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"A car and a bicycle."

Translation:Un carro y una bicicleta.

June 19, 2018



Un carrO unA bicicletA Un=masculine (ends in O) Una=feminine (ends in A)

That's the basic rule if nothing is irregular.


Thanks you just answered my question lol


Car = Coche Why is not a good answer?


Duolingo teaches you that it is carro and not coche but if you say coche when you are having a Spanish conversation people would know what you mean.


It’s accepted in Duolingo!! I used COCHE plenty...


Car is carro in Latin America. Duolingo can only teach one type, and people in other places will still understand.


This is so frustrating because not only would I most likely be trying to speak Spanish in Spain but I can't pronounce the double rr, lol! Sigh!


I just think that car is carro bc carro had car in the work



Why carro and not automovil?


How is y pronounced?


i learned it like the English sound of "e"


it is pronounced as the 'e' sound in 'meat.'


why un and not una?????????


CarrO ends in o so it is masculine. Since it is masculine you use un. For bicicleta it is feminine since it ends in a and you use una. Hope that helps!


CarrO (o at the end usually means the object is masculine) so they would use un for masculine and unA (a usually for feminine) for fem objects


is there a masculine form of bicicleta or is it always going to be feminine


Bc its not something like esposo and esposa, its an object, it is assigned a gender. Meaning it will always he feminine


Your answer is correct

But Man! Are you unlucky Because a masculine word for “bicicleta” does exist and it’s: “Un biciclo” LOL

To be fair and totally honest, A BICYCLE <=> UN BICICLO But! BICICLETA is a diminutive of the word that took the place of the real one


I DON'T UNDERSTAND. Duolingo has the weirdest things they call "typos", but when I make a very small and hard to notice one, it just marks it wrong.


Duolingo accepts English typos, but not Spanish typos, because they think you don't actually know the word correctly


In Spain it is "un coche" most of the time


My answer: Un carro y un bicicleta. Why does it have a masculine (male) 'a' for bicycle even thought its feminine (female)???


How do i know when an inanimate object is male or female? ie una bicicleta vs un bicicleta


Un coche, also means a car in Spanish. My answer is correct!!


I would say that an American site would not be using Spanish in Spain but Mexico which this link confirms https://spanish.stackexchange.com/questions/11966/difference-between-coche-and-carro


Is there an easy way to know when to use un or una please? I keep getting it wrong.


If you look at the word and it ends in an o its masculine (usually) and you would use un. If if has an a at the end, it's feminine (also usually) and you would use una


Un is for when you are talking about objects and male and una is for female


From my understanding, un is for males and una is for females. So, when you're refering to a male you use un, and when you're refering to a female you use una.


Objects are masculine and feminine also. Una bicicleta, un carro, un perro, una silla....


It’s all about the Latin languages!! French, Spanish, Italian, etc., seem to be filled with seemingly (for us anglo-saxons) random uses of genres. Sadly, There’s no easy out.

BUT there exists certains Rules of thumb to help the guessing game:


Words ending with the sound “O” —> masculin While those finishing in “A”—> féminin

Fun fact: Rosario is a female first name but a masculine name A rose <—> Un rosariO

And of course there are exceptions
A problem <—> Un problemA


I used "carro" in the last lesson and it was counted wrong, so I used "coche" and it was also counted wrong. What is the difference?


They both mean car, but carro tends to be used in Latin America and coche in Spain. They were probably counted wrong because Duo tends to be a bit picky sometimes unfortunately


Then your mistake is elsewhere!


Is there a form of "bicicleta" that would be the "bike" to "bicycle" for Spanish?


The word “BICI” is what you are searching for as a diminutive of bicycle.


Why can’t we put: Un carro e una bicicleta

Thus replacing the “Y” by “e” ?

What’s the difference in Spanish between “AND” <—> Y & “AND” <—> E


Y is the most commonly used. E is only used if the next word starts with I or hi because the combination of y and I sounds is difficult to get your mouth round.


What are the differences between Un and Una - Tiene Tengo


(I) have ---> tengo has ---> tiene (You) have ---> tienes

Un and una are meaning "a/an" in English. But there is a difference and, you can find it in the ampule. The ampule resides in the traning side. Press the intro and, you will see the ampule symbol. Difference between una/un is telling in one of them.

But i can tell a little bit. Una is feminine. Un is masculene.


I have got ---> yo tengo

You have got---> tú tienes

He has got ---> él tiene

She has got ---> ella tiene

It has got ---> (I don't learn what does "it" mean yet.)


el coche = el carro (see p93, El Espanol al Dia, book one)


Why not bici allowed?


Since when is "auto" not a translation for "car"? (I answered "un auto y un bicicleta")


I don't know how to spell bicycle in Spanish that's not fair


give me a bloody chance to write it in Espanol


I'm couldn't remember if it ended with una. so I specifically clicked on it to see if I was the first suggestion and it was not.

Is a bicycle is neither male nor female either one should be acceptable.


Why is it un carro y 1 bicicleta and not un carro y una bicicleta? It counted the second translation wrong.


I got this answer wrong because i did "Un carro y un bicileta" i know your supposed to do "una" for feminine and "un" for masculine but it doesnt if it is a feminine or masculine it just says "a car and a bicycle" so i dont know the difference between "una" and "un" if it doent have people involved in it...


It's not always the case, but most of the time when a noun ends in 'o', it's masculine (and you use 'el' and 'un'). And most of the time that a noun ends in 'a', it's feminine (and you use 'la' and 'una').


1 bicicleta! One is just as correct!


Why is it using a number 1 in the answer?

Un carro y 1 bicicleta.


The hint says una carro...


Un coche y un bici. My answer should be accepted.


Carro in Latin America is car.


You should be able to use automovil. WTF?


I typed un instead of una bicicleta, maybe give this as an almost right instead of completely wrong as encouragement


I don't get how bicicleta is feminine and not masculine, I mean shouldn't un or una be correct? Because objects cant be sexed. If not how can I tell if i should use un or una on an object?

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