"Yes, he is learning Spanish."
Translation:Sí, él aprende español.
Ending in do is ed ndo is ing . . The aprende is actually a subjective personalized version witch ull find they use alot its for the slitest bit of uncertainty usually
A lot of people are getting caught out with duolingo's sudden switch to using continuous present tense as equivalent to simple present tense.
My advice it to treat the continuous as simple present tense unless it's obvious that it's a current continuing action.
él esta aprendido - he is learning (continuous present always uses estar)
él aprenda - he learns
So if you see - he is learning, use él aprenda.
Yes, I think you are right, it should be "aprende" instead of "aprenda". I think that was just a typo by Spicy, but the explanation Spicy gave above is still valid. I'm finding that if I stick with the simple present verb form, Duolingo usually accepts the answer as correct.
"Sí, él aprende español." was my initial inclination. But when I looked at the hints, I thought perhaps it was saying I should do it differently. I don't understand all the verb conjugations, or when to use "lo". I'm not sure if the hints are wrong, or if I just didn't understand them correctly.
I do understand what you said, and I think I will do that hence forth. Thank you for the advice.
Your response would be okay if you did not have "lo" in it. "Lo" is usually the pronoun "it" when the noun "it" refers to is not stated. Why did you insert "it"?
"Lo es aprendiendo" is totally wrong. "El está aprendiendo" is what you're trying to say
este and esta are the masculine and femine version of "this"
está (accented) is the 3rd person singular form of the verb estar (él está, ella está, usted está)
You put the word "es" in because you saw "is". However, in Spanish, "es" (ser) is not used like this. In English, the verb is learn--"is learning". Learn in the present progressive tense. In Spanish, if it is not happening at the exact moment, you use the simple present, "aprende", if it is happening RIGHT NOW, you then use the "estar" form of be + the gerundive, "está aprendiendo".
Aplender aplendo aplendeo in a multiple choice question, how do you know which to choose if they mean the same thing