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"A green jacket."

Translation:Una chaqueta verde.

June 11, 2018



What is the difference between un chaquetón and una chaqueta?


Well, a chaquetón is where you slap some body and a chaqueta is a jacket


I think a chaquetón is a type of jacket.


Why are the words reversed in soanish from what they are in English?


In Spanish, the adjective comes after the noun it modifies. So " blue book " will be "libro azul"( "BOOK BLUE " ) in Spanish. Hope you understand the grammar rule here.


What's the difference between 'Un' and 'Una' I often get them confused.


"Un" is "a" for masculine words, "una" is for feminine Un pescado - a fish Una falda - a skirt


Sooooo my brother who studied Spanish in Mexico told me that there, "chaqueta" means "condom" and that chamara (chamarra?) means jacket... Has anyone else heard that? Wondering if there is any attention given later in the lessons to slang...


Hmm... I think it's not used as 'condom.' See definition #2 here: https://dle.rae.es/chaqueta

But I've heard chamarra from different countries, not necessarily Mexico. However, I still think chaqueta is more common.


Whats the difference between an abrigo and a chaqueta? I use coat and jacket interchangeably in English, so having a difficult time


Would "Una Chaqueta de verde" also be correct? why is the "de" dropped when refering to color?


But that literally translates to "a jacket of green", which doesn't make much sense because it is green not of it. For example, "una tienda de ropa" works because it is literally a store of clothing (for/containing clothes). I don't know how accurate this is, but I figured I could learn a little too by explaining what I think I know.


When to use está and when to use es? I get really confused


Está and es both mean is. So what's the difference? If you want to say where someone or something is located, use está. You also use está when you're talking about something that's only temporarily true.

Meanwhile, es is used to describe the qualities of a person or thing.

(c) Duolingo tips for the "travel" lesson.


How come when we say 'A fish sandwich', it's ' Un sandwich de pescado'. but when its 'A green jacket', it's 'Una chaqueta verde'. There's no 'de' when describing the color. Is there a rule for that?


Yes, it's pretty simple. You use de to connect two nouns. Pescado is a noun, so it cannot directly describe another noun. That's also why you see un restaurante español / a Spanish restaurant, which is Spanish (of or relating to Spain), but un libro de Español / a Spanish book, which is a book about the Spanish language.


Why here is not using verda chaqueta


I had not finished my answer


Explain when to 'reverse' the words!


It says green jacket, not a jacket green


Regardless of where English places its adjectives, Spanish puts them after the noun.


Chaqueta is femine word, so why verde doesn't change to verda?


Verde is not gendered


are colours not descriptive words? should the colour be put before the noun? i put "Una verde chaqueta" is this right?


Colors are adjectives, which is why they go after the noun in Spanish.


What the hell duo! What is the difference between Un and Una?! THERE IS NONE! This is bull!


There is a difference of gender.

Chaqueta is feminine, so we need to use una.

Instead of calling it bull, try asking calmly next time :)

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