pronunciation question. With the accent on the o, wouldn't it be spoken as lay-OWN rather than LAY-own as the speaker in this program voices?
When you see an accent over a letter, you have to put the stress over this letter.
The way I'm getting the audio, it sounds like the vowel blend, "el LONE". I know that can't be right, but the pronunciation confuses me a little.
when she says this, is she combining the l sounds? it sound like el eón instead of el león
I have passed 13 lessons after "basics 2" but the strenght bar is still going down every day on the very first lessons, basics. Is there a way to tell duolinguo that i have already memorized the basicsx and to let me move on?
It says that León can be used for Lion, Puma or Cougar when you mouse over it... But you get it wrong if you use Puma or Cougar?
No, you shouldn't use like that.
- Lion = León
- Cougar = Puma
- Tigre = Tiger
- Panther = Pantera
- Leopard = Leopardo
Then why does it say under it that it is cougar? I got it wrong because of that
Question: is Leon refers only to lion (the actual animal) or it can refer to astrological sign (Leo) too?
Lol yes exactly how it sounds! The l is blended into el leon and it sounds like alien
No. "La" is the feminine "the". Lion is masculine unless otherwise specified.
In Spanish cougar is puma and lion is leon.
(Some people say leon instead puma just like some people say crocodile instead alligator or buffalo instead bison).