buen is the short form for buenos and is placed before a masculine singular noun. buenas is the feminine form of buenos
I can assure you that good evening and good night are not the same in spanish. Doulingo just messed up in this translation.
Good evening= Buenas tardes
Good night= Buenas noches
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I think that's the hardest thing about Spanish. You just have to memorize the gender of most words and there's no general rule. If you start by using the article all the time it's an easier way of remembering. (El pan, la noche, la manzana, el día)
I translated Buenas Noches to Good Evening once, but it was wrong.... So why does this work exactly?
Noche is feminine (noches is plural). So it's la noche (buenas) y el día (buenos) because día is masculine.
I said Buenos Noches & it didn't accept it. So I said Buenos Tardes & it did accept it. I thought Buenos Tardes meant "Good Afternoon" & Buenos Noches meant "Good Night". Can Buenos Tardes also mean "good evening"?
Tardes is usually used in the evening as I've heard, if it's early afternoon you can still say buenos días. If it's dusk or night it's usually acceptable to say buenas noches.
NikkoAcosta, I think the cut off is between 6:30 and 7:00. after that time it's noches
I see that both buena noche and buenas noches translate as "good evening"... but wouldn't the latter mean "good eveningS"?
Danceintheheart, duo might accept buenas tardeS, so that the noun and adjective are in agreement. but you can't have one singular and the other plural, e.g., buenas noches
hannaamalie, buenos is masculine, the plural of bueno; buenas if feminine, the plural of buena
Noches is plural. It's a cultural thing. It's wishing someone nothing but good nights.
"Good evening" means "buenas tardes" but "buenas noches" means "goodnight" !!! Pay attention
How could you distinguish good night from good morning. From my understanding they are both "Beunas noches"?