"¿Qué deporte te gusta?"
Translation:What sport do you like?
Regardless of whether or not this is singular or plural in Spanish, in English we would more likely ask "what sports do you like?". Probably the only scenario where we would ask "what sport do you like" is if the person asking had already asked if the listener liked other sports and the answer was no. Perhaps then we would single out a single sport, as in "OK, Well then, what sport DO you like?"
True, but that's a reasonable situation. Like if you have to choose a sport to play, or watch, etc... But I agree, in the abstract, you'd ask what (or which) sports do you like?
No. "What sport do you like?" is a valid question and different from "What sports do you like?"
You could be asking it to a kid in school: "What sport do you like [to play]?" You're asking them to pick one.
I struggle with this too. Check this out, it was very helpful to me:
If you ask "What [noun]...?" or "Which [noun]...?", you should always use "¿Qué [noun]...?"
Using cuál in these situations sounds odd.
No, when used as an adjective, qué is the one you should use, cuál is not very much used as an adjective and would sound more like an Anglicism to many.
To quote from the website above:
When the question implies a choice between two or more alternatives and conveys the idea of selection, ¿Cuál + verb/preposition? or ¿Qué + noun? can be used.
Also, "qué" is not a Spanish adjective. "Qué" is a Spanish relative pronoun.
I think when used in the form "Qué casa preferes" then this is an interrogative adjective. When used in " la casa que preferes" it's a relative pronoun".
When my mouse hovered over "deporte" it gave the translation as sport OR sports, so I typed sports, because that seemed like the more correct translation. It counted that wrong?! When the translation you provided said it could be sports?!
"Sport" is mostly used when you're talking about one specific activity. "Sports" is usually used when you're talking about the general concept (or multiple specific activities). Since the Spanish sentence asks about one specific sport, the singular form is used.
- ¿Que deporte te gusta? - What sport do you like?
- Mi asignatura favorita es el deporte. - My favourite subject is sports.
I was happy to see that Jasmine attempted to respond in Spanish rather than question English word choice. If Duo were to ask for translations from English to spanish, student comments would more likely be about Spanish and, thus, provide valuable food for thought in the language we are trying to learn. That would be a vast improvement in teaching quality.
The discussion of cuál versus que started by Gareth was valuable and highly desirable. It is the kind of response one would expect if students had been asked to translate into Spanish FROM english.
It would be nice to hear if she is saying "Que deporte" or "Que deportes". I will continue to make my best guess.
In this sentence you can deduct the plurality from the verb form. Deporte uses the singular gusta. The plural deportes would use gustan.