"The ducks do not swim in February."
Translation:Los patos no nadan en febrero.
Our ducks swim in February - I don't know why their little feet aren't frozen in the cold seawater.
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Why not the same sentence with durante? Because it would not be the perfect literal translation of the sentence? Or is wrong to say durante?
Rocko2012 is correct. The word “do" is only in the translation because that is how English would phrase it. You're not actually using a word that equals “do" in Spanish. In other words, i would say “I no hear" instead of “I do not hear" in Spanish. That's just a difference in languages.
I think it has to do with Spanish not being a "do" insertion language. Spanish speakers do not need anything acting like a "do" for this to sound right.
Can someone tell me why "Las patas" can't work? Isn't the word duck gender dependent like cat? If it's a group of female ducks wouldn't it be las patas? Or is it not simply because 'patas' is 'potatoes?'
I'm getting 'leg' for 'la pata' http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/la%20pata Potato would be 'la papa' or 'la patata'. I don't know how female ducks are indicated in Spanish - in fact, I'm not sure how they're indicated in English. :=D 'Drake' is a male duck, and it still returns 'el pato'.
Thank you. Also, thank you for correcting my 'pata' confusion. I forgot potato was papa, not pata. Leg is pata. I think "los patos" is similar to "las tortugas." You can't put "los tortugos" for male turtles. I guess cats and dogs are the only ones that can be interchanged with male and female endings.
Los patos no nadas. Nadas = You swim, second person singular (sps). This sentence is talking about the ducks, which is third person plural (tpp), in this case nadan.
You might find this website quite useful, particularly the conjugation tables. http://www.spanishdict.com/conjugate/nadar Feb 28, 2018