"I'm sorry, this morning my father is very busy."
Translation:Lo siento, esta mañana mi padre está muy ocupado.
"lo siento, mi padre está muy ocupado esta mañana" …...why isn't this accepted?
Yes. I googled it and found references to how to say "tomorrow morning" i.e. "manana, en la manana."
I've started taking Spanish with a live teacher. She says accents are put on words that are spelled the same, but the emphasis is on the final "a" because it has a different meaning from "this." So, esta pronounced flat means "this" and esta with emphasis on the final a means "is." Hope this helps.
vul, you are thinking that ESTÁ is ESTA with accent. And it is not. ESTÁ and ESTA are two entirely different words For example, it is like IS and THIS are two entirely different words.
What is the diffrence between esta (is) and es (is) when would you know what one to use any examples please?
why is the answer 'esta muy ocupado' ? shouldn't it be 'este' because it is masculine?
Esta (with an accent) here is a verb - he IS, not esta (without accent) meaning this. So my father - the subject - is busy, so the ending of the adjective relates to the father who is masculine.
thanks 0KyfnlOF. Yeah, I was confusing the Esta and Está. need to pay more attention to the the accents. Thanks again!
How should I know when to use "lo siento" rather than "disculpe?" It marked my answer wrong...
I am sorry to learn that Duolingo marked your answer wrong because you wrote "disculpe" instead of "lo siento." Perhaps you felt disappointed by the rejection?
"Disculpe" means "excuse me" and it also means "I am sorry." Maybe you already knew this when you wrote your post. But what you might not have known is that Duolingo prefers "lo siento" as the translation of "I am sorry." Duo has been picky in the past. I don't know what the future might bring. I just know that Duo has been picky in the past.
I am not a beginning Spanish student. But I know it is tough for beginners to know who is right. Opinions vary in the forum. I sometimes marvel at the variety of opinions. I can (usually) easily tell when I read most of the posts whether they are correct or mostly correct or mostly incorrect. But can you tell? For the best explanation of the difference between these kinds of Spanish expressions, watch a short YouTube video starring María Jaramillo. It is four minutes and 48 seconds long.
Or if you would rather just read the Duolingo Forum Comments - Usage of disculpe vs perdon vs lo siento
"esta" is used instead of "este" because we must match the gender of the Spanish word, mañana. And mañana is a feminine noun.
There was only one esta in the programme so it was impossible to be correct
when i repeated the question siento was missing... realised it is a screen layout problem, I can just see the top of another word hidden by the bar along the bottom!
Come on this section of the test where you place all the words
THere is always one word missing
fix it please