"The black dog drinks water."
Translation:El perro negro bebe agua.
Because Doulingo has not put the feminine in the answers. Remember that this is a computer grading you, not a human being.
I am fluent in French, which makes this rather easy for me. If the gender of an animal or person is not specified, always assume masculine. However, if it's a common noun, in other words, an object, then it always has a specific gender. As a rule of thumb, "el noun-o" and "la noun-a". Keep in mind, if "la perra", the gender is given; female. If "el perro", the gender can be masculine or unspecified. Similar to El niños = The boys or The children (masculine/unspec.)
I had no idea that "el perro" and "el niños" that the gender can be unspecified :D muchas gracias! :)
If this is confusing for you, don't learn German or Swedish. German grammar has three genders, and Swedish has four! ;)
Perra is the same as bitch. It can be used to describe a female dog, nut most of time it is used in a derrogetory way. (idk how to spell derrogetory)
I tried the feminine version as well which another Spanish program presented as also correct. Duolingo does not seem to recognize "la perra negra". Which program is right?
This is nothing to do with the duolingo app, but on my android the Google microphone app in español colombiano cannot register "bebe" to save its life. At best it gives me «bb».
I love this app. It makes so much sense now. And seeing how much other people have accomplished on here, motivayes me to study harder
Just out of the blue.... since orange in english is a fruit and a color, is it the same in spanish?
When I place the noun before the adjective, I am given wrong. Please explain this to me.