"Este" and "esta" both for "this"?
Eh? What's the differents abour this 2? Esta y este?
"Este" is used with masculine nouns, and "esta" is used with feminine nouns.
Why not, Ella trabaja a esta universidad, as the English sentence was 'at' rather than 'in'? Is it because of the 2 A’s close together?
Because that would mean "to this university".
Couldn't it just be classed as a typo ?
i don't understand how esta applies in this case and the translation isn't
ella trabaja en la universidad
La universidad=the university, esta universidad=this university
Why is "Ella trabaja esta universidad" incorrect? I thought trabaja means "works" and "works at/in"???
It means works.
"Ella trabaja esta universidad" means "She works this university"
The correct answer is ""Ella trabaja EN esta universidad", which means
"She works at this university"
You have a typo... "en", not "el".
It keeps switching from esta to este. I am using the femine Ella. With El, ella we are to use este?
It needs to match the gender of the noun that it modifies. "Esta" is used, because "universidad" is feminine.
So 'esta' can be used as 'is' and 'this' depending on context?
Está=is (stress on the "a"), esta=this (stress on the "e")
I am confused here..
Esta means is but Este means this..so it should be Este
Está=is, esta=this (for femenine nouns), este=this (for masculine nouns), esto=this (when there is no noun)
It did not accept "...en este universidad" ...why?
Because "universidad" is femine, so it needs to be "esta universidad". "Este" is only used with masculine nouns.
How can you tell if a noun is masculine or feminine?
Nouns that end in "a" seem to be feminine and nouns that end in "o" seem to be masculine but how can you tell if a noun ends in a consonant?
Here is some info, but some of them just need to be memorized. https://study.com/academy/lesson/masculine-feminine-in-spanish.html