https://www.duolingo.com/profile/villarreal7

"Un día de mayo"

April 17, 2013

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/villarreal7

why "de" and not "en"... its like a day of may?!

April 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iago

Yup, its just the way it's said in Spanish. En can mean in as well as on, or at. They prefer to say a day of may, a month of winter, a year of the 21st century, etc.

April 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/villarreal7

gracias amigo! muchas ayudar!

April 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seanhurson

Was a second away from typing "a day of mayonnaise". Think I need sleep.

April 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lil_Tunechi

It sounded like un dia de majo to me

May 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AV01

incorrect pronunciation of mayo

May 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iago

majo would sound like maho, if you catch my drift. And maho would sound like mao.

A more cosmopolitan way of pronouncing it would be somewhere between English y and English j, but some places like Spain it is substantially harder on the "y" sound and in others like Colombia it is strongly on the "j" sound. In general it's somewhere in between. This goes for y and for ll.

May 21, 2013
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