"The girl wants a banana."
Translation:La niña quiere una banana.
i'm pretty sure plátano is a different fruit. It looks like a banana but bigger and sweeter. I might be wrong though.
I know in English, we make the distinction between plantain and banana but I'm not sure if this is the case in Spanish. Maybe someone might be able to clarify - is there a specific word for plantain in Spanish?
I know of plantano verde, which is green plantain and plantano Maduro, which is a ripened green plantain. I believe what we call banana would be a banano.
Banano is a fanny pack.
Banana and plátano are synonyms in most dialects, but some might differ.
A plantain is not something common at all, so there is no stablished word for it. Terms like "plátano macho" or similar wouldn't be recognized by most people.
Like someone else says every spanish place is different, but in most there is a distinction between platain(platano)[i am a bad speller bear with me] and banana. Platain. Platain is like a banana but instead of yellow is green and the and instead of pealing it with your hand you need a knive to do so. They can be fried or made sweet as it is also called sweet plantain.
I haven't ever heard the word 'banana' in Spain, they always say 'plátano' instead. 'Banana' must be what they use for this fruit in the Americas.
Why does Duolingo insist on using "niño/a" for boy and girl? "Niño/a" generally refers to a small child. What about "muchacho/a "or "chico/a?"
I think its similar to how the english language has words like bloke/fella/guy/dude etc. They're all pretty interchangable but when used it context they point towards people of different ages/social groups. Chico/a is usually used as guy/guys and is very informal. Hola chico - hey man Hola chica - hey girl Neither of those phrases would be said to anyone significantly younger/older than yourself or to anyone outside your social circle. Im not a native but this is what ive been told by natives of Spain and people fluent in the language.
I was confused by this too. All other times it's been banana not banano. Really?
Yes, it's the same, but many people say it different.
El banano | El plátano = The banana (male, singular)
Un banano | Un plátano = A banana (male, singular)
Los bananos | Los plátanos = The bananas (male, plural)
Unos bananos | Unos plátanos = Some bananas (male, plural)
La banana = The banana (female, singular)
Una banana = A banana (female, singular)
Las bananas = The bananas (female, plural)
Unas bananas = Some bananas (female, plural)
Shouldn't "quieres" be accepted? "Niña" is refering to a small child, so wouldn't you use the "tú" form over "usted"?
"Quieres" is the 2nd person singular form of querer, which would translate as "you want."
In this sentence, the subject is "la niña" which would require the 3rd person singular conjugation (él/ella/usted) "quiere".
Ex: -Tú quieres una manzana. (You want an apple).
-Ella quiere una manzana. (She wants an apple).
I hope this makes sense.
Is quiera a word in Spanish. I try and use it with any type of female or word ending in A and I'm wrong
Verbs don't change endings for gender in Spanish.
Él quiere Ella quiere
"Quiera" is a form of querer, a subjunctive or polite command meaning something like "As you please!"
both words are the Spanish variants of 'the'. The difference is wether or not the noun that follows it is either feminine or masculine. "La" is used for feminine nouns (calle, Mujer, meza, etc.).
"El" is tricky, though; there's the accented "E" (I don't have it on my keyboard) and the non-accented "E". accented "El" stands for "him", while non-accented "El" is the masculine "the". "El" (the) is placed before masculine nouns: 'Hombre', 'Cafe', boligrafo', etc.
Knowing which 'the' to use can sometimes be easy, or difficult, depending on the noun. For the most part, any word ending in 'o' is masculine, therefore hinting the use of "El". Words that end in 'a' are feminine. Keep in mind that there ARE exceptions, and also that many nouns don't end in just 'o' or 'a'.
Trust me, it's not as confusing as I explained it here. It's pretty simple as long as you remember the accented part.
Press onto the letter that you are typing and hold it. The accented letters should pop up.
My treasure chest points will not work. They just stall after opening a box.
is platano more formal? My teacher taught me that a banana was platano and not "banana"