas muchos, amigas, amigos. How can we tell if they are boys or girls. Not fair!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tigey6

    The question is covered up and cannot be read


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikeFranci17

    How do I know if it is masculine or feminine


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carol899449

    I used muchos amigos.....wouldn't this also be right?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanKerriga

    Yes same as me. It doesn't stipulate male or female


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NisimShalo

    in english it is the same for both genders!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rasmusgk

    would 'muchos amigos' be okay too?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ValCumming1

    I believe that ‘tengo’ indicates ‘I’, just as tienes indicates ‘We’ and tiene indicates ‘He, ‘She’ and ‘Usted’ indicates ‘You’ - the ‘unfamiliar’ term.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/judy181016

    Should accept female version or male version based on what it says in English


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Magnus7485606

    This is wack. Fix this please, amigos should work.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IlanKlein1

    You can't know that the friends in the sentence are females. Both seces should be acceptable as an answet.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frank134474

    I truly believe is not wrong, where is the concept that they are females in Spanish?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MyraidDodd1

    I could not gain access to Duolingo yesterday. Why was this as I lost my top ten placing.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Troy378124

    please fix as I used the masculine for an answer


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ReedJenny22

    this time i used the masculine and you told me i was wrong - why???1


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/masterniven

    The gender problems in this app are ticking me off!!!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/masterniven

    The gender problems in this app are really ticking me off. 20 minutes wasted. Have to redo!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fereshteh567261

    I answered masculine. What's the problem with it?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fereshteh567261

    I answered masculine. Then what's wrong with it?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OzgeUyar

    "amigos" instead of "amigas" should be accepted too


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carol775131

    Tengo is yo tengo??


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xyy2ESmx

    Its kind of wild this hasn't been sorted or explained yet


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jerry447390

    It doesn't specify what gender the friends are, therefore, as in most foreign languages that I know, the male gender is the presumption.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tomas490599

    Ok, now I understand that unless there is definitely a boy's name or other indication of masculinity, then friend is always female. It has been reported a year ago that amigos should be accepted, since it hasn't changed yet, then amigas must be correct


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mlim

    I got marked wrong for "yo tengo muchos amigos en este clase"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wutzzzzzzzzzzzz

    if it did not specify "female friends only", how the f&%$ is it muchas amigas and not muchos amigos?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/siredward123

    From reading this sentence,how would a person know if it was referring to amigas or amigos?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gatitomaslindo

    Why can't I have mucho amigos?? I was marked wrong in translating the friends as male.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MellamaWendy

    Why is this 'feminine'?
    I incorrectly answered in masculine but do not know why it is feminine answer.
    muchas vs muchos / amigas vs amigos / esta vs este.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichardTra370412

    I didn't understand that the gender of "clase" is feminine and I used este.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jolanta915847

    It should be ok as in english could be both


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zeepzeepduo

    When referring to a mix of genders, should nouns use the masculine form?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jio404560

    da dove si evince che sono donne???????


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edq6Nd

    You should include muchos amigos to your data base!!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Terri89451

    AGAIN no indication that this should be in the feminine!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashleykta

    What's different between esta and este?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    Gender. estA is feminine, and estE is masculine.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fh6DxH1J

    I used esta in reference to clase, but it marked me wrong and insisted on las amigas, instead of los amigos.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KennethBar344428

    How do i know if i have alot of friends is feminine or masculine


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    You don't. Duolingo will accept either one. However, if you have an error in the sentence you write, Duolingo will give the feminine as the correct answer just to get you thinking about gender. Just look very carefully at what you wrote, and you probably will find a small error. Correct that error and either gender will be accepted. This drove me nuts until I finally figured it out.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Janne_G_Pirinen

    Guau! "Yo tengo muchos amigos en este clase." was bad.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    Clase is feminine, but este is masculine. Consequently, you have a typo; and that's why Duolingo counted it wrong. Little mistakes like these drive me nuts when I make them. But, once I have everything correct Duolingo will accept either amigos or amigas.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Janne_G_Pirinen

    Los damn! "Yo tengo muchos amigos en esta clase." was not accepted. https://forum.duolingo.com/topic/2


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    VERY sorry. It should have. I've written it both ways--muchos amigos, and muchas amigas. As long as I had esta clase correct, Duolingo accepted either gender for friends.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrH718234

    What make this sentence feminine, i put yo tengo mu hos amigos en este clase


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    Clase is feminine, but este is masculine. Consequently, you have a typo; and that's why Duolingo counted it wrong. Little mistakes like these drive me nuts when I make them. But, once I have everything correct Duolingo will accept either amigos or amigas.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElzbietaBo8

    How could i know the sex of people in english


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bola75

    I think that my answer is correct because how would I know that the friends are girls?????then is correct


