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"Un día de mayo"

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/villarreal7

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

5 years ago

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/villarreal7

gracias amigo! muchas ayudar!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seanhurson

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lil_Tunechi

It sounded like un dia de majo to me

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AV01
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incorrect pronunciation of mayo

5 years ago

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

5 years ago