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"Ahora, las cosas están más difíciles."

Translation:Now, things are more difficult.

March 26, 2013



I entered "Things are more difficult now", but was marked wrong. Shouldn't this be considered a correct answer. If not, can someone tell me why? I would think "Things are more difficult now" conveys the same idea as "Now, things are more difficult", one of the solutions presented as correct by Duolingo. Shouldn't both be considered correct? Thanks :-)


Although you CAN use "now" at the beginning of the sentence, to me the more common usage is at the end.


Correct translation would be right now, the things are more difficult. Now implies the sense that things have changed and now they are more difficult. Mis doce centioms.


same thing for me


Previously, I commented on más in the phrase "Los momentos más dificiles", where más means most. Here, the hints prefer "more" for más.


As you said when there is LOS or LAS then ot meas THE MOST. When there aren't then it is just MORE. Exactly as in English. You say this is more difficult. And this is THE MOST DIFFICULT. JUST ADDIND THE ARTICLES EL ,LA, LOS ,LAS


Well, yes. The meaning changes based on context.


This confuses me, too. I had a sentence with similar context where "más" meant most, now it means more. How do I tell apart?


Why "estan" vs. "es"?


Because it is "now", something temporary.


I'm a little confused as to why it is 'están' and not 'son'?


Son is used as a definition... A description that defines the noun. Estar is used for description that doesn't define the noun, something variable. Things are not defined as difficult or easy. Use están. At the same time, my hair is blond and if i dye it red tomorrow, I still use ser (soy) to say i am a blonde/i am a redhead. Does that help with the clarification of temporary/permanent vs defining characteristic/variable characteristic?


Because it is "now", something temporary.


Why not "matters" instead of "things"?

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