"Hay veinte estudiantes en el aula."

Translation:There are twenty students in the classroom.

5 months ago

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/4kjfisk

According to Dictionary.com, aula can be translated as classroom or class. Class should have been accepted.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
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Aula seems to most commonly mean an actual room such as a classroom.

http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=aula

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alezzzix
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Aula means 'class' in Portuguese, maybe she got confused.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marcy65brown
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Your link takes me to an English-English dictionary?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Johngt44
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I haven't seen that usage (your link is to an Englisb dictionary when I follow it) quite the opposite- always the (class) room, lecture hall, etc. It must be a very obscure, metahorical perhsps, usage. Also, why woulf you go wirh "class" for tbos when you k ow la clase is class?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Swanee11

In English, class can mean a room, a group of students, or an organized study.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TykaBooker

Yes, but we are learning Spanish.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Johngt44
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It does NOT mean the room really "Go to class!" only makes sense if there is a class going on in that room (una clase en esa aula). That bit of your comment is misleading.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CJL_
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so what's the difference between aula de clase and sala de clase

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SunflowerS64420

According to my Vox dictionary, aula is class room or lecture room. Sala is a drawing room, living room, parlour; hall, large room, room. Sala de clase is a classroom. Note that aula as a single word means class room, but sala isn't and has to be followed by "de clase".

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Danielzabuski
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En natural speak we never say sala de clase, maybe you can use salón de clases it sounds really better.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Johngt44
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Exactly. In fact I have seen aula defined in a Spanish dictionary as sala de clase. Just as in an english dictionary it defines a new word in terms of words already known. You don't then use the definition now you know the word!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jotwice

Shouldn't the question be la aula?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Danielzabuski
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No, it is an exception, is femenine, but we use the masculine to write o say that, the explanation below. El aula.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Johngt44
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Daniel - and for benefit of jotwice - that statement is wrong I'm afraid. Aula IS feminine, una aula. The thing is la aula is awkward to say so we say el aula (another example is el agua even though agua is feminine). But it is otherwise fem and treated as such so "the pretty classroom" is "el aula bonita": "the black water" is "el agua negra"

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Danielzabuski
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Nice, is femenine but we say "el" because it sounds better. You are right, it is femenine i just readed, the simple explanation is because the first letter is an "a".

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dugggg
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It's the Ahh sound, not just the letter A. So also el hambre. And not all feminine words that start with the Ahh sound use el as the article---the stress must be on the first syllable as well. So el águila, agua, aula but la ausencia, habilidad, artista.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas268453

Gracias, Johngt44.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott
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helpful little thread here with you and @Johngt44. thanks. el aula, feminine. who would have thunk it?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnKing147785

Is the v in veinte pronounced with a v or b sound? It sounds like a v here but at other times I thought it sounded more like a b.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Danielzabuski
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Actually we speak most of the time with the sound of B, nobody emphasizes the sound of V, different for example to french where they really make a difference between them.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CJL_
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you almost always use the english "b" sound for both b and v in spanish

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Travis963280

It should take the number 20 instead of having to spell it out. I already know the English word for it...

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Teresa265914

Agreed. And for other exercises, duolingo does accept the numbers. I would report this is you see it again.

3 weeks ago
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