"My dog eats fish."
Translation:Mi perro come pescado.
"Fish" can be both singular and plural but only in the English dialect, and only because of linguistic morphism.
I really dislike this sentence. For english speakers, the sentence is plural for fish, meaning comes. Would Mi perro come un pescado also work? It's not ambiguous that way.
I read somewhere, maybe on Duolingo, that pez is a fish in the sea before it is caught. Once captured by fishermen and served to customers, it is called pescado.
thanks! that helps. so unless we're eating raw fish, it is always "comer pescado" then.
pez is one live fish. El pescadoro caught un pez. but el menu has a Pescado section where you can order various kinds of pescado, not wriggling, but headless and cooked.
My live (not virtual) teacher says pez/peces are live fish such as what a fisherman would catch. pescado is fish on a plate, cooked fish.
"Mía" means "mine" in Spanish. You might have tried Italian before because "mia" means "my" in Italian if that's what you're thinking.
Mi perra come pescado. Would that work? If my dog is a girl, I would say perra. Correct?
Why "mi perro" and not "mio perro"? And what if the noun is feminine? Mia mother or mi mother?
In my head I was saying "my dog 'eats' fish " mi perro comen pescado but 'comen' was wrong. I wasn't quite grasping the logic in come and comen here...can anyone explain please?
I think your confusion is because in English we say I eat, you eat, he eats with an S, but. In. Spanish it is Yo como, tu comes, él come. 3rd person lacks the S. Comen is 3rd person PLURAL, which is what you use with a plural subject, Mis perros comen pescado or Mis amigos/amigas comen pescado. Does this help?
I wrote, "El perro mio come pescado." [I did use an accent mark on the 'i'.] Is it really wrong? Or does it sound more formal?
Think of the difference as "My" or "Mine".
Mi = My | Mio = Mine
My dog is white: Mi perro es blanco
The white dog is mine: El perro blanco es mio.
I need to know what's the difference between the different "come" 's... I know that really doesn't really make sense, but I'm just curious.