"Las tardes con amigos son divertidas."
Translation:Afternoons with friends are fun.
Your adding the word MY sounds more natural in my opinion. I was marked wrong because in haste I typed the MY into this sentence..
shouldn't "evenings" also be correct??? I learned las tardes could translate afternoon or evenings. How do we know which one DUo want us to use??
Yes, (the) evenings is a valid translation of las tardes and should be accepted.
I wrote "Afternoons are fun with friends." It was marked wrong ...it neans exactly the same thing. Am I wrong?
The basic sentence is "Afternoons are fun." The prepositional phrase that is used as an adjective telling WHICH afternoons are fun (the ones "with friends") should be kept close to the noun it describes, in this case it is "afternoons."
Evenings was accepted here for las tardes but in the last question only afternoons was accepted for the same words. Please be consistent DUO
What's wrong with "Evenings with friends are fun"? So what is the Spanish word for 'Evenings' if not las tardes?
it does have a gender, fun (divertidas) is describing the evenings (which is feminine), not the friends.
Oh okay got it. I don't even think I noticed that "tardes" was a feminine word. As I get deeper it gets more confusing but also so much more "interesante" lol
No worries! It gets better, I promise :D Picking up the nuances of fem/masculine will come with practice and time
When talking about a subject in general you need to use a definite article (el, la, los, las) at the beginning of the sentence. Odd Spanish rule but you get used to it.
Lets give streight answer about this dillema about afternoons and evenings .anyone ? Thanks.
The general consensus seems to be this:
Días = Dawn to Midday (~5am to 12pm)
Tardes = Midday to Night (12pm to ~7pm)
Noches = Night to Dawn (~7pm to ~5am)
If the afternoons(las tardes) are fun why is the feminine divertidas marked wrong?
"Las tardes con amigos son divertidas." is the correct translation. It should not have been marked wrong for using the feminine divertidas.
I answered "evenings" for las tardes on one question, and was marked correct, and then did the same for this one and was marked incorrect. Which one is it?
So i got a clue, divertido in Spanish is considered an adjective whereas fun in English is considered a noun. This demands a sense of humor in translating from one language to another. I hope this helps.