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"My sister is the tallest one."

Translation:Mi hermana es la más alta.

2 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/gg72
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Why is the la requiered

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanD_8
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The English sentence calls for "the tallest..." and the Spanish sentence matches the usage.

2 months ago

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More to it than that actually. Even if it had said simply "... is tat"

1 month ago

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I'm not sure what you're getting at, John.

1 month ago

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(Oops, sorry) "... is tallest" you need the "la" because más alta = taller, la más alta = tallest.

1 month ago

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Ah, I see. Yes in English you can say, "she is tallest" or "she is the tallest", but in Spanish the la is always necessary.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EseEmeErre

As DanD_8 says, it's needed to form the phrase equivalent to "the tallest one." Without it, you would just be saying "my sister is taller."

1 month ago