"It is my favorite dance."
Translation:Es mi baile favorito.
I put favorita and said it was correct but stated "Es mi baile favorito" and that my answer was correct
k. had a sentence which was the same as this and I put "favorito" and it was marked wrong
that means the dance is my favorite instead of it is my favorite dance
Well, can someone explain to me why the correct answer is not Es mi favorita Baile?
I put in "baile" but it marked me wrong, and said the correct solution is "danza". What is the difference between "danza" and baile"?
So does baile mean a type of dance ie swing foxtrot hustle break or an event such as a blue light disco or a seniors' dance?
Because the word baile is a masculine noun, so we need to use the masculine versions of adjectives with it. Nouns that are feminine need feminine adjectives e.g. mi silla favorita.
Thanks! I figured this one out a few lessons later but wasn’t about to find my comment and delete it. I had thought before that the way you said “favorito” depended on you and not the noun.
I got it wrong because I treated baile as feminine. Is there any way of knowing whether a word is masculine or feminine (if there is no "a" or "o") other than memorizing every word's gender? Any tricks or hints?
Not really, but here's a few pointers.
dad e.g. universidad
ión e.g. nación
ón (not ión) cinturón
Loads more here: https://www.thoughtco.com/noun-masculine-or-feminine-spanish-3079270