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"Femina hispanice loquitur."

Translation:The woman speaks in Spanish.

October 29, 2019

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

Could it be: "The Spanish woman speaks"?


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

Hispānicē is unambiguously "Spanish-ly/in Spanish"—that is, an adverb formed from the adjective hispānicus, -a, -um "Spanish." You can tell by the ending (not to be confused with -e).

"The Spanish woman speaks" would require an adjective matching in case/number/gender, such as hispānica, but you would not refer to a person as hispānicus/-a but rather as hispānus/-a. So that would need to be "(femina) hispāna loquitur."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elin.7-1

The lady in the audio sounded as if she were saying 'semina' rather than 'femina'

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