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    You (probably) have an error somewhere in your sentence. Duolingo doesn't care which gender you use. But, if you make a mistake, it will suggest the other gender just to keep you aware. If everything in your sentence is correct, it should accept either "muchos amigos" or "muchas amigas". The gender switching drove me nuts until I realized that was not the actual error in my sentence. I had put este instead of esta.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sbriderslc

    muchos amigos is just as correct as muchas amigas. Gender is not specified, so both answers are correct. This is a bug.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    Probably not. The odds are you have a small error in your translation. Find that error and Duolingo will accept either muchos amigos or muchas amigas. This is driving people nuts, but it is not a bug. Duolingo just changes number or gender in the error box to get you more familiar with other ways of translating the sentence. Personally, I think that is a mistake because it frustrates people who, like you (and me until I figured it out) think Duolingo is trying to force a specific gender or number on us when that is not the problem.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anette462905

    Please mention gender


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    Gender is not the problem. You (probably) have an error somewhere in your sentence. Duolingo doesn't care which gender you use. But, if you make a mistake, it will suggest the other gender just to keep you aware. If everything in your sentence is correct, it should accept either "muchos amigos" or "muchas amigas". The gender switching drove me nuts until I realized that was not the actual error in my sentence. I had put este instead of esta.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarryBlustein

    The character pictured looks like a man with bib overalls ( the kind a farmer might wear.)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rachel395121

    muchos amigos should work as well. There is no indication whether the friends are men or women. So unless one is actually looking at them, muchos amigos should work as well as muchas amigas.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    Please read the comments before you post your frustrations. Muchos amigos will work if you do not have any errors in your translation. In all probability, you said estE clase instead of estA clase. This, that, these and those must have the same gender and number as the noun being referred to; in this instance, class which is feminine singular.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Travis969226

    I used mucho amigos and it was marked incorrect.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    Muchos amigos will work if you do not have any errors in your translation. In all probability, you said estE clase instead of estA clase. This, that, these and those must have the same gender and number as the noun being referred to; in this instance, class which is feminine singular.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nadya848059

    Why "yo tengo muchos amigos en esta clase" is incorrect?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    Looks correct to me. If that is what you wrote, Duolingo should have accepted it. It did when I wrote that.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GaryTheSavage

    I'm still confused. I understand that clase is feminine and that it should be esta clase over este clase, but why wouldn't "Yo tengo mucho amigos en esta clase" work? Does by switching the gender of the noun everything is subjected to change it all?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    That should work. Worked for me once I got gender agreement. However, there does seem to be a glitch in that sometimes people have everything correct, and it still is marked wrong. That happened to me on another sentence yesterday. When I looked at the correct sentence, it was exactly the same as I had written--no misspellings and no gender disagreement. When I wrote it again, I did not change anything; and it was counted as correct. Strange and frustrating. I just have gotten used to this happening occasionally.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linda437018

    What if i have a lot of friends of both gender in this class?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julie707706

    Why must we type in only feminine forms!? There's no way to know the friends are girls! I'm so fed up with losing all my hearts over unpredictable "errors".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    Muchos amigos will work if you do not have any errors in your translation. In all probability, you said estE clase instead of estA clase. This, that, these and those must have the same gender and number as the noun being referred to; in this instance, class which is feminine singular.

    However, there is an occasional glitch in Duolingo in which a correct sentence is not accepted. I don't understand that. That said, the majority of the time, there is an error in the translation.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marcia263680

    It could be either way - girls or boys - no pictures to show which sex.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rays_787

    it should be "amigos" and "este". why wasn't my answer accepted? I reported this. 3-26-20


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    It CAN be amigos, but it MUST be esta because clase is feminine. In this sentence, "this" refers to "class", not one's friends. Consequently estA clase.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pam913819

    How can i tell the friends are girls


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    You need to read the multiple explanations in the comments.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wayne33398

    Muchas amigas vs muchos amigos Does it depend on gender of person making statement or the genders of the people in the class?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    You need to read the multiple explanations in the comments.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GladysBurg7

    Same question as SprihaGanguly. To often there is this dicotomy with no indication for us.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/The_SlvrSrfr

    As of April 4, 2020, This issue got fixed.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/acartercmu

    Why is it "muchas" instead of mucho?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    If the friends are female and more than one, you need the female plural form of many--i.e., muchas.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Drew561

    masculine or feminine should be correct, its a programming error


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    Possibly, but not necessarily. More often, there is a small error in a translation than a programming error. However, that does happen.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bryan435968

    really, there is no hint that the friends are female!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    Please read the numerous explanations in this comment section. There is NO requirement your translation must be female. You have an error somewhere in your translation.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nicholasa5

    Why is amigos not accepted but amigas is? Gramatically I was correct.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    muchos amigos will be accepted as long as you gent the gender for "clase" correct. Clase is feminine; thus "this class" must be estA clase. That probably is where your mistake is. Please read the multiple explanations on this page.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Clayton427205

    Distinction between muy and Mucho/a? (Using keyboard). Why not "An alternative answer" instead of incorrect?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Debby343292

    It should have been accepted i used muchos amigos


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stLaJI7m

    Why not muchos amigos?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    Please read the numerous explanations in this comment section. There is NO requirement your translation must be female. You have an error somewhere in your translation.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrwildduck

    I used the male also.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Natalie28218

    Muchos amigos should be accepted as well!!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samuel821708

    Please read the numerous explanations in this comment section. There is no requirement your translation must be feminine. You have an error somewhere in your translation.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/blerker

    Why is yo needed when tengo is used, it is only used for first person/yo so no confusion.

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