"My Spanish teacher."
Translation:Mi maestro de español.
Since the sentence is talking about a teacher who teaches Spanish you would say "Mi maestro de Español" because you are saying he is teacher that teaches Spanish. "Mi maestro Español" would be your teacher is Spanish and you cant assume a Spanish teacher is of Spanish origin. That would be assumed if you said that. Not saying you assumed that, but thats what would be implied.
No it doesn't. In English, we call teachers by their subject.
Math teacher, History teacher, Spanish teacher.
It's understood to mean the subject. Even though it might look like it causes confusion, no one ever expects the English teacher to be from the UK.
In English, Spanish teacher means the subject taught by him or her is Spanish. When we mean a teacher from Spain, we say "the teacher from Spain".
The sentence to translate is "My Spanish teacher", not "A Spanish teacher". It is possible to say "Mi/Un maestro español" if Spanish means "from Spain". In Duolingo they accept only when Spanish is the subject the teacher teaches. This would be "Mi/Un maestro de español"
The translation is stating where the teacher is from. But for us who speak English as our native tongue, we would think that it is the subject the teacher teaches. Until we replace the word "Spanish" with another subject like Math. Then it is obvious. (My teacher is / from Spanish) translating it can't be "My teacher from Math"
Because when you have "maestra de" you have to add the subject the teacher teaches, not an adjective by itself. "Española" is not the correct way of saying the subject Spanish . "Española" is an adjective for feminine nouns that means it is from Spain or of the Spanish language. To talk about the subject or language Spanish you always have to say "español".
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