"How much are these shoes, Sir?"
Translation:¿Cuánto cuestan estos zapatos, señor?
maybe duo should ask how much do these shoes cost, that way i would know that i need to use the word cuestan, otherwise it's a guessing game.
I agree. In English, one could ask, "How much are these shoes?" OR "How much do these shoes cost?" While the intent of the questions may be the same, the sentences are different.
Why is it estos zapatos, versus estes zapatos, or is there no such word?
The plural of este is estos, you are correct in the assumption that estes doesn't exist
IThink you can also say: A cuanto son estos zapatos, seňor? A native speaker can confirm this?
Cuanto valen estos zapatos, senor? didn't work. Is it because vale is worth and cuesta is cost? and in that case why is the sentence not structured to say how much do the shoes cost?
This is boring and stupid... It does not make any sence... I think i am gonna start searching for another app
yes, you probably should look for another app if you think this is boring and stupid. good luck with that.
Hear hear, Deb, it gets pretty annoying to read all these complaints from users that cannot recognize nor appreciate the value of this site, which is after all, free. Not many things these days are totally free..