"Los vestidos no son negros."
Translation:The dresses are not black.
So is the difference in vestidos meaning dress or vestidos meaning suit simply implied by whom you're speaking too? What if you are talking about both dresses and suits in mixed company? How would you distinguish them?
Ove here it says dresses, but on the correction below it says vests... which is correct????
I've never seen it used for vests. . . I've only ever seen it used for dresses.
When the error popped up I noticed the correct answer shown is not correct. It was shown as "The suits are not black". My answer was also wrong as I rushed to answer. The answer should be "The dresses are not black".
Since the definite article is used, would it also translate to "dresses are not black" If one was speaking generally, as in implying ALL dresses are not black (an illogical statement, but one that might be used humorously and/ or negatively--someone that just despises the color black on dresses)?
Since "los" is used, you know that the speaker is referring to a specific group of dresses. If it just said "Vestidos no son negros", then you may need further clarification from the person as to whether or not he/she was referring to all dresses.
so what words are feminine or masculine? on monday I have to choose a language for my next school year and I am doing spanish. I want to be a step ahead of the game so can someone help me? how do i know if a word is masculine or feminine?
Hi MidnightLion - Wow - getting the jump on the school year. I wish I had thought of that when I was at school. Good for you. Go for it. In answer to your question about the genders in Spanish. If a word ends in "o" as in Mario, it is almost always masculine, and if it ends in "a" as in Maria it will be feminine - almost always. I am just learning - but this rule works well with very few exceptions . The only exceptions I've come across so far are la Mano, la radio - and on the other side el agua, el problema, el dia, and el mapa, all common words, and there are of course other word endings that can be either, which we just have to learn, but the "o" and "a" thing is what I'm using and so far it's working. I won't wish you good luck with your Spanish, I think with the attitude you have towards it - you'll smash it.
If it has an o at the of the word it's masculine. If the word ends with an a it is feminine. If it ends in e you have to be carful because it could be either or. I just started taking spanish at my school and we started learning about this topic like 2 weeks ago. I hope this helps.;-)
Im getting annoyed everytime i skip the "the" and it says that it is wrong hehe
I am not familiar with "vestido" ever translating to suit. Can anyone find a non-duolingo source for "vestido" meaning "suit"?
The microphone isn't working for me and is making me fail these questions.
Why is mine saying 'the suits are not black' when all we've learned what vestidos means is dresses?
That horrible and that is just not funny. Also why do people have to cuss like its not cool its a freak move to do. P.S freak is not a cuss word
Does 'The dresses are not black' sound a little racist to you guys? it does to me.