"Yes, this hat."
Translation:Sí, este sombrero.
Due to the recent overhaul of the Spanish tree, the explanation of the demonstratives got moved waaaaaaaaaaaay down the page. If you click the light bulb icon on the "Grammar" skill it will explain these to you. However, I am posting this comment on a lesson from the "Shopping" skill which is 65 skills away from the grammar skill.
Duolingo team, if you're reading this, I think you should move the grammar skill back up near the top of the tree if you are going to have people using the demonstratives this early on. Teaching them 65 lessons later is pretty late.
Edit: For reference I posted this on 7/25/18.
They all mean "this". Masculine: Este sombrero es mío. Este es mi sombrero. Feminine: Esta casa es mía. Esta es mi casa. Neuter: ¡Esto es terrible! ¿Qué es esto? (Used when you are referring to a situation or circumstance, or when the gender of something is unidentified.) This neuter form is a pronoun and cannot come before a noun.
They all mean "this".
Masc: Este sombrero es mío. Este es mi sombrero.
Fem: Esta casa es mía. Esta es mi casa.
Neuter: ¡Esto es terrible! ¿Qué es esto? (Used when you are referring to a situation or circumstance, or when the gender of something is unidentified.) This neuter form is a pronoun and cannot come before a noun.
For lots of explanation and examples, see studyspanish.com (Grammar Unit Five: Demonstratives)
my question is when to use "ese". found a little rhyme that was suppposed to be helpfull: this en these don't have t's... so: ese and esa. kooi and este ans esta for that and those. But in the lessons this doesn't work out allright. Because " This dress" was translated as este vestido...and I said ese vestido.. which was counted wrong At a loss again???
Gorra is a specific type of hat, according to Duolingo, and according to the rest of the world. In reality, both are specific types of hats.
Please compare your answer to Duo's carefully.
Sí, este sombrero - Duo
si esta sombrero - Denise
If you do that, you will see you have esta instead of este. That is a grammar mistake that a teacher won't let you get away with. It's just one letter, but it is a mistake.
Also be careful about assumptions. You assumed Duo was marking you wrong for an accent, but that was not so. Duo never marks you wrong for an accent.
Duolingo is frankly not very good at pointing out where your error is. It often gives misleading corrections. It is unfortunate and a downside to the program. Just try to realize that and always scrutinize your answer for the real error. Duolingo is still a great program! Just realize that users need to interpret carefully when there is a mistake.
There are ways of doing accents on most systems, but they are a bit complicated, depending on the system. You can find more info on the web.
The Duolingo team doesn't read the discussions. Messages to them here are in vain.
Do you read Duolingo's Tips? Check out the Tips for School-2.
The tips are very useful and must reading IMO, but are simplified and just a beginning. To get a better understanding of grammar, you need to outside of DL. There are many great websites that will help you.