"The dogs eat bread."

Translation:Los perros comen pan.

April 5, 2013



hmmm why the gender switch? Las perras instead of Los perros? Thought dogs were masculine thus should be Los Perros? Or would you use Las perras comen pan to mean Female dogs (ie bitches) eat bread??

April 14, 2013


I wasn't sure about this either but think your reasoning is correct. I just thought that if it's not stated, it would default to masculine. I guess for the purpose of the program, it could be either.

April 15, 2013


"Los perros" is either all male dogs or a gender mixed group of dogs. "Las perras" is a group of all female dogs. So in this case we know that all of the dogs are female. It is like the usage of "las niñas" for a group of all girls, but "los niños" can be all boys or a mixed group of boys and girls.

April 29, 2013


You're correct!!! Could be the both. I'm Argentina, sorry if you don't understand me, I try hahaha

September 6, 2014


I translated this as "Los perros comen el pan" and was judged incorrect. I thought it was acceptable to use the article, although I suppose their translation is preferable.

July 28, 2013


why am I getting this wrong? The word dog in Spanish is masculen

April 12, 2013


I don't quite understand this either. Spanish always falls back to masculine endings if not stated. So with my conclusion here, if it is plural form, take the feminine ending...or is that wrong to say to?

April 19, 2013


That is not the correct conclusion. In this case it is all female dogs. The plurality does not affect the gender of a word. See my comment above.

April 29, 2013


I don't get this one. I marked both 2 and 3: Las perras comen pan and Los perros comen pan and it marked it wrong, claiming that only 2 is correct. What am I missing here?

April 24, 2013


i thought it was come cuz it was The dogs not They dogs

April 25, 2013


Why is it Los and not El?

June 10, 2013


El is singular

June 22, 2013


‘el perro’ = “the [male] dog”

‘los perros’ = “the [male, or male+female] dogs”

‘la perra’ = “the [female] dog” = “the ❤❤❤❤❤”

‘las perras’ = “the [female] dogs” = “the bitches”

July 3, 2013


We must be using different versionsof this ap. Mine is a multiple choice the contruct the sentence and I could only choose Las perras or perro. Since the English was plural I new that the answer could only be Las perras

May 24, 2014


Whn to use comen/ come/ comemos? M still not able figure it out

December 9, 2014


yo como’ = “I eat”

tu comes’ = “You [familiar singular] eat”

‘{él | ella | Usted} come’ = “{he | she} eats | you [formal singular] eat”

nosotros comemos’ = “we eat”

vosotros coméis’ = “you [familiar plural] eat”

‘{ellos | ellas | Ustedes} comen’ = “they [masculine] | they [feminine] | You [formal plural]} eat”

March 14, 2015
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