"The baseball game is on Thursday."
Translation:El partido de béisbol es el jueves.
I was taught that putting "el" in front of a day of the week signifies an ongoing state, such as "is on Thursdays" or "is every Thursday." This sentence specifies a single day and therefore should be "es jueves." I have reported this, although there was no space for explaining why I believe "es jueves" should be the answer, if not an accepted answer. I would appreciate hearing from a moderator of the site, or a native speaker.
this is to ttiney-i know this annoys the crap out of me. they never tell you anything, they just have you learn it thru getting it wrong or right half the time which seems really weird to me. I like to be TAUGHT something, THEN quizzed on it, not the other way around which makes no sense. and no, the tips only tell you like one thing from the whole lesson. they arent very helpful
I don't get it. First Duolingo says that the baseball game is on Tuesday, but now it's saying it's on Wednesday. Which is it?
Duolingo seems to be contradicting itself.
At least there's no problem when it says that the game is not on Monday.
(im joking please dont take this seriously)
It's easy, once your computer knows you want to type them. Here's how to tell it....
- You'll need to tell your computer you want a Spanish (Latin America) keyboard. If you're using Windows, (1) Go to "Settings," then "Time & Language," and then "Language."
Keep your "Windows display language" the same (English, with your country of choice), but scroll down to "Preferred languages" and (2) click on "[+] Add a preferred language." Choose a language to install. (3) Type in Spanish, then click on which one -- You've got 20+ choices! I used "Spanish (Mexico)" because it has "Text to Speech" and "Speech Recognition." It will install the language pack, as needed.
- How to type accents ('bout time, right)? (1) Get yourself a "roadmap" which is basically a keyboard diagram of the Spanish (Mexico) / Spanish (Latin America) arrangement. Here's a link to probably any keyboard anybody might want. http://www.farah.cl/Keyboardery/A-Visual-Comparison-of-Different-National-Layouts/
Fortunately, they're listed alphabetically. The standard US English keyboard is on the left, Spanish is about 3/4 of the way down the page.
(2) To type an accent, type the key to the right of the "P" and then type the vowel you'd like. (3) To type an ñ, type the key to the right of the ": and ;" key. (4) Note on the diagram that there are some other differences.
(5) To switch between the keyboards, tap on the Windows key and the space bar. You should be able to see which keyboard you've got by looking in the lower "tray" on your screen. ENG means English and ESP means Spanish. You can also click on the abbreviation in the tray, then on the one you want when a little list pops up.
Hope this helps!
No, only in English you would; but I think with Latin languages usually they put adjectives after the name. A game of what? A game of baseball. Un partido de beisbol In my non expert opinion :) I know in French occasionally, for style and odd uses, you may change ie a young man = un jeune homme. But a rich man = un homme riche. Baseball is describing what kind of game it is in this case. Anyway hope it helps :)