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"The fruit is green."

Translation:La fruta es verde.

April 6, 2013



I thought "the fruit" was plural fruit...


"The fruit" is both plural and singular, like "I ate the fruit" and "I ate a lot of fruit" its the same word but it has plural and singular definitions


I have a question. Are "ser" and "estar" very versatile verbs? Like, let's say I bought some bananas, but I'm waiting for them to ripen. Can I say "La fruta está verde" and still be understood?


In the case of unripe fruit you can use "estar".


Generally, ser = permenant to be. While estar= temporarily to be. That is why someone asks "¿cómo estás?" instead of "¿cómo eres?" because feelings change a lot. Also why you say something like "Esta manzana es roja" es is used because the apple is most likely to stay red for its entire "life".


Do the endings of only some colors change with the gender of the noun they're modifying? e.g. "La fruta es roja" and "El zapato es rojo" (same for amarillo) -as opposed to- "La fruta es verde" but never 'verda' (same for azul)


If the adjective (color) ends in -o, it will change with feminine objects to end in -a.


The way I remember whether to use ser or etar is this phrase: Yo soy Kevin y estoy bein. (I am Kevin and I am good.) Always helps me. Correct me if I'm wrong.


When I translated the fruit is green...I said La fruta es verde...the computer thought I said La fruta esta verde. Are both correct?


I think both are correct but have two different meanings. La fruta esta verde means that the fruit is not ripe (it is still green). The verb estar talks about the state or condition of the object. La fruta es verde means that it's a green colored fruit like a lime. The verb ser (in this case "es") is used when describing the characteristic of an object.


I keep getting confused on whether a word is femenin or masculin. Any help?


Most feminine words end with "A", and most masculine ones with "O". Keep in mind I said most, not all.


The link above is useful, but I wouldn't ever click directly to a link from a comment, it might not be safe. Yes, I am telling you not to trust me, or any other "person" you might find here that you've never met in person. Instead, google feminine vs. masculine Spanish, and find it there.


Google says that the Spanish translation of 'the fruit' is el fruto. But here it says la fruta. So how do i know what is the correct gender of an object?


Trust Duolingo. Google translate is the worst place ever for accurate information.

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