"Estos zapatos no son interesantes."
Translation:These shoes are not interesting.
We are learning Spanish rather than English, but the subject of the sentence is 'these shoes', rather than 'I'.
I too am confused between these and those. Could a native Spanish speaker explain please.
I'm not a native Spanish speaker but I think I can help you out.
"These" is the plural of "this".
"Those" is the plural of "that" In Spanish, "this" is one of 3 words: 1-"esto"-the indefinite article and it always stands on its own, 2-"este"-the masculine form modifies masculine nouns, 3-"esta" -the feminine form modifies feminine nouns.
The plural is "these". And you lose one of the three versions when you make them plural. There are only 2 versions of the Spanish word for "these". 1- "estos" is both the indefinite form and the masculine form. 2- "estas" is the feminine form.
The Spanish words for "those" follow the very same patterns!
You just drop the "T" in each word.
"Those" equals 1-esos--indefinite and masculine form, 2- esas--feminine version.
I hope that helps!
Who in the world says shoes aren't interesting??? If you do please write back! THANKS!!!!
Hi Paul, The subject of the sentence in Spanish from Duolingo is "These shoes". Unfortunately, you have rearranged the grammatical structure to make the "shoes" the object of the sentence instead. Yes, the general meaning is the same, but Duolingo is trying to teach you a specific grammatical concept... that is why your answer is not accepted. Hope this helps.
when you give the right answer, and this isn't the first time. You claim you want to be one BIG family,i'm not sure about that?