"The dresses are black and the coats are red."
Translation:Los vestidos son negros y los abrigos son rojos.
It takes a bit to get used to that colors are plural if there are more than one of the thing it describes.
Los is the plural of el. So The dress = El vestido. The dresses = Los vestidos
"and" is "y" unless the next word starts with "i" or "hi"; only then it turns to "e"
I used trajes for dresses and chaquetas for coats. Didn't we learn those before? Are they not correct? I think we learned traje as suit but it also means dress, no?
Traje is a suit, outfit, or costume. The primary definition in this case being a male's fancy dress.
Vestido is a long female dress which is not necessarily attached to a blouse. Falda is a shorter skirt.
So maybe its just my tablet but it sounds like this lady has 3 R's in Rrrojos. Beginners be alarmed. Do not roll a singular R
Yeah, like so many guys wear dresses... Not very logical to make dresses a masculin word.
The table = La mesa
The tree = El árbol
The mountain = La montaña
The soap = El jabón
Exactly zero of these things have anything to do with men and women. The words themselves have a gender. It has to do with how the word itself SOUNDS, not the object the word represents.
La falda = The skirt
La corbata = The tie (generally only men wear ties)
El cinturon = The belt
El vestido = The skirt
Notice how the feminine words end win an 'a' and the masculine words end with an 'o', 'ol', or 'on'.
Langages don't possess logic, they are a bunch of sounds we use to represent our world. They either sound correct or incorrect when you put the words to gether in a sencence. Masculine and femine is just grammar which you need to learn so that your sentences don't sound odd.
The closest we come in English is illustrated by adjectives like pretty and handsome; pretty is normally used for a woman or girl where handsome describes a man - these are not used exclusively as gender related adjectives, however. Another English idiomatic gender "assignment" is to inanimate objects as illustrated by the common reference to cars and boats as "she".
When we were learning colors, didn't it say that only certain colors have endings that change? Was it for gender, or for singular/plural